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Columbia University CEO Lee C. Bollinger
Lee C. Bollinger
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  1. Good position

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Columbia University full-time

      Pros

      Good benefits and paid leave

      Cons

      Long hours and not making much for amount of work

    • Decent Place to work

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Columbia University part-time

        Pros

        Very good work environment, Flexible schedule

        Cons

        Limited room for growth, Salary not so great

      • Outreach program staff

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        Current Employee - Outreach Program Staff in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Excellent place to work. Good environmental and you can interact with many people in different areas.

        Cons

        I can not say anything bad

      • Administrative Assistant in Admissions Office

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Columbia University part-time

          Pros

          The Admissions Office is an upbeat, friendly environment.

          Cons

          No real complaints; back gets a little stiff on days when I have more than a two-hour shift, but that's to be expected with answering phones all day.

        • GREAT

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Columbia University full-time

          Pros

          -good hours and great management team

          Cons

          -pay could potentially be better

          Advice to Management

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        • Friendly but competitive

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            Former Employee - Associate of Architecture 

            I worked at Columbia University part-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            Ability to drive class syllabus

            Cons

            Can be competitive if adjuncts are offended

          • Mostly a terrible experience

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            Former Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at Columbia University full-time for more than 9 years

            Pros

            Top experts in the field Great seminars and grand rounds

            Cons

            Absolute nightmare of an administration. Nobody cares and is willing to help until you've exhausted yourself in begging. So much red tape to do anything including running animal experiments. Took 6 months to get a simple IACUC protocol up and running. People are generally overworked and cold; but keep at it because they're all driven to succeed. NYSPI was designed to be a prison. You can feel your gray matter dissolving...

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            Advice to Management

            Fire all of management, and rehire everyone with double their salaries so that they feel appreciated and compelled to make this place run smoothly.

          • great benefits

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than 9 years

            Pros

            great benefits diversity interesting stimulating access to many educational training and courses

            Cons

            can be unstable if you are on soft money

          • Good

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              Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

              I have been working at Columbia University full-time

              Pros

              Good Faculty and nice balance

              Cons

              NYC is a bit expensive

            • Legislative analyst and professor

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              Current Employee - Visiting Scholar At Columbia University in New York, NY
              Recommends
              Positive Outlook

              I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than 2 years

              Pros

              Law and economics professor Legislative analyst of the Brazilian Senate

              Cons

              An academic and governmental experience in public policy evaluation and as a professor of law and economics. A public mediator.

              Advice to Management

              Open to work with consultory; academia; research and international institutes. Currently a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York

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