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Updated May 3, 2021

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3.9
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Columbia University Medical Center Chief Executive  Lee Goldman
Lee Goldman
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, great colleagues, reasonable compensation, great benefits(in 27 reviews)

  • "Good work/life balance, good benefits(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low salary , most of supervisor are not care about your career plan and income , you need to work hard to satisfy their demands(in 12 reviews)

  • "Not much structure, no room for growth(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      nice research environment

      Apr 28, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY
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      Pros

      good resources and collaborations for research

      Cons

      low salary and less benefits.....

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not great unless you're independently wealthy

      May 3, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with smart and creative people who care a lot about science. "The prestige" so they say.

      Cons

      Not a living wage considering how expensive rent is for the area. NYC landlords require that your annual income be above 40x monthly rent. The cheapest studios in this neighborhood are $1,500/month. Postdocs are not paid $60,000 annually. "Prestige" does not pay rent.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good opportunities, but you must actively seek them or they will not be offered to you

      Apr 2, 2021 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      There are many learning opportunities, both academic, interpersonal and for overall growth in the profession. There is also the pro of attending school for free.

      Cons

      You need to be the kind of person who is prepared to take advantage of those opportunities for yourself - they will not be offered to you as an employee. But those opportunities will be offered to students that need mentoring. Just know what you want and seek it.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      GTA review

      Apr 30, 2021 - Graduate Teaching Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, great networking opportunity, ability to work with students

      Cons

      No benefits as part-time student worker

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great University

      Apr 23, 2021 - Associate Research Scientist/Laboratory Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are many good opportunities. A lot of great people are working here. Great works are going on everywhere.

      Cons

      High cost of living. The medical center is built on a little dangerous place.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good benefits & Job Security

      Apr 28, 2021 - Financial Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, teamwork, and job security

      Cons

      Very decentralized, every department does things differently.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A great place to conduct research

      Apr 21, 2021 - Postdoctoral Scientist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tons of good research going on at the University.

      Cons

      Cost of living is quite high.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Meaningful mission

      Apr 23, 2021 - Data Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Impactful work, flexibility, good medical insurance

      Cons

      No laid out career advancement track

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      PhD salary

      Apr 22, 2021 - PhD Student in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good place to do forefront science

      Cons

      Low pay for what is expected

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work, but depends heavily on your PI

      Apr 2, 2021 - Lab Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      lots of smart, intersting people. good food locations near by

      Cons

      Gotta work with Mice, and thats rough. Also, funding comes from papers, so it can be tough to be pushed for successful papers

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