Columbia University Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 21, 2020

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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Casual 

    I worked at Columbia University

    Pros

    You'll work with a group of individual's who really value their work, while also valuing a work/life balance.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!

  2. "Good Company. Good Balance."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Marketing Analyst Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Columbia University for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Understanding team.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  3. "Research Assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Columbia University for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall good experience at Columbia

    Cons

    Difficult work-life balance at the institution

  4. "There Is A Reason I Have Stay Here For So Long!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Faculty Technology Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits (tuition exemption), Great culture, Great Work Life Balance, Great Networking Opportunity, IVY League University

    Cons

    Pay isn't the greatest which is unfortunate.

  5. "Postdoc at Columbia"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY

    I worked at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    Freedom in work. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Low salary. Opportunities dependent on grants.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Columbia needs serious improvement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work with some great minds

    Cons

    (1) Poor Salary (2) Never cares about the working environment (3) some of the PIs are simply abusive (4) Very poor work life balance

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  7. "not the best position"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    friendly people are working here

    Cons

    work-life balance is bad. pay is low. little respect from above.

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  8. "Great Community, Amazing Benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outreach and Wellness Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing, work-life balance is the best I've ever experienced, and the community at Columbia truly care about their work

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  9. "Fairly good experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Worker in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, perks of the academic environment, work-life balance

    Cons

    low salary, infrequent or scattered work hours

  10. "Research Project Director"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Project Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Participants, Co-workers, upward mobility

    Cons

    Environment, Management, Poor Work-Life Balance

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