Columbia University - Lots of ways to grow as a professional, even if you are straying away from the beaten path of tenure-track academia | Glassdoor
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"Lots of ways to grow as a professional, even if you are straying away from the beaten path of tenure-track academia"

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great work/life balance, if you're able to set your own course schedule and identify your own research projects

Cons

Pay might not be as competitive as private sector jobs

Other Employee Reviews for Columbia University

  1. "Great benefits, decent environment"

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

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

    Pros

    The administrative teams can be amazing, hard working people who truly care about the students and delivering a great program.

    Cons

    It can feel like there is a class system dictating that administrators have less to contribute to the program and overall success of the school than faculty. Though faculty are certainly knowledgeable and many are truly awe-inspiring, it can be demoralizing to be treated as a second class citizen.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear about the values, mission and goals of the school and hold everyone accountable for their contribution, including faculty.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "very low wages and very slow and incompetent administration"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is good for doing research and if you like New York City then you will enjoy the main campus on the Upper West Side/Harlem.

    Cons

    The administration and IT is going to drive you nuts and you will struggle to make it to the end of the month. Medical campus is located in a bad and dirty neighborhood. The metro station (168th Street) probably the worst in Manhattan.


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