224 employees reported this benefit
Columbia University offers a voluntary Retirement Savings program to employees
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They allow PhD students to enroll in retirement plans and give you a ton of different choices, they match up to 7%.
No retirement plan for graduate students
Good match after you meet the time necessary.
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.
It's the standard 401k offering and they contribute after 2 years.
Only negative, you must wait 2 years before employer starts contributing
You may get 403b, about 5% of your salary, and may add more when you work more years in the company.
it was ok but worse than peers
Great plan with choices of vendor
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.