Cornell University Employee Reviews about "campus"
85% would recommend to a friend
(206 total reviews)
Martha E. Pollack
84% approve of CEO
Found 206 of over 3K reviews
Updated Dec 4, 2023
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- "Great benefits and room to grow within the college depending on your position within each college within the university" (in 206 reviews)
- "The people are great; they are flexible and always there for you to ask questions of." (in 189 reviews)
- "Highly flexible hours and workload." (in 113 reviews)
- "Quite and beautiful campus with a lot of collaboration across labs" (in 82 reviews)
- "Great staff to work with!" (in 50 reviews)
- "boring work and low pay" (in 110 reviews)
- "Low salary and no increase." (in 69 reviews)
- "Management was poor and didn't listen to the needs of the staff" (in 25 reviews)
- "Some managers need to learn how to treat their employers." (in 14 reviews)
- "lack of diversity in older team members" (in 11 reviews)
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- 4.0May 30, 2017PhD CandidateCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsIthaca, NY
Excellent people, positive environment, friendly community, fair opportunity.
Bad and expensive food on campusCornell University Response7y
Thanks for the review. Did you know that Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than NYC? If you're not enjoying the food on campus, consider venturing into town to check out some of the many amazing places to eat!
- 3.0Apr 14, 2022Controls TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsIthaca, NY
Steady work, low expectations for performance.
Pay and benefits have not kept pace with the rest of the State and Community wage increases. Cost of living is increasing faster than wages. Culture and work climate is hostile compared to just 5 years ago. It used to be common to see employees with 30-40 years at Cornell keep working because they loved the community. Everyone I know is counting the days to retire ASAP and we have had a large number of employees leaving Cornell to work elsewhere for better pay, benefits, and reduced stress. Covid really exposed the class structure at Cornell. The essential workers were on Campus every day and working without support as the Managers were all working from home (On Vacation!). My supervisor recieved a large pay increase, while we got a t-shirt and a slice of pizza. The FCS Managers are full of stories about home remodeling, and new hobbies they started during Covid. Many got to travel and were living in vacation homes during the pandenic. They answered emails and attended Zoom meetings from vacation sites. Many of the stay at home crowd are struggling now to use their accrued vacation time before they loose it. Essential workers were forced to use accrued time to deal with Covid related difficulties.1
- 4.0Apr 14, 2021Senior Software EngineerFormer EmployeeAustin, TX
Cornell is a delightful place to work -- the campus is beautiful and they are supportive to employee needs
Lots of people are hired for temporary terms. Technology choices can be dated.
- 5.0Jan 28, 2015LecturerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
The campus has excellent facilities and libraries. The environment is extremely stimulating, with top-notch speakers and events constantly happening on campus. Students are dedicated and hard-working, and the colleagues I met so far have been very encouraging and helpful. Also I found the position has good benefits compared to similar positions (non-TT junior faculty). The environment is very family oriented and compared to other campuses, Cornell makes it easier to move with a spouse/partner. Bonus if you love the outdoors.
It's an Ivy, which means students can be a bit too demanding at times (not necessarily entitled but some of them are obsessed with their marks). Also there is pressure to excel and to work long hours.
- 4.0Jun 24, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
As a student, allows opportunity to bring in income while remaining on campus. Easy to get to work right after classes. Looks great on resumes to either work in a lab here or conduct research with a professor. Most on campus labs are also very understanding of a student's course load and commitments to their studies.
Location is beautiful, but decently far from NYC. Without a car, you have to rely on the bus system to get into the downtown area. Depending on the researcher, the work load can sometimes be overwhelming when considering the intense coursework given to the students here.
- 4.0Nov 14, 2022Graduate Research AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsIthaca, NY
Cutting-edge research experience and beautiful campus
Winter is too long and it's too far from the big cities
- 5.0Jul 8, 2019Graduate Research AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Quite and beautiful campus with a lot of collaboration across labs
Can be challenging for social lifeCornell University Response5y
Thanks for taking time to provide feedback! Socializing can be a challenge in a new town, but with all that's going on at Cornell as well as in the lively Ithaca community, it's often a matter of knowing where to look. A new website called liveinithaca.org features some great resources for finding community and quality of life. Meetup.com also features lots of local opportunities to socialize for a wide variety of interest groups.
- 4.0Sep 18, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsIthaca, NY
The program is very comprehensive and definitely keeps you busy. There are a lot of opportunities on campus as this is a very famous university.
The environment is extremely high strung. Everyone feels like they need to be the best at whatever they do and are willing to do anything to get there. The Engineering curriculum is not very flexible in the classes you can take, and there is almost no time to take classes for fun if you came without AP credit.