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"Just a Master tudent"

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Current Employee - Student in New York, NY
Current Employee - Student in New York, NY

I have been working at Columbia University full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

NYC is the best place to find jobs. CU is a good university with good professors.

Cons

All classes and few projects. Heavy working load and expensive tuition fees.

Other Employee Reviews for Columbia University

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Surprisingly Byzantine..."

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Columbia University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Columbia University is a top Research Institution with good benefits. It will provide you with excellent opportunities to work with internationally known researchers in one of the greatest cities in the world.

    Cons

    However, the institution is old and each department is like it's own fiefdom with its unique brand of politics and way of doing things within a very, very entrenched bureaucracy. The worst of it, whether you are seeking an administrative, academic or resarch post is that there are long standing tensions between the academic and the administrative branches of the organization, that prevent the smooth operation of anything. Also, the amount of work and pressure far exceeds what you would expect from the "Ivory tower" and does not seem worth it given the poor compensation, and poor physical work environment. If you are used to corporate America in any way...this will be a shock to the system, to say the least.


  2. "Excellent experience"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Columbia University full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very impressed with the culture and the people. Campus is vibrant, facilities are in reasonably good shape.

    Cons

    Tough commute to the Upper West Side from East Side. Lot of construction still on-going all over campus, it's usually very loud outside my office.


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