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Updated September 20, 2018
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Martha E. Pollack
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  • "Not much work life balance - very hard to have a life" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Small city in the middle of nowhere" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Director of Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredibly talented colleagues and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    No Cons are noted at this time.

    Cornell University Response

    Apr 3, 2018 – Office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We value your input and are happy to hear you are enjoying your experience at Cornell University. If you’d like to provide further feedback please... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High tech employment in a rural setting. Low cost of living. Easy commute.

    Cons

    Cornell is, more or less, the only big employer in the area.

  3. "Scientists"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    Great PI's and professors

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


  4. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Normal, minimum wage job. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    Cons

    Minimum wage job. No room for advancement.


  5. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Role is fulfilling
    Staff is very nice
    The course is structured very well, so there is no chaos
    There's always protocol you can lean on

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons - I love this job!

    Cornell University Response

    Sep 17, 2018

    Thanks for taking a moment to provide feedback. We're happy to hear you're enjoying your experience at Cornell University!


  6. "PhD Student ECE Department"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary is good and flexibility to choose a particular area of research as well.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, as expected I guess.


  7. "MBA candidate"

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    Current Employee - MBA Candidate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - MBA Candidate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Ive League school
    Beautiful Collegetown city

    Cons

    Expensive, but at the end of the day worth it

  8. "General review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Winter takes some getting used to


  9. "Good position with direct reporting"

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    Current Employee - Professor
    Current Employee - Professor

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent leadership position with several responsibilities

    Cons

    None, as it is a very satisfactory position.


  10. "Experience as a Cornell Catering Food Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Interesting venues, flexible hours, fast-paced work environment, competitive pay

    Cons

    Many night shifts, training is inadequate


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