237 employees reported this benefit
Columbia University offers employees paid vacation, holiday, and personal days. The amount of time granted is based on job position and time of service.
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People take vacation-- a lot of autonomy on when to take them!
it depends on your pi and your research area
Best: Relatively high number of PTO days Worst: Sometimes difficult to use them all
Depends on the faculty member but Phd. Students are entitled to 11 days plus holidays. Some faculty allow you to take more depending on your situation.
In New York, there are 15 days of paid leave. I don't think this is enough!
For graduate school the policy is unclear, but somewhat unlimited
Increases with time worked
The best benefits are in this area
Lots of vacation time. I never felt I needed more and never encountered push back from management about time off. It felt easy and transparent and there was very little culture of "vacation taking is bad".
nothing different compared to other places