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Columbia University New York City Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Columbia University President and Trustee Lee C. Bollinger
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  1. "Associate Director"

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

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits. Great working environment.

    Cons

    hard to navigate the politics sometimes.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Intern - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Columbia provides super diverse environment to work and thrive.

    Cons

    Academia is different from industry

    Advice to Management

    Expose yourself to vast resource of New York


  3. "Engineerign Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing faculty, access to all facilities

    Cons

    Engineering facilities old and out dated, It is modernizing, but not quite there yet.


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  5. "Research Scientist"

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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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with highly motivated engineers developing cutting edge diagnostic tools for medical research.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape in terms of funding and purchasing.


  6. "Great start-up experience"

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    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Analyst in New York, NY
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for my advisor for a software MVP product that transitioned to be a start-up. I learned a lot from my team-mates and partner companies.

    Cons

    Unorganized working environment like you would expect with any tech start-up

    Advice to Management

    Be hungry to learn, be proactive and be patient with the chaos that comes with start-ups


  7. "Great exposure, challenging and steep learning curve."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You get to work with and learn from the best students from all over the world. The exposure from being located in Manhattan is incomparable.

    Cons

    You work too hard and sometimes it can be exhausting. Living in Manhattan is really expensive.


  8. "Campus Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with staff that is excited about higher education, great environment

    Cons

    Getting promoted, regardless of how great you are, takes a long time if ever.


  9. "Outpatient care and research for lupus patients"

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    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, incredible patient relationships, advanced clinical training for chronic disease that effects all systems of the body. Research adds the opportunity to care for patients beyond what insurance would offer

    Cons

    Under appreciated as an NP in a physician heavy environment. Minimal room for growth within the department. Research component is heavy on bureaucracy and paperwork.


  10. "Average at best"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, can be pricey to get the best coverage but at least the option is there. Like the parking reimbursement program.

    Cons

    Insanely bureaucratic, low salary, not much room for autonomy or innovation. Some executives have the "my way or the highway" approach. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Support innovation, offer more flexible work environment, get rid of micro managers.


  11. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible working hours
    learned a lot
    Great boss

    Cons

    hourly rate is just 12/h


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