Columbia University Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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4.0
79%
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Columbia University President and Trustee Lee C. Bollinger
Lee C. Bollinger
714 Ratings
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  • "There are no cons to this job assignment(in 37 reviews)

  • "Living expenses are very high in New York city(in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Fairly good experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    people, perks of the academic environment, work-life balance

    Cons

    low salary, infrequent or scattered work hours

    Columbia University2020-02-18
  2. "Depends on your PI"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay for the role, and decent benefits

    Cons

    Long hours if you work for a hard PI

    Columbia University2020-06-04
  3. "Lots of opportunities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities if you want to have more experience

    Cons

    irregular work hours some times

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    Columbia University2020-06-03
  4. "medical center"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    it has all the advanced facility

    Cons

    its health insurance is not good

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    Columbia University2020-06-03
  5. "Contingent Faculty at Columbia"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visiting Assistant Professor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, deeply engaged students, unparalleled research environment.

    Cons

    Contingent faculty are expandable. Covid-19 essentially wiped us out. Total hiring freeze has made us all redundant.

    Columbia University2020-06-01
  6. "Good!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teaching staff are all very committed

    Cons

    Access and employability kind of sucks

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    Columbia University2020-05-29
  7. "Great Work Study Job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Worker 

    I worked at Columbia University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff is really nice and great work study job.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about.

    Columbia University2020-05-27
  8. "Good place to work with intelligent academics"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at Columbia University part-time

    Pros

    The professors I worked with were engaged and cared about mentoring younger assistants and providing them with opportunities to develop skills to advance their careers. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Could be a little hectic/disorderly sometimes, but that's just expected when it comes to academics I guess

    Columbia University2020-05-24
  9. "Rewarding"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant 

    I have been working at Columbia University part-time

    Pros

    Pays well and you learn a lot

    Cons

    Can be very time-consuming in certain weeks

    Columbia University2020-05-22
  10. "Great Institute for Academic Research"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Chill working environment Flex working time

    Cons

    Low salary Limited future career path

    Columbia University2020-05-21
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