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"Exciting graduate student life"

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Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Columbia University part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

A lot of smart people around.
The University provides a lot of opportunities for you to learn, to achieve.
Manhattan living is exciting

Cons

If your adviser is terrible, then everything is screwed.
Most Ph.D. students spent spend a lot of time doing research, if you don't like research, it's painful.

Other Employee Reviews for Columbia University

  1. "A really reactive, not proactive work environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great tuition benefits, easy hours, standard salary.

    Cons

    Progressive management doesn't seem to exist. People work here for years and years with no incentive to grow or move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Try to attract young, smart talent and invest in changing your management models.


  2. "Mixed feelings within Finance Departments"

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    Former Employee - Finance Professional in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance Professional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, employment opportunities abound within; great people to work with (depending on department); great work/life balance. Overall, CU is a progressive and forward-thinking organization with an abundance of opportunities for future growth and development

    Cons

    Limited ability to express ideas; short-sigthed approach to management; a lack of "lead-by-example" leadership; inadequate experience of certain members in executive-level positions.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the feedback and opinions of your staff as they will go a long way in helping improve employee retention, the overall success of CU, and its ability to accomplish greater things going forward.

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