Columbia University Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2021

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4.2
83%
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Columbia University President and Trustee Lee C. Bollinger
Lee C. Bollinger
832 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and security in a difficult pandemic time(in 128 reviews)

  • "good work environment is ensured(in 121 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Admin stance on unionization is quite appalling; cost of living is high(in 39 reviews)

  • "new york might be too expensive to live in(in 39 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Technician

      Feb 27, 2021 - Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not much chance of promotion

      Cons

      Friendly and supportive colleague and environment

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Student at Columbia

      Feb 27, 2021 - Faculty Support Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Building meaningful relationships, Fun environment

      Cons

      No cons to be reported

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      great place

      Feb 26, 2021 - Researcher 
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      Pros

      management is great, they're very organized.

      Cons

      they are too detail oriented.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A

      Feb 26, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great environment; safe; learning; benefits

      Cons

      High competition; bureaucracy; NA; NA

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      siloed and pretentious environment, but good benefits

      Feb 26, 2021 - Staff Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Access to academic sessions, benefits

      Cons

      Very siloed departments, academic setting is mostly pretentious, not a great atmosphere/culture

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      -

      Feb 26, 2021 - Project Manager 
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      Pros

      Resources is good at school

      Cons

      no health care provided by school

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Feb 25, 2021 - Teaching Assistant 
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      Pros

      Good pay, not too rigorous.

      Cons

      Takes long to process payments

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Appreciate your employees

      Feb 25, 2021 - Office Manager/Executive Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are a major plus

      Cons

      The inflexibility, hierarchy and lack of diversity in higher positions.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      Feb 24, 2021 - Research Assistant 
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      Pros

      The working hours are quite liberal

      Cons

      Pay isn't very high compared to industries

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      great working atmosphere

      Feb 24, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Scientist 
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      Pros

      They have great benefits, vacations and working atmosphere

      Cons

      The salary is limited and working stress is intense.

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