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Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "Need to move"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Acct Representative in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Acct Representative in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some places are great with lots of opportunity to advance and grow

    Cons

    I work in a place that allows workplace bullying - exclusion, yelling, micromanaging

    Cornell University Response

    May 22, 2017 – Staffing Consultant

    Cornell University does not tolerate bullying in the workplace. We want to see you happy and successful. Please contact your HR representative asap


  2. "Physics Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great faculty, learn a lot!

    Cons

    None, it's a great program. One of the best student jobs on campus!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, the Physics Department's teaching is superb.

    Cornell University Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Staffing Consultant

    Awesome! Thank you so much for the great reveiw

  3. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    As a student working under Federal Work Study, I am a manager for a resource center on campus. The environment is friendly and very collaborative. My boss is resourceful and likes to give employees lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    It is only a campus job.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Student Researcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent stipend for the location

    Cons

    The location is remote and cold

    Cornell University Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Staffing Consultant

    We'll admit that we can't control the weather but we try our best to get you connected to major cities. Try checking out the campus to campus bus service that runs 3 time a day to NYC.


  5. "Great Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, great students and colleagues

    Cons

    Many hours. As a lecturer your salary does increase more than colleagues even if you publish and they don't.


  6. "An inspiring community"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gifted faculty and talented staff. Mission-driven organization. A bright future in NYC.

    Cons

    Can be overly political and silos can impede or stop collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of opportunity to practice what we teach.


  7. "Horrible Dining Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Ithaca, NY
    Current Employee - Cook in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, no long hours, fellow employees are friendly

    Cons

    Dining: Poor management, Poor leadership, Too may chiefs, unorganized, management shows favoritism towards those in its clique, advancement not based on talent or experience, it is based on those that brown nose, does not reward employees, chefs do not work well together, poor teamwork among chefs, Poor/non-existent training, very few good cooks, pay does not match skill or experience of cooks, they either over payed or under payed, laziness is tolerated and fault is found with hard working cooks, no overtime, Union does absolutely nothing for the worker, cannot strike if we wanted to, Union is just a dues collecting agency.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to cut a lot of these unnecessary management positions. Start promoting cooks that deserve it, reward employees properly, cut the poison of poor managers and chefs. It is time for the old guard to retire.

  8. "Cornell Dining"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cafe Barista in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Cafe Barista in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Understood you were a student (flexible hours), right on campus, free meal with shift.

    Cons

    Not very high paying understandably (minimum wage).

    Advice to Management

    No complaints here!


  9. "Abusive research employment situation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name to have on resume, civically engaged work.

    Cons

    I worked in a department, the Survey Research Institute, that treated their employees like trash.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on the disciplinary measures for employees who sometimes don't get the required number of phone surveys per hour filled up. Awards work better than punishment.


  10. "Lab Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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