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Columbia University Medical Center Reviews

Updated June 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great salary, great benefits, professional attitude among coworkers and supervisors alike" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Good Benefits, is all I can share" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not much room for growth salary wise" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Very low salary and no space for advancement" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It's a place with resources

    Cons

    Provides no benefits to part-time staff


  2. "HR Administrative Manager"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, is all I can share

    Cons

    Enabling and Micro-Managing, Culture needs to change, way too liberal

    Advice to Management

    Start Managing

  3. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits overall, vacation time off was great.

    Cons

    HR doesn't care when you report harassment, if the person harassing you brings them money in.


  4. "The worst place to do a postdoc in life science"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - International PHD office is really helpful and knowledgeable
    - High reputation (looks good on CV)

    Cons

    - Administration - especially HR - is completely incompetent
    - Absolutely no culture
    - Zero communication / lack of information regarding literally everything
    - Research facilities are old and do not conform with international standards
    - Working environment is disastrous, offices are 80s standard and it's loud all the time

    Advice to Management

    Should be fired.


  5. "Facilities"

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

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Don't work holidays nor weekends

    Cons

    Only hire Hispanic Male & Females; no education or experience necessary

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting nepotism


  6. "Challenging Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great challenge place where meet business , education, and research elements at once.

    Cons

    Long history of the firm create some old fashion bruracracy


  7. "Interesting Projects, Smart People"

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    Current Employee - Various Tech/Software Dev in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Various Tech/Software Dev in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work in IT as a developer, teacher, researcher, and team leader, and I've worked full-time at Columbia University Medical Center on and off for over 20 years. Each gig has been very different, it all depends on the project(s) your group is interested in. As the title suggests, the projects are frequently interesting, and it's a major perk to be surrounded by intelligent co-workers. I've worked on systems used to support clinical research that became commercial products, programmed robotic devices, and managed medical communications, and much more.

    Benefits used to be stellar; a number of years ago Columbia reduced them, but they are still quite decent. Medical coverage is great, there is the usual 403B stuff, higher grades get contributory retirement plans, and after 2 years as an officer you get tuition remission at Columbia.

    Cons

    As a technologist, I have on occasion found the administrative side of the joint to be difficult to deal with. As with most jobs, it helps to have a mentor/champion in the medical hierarchy in your corner.

    Raises and promotions rarely occur, and when they do it is typically under duress, e.g. a competing job offer.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the career aspirations of employees, and consider making consciousness of career path objectives an integral part of the management repertoire.

  8. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    supportive, autonomy, great team work, independency

    Cons

    i do not have any cons to provide

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Nurse Practitioner"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good hours and benefits, supportive enviornment

    Cons

    low salaries in academia


  10. "Medical Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible. Relaxed atmosphere. Managerial Support

    Cons

    Low salary. Columbia knows you work here for the name.


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