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Updated Nov 30, 2021

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4.2
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Columbia University President and Trustee Lee C. Bollinger
Lee C. Bollinger
1,077 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly environment and great benefits(in 147 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is understood given the academic calendar(in 146 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "relatively low pay compared to private sector(in 68 reviews)

  • "As with many large orgs, there is a fair amount of red tape(in 52 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good company

      Nov 30, 2021 - Student in New York, NY
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      Pros

      good university in New York

      Cons

      salary too low in New York

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fantasic Environment for career growth and skill development

      Jul 20, 2021 - Director of Academic Administration and Finance, Department of History in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Interaction with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates of the highest caliber. If you enjoy solving challenges with a motivated team of administrative colleagues, the personal and professional rewards could not be better.

      Cons

      As a not-for-provide, private University, the salaries are not competitive with hospitals or the corporate market in New York City, especially given the high cost of housing in NYC. Nevertheless, I enjoyed working in multiple roles at Columbia for 30 years and feel very well prepared for new challenges thanks to the skills I have acquired (HR, Team Building, Financial and Academic Administration.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Average at best.

      Oct 20, 2021 - Senior Financial Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-life balance. Solid healthcare and vacation days.

      Cons

      Limited mobility up. Pay is poor for New York. Not meritocratic.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Well...it is school, even though in New York

      Aug 31, 2021 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Definitely an experience that help me learned a lot as a researcher

      Cons

      The payment is low especially in a city like New York

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good Work Study

      Aug 13, 2021 - Student Worker in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Fair pay; not difficult work; ability to advance depending on where you work/ which department

      Cons

      There aren’t any cons, other than there aren’t bonuses and it’s just minimum wage for New York

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Benign Neglect from Department, Predatory "Collaborators"

      Jun 30, 2021 - Associate Professor in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Some very smart and helpful colleagues, these however are the exception not the rule.

      Cons

      As has been mentioned before in the reviews, the department is very political. I found that without a "Patron" it is very very hard to progress in ones career. Also because of the expense of living in NYC, its very hard to get able students to help in the research. Not a very Ph.D. oriented Medical College ( duh, its a medical school!). New York is a great place to live but there is a big opportunity cost if you work at the medical college,

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Columbia University

      Jul 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      salary, location, program, living in nyc, time off Compensation for graduate students really depends on the student's department. Across the board, most programs are pretty good. Living in new york city is exciting as there is plenty to do in the city. There is some good flexibility on time off, again dependent on the department.

      Cons

      expensive housing and general cost of living Cost of living and especially housing is steep in new york city. University owned aparments are more affordable in certain situations but can still be expensive.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      grad student salaries

      Jul 20, 2021 - PhD Student in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      health insurance, professors, library, infrastructure

      Cons

      TA Load, new york expenses, anti union management

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Student

      Mar 24, 2021 - Ma Student in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great Libraries, great location and very diverse.

      Cons

      Expensive to live in New York.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great atmosphere

      Oct 20, 2020 - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      a great many of opportunities

      Cons

      new york might be too expensive to live in

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