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Columbia University Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Not happy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Practice Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are really good. Also if your are lucky the people you work with are very helpful and nice!

    Cons

    They pile on the work as you go. They are not very professional and there is not real growth, not

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible, nice campus, good customer service.

    Cons

    No room for growth, management, union


  3. "Engineerign Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing faculty, access to all facilities

    Cons

    Engineering facilities old and out dated, It is modernizing, but not quite there yet.


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  5. "Research Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with highly motivated engineers developing cutting edge diagnostic tools for medical research.

    Cons

    A lot of red tape in terms of funding and purchasing.


  6. "Great exposure, challenging and steep learning curve."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You get to work with and learn from the best students from all over the world. The exposure from being located in Manhattan is incomparable.

    Cons

    You work too hard and sometimes it can be exhausting. Living in Manhattan is really expensive.


  7. "Animal technician"

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    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    under pay..... bad supervisors no room for growth ...

    Cons

    The Bosses do not like to know an employee has big drems

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and drop outing employee against each other


  8. "Campus Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with staff that is excited about higher education, great environment

    Cons

    Getting promoted, regardless of how great you are, takes a long time if ever.


  9. "Outpatient care and research for lupus patients"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, incredible patient relationships, advanced clinical training for chronic disease that effects all systems of the body. Research adds the opportunity to care for patients beyond what insurance would offer

    Cons

    Under appreciated as an NP in a physician heavy environment. Minimal room for growth within the department. Research component is heavy on bureaucracy and paperwork.


  10. "Average at best"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, can be pricey to get the best coverage but at least the option is there. Like the parking reimbursement program.

    Cons

    Insanely bureaucratic, low salary, not much room for autonomy or innovation. Some executives have the "my way or the highway" approach. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Support innovation, offer more flexible work environment, get rid of micro managers.


  11. "good academics, okay environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intellectually simulating learning environment that challenges students.

    Cons

    Administration isn't in touch with students' needs


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