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Columbia University Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great student benefits offered after 2 years of service.

    Cons

    Commute and lunch options in the area, parking.


  2. "Technician B"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Passionate, intelligent people pushing the boundaries of science. Great location with the subway entrance and also separated from the craziness of downtown.

    Cons

    Grant funded position, no overtime pay.


  3. "Senior Enrollment Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and great staff

    Cons

    Low wages and bad management within PEG


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  5. "CUMC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    50+ hours per week, but flexible hours

    Cons

    work/life balance, difficult to meet others in the same position


  6. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy. Easy commute. Encourages healthy eating habits. Colleagues are funny. Benefits start on your first day.

    Cons

    How long things take to accomplish, ie hiring. moving, facilities requests. Raises and bonuses are given on a VERY limited basis.


  7. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Free food and drink opportunities. Some of the facilities are decent.

    Cons

    Elevators do not work properly many of the times and most of the facilities are outdated. Housing for students is available but not great (gas issues, wind, cockroaches, etc...).


  8. "Human Resources Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free Tuition-Good environment-Many paid holidays-Reasonable Raises-Room for growth-Good Pay-Benefits-Fairness, etc

    Love what my role was as an HR Assistant. Learned alot about the Human Resources Field.

    Cons

    None, could not think of one.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Research Pharmacy Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Research Pharmacy Coordinator in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Research Pharmacy Coordinator in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a very professional institution.

    Cons

    I enjoyed my time there. No Cons.


  10. "Get in, use your tuition benefits, and get out."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Bright people who like to work together.
    Tuition benefits, depending on contract, also for dependents.
    Affiliation with an Ivy League looks good on paper.
    It is satisfying to work with patients, in an academic environment, and with brilliant scientists/doctors.

    Cons

    Compensation is hard to match the level of performance, experience or workload.
    It becomes easy to get "stuck" here for many years without any type of raise or personal growth. Often, what we do is far beyond our actual job description and it becomes easy to become disgruntled.

    Advice to Management

    Clear description/scope of duties/job. Don't force people to spread themselves thin. Care about employee's personal/professional growth, because it matters. If someone like me has the know how for research and 10 years under their belt, proven success give them the deserved promotion and title.


  11. "Don't Even Bother"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    It's a nice name to have on the resume but it doesn't always work.

    Cons

    Way too many to list.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps it would be a good idea to hang an inscription on the entrance to the department of pathology, specifically for support staff, to address any “career aspirations” they may have. I believe this quote from Dante’s Divine Comedy would be most appropriate, “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.”



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