145 employees reported this benefit
Columbia University offers a voluntary Retirement Savings program to employees
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Good retirement benefits. You vest immediately. Columbia matches 3% to your voluntary retirement plan and after two years at Columbia, they contribute an additional 5% of your salary into your retirement plan.
After two years of service you can contribute 3% of your salary and CU will match 3% in addition to another 5% they just give you.
Horrible match, 3%, what a joke
Vanguard and TIAA/CREF. University contributes some varying with seniority.
The retirement plan and pension plan at Columbia is good and better than most other employers although they can request a lot of paperwork to go through with the retirement process.
it pays less than I expected
Retirement plan is matched well!
As far as 401K plans go, they provide you with an automatic contribution after being vested & they match, in another account, your contribution. Vanguard & TIAA Cref. Though it's no pension, so in the end you may not be able to retire comfortably from the profits, it is a decent 401K.
As long as you contribute enough
I don't know too much since I am far from retirement age but I know we get retiree health care, which in this day and age is a good thing.