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Columbia University Medical Center CEO Lee Goldman
Lee Goldman
14 Ratings
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  • "Limited room for growth in the field, management does not support advancement, cost living raises are not enough(in 10 reviews)

  • "work/life balance, difficult to meet others in the same position(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Patient Centered"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Currently # hospital in New York and very diversed

    Cons

    None that i have seen so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good work you doing every day!!!

  2. "Good hospital with talented researchers"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great deal of resource available. You have a computing cluster!

    Cons

    Hospitals are by no means a pleasure place to work

  3. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse 

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

    Pros

    Benefits , and good resources

    Cons

    EMR is too old and there’s too much disconnect between outpatient and inpatient

  4. "Extremely traditional & suffocating work environment; no room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    1199 benefits - overtime pay and good, free healthcare

    Cons

    Location - Washington Heights is difficult to get to and the actual buildings are disgusting - never clean and full of roaches The staff (excluding the doctors) all seem pretty miserable The salary is ok comparatively, however still does not match the high cost of living in New York City Administratively, the whole place is a mess. HR will take weeks and weeks to respond to you (if they ever do), but if they need something...

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    "Great Exposure to Clinical Research, Not-So Great Longevity"

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    Current Employee - Data Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone working in CPDM is extremely friendly. This job is made possible because there is an open office environment making it easy to collaborate with others, or just talk to one another. I truly enjoy the company of my co-workers in and out of the office. If you truly like working in clinical research, this gives you a chance to really get your hands dirty by working with clinical staff (doctors, nurses, etc) and monitors...

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    Cons

    The pay isn't great, and you will find that regardless of how good someone is at their job or how long they have worked here, almost everyone is paid the same. It seems they take many of us for granted. Our department has been rapidly expanding, and it seems that we are aren't equipped well enough to handle it. In fact, half of the office works in Fort Lee, NJ since our space in the hospital could no longer accommodate...

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    Advice to Management

    There should be a better way to recognize employees in the office who are exemplary versus those who are subpar. Certainly, this would encourage employees to stay longer than just a year or two. Obviously, if there's also some way to move all employees into one office in New York, that would also help a great deal.

  6. "Interesting and Exciting Work, Mediocre Pay"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician B in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Work was interesting. Tuition exemption benefits are a huge plus.

    Cons

    Very little upward mobility and salary increase opportunities.

  7. "Program Admin"

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    Current Employee - Program Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Vacation Benefits Team Resources Holidays Overall good place to work

    Cons

    Work/life balance Demand of job Bottom line attitude not much else

  8. "Great long term position"

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      Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator 

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

      Pros

      You can go to school for free if you work here for 2 years

      Cons

      The job really depends on your department and team!

    • "Research Intern"

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      Current Employee - Research Assistant 

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

      Pros

      -Good pay & great location

      Cons

      -Prices of food in the surrounding area

    • Helpful (2)

      "smoke and mirrors"

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      Current Employee - Help in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      coworkers are great. sick leave is unlimited.

      Cons

      no mobility. classisst culture and well below industry standard salary

      Advice to Management

      replace the old white guys at the top with solution-oriented, less egoistic leaders that will enact change and not sit idly back and until their retirement rolls around while maintaining a status quo culture of apathy and mediocrity. move out so others who care can fix your mess.

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