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Cornell University Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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Martha E. Pollack
119 Ratings
  1. "Thumbs Up"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good experience for me

    Cons

    No cons at all here

    Advice to Management

    None

    Cornell University2019-05-17

    Cornell University Response

    June 3, 2019

    Thanks for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Cornell.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "A harrowing experience"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -There are a few people high up in the administration that really care about making Cornell a more inclusive, safe place. I just wish there were more of them. -Higher than average grad stipend and year-round health insurance, but no dental or vision

    Cons

    -Toxic work culture with a focus on prestige and appearance rather than quality research -Abuse, both sexual and emotional, from students and professors -Title IX and ombudsman office are understaffed and the processes in place to report assault or abuse are time consuming and triggering -Outdated scientific equipment in many labs -Working in isolation for years with no feedback on performance or career advancement...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to support people in the administration who are trying to advocate for better student treatment and benefits. Offer management training to professors and lab technicians.

    Cornell University2019-06-21

    Cornell University Response

    June 25, 2019

    Cornell is committed to the success of our graduate students and to the integrity of our research, teaching, and engagement mission. We take reports of misconduct seriously. Cornell encourages the commenter to provide details of their complaint by filing an EthicsPoint complaint at ...

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  3. "Very good employer"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate 

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries and working conditions

    Cons

    High standards. Great productivity required

    Cornell University2019-05-14

    Cornell University Response

    May 14, 2019

    Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We're glad you had a positive experience working at Cornell!

  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There's a lot to do, a lot of variety in the work and a good sense of community.

    Cons

    No con comes to mind

    Cornell University2019-05-14

    Cornell University Response

    June 3, 2019

    Thanks for taking time to write! We're glad your experience here has been so positive.

  5. "Great place to work...depending on your department"

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    Current Employee - Content Strategist in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great salaries, fun colleagues, work that improves society

    Cons

    It's difficult to do bad work, which works out great if you don't do much. But it's not so great for people who are hard workers by design. It's very difficult to advance, especially internally. Political bureaucracies reign, but such is the nature of higher ed.

    Cornell University2019-05-22

    Cornell University Response

    June 3, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback! Cornell is dedicated to creating an environment conducive to growth and development -- we hope you'll check out some of the innovative career-building resources that HR has assembled. The Career Navigator tool can help you learn about ...

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  6. "Amazing School"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cornell offers a supportive environment and gives the opportunity to nurture our interests

    Cons

    Ithaca is an isolated place.

    Cornell University2019-05-01

    Cornell University Response

    May 9, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. Have you seen the new liveinithaca.org website? They have a great volunteering/philanthropy area -- finding and building community through volunteering is a great way to connect in Ithaca!

  7. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are great, and place is beautiful

    Cons

    Hourly pay can sometimes feel mediocre and minimal

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising the hourly TA pay scale

    Cornell University2019-04-22

    Cornell University Response

    May 9, 2019

    Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time in Ithaca!

  8. "Quiet life"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Highly diverse graduate environment. - Highly intellectual.

    Cons

    - Too many rich undergrads (not too diverse).

    Cornell University2019-04-19

    Cornell University Response

    May 9, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback, and we're glad you recommend your experience working at Cornell! Supporting diversity in education and our workplace is a fundamental priority at Cornell. A recent article in the Cornell Chronicle noted that the Class of 2021 "is the ...

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  9. "Lots of opportunities available if you keep up to date on everything"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Wide range of experts from all of the different colleges and departments - Correspondingly, there is a large variety of opportunities that students here have - Professors are open to meeting with students and try to help as much as they can

    Cons

    - Information on opportunities and events are not readily available if they're outside of your major/department

    Cornell University2019-04-19

    Cornell University Response

    May 9, 2019

    Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. Have you checked out the new Experience Cornell website? (https://experience.cornell.edu) It's a hub that lists opportunities all across the university for research, public engagement, career development, and more for undergrads, graduate, ...

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  10. "Great resources, benefits"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The benefits here are really great- good medical, dental, and retirement. You're vested from day 1 and Cornell contributes 10% (for endowed employees, not sure about state employees)

    Cons

    The cost of living in Ithaca is pretty high relative to its size and location

    Cornell University2019-04-11

    Cornell University Response

    April 17, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We work hard to provide competitive and comprehensive benefits for Cornell employees.

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