Cornell University Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great work environment and challenging work(in 76 reviews)

  • "Fantastic institution to work at in Ithaca(in 74 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Ithaca is somewhat remote (but beautiful(in 156 reviews)

  • "Remote location and cold winters(in 40 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Intellectual Environment / Good Benefits

      May 6, 2021 - Associate Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Collaborative, intellectually stimulating environment and culture, great benefits, wonderful brand

      Cons

      Limited career progression for non-academic staff. Salaries on the low side but it is a university., so that is to be expected. Depending on your role, you can work long hours because many teams run lean.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      cornell cinema, great place to work as a student

      May 5, 2021 - Concessions/Box Office 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      set your own hours, friendly staff, great movies, super short commute

      Cons

      very few cons! sometimes gets crowded/big crowds on weekends

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      PhD Candidate

      May 6, 2021 - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Faculty and students are easy to talk to and work with.

      Cons

      Limited exposure to non-academic careers.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great

      May 5, 2021 - Student in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      School is fun and you learn a lot

      Cons

      Long Hours are somewhat boring

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Supportive

      May 5, 2021 - Senior Director in Ithaca, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Supportive, paid well, higher education

      Cons

      No real cons to report

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Cornell University Concessions Review

      May 3, 2021 - Concessions Worker in Ithaca, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great co-workers and a fun, positive environment

      Cons

      Tough to balance school work and part time job.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful place to work

      Apr 30, 2021 - Student in Ithaca, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Such a collaborative environment and very inclusive and diverse

      Cons

      There are no cons. It is truly a great place to work

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Top notch research university

      Apr 26, 2021 - PhD Graduate Student 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      World-class researchers and research facilities. Truly amazing people and of course, Ithaca is Gorges!

      Cons

      Significant separation between departments at the school can make it frustrating the navigate bureaucracy. Fortunately don't need to do this too often

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Sets the standard for excellence

      Apr 1, 2021 - ECornell Enrollment Counselor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Management has a strong understanding of how important the work is, education matters but this isn’t life or death and they respond appropriately -Work life balance, there’s no expectation to work outside of scheduled hours -permanent remote work -I get to decide my schedule -supportive management that actually helps when needed -benefits are out of this world

      Cons

      -pay could be higher -inclusivity is clearly valued but it has become so broad in definition at Cornell that is losing its meaning

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Apr 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits; Education program is fantastic (100% if you are accepted to a program at Cornell); Flexible work environments

      Cons

      Location, especially if you are single and are used to living in urban environments

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