Columbia University Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Oct 4, 2021

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  • "Salaries in the teaching and research tracks are low compared to private industry; many positions depend on grant funding.(in 197 reviews)
  • "low pay compared to state schools that pay more to perform the same exact duties.(in 168 reviews)
  • "extremely low on pay and poor management(in 73 reviews)
  • "I have seen on more than one occasion, staff members completely stop doing their jobs with no serious repercussions (b/c the managers don't want to deal with the strenuous process of terminating someone).(in 27 reviews)
  • "some bad supervisors and a lot of nepotism(in 21 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Academic research environment is challenging but motivating

    Oct 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    - very engaging research under the Department of Biological Sciences - all colleagues in and outside the lab are friendly - everyone motivates each other to put their best foot forward in the lab

    Cons

    - low pay for living in NYC - demanding work hours

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Disappointing pandemic leadership at all levels

    Aug 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Retirement match and tuition benefits after two years of service.

    Cons

    Low pay and high stress for student-facing work Management decisions do not reflect publicly professed values Prioritization of finances over mental and physical well-being of students, faculty and staff

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Research Assistant Review

    Jun 14, 2021 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Exposure to actual current research in the process of being published. Opportunity to work with renowned professors.

    Cons

    Low pay. Limited career growth without obtaining PhD

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    OK

    Aug 13, 2021 - Supervisor 
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    Pros

    Steady work with no threat of layoffs. Top jobs are often given to outside applicants.

    Cons

    Low pay - Low ability to climb the ladder of success. Can't transfer between departments because it's considered stealing.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Not the best

    Jul 5, 2021 - Teaching Fellow 
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    Pros

    Autonomy and time to direct your own time

    Cons

    low pay, late pay, administrative dysfunction

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Research Assistant

    Mar 25, 2021 - Graduate Student in New York, NY
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    Pros

    engaging atmosphere, lots of space to be creative and think through problems

    Cons

    low pay relative to private sector

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    Jan 9, 2021 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
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    Pros

    I love my department, it seems like a lot of the work experience is determined by who your manager is.

    Cons

    Low pay relative to similar jobs elsewhere

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    OK

    May 14, 2021 - Associate Research Scientist in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Good chance to communicate with excellent scientists

    Cons

    Low pay. And benefit is not that good

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    Jan 27, 2021 - Consultant in New York, NY
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    Pros

    intelligent hard working co workers

    Cons

    relatively low pay compared to private sector

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  10. 4.0
    Current Contractor, less than 1 year

    reputation is higher than its pay

    Apr 22, 2021 - Professor in New York, NY
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    Pros

    reputation, network, resources, number of students and staff

    Cons

    low pay and much burocracy

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