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Updated September 25, 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. Featured Review

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    "Research Scientist"

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

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic atmosphere, and easy to collaborate with other scientists. Ithaca is a great place to live and work. The work-life balance is easier to maintain here than other places.

    Cons

    A few late nights, and some communication issues with other departments. While most times expectations were laid out explicitly, the times when they were not made subsequent corrections tougher to implement.

    Advice to Management

    Really none, they made it easy to get things done. There was alot of support for all research personnel. There should be more programs to guide professional students interested in diverse career paths.


  2. "Student Employee"

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

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, convenient location (on campus), plenty of opportunities for employment

    Cons

    Low wages were my biggest complaint

  3. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Current Employee - Associate Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a very good benefits package.

    Cons

    Serious issues re: racial climate.


  4. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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.


  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. "Department of Architecture"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant (Department of Architecture) in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Program Assistant (Department of Architecture) in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and steady hours; some people are very kind

    Cons

    Toxic and stressful environment; bureaucracy; some bitter employees; some rude faculty; expectation of poor work/life balance; strict office rules; poor management; not made aware of our full benefits and opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the environment and the people in it

    Cornell University Response

    Sep 25, 2017 – Staffing Consultant

    “We’re sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at Cornell. We strive to give all of our employees the best experience possible. We want to see all of our employees happy and successful. In... More


  7. "phd grad student"

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

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    lots of resources on campus, can find great supportive people

    Cons

    occasionally have to work with people who don't even try to do their job (i.e. they don't return calls, don't prepare for presentations/ workshops, continue to make excuses and not actually do work).

    Advice to Management

    management should review employee performance

  8. "Research Associate"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good retirement benefits for postdoctoral research associate

    Cons

    Most of Research Associate is a senior postdoc.


  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. "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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.


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