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Columbia University Medical Center Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great salary, great benefits, professional attitude among coworkers and supervisors alike" (in 19 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Limited room for growth in the field, management does not support advancement, cost living raises are not enough" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Low salary, high cost of life, some senior saff don't have enough motivation which is bad for young researchers" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good job as a Lab tech"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, big name university, Lots of internal resources to take advantage of.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape to cut through with administration.


  2. "Procurement Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Tuition Reimbursement
    Vacation days
    Great Health Benefits

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about Columbia

  3. "Prestigious but Cheap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are great benefits and job security as it's a 250+-year-old institution.

    Cons

    The compensation is under market and the annual raises aren't even in line with cost-of-living.


  4. "Lab Tech B"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engaging work, dedicated smart people

    Cons

    Huge bureaucracy which makes it difficult to get stuff done.


  5. "NYP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    One of the top hospitals in New York City.

    Cons

    It is hard to find parking on the street.


  6. "NYP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience, excellent physicians

    Cons

    Low salaries and short staffed

    Advice to Management

    Increase your staffing levels


  7. "CRNA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, well organized

    Cons

    Busy place, sometimes stressful though manageable

  8. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and Salary, wonderful peers

    Cons

    Micro Management from Immediate Director

    Advice to Management

    Micro Management not needed.


  9. "Post-doc"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Availability of all resources, internationally recognized institution

    Cons

    Low salary, high cost of life, some senior saff don't have enough motivation which is bad for young researchers.


  10. "No one at the helm"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have the college tuition benefit. Decent name on resume.

    Cons

    No one is in charge. Doctors cannot manage people and support staff is completely left to run amok. Admins come in a few days a week if at all. no safety standards are followed. No fire safety, no industrial hygiene followed. No one is running the show.

    Advice to Management

    Better wake up. The reputation is on the line