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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Love my job

    Jul 31, 2022 - IT Support Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I love what I do as an IT worker and I make good $ doing it. My office is large with a window and the team I work with is strong and easy to work with. We have monthly team lunches paid by Cornell which is good for team building. Superb benefits!

    Cons

    Have to park a mile from my office.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great university, claustrophobic city

    Sep 28, 2022 - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Loved the university and my research team

    Cons

    Hated Ithaca, it's a really tiny town and very isolated. And it's cold 8 months out of the year.

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Avoid

    Sep 10, 2022 - Program Coordinator in Ithaca, NY
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    Pros

    Well known company for the area Free stuff working for a university (e.g., t-shirts, events)

    Cons

    I guess it can vary depending on department, but in my experience I’ve seen: -high turnover -heavy middle management with few admins who are overworked and treated as scapegoats. -toxic environment with management who believe that being tough is the best way to lead - even though people on their team keep leaving. -Management views you as a “worker bee” not someone they can invest in and develop. It’s a very one-sided transaction. -admins are given zero support. You’re doing someone else’s work for them… so they will micromanage you to death until it’s done “their way”. Yet they refuse to communicate what their way is up front and expect you to read their minds. It’s maddening.

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