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Columbia University New York Reviews

Updated May 12, 2017
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  1. "Postdoc at Columbia"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great dental, decent health insurance. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is quite helpful. The university usually offers subsidized housing.

    Cons

    There aren't many (non-academic) career events. Depending on the professor, work-life balance can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Try to build more of a culture among postdocs, have more networking events.


  2. "Fantastic benefits, opportunities for education"

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    • Senior Management
    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    Outdated technology inhibits some systems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.


  3. "Data anlyst"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    high flexibility
    very interesting job
    great colleagues

    Cons

    not many career opportunities
    relatively low salary


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  5. "Postdoctoral Researcher"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Research Associate"

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

    I worked at Columbia University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunties for future advancement; tuition benefits

    Cons

    Slow HR response; takes forever for paper work to get through


  7. "Research Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is an abundance of research going on.

    Cons

    so far, there are no cons.


  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Not happy"

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    Current Employee - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are really good. Also if your are lucky the people you work with are very helpful and nice!

    Cons

    They pile on the work as you go. They are not very professional and there is not real growth, not

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


  11. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible, nice campus, good customer service.

    Cons

    No room for growth, management, union


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