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Cornell University New York City Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  1. "An inspiring community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gifted faculty and talented staff. Mission-driven organization. A bright future in NYC.

    Cons

    Can be overly political and silos can impede or stop collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of opportunity to practice what we teach.


  2. "Lecturer"

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    Former Contractor - Lecturer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Lecturer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with and for hardworking students and faculty, especially as far as engineering is concerned. Good facilities and perks around the town.

    Cons

    Too sporadic deadlines, have to deal with a lot of lack of confidence in students. Getting out of Ithaca is difficult.

  3. "Cornell University is a wonderful institution to work for. They treat their employees wonderfully."

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    Current Employee - Office and Events Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office and Events Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful health and dental benefits.
    Professional development is a key focus of the University.
    Diversity and inclusion are highly promoted within the departments.
    Great sense of community.

    Cons

    Some individuals are harder to work with than most.
    Some managers are unable to adapt to the changing environment emotionally.

    Advice to Management

    Managerial training should be a key focus for all upper level managers.

    Cornell University Response

    Jun 27, 2016 – Staffing Consultant

    Thanks for the great review! We're glad to hear that you are enjoying your time with Cornell


  4. "Dietetic Intern"

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    Former Employee - Dietetic Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Dietetic Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cornell University (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At the Cornell University Cooperative Extension I was trained to engage effectively with the NYC community. My supervisors and coworkers were very supportive.

    Cons

    None, I was an intern on a part time basis. I did not get to experience the company as an employee.


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    "Bad Place for Professional Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nanuet, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nanuet, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ithaca is very, very beautiful.

    Cons

    You know, students are not really employees. the rating is very distorted.
    Overall it is a very resource wasteful place. You get the diploma, and move on.
    You publish the paper, and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Who cares?


  6. "First-Year Writing Instructor at Cornell"

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    Former Employee - First-Year Writing Instructor in Cliffside Park, NJ
    Former Employee - First-Year Writing Instructor in Cliffside Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful experience, smart and dedicated student, supportive faculty, living wage

    Cons

    Non-tenure track, inconsistent after 5th year of grad school

    Advice to Management

    Keep fighting to have options open for 6+ year grad students


  7. "Worked 9 to 5"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loved the patients, they were so nice and when ever they came to the office they always ask how was it doing and they asked about my family is really miss them.

    Cons

    Management treated the staff like ( 3 ) year olds , giving people titles and they don't have the education or credentials every one wanted to be BOSS , everyone was an adult we didn't need for people to tell usomeone when to eat and not to talk just was there for ( 7 ) years and it kept getting worse .

    Advice to Management

    Listening to your staff when they talk don't always take the side of the doctors and making your staff feel like they don't matter.

  8. "Computer Science Consultant"

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    Current Employee - CS Consultant in Annandale, NJ
    Current Employee - CS Consultant in Annandale, NJ

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It depends on the course, but helping to teach a class is something I find very rewarding, particularly when I get the opportunity to help younger students explore the subject. The hours are also quite flexible, which is nice.

    Cons

    The pay isn't too great -- after all, we're just undergraduate students. The "raises" are really just a quarter, not really that much to look forward to.

    Advice to Management

    The management of a course varies quite a bit depending on the professor teaching it. I've had some really great experiences under very organized professors, and also some... not as great experiences.


  9. "High Stress Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for travel and chances to meet some very influential people

    Cons

    Short Staffed, budget cut, at mercy of funders

    Advice to Management

    Promotions, and personal growth


  10. "Good for what the job is"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cornell offers security in the job and good benefits while you are employed.

    Cons

    The salary is not sufficient for a life in Manhattan


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