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Cornell University New York 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. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "A very positive, fun, forward-thinking group with an amazing work environment."

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great connections to the business world.
    Fun atmosphere.
    Friendly people.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any. It's a really great place to work.

  8. "pros cons"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    its a great place to be

    Cons

    It is in the middle of nowhere


  9. "Good company, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Financial Aid in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Aid in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have had my ups and downs with management, but overall a respectful and professional place.

    Cons

    Most processes are antiquated, and change has yet to come. Some departments still work in a mode that does not realize the student comes first. A new direction is needed.


  10. "Great place to grow professionally"

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

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

    Pros

    -A lot of opportunities to move up within the University
    -Lots of training/learning opportunities
    -Great educational benefits

    Cons

    -Subject to the same bureaucracy that is found in most educational institutions
    -HR's job descriptions aren't always representative of what you're job will actually be, need to upgrade their career track designs

    Advice to Management

    Don't put a limit on how fast an employee can advance. Merit based increases should have more weight.


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