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Columbia University Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent tuition benefits, great benefits for children of the employee as they pay half of the tuition to any institution (in 15 reviews)

  • good benefits, good health care coverage (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Accounts payable"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to grow and move around, nice perks.

    Cons

    Depending on your position- not great benefits

    Advice to Management

    Poor management on some departments


  2. "Nice place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Bio Statistician
    Current Employee - Bio Statistician

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

    Pros

    1. Friendly colleagues.
    2. Quite, comfort, and spacial office.
    3. 7-hour hiring.
    4. Pay is not low for non-profit.
    5. Stable job.

    Cons

    1. Less career development opportunity.

  3. "Be Careful"

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    Former Employee - Medical Secretary
    Former Employee - Medical Secretary
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great place to network.
    great learning experience'

    Cons

    ALWAYS COVER YOUR BACK, lot of explicit things happen

    Advice to Management

    act out once you hear something investigate properly


  4. "Mixed feelings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job with good benefits and flexible time. Opportunity to work with incredibly talented and passionate physicians. Tuition discount allowed me to finish my masters for a relatively cheap cost.

    Cons

    Administrative bureaucracy makes it near impossible to get anything meaningful done. HR presented misleading information; I was lured by the prospect of free tuition only to later find out that the tuition benefits had been drastically reduced just a year earlier. Dysfunctional workplace dynamics, and changing leadership, made it a difficult place to work at times. Near impossible to jump to a higher salary level unless you are VERY good at maneuvering the higher-ups.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee motivation and morale. Don't treat your lower-level employees like indentured servants.


  5. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced learning and great exposure to various disease teams and caring doctors.

    Cons

    High personnel turn-over creates a flow of work that needs to be absorbed by others.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the positive reinforcement and great advise. The leaders currently are putting CUMC in the best position for the future.


  6. "Enjoyed working here!"

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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

    Excellent Benefits, reputable employer, looks good on resume

    Cons

    location, not much room for career advancement/development


  7. "Research in a Clinical Setting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of experience and intellectual stimulation to be found. Being in proximity of the clinicians is vital to good research and found here.

    Cons

    It is often difficult to get others engaged in your work. Often times others appear to be invested only if there is an obvious gain rather than being collaborative.

  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, good work and life balance, and great time off - in general basic package of what Columbia itself offers

    Cons

    experience depends on department and direct supervisor therefore in my case management should learn to work together and more effectively. Doctors need to let go of their ego, no one is too small to respect.


  9. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and flexibility for its employees

    Cons

    Needs better structure, centralized control between departments

    Advice to Management

    Better Collaboration with staff members


  10. "Program Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There is room to grow

    Cons

    The neighborhood isn't the greatest


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