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Updated November 12, 2018
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  • "Living expenses are very high in New York city" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Low salaries vis a vis cost of living" (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great Organization"

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

    I worked at Columbia University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of paid time off, nice people and work environments.

    Cons

    There's not much room to advance


  2. "Computational Biology Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    super nice environment and people in the lab!

    Cons

    The PIs are busy so might not directly work with you/help you

  3. "Research candidate"

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    Current Employee - Doctoral Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Doctoral Research Assistant in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great admin staff and professors.

    Cons

    The overall work environment is good if one is into long hours of research and experiments


  4. "Giants"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Columbia University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with leaders of their discipline

    Cons

    The pay wasn't high, but was a work study job


  5. "good university"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    flexible and relaxed university comms jobs

    Cons

    tasks and projects can get repetitive


  6. "Undergraduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia University part-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot from helping students in the class

    Cons

    The homework was proof based and it took some time to grade homework.


  7. "Work Study"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, amazing environment, lots of learning

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets a bit too hot because there's not air conditioning in every building

  8. "Columbia"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Safe environment and growth opportunity

    Cons

    Very stressful and demanding


  9. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    brilliant teammate and open-minded professor; flexible working hours

    Cons

    the salary is relatively low


  10. "Technician B"

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    Current Employee - Technician B in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technician B in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance, free tuition taking courses, work union

    Cons

    High apartment rental cost around the medical center compared with the salary


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