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Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Senior Research Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and health insurance is good/

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and low efficiency in the HR system.


  2. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    variety of interesting clinical cases
    great co workers

    Cons

    not the most efficient system
    salary is poor
    limited educational advancement (CME but not furthering degree)

    Advice to Management

    see above


  3. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    Good health care option for you and your family

    Cons

    Lots of time spent alone working not really a group setting


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  5. "TA Positin"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant

    I have been working at Columbia University part-time

    Pros

    Good work for a part time student.

    Cons

    Difficult HR, hiring process took a long time


  6. "Great benefits, no mobility, lots of bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Communications Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Officer in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, including tuition, and excellent work/life balance. A great place to work when you just want a 9 to 5.

    Cons

    Getting promoted is almost impossible. Lots of bureaucracy means getting anything done takes forever.


  7. "Standard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Usual pros at Columbia, big system, lots of resources

    Cons

    Massive institution, slow, inefficient, cronyism


  8. "Good benefits, union, and okay pay generally"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Columbia University part-time

    Pros

    If you're full-time you qualify for great benefits

    Cons

    it can be hard for students or recent grads to break into full-time positions so many work as part-time in departments


  9. "DRA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University part-time

    Pros

    Nice scholarship package and professors are flexible

    Cons

    Salary is a joke, not really worth it


  10. "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks and stimulating environment

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic and lack of business acumen

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  11. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding students; Employee Benefits including tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Emphasis is on research and external funding rather than on quality teaching



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