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Columbia University New York City Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. "Postdoctoral research scientist"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -New York
    -Top place
    -Easy to find collaborations

    The postdoc experience mainly comes down to: did you correctly choose your PI. If you did not, it might be a living nightmare. If you did, like me, you spend a very great 4 years working on your ideas with a lot of support.

    Cons

    I read a comment about salary. Well, it is a postdoc, there is no such thing as "market" value. Postdocs salaries sucks everywhere but still higher here than many other places. But New York is more expensive than other places.


  2. "A good place to work."

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Great school. Excellent smart, hardworking students and professors.Beautiful campus. Ample time for research. .. .. . . . .. .. ... .. .. .. .. ..

    Cons

    None that I can think of. . . . . .. .. .. . . ..

    Advice to Management

    None really. I have only recently started working there. .... .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . .. . . .


  3. "Fantastic benefits, opportunities for education"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture of growth, engagement, development

    Cons

    Outdated technology inhibits some systems

    Advice to Management

    Centralize administrative functions and standardize operations for submitting expenses, and managing other administrative matters. Hire better PR teams, with more experience in using digital and social media for communications and development.


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  5. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher 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 working environment and Benefits

    Cons

    Cost of living is high


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    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


  11. "Excellent place to work at!"

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

    I worked at Columbia University (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cares about employees and their development within the university.

    Cons

    Everyone is friendly, no cons at the moment.


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