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Updated Nov 5, 2021

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Running in my 8th year in construction here in the SE. In my second job right now as a PM and Risk Management (5th year). I have a Masters Degree in Construction and additional certification programs from Cornell University, I think I am good with the pay I am getting (FOR NOW!) BUT Currently get paid 10 PTO+6 holidays in addition to winter shutdowns from December 24th to Jan1st. Hence the PTO is limited to 10 for new hires upto completion of 5 years. Is this a fair PTO for someone in year 8?

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The people are great; they are flexible and always there for you to ask questions of.(in 166 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and health resources.(in 165 reviews)
  • "Flexible Hours were convenient for my schedule(in 82 reviews)
  • "Quite and beautiful campus with a lot of collaboration across labs(in 78 reviews)
  • "The staff is friendly and polite.(in 46 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay and part time status(in 78 reviews)
  • "Salary is low and housing difficult to find.(in 50 reviews)
  • "Management was poor and didn't listen to the needs of the staff(in 21 reviews)
  • "Lack of accountability in management, particularly with 'trailing spouses' who won't be held accountable if they are toxic, bad managers because of their spouses position.(in 12 reviews)
  • "While management strictly enforces the rules of 'no overtime' it is impossible to complete work as assigned under the constant stress, distractions, changing strategies and leadership who uses fear and intimidation due to an inability and clear lack of experience.(in 9 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Graduate Research Assistant

    May 18, 2017 - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The pay is high for a graduate student compared to other locations; can live comfortably even with the high cost of living in Ithaca

    Cons

    No dental insurance; no spousal medical insurance

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    no job after graduation

    Sep 5, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    nice campus friendly local people

    Cons

    very limited career opportunities no highway around ithaca

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Nice University, great tiny city

    Apr 21, 2014 - Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
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    Pros

    Ithaca is a cute mini city and Cornell is really a nice place to work. They pay grad students well. Personally, I find the work-life balance great and I love it there. Hard working but not high stress. Good culture

    Cons

    It is hard for spouses to find jobs here though, there is not a lot of work in Ithaca unless you are in a really high-demand career like programming or IT.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    A great place to grow on the job

    Jun 29, 2016 -  
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    Pros

    stability, academic rigor, brilliant co-workers

    Cons

    large divide between culture at Cornell University (Ithaca) and Weill Cornell Medical (Manhattan).

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Doctoral Student

    Oct 23, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Academic independence Ithaca is a nice place for families

    Cons

    Easy to get lost if you aren't proactive Ithaca can be a bit small for life activities

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Big pretty university

    May 8, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    The campus is very pretty

    Cons

    Salaries are low compared to other cities because there are lots of overqualified people in Ithaca

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Not bad for graduate studies

    Feb 25, 2013 - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
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    Pros

    Graduate student stipend and benefits afford good lifestyle in Ithaca. High quality researchers and labs available. World class libraries and subscriptions to journals and services.

    Cons

    Very poor career development resources overall, especially for Ph.D. students seeking non-academic career tracks. Remote location makes travel for research or other purposes difficult.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Beautiful campus, many brilliant students

    Jun 7, 2022 - Senior Research Associate in Ithaca, NY
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    Pros

    The campus is one of the most beautiful in the world so it's a pleasant environment. Many students are brilliant and fun to work with.

    Cons

    The location is isolated so big entertainment names don't come through like they used to, and travelling anywhere is harder than it is from a big city. Many people in Ithaca are underempolyed and salaries are lower than in industry or larger cities.

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  9. 5.0