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Cornell University Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is easier to maintain here than other places (in 34 reviews)

  • A great place to pursue your graduate studies (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Student dining hall worket"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Free meal during your shift

    Cons

    Long shift usually 4-5 hours


  2. "Part-Time Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Pay, culture, people, responsibility, service

    Cons

    Lifestyle, sacrifice, expense forms, audit

  3. "Intern within Division of Financial Affairs"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Cornell University as an intern

    Pros

    One of the directors of my department was great, with great work ethic, attentiveness to interns' needs, and a desire for interns to work hard and produce quality work. Loved working there under her supervision.

    Cons

    Within my department, some of the employees seemed to be slacking, and some of the directors only regarded the male interns, indicating some gender bias, perhaps unconscious.
    There were occasionally times when interns had no work at all, and then too much work; it sometimes can't be helped, but more attention to balancing the work out throughout the whole internship period would be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    The internship program itself for the whole DFA is great; learned a lot.


  4. "Summer undergraduate lab assistant in MS&E Department"

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    Former Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Former Intern - Undergraduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
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    I worked at Cornell University as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This position gives me a lot of hands-on lab experiences and helps me improve my data analysis skills. PhD students and the lab co-workers are all extremely nice. They are willing to spend time to explain any theories and new apparatus to me.

    Cons

    The group is kept really small so if you are looking for networking opportunity, this might not be the best field to look into.


  5. "CS Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - CS Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - CS Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very flexible
    - Excellent resources
    - Engaging community

    Cons

    - Payment system can be difficult at times


  6. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Working on a diverse campus with many resources for learning and skill-building was extremely rewarding.

    Cons

    Working on some parts of campus can be a little isolating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Please try to be available to your students and staff when they need your advice.


  7. "Research Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Good retirement benefits for postdoctoral research associate

    Cons

    Most of Research Associate is a senior postdoc.

  8. "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    - Prestige that comes with the IVY tag
    - Resources available

    Cons

    None to my knowledge yet.


  9. "A great time to work here"

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic new president; beautiful campus; talented leadership; brand new Cornell Tech in NYC

    Cons

    large campus with many students, not as "boutique" as the other Ivies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue your solid efforts to hire within as well as maintain a pipeline of talented external candidates.


  10. "Great research environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people, beautiful campus

    Cons

    A little bit far away from big cities


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