Columbia University Employee Benefit: Retirement Plan | Glassdoor

Columbia University Retirement Plan

Updated Jul 21, 2014

224 employees reported this benefit

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Employer Summary

Columbia University offers a voluntary Retirement Savings program to employees

This information about the Retirement Plan benefit at Columbia University is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of Columbia University. The description here may not reflect the current Columbia University Retirement Plan benefit.


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Employee Comments

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  • Jan 23, 2020
    StarStarStarStarStar Current PhD Student in New York, New York State

    They allow PhD students to enroll in retirement plans and give you a ton of different choices, they match up to 7%.

  • Oct 23, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Graduate Student in New York, New York State

    No retirement plan for graduate students

  • Sep 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    Good match after you meet the time necessary.

  • Apr 23, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Development Assistant in New York, New York State

    I saved a lot for my retirement. They made it easy and had a concierge to help. The only frustrating thing is you are only vested after 2 years so make sure to monitor that.

  • Feb 17, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in New York, New York State

    It's the standard 401k offering and they contribute after 2 years.

  • Feb 07, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Administrative Coordinator in New York, New York State

    Only negative, you must wait 2 years before employer starts contributing

  • Oct 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    You may get 403b, about 5% of your salary, and may add more when you work more years in the company.

  • Oct 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    it was ok but worse than peers

  • May 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in New York, New York State

    Great plan with choices of vendor

  • Apr 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Social Work Live Support Specialist (Online Campus) in New York, New York State

    You can invest at either TIAA or Vanguard and there are a range of low-cost funds. There is also a Roth option if you want that. I'm guessing full-time employees also get a match.


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