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Cornell University Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Martha E. Pollack
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  • "Also, graduate life can be brutally taxing on work/life balance" (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    People, flexibility, work environment, scheduling

    Cons

    none that come to mind

    Cornell University Response

    Jan 4, 2019

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We're committed to creating a great workplace environment, and are glad you had a positive experience while at Cornell.


  2. "Nice place to work if you have the right manager"

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    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Easy to move around once you're in

    Cons

    Salary can be low
    Get the same score on review as everyone in the group

  3. "Good Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    A good place to study

    Cons

    Bad location to reach out to other cities


  4. "disorganized but makes you become independent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for interdisciplinary work and travel

    Cons

    no one will tell you what they are, have to find your own path

    Cornell University Response

    Jan 11, 2019

    Thanks for taking time to provide feedback, and we’re glad you’re enjoying Cornell’s unique opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

    It sounds like you may be interested in an exciting... More


  5. "Cornell"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Great staff; good pay for TA's

    Cons

    Hours sometimes vary from week to week unknowingly


  6. "Starting a Profession"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great interesting people, good startup support, beautiful place to live.

    Cons

    Some systems are antiquated, and can be easy to get lost in the work despite the push for balance.


  7. "Well paid for graduate student salaries, academic life is bountiful"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to high quality eduction, plethora of extra curricular events, world renown experts whether at the university or invited, decent food options, and name recognition. Ithaca is a nice town to live in, albeit slightly expensive for the middle of nowhere.

    Cons

    Ithaca is isolated from the rest of society -- NYC is a 4 hour drive minimum. Food options on campus are quite limited when late or during breaks.

    As a graduate student, our status within the university is in a quantum superposition state between student and employee. Benefits are limited, and representation is minimal.

    Also, graduate life can be brutally taxing on work/life balance. True almost anywhere, though.

    Cornell University Response

    Jan 4, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. Cornell deeply values the contributions of our graduate students. Please visit the Grad School website (https://gradschool.cornell.edu/) for... More

  8. "Great place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Great pay
    - Even better benefits

    Cons

    - Work from previous jobs tries to follow you around when moving from one job within the institution.


  9. "Football Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    - benefits
    - paid
    - great atmosphere with team

    Cons

    -No cons here my experience is great


  10. "Community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Amazing community in Ithaca and at Cornell.

    Cons

    It's cold during winter time.