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Updated Jan 24, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great work environment and challenging work(in 76 reviews)

  • "Fantastic institution to work at in Ithaca(in 74 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Ithaca is somewhat remote (but beautiful(in 156 reviews)

  • "Remote location and cold winters(in 40 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place

      Jan 20, 2021 - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I like the beautiful parks and trails of Ithaca.

      Cons

      Can get really cold during winter.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fair compensation, great educational/health benefits

      Jan 12, 2021 - Program Coordinator in Ithaca, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic institution to work at in Ithaca. It's great to be part of such an engaging and collaborative community working towards the goal of educating students to be lifelong learners and innovators. As an employee, you have access to incredible benefits like retirement plan, investment options, healthcare, gym (still charge for access), and courses.

      Cons

      In higher education administration sometimes the needs of the office outweigh your professional interests so you should be aware of your long-term goals and stay committed to doing the work you want to do to keep growing as a professional in your desired field

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Performative Diversity and Inclusion

      Jan 24, 2021 - STUDENT MANAGEMENT ADVISOR | Senior STUDENT AFFAIRS CONSULTANT 
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      Pros

      It's a well-respected institution, and of course beautiful Ithaca. Great food options in the neighborhood. Regular transportation to NYC with Cornell Bus.

      Cons

      For people of color, departments are a hit or miss. Expect to work with those Dr. MLK describes as the white liberal who clogs the wheels of progress. They attend every protest, but while be the most microaggressive , fragile white folks you will meet if you call it out. They also put PoC in strategic leadership as a way to silence other PoC - a mystery. Apporach at your own risk.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Positive growing experience for student workers

      Nov 20, 2020 - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As a student worker, I learned so much at the EAS department. The staff is all so friendly and helpful.

      Cons

      It's located in Ithaca, New York, and there isn't much to do unless you attend a school or have a job there.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      A tough, but great job

      Jan 20, 2021 - Student Services 
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      Pros

      Outstanding benefits (if you're on the endowed side of the house), smart and dedicated staff, wonderful students, excellent academic atmosphere, strong culture, and Ithaca is a fantastic place. The campus is beautiful, too.

      Cons

      The jobs can be challenging, and burnout is a real issue.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      great school

      Dec 27, 2020 - Graduate Student Researcher in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great value for cost of living

      Cons

      Ithaca is a secluded location

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      Dec 4, 2020 - Spacecraft Engineer in Ithaca, NY
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      Pros

      great benefits and inclusive environment, great people

      Cons

      Ithaca can feel small and isolated if not around family

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Supportive university for graduate students

      Nov 13, 2020 - PhD Student in Ithaca, NY
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      Pros

      PhD students are offered tons of support for their career.

      Cons

      The weather in Ithaca can be really annoying for 5 or 6 months, with a lot of snow and little sunlight.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      overall great experience

      Dec 2, 2020 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ithaca, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great resources are available Flexible schedule

      Cons

      Low salary Long hours Ithaca is a small town

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome Place to Learn

      Nov 3, 2020 - Student in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great school, really supportive community, beautiful campus, lots of school pride

      Cons

      Ithaca is a bit far but beautiful

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