Columbia University Employee Reviews about "new york"

Updated Oct 20, 2020

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Columbia University President and Trustee Lee C. Bollinger
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  • "new york might be too expensive to live in(in 39 reviews)

  • "Admin stance on unionization is quite appalling; cost of living is high(in 37 reviews)

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  1. "great atmosphere"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    a great many of opportunities

    Cons

    new york might be too expensive to live in

  2. "Very good experirance"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant (Master Student) 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    Famous professor and good class arrangement

    Cons

    New York is so expensive


  3. "Great university for career development"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Offer a lot of opportunity for career development including training workshops (both technical and soft skills), networking events (lots of good companies). - Offer good benefits (subsidy on health insurance, housing, child care, etc.). - Work with the smartest and influential people. - Facilities are top-notch.

    Cons

    - New York area may not be good for someone with kids and those who don't like big cities.

  4. "good"

    3.0
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    I have been working at Columbia University for more than a year

    Pros

    Well - known institution. Easy to find a job after

    Cons

    Small salary for postdoctoral research scientist in new york

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great, collaborative work environment. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    High living expense of New York.

  6. "Nice place to study and work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is in New York city.

    Cons

    Living expenses are very high in New York city.

  7. "Great scientific environment, low salary"

    3.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University

    Pros

    Surrounded by amazing scientific community. Relatively flexible hours depending on who you are working for. But many heads of lab push their students/postdocs and associate research scientists to work too many hours with no consideration for their work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low salary for living in such an expensive place as New York City. Columbia University housing can be pretty expensive for what it is. Graduate students and postdocs have almost no means to fight against abusive management by their supervisor. Lack of career development path. Hard to balance work/life.

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  8. "Research Technician"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Research Technician in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great institution - Opportunities to network many great researchers

    Cons

    - Research jobs are underpaid for cost of living in New York

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Research Scientist"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great innovative environment Work life balance Access to lectures Beautiful location International community Great benefits High prestige foreign friendly and multicultural

    Cons

    Salary is barely enough to live in a city like New York. Environment can be highly competitive. P.I. sometimes can be really demanding when starting t grants hunt. Not too many opportunities to progress in the career

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Postdoctoral research scientist"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -New York -Top place -Easy to find collaborations The postdoc experience mainly comes down to: did you correctly choose your PI. If you did not, it might be a living nightmare. If you did, like me, you spend a very great 4 years working on your ideas with a lot of support.

    Cons

    I read a comment about salary. Well, it is a postdoc, there is no such thing as "market" value. Postdocs salaries sucks everywhere but still higher here than many other places. But New York is more expensive than other places.

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