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Updated May 22, 2022

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Pros
  • "The people are great; they are flexible and always there for you to ask questions of.(in 173 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and perks.(in 164 reviews)
  • "Flexible Hours were convenient for my schedule(in 87 reviews)
  • "Quite and beautiful campus with a lot of collaboration across labs(in 71 reviews)
  • "The staff is friendly and polite.(in 45 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Internship

    May 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great community! Learned a lot during my internship. Enjoyed intern educational webinars!

    Cons

    I wish I could have worked for more than 5 hours a week.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Cornell Undergrad Research Assistant

    May 20, 2022 - Undergraduate Student Researcher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling, Friendly Coworkers, Ability to work in field of interest.

    Cons

    The salary is rather low and some roles can be disorganized.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great Place to Work

    May 19, 2022 - Medical Technology Supervisor in Ithaca, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Awesome benefits Many training opportunities Great work life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of any as this has been a great place for me to work with having a young family.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    great network

    May 11, 2022 - Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow in Ithaca, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    The network that Cornell University can provide is one of the most appreciated pros. The librarian resources are marvelous

    Cons

    Very high competition! One shall spend time and energy to look for the right resources available, as there are many opportunities. Also, it is crucial to find the right professor and partner who can help to connect you to the right resources.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Exceptional Opportunity for Independent Learners

    May 12, 2022 - PhD Graduate Student in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Top tier research and innovation, brilliant scientist and ideas, high-impact publications and scientific contributions.

    Cons

    The PhD program is less geared towards teaching you chemistry and more geared towards pushing you to be productive and teach yourself. The program is more about showcasing what you are capable of rather than being taught how to do the science.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great place

    May 20, 2022 - Animal Care Technician in Ithaca, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Wonderful staff and caring vets

    Cons

    Covid tough on everyone; hard situations.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Stable, reliable

    May 18, 2022 - Research Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent stability and great opportunities to move within the university

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Cost of living raises were frozen due to the pandemic

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    A+ employer

    May 17, 2022 - Data Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Work-life balance, benefits, and growth opportunities (training and promotion)

    Cons

    Pay is a little low, but the 403b 9% contribution actually makes up for it.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Flexible Job in Your Own Interest

    May 15, 2022 - Undergraduate Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The many undergraduate research opportunities allow you to find a job that matches your own interests and studies.

    Cons

    Balancing time spent between work and study.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    May 16, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great place to start to work

    Cons

    not really bad to work

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Cornell University Reviews FAQs

Cornell University has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5, based on over 2,588 reviews left anonymously by employees. 89% of employees would recommend working at Cornell University to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Cornell University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Cornell University. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

89% of Cornell University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Cornell University 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 4.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Cornell University to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be management, compensation.

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