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Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "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. "Passable workplace for a non-profit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Interesting colleagues and work, surprising autonomy within fee-for-service units

    Cons

    Management above Director level has limited engagement below the Director (even forgoing regular 360 feedback), funding battles

    Advice to Management

    Seek feedback from skip-level reports (i.e. the direct reports to your direct reports). Act on concerns and follow-through to be sure they're being addressed. Bad management, at any level, requires your sustained attention -- left unchecked, it breeds lousy workplace environments and habits.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working as a researcher was great fun with a lot of autonomy. All the admin staff is super amazing and helpful at getting you setup

    Cons

    It's in Ithaca, so it's far away


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  5. "It depends"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Many interesting careers and assignments, many great people among the students, faculty and staff. Stunning campus.

    Cons

    Some units have the reputation of being quite chaotic.


  6. "Student Worker at Equipment Room"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Exactly what I expected going in to the job

    Cons

    No wifi in basement to do homework during downtime


  7. "research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    professional people and good management

    Cons

    nothing bad. probably traffic and living condition


  8. "Administrator IV"

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    Former Employee - Administrator IV in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Administrator IV in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, generally good colleagues

    Cons

    Lots of downsizing in the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Don't insinuate that they will to keep someone on board, when the plan was to layoff the staff member all along.


  9. "Cornell Dining"

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    Current Employee - Dining Room Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Dining Room Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent job, work with great people

    Cons

    Lots of red tape in procedures


  10. "Excellent Place to work"

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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

    Flexible, pays well, benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    None. I really enjoy working here.

    Cornell University Response

    Feb 20, 2017 – Staffing Consultant

    Thanks for the great review!


  11. "Lab Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Choose your own hours, nice people, great atmosphere

    Cons

    You're a small fish in a big tank



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