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Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "DRA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Ph.D. student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Ph D Student in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ph D Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can have pretty Flexible Time and good environment after 2 years

    Cons

    The stipend is just OK


  3. "Working as a graduate student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by intelligent, hard-working people.

    Cons

    Not enough support and guidance when it comes to research.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more resources to graduate students.


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  5. "Great academic environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    Academic freedom, great scientists around

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Issues between schools are hard to deal with.


  6. "Research Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "teaching assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia University part-time

    Pros

    generous stipend, flexible hours, rewarding

    Cons

    there is a lot of bureaucracy to push through


  8. "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


  9. "post doc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    good opportunity for collaboration with faculty

    Cons

    Less support and guidance for growth


  10. "Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits, work life balance, opportunities

    Cons

    Parts of the campus are spread out


  11. "Fabrication Shop at GSAPP"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia University part-time

    Pros

    Access to Columbia's facilities

    Cons

    Very little training or support, very little pay



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