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Updated Aug 17, 2022

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Construction PM with 7 yrs in Project and Risk Management working in large scale capital projects ($2M to $100M). I have a Masters and Bachelors in Civil Engineering and a Financial management certification program (8 months-online) from Cornell University. Any advice to Pivot my career to below?? BCG - operations (capital projects mgt.) Bain - Infrastructure & Building Products McK- Capital Excellence grp. PWC - Capital Program Excellence Deloitte - Capital Proj. & infrastructure Thanks!

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  • "The people are great; they are flexible and always there for you to ask questions of.(in 172 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and retirement packages(in 171 reviews)
  • "Work Study and Flexible hours(in 87 reviews)
  • "Quite and beautiful campus with a lot of collaboration across labs(in 76 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues with impactful research(in 49 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
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Admin Assist

    Feb 6, 2015 - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Has good benefits, depending on the dept work/life balance can be good. Pay is very good but you have to live out of the area to afford housing which takes up the extra money.

    Cons

    Staff does not seem very motivated, they are happy to do just what is required of them and no more. Some managers need a lesson on how to manage most have no training. The University staff in general are not a happy lot, there have been lots of cut backs and most people feel over work and under appreciated. Very hard to advance, they like to tell you that you can move in the "bands" but people always want to know why you aren't applying for a band up if you want to move. HR is only fooling themselves if they think banding is working for staff.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Take the good with the bad - Mechanical Engineer for CLASSE

    Aug 24, 2017 - Research Support Specialist II in Ithaca, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The work content is great, challenging, exciting, and always evolving. The people are pleasant to work with, driven, and very knowledgeable. Great vacation and sick day policy. Great creative and general freedom in the workplace.

    Cons

    The pay is laughable and you are typically responsible for many more things than you would be if you were in industry.

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    Cornell University Response

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    Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your feedback. Cornell takes the compensation and benefits of our employees very seriously. In fact, we use the data from over 50 national surveys to compare a number of factors including, industry, geographic region, education, years of experience and more to determine our pay ranges. If you would like to have a further discussion about your pay rate, please don’t hesitate to speak with your manager and HR representative.

  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good but monotonous

    Mar 22, 2019 - Research Assistant 
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    Pros

    The pay is decent and the research is cutting edge

    Cons

    The research can be monotonous depending on the lab.

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    Cornell University Response

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. Cornell's cutting edge research depends on a lot of hard work in our labs!

  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Grad student Physical Sciences Stipend

    Mar 29, 2021 - Graduate Student in Ithaca, NY
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    Pros

    Very good pay for a graduate student stipend considering the living costs are lower than at other universities.

    Cons

    Insurance is covered by university, but need to pay 300$ per year for Dental.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great benefits, but more could be done to support staff

    Jul 28, 2022 - Assistant Director of Admissions in Ithaca, NY
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    Pros

    - Great benefits (health, education, and retirement) - Amazing work-life flexibility - Great teleworking policy (depending on unit) - Personable and supportive staff members

    Cons

    - Not many opportunities to have meaningful engagements outside of your unit - Pay is low considering the level of experience and responsibilities many jobs require - Levels of approval make work difficult to accomplish - Slow periods can be boring

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Gratifying work without appropriate compensation

    Aug 17, 2022 - Teaching Assistant 
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    Pros

    Working with Cornell students is an excellent experience; world-class facilities

    Cons

    Poor pay with administrators who care very little about the individuals working to fill vital