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Weill Cornell Medical College Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  • Room for growth can be limited as favoritism plays a large role (in 11 reviews)

  • It was a microcosm of New York City (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Physician assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    World class medicine. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Highly demanding. Long and expensive commute.


  2. "Assistant Professor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good and perfect work and university

    Cons

    No advice at all from me

    Advice to Management

    No advice from me, I like everything

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Some departments not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Radiology
    Current Employee - Radiology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    well known hospital, many departments

    Cons

    salary, unfairness, favoritism towards certain people

    Advice to Management

    the amount of work that is put on someone should be compensated appropriately. some people are given raises and title changes just because they know the boss for so long however these arent the employees that deserve recognition please look at the work that people do. when 3 people leave a department in 1 month time frame HR should be looking into what is going on.


  4. "postdoctoral associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the NYC, good facilities, good research

    Cons

    Low pay. No benefits. Low recognition and promotion

    Advice to Management

    Make the postdoctoral positions more useful by incorporating their routine review and performance based promotion. Revise salaries.


  5. "Senior Patient Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    Clear cut hours, great benefits

    Cons

    terrible management, lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    be more involved


  6. "Great first job!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Experience, events, connections

    Cons

    Unorganized, timely, no balance, long hours


  7. "Information Technologies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, friendly environment, amiable people, company mission is focused on the patient, which is a noble goal. Plenty of opportunities to learn within and outside of your specialties. Solid benefits

    Cons

    Can sometimes rely too much on external candidates for management, leadership does not always follow through on initiatives. Nonprofit, so staff salaries a bit under the average. Groups an end up work in a siloed manner, from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    Change sometimes needs to come from inside, from the top down, try to restore the positive morale, get back to backing up your people, you have a lot of talent to rely on.

  8. "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Education and Research Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Education and Research Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. Supportive environment. Excellent benefits. The work is interesting and you have an opportunity to work with people with incredible backgrounds and experiences. Their health care package is outstanding if you use their doctors( among the best in the city).

    Cons

    There is very little room for advancement and as a result of this people get stuck doing the same thing for years.

    Advice to Management

    Help promote employees within the institution.


  9. "The department makes the job and the people make the department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was in infectious disease, where the people were very understanding about my need to take time for medical appointments. As long as my work got done, everyone was gracious about my medical needs. People generally understand that the whole team is working towards the same goal.

    Cons

    My particular task wasn't well suited to my personality or style of thinking, but that certainly isn't the fault of people in my department. I would have preferred more generous raises, but I was not consistently excellent at my job, and raises were merit based.

    Advice to Management

    Human resources, please send more resumes to hiring departments. If you could send at least half of the most appropriate candidates to the departments hiring, your jobs would be easier. My department always had trouble hiring, and human resources seemed uninterested in helping departments hire new people, whether it was because they were understaffed or followed unhelpful policies.


  10. "Mostly positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weill Cornell Medical College full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits
    - Employer retirement contribution (after 3 years for exempt and 5 for non-exempt)
    - Tuition reimbursement (5k/yr tax free)
    - Many opportunities for continuing education
    - Affiliated with NYP (NY's #1 hospital)
    - Strong reputation

    Each department has it's own culture, policies, and practices, so these are the pros for the institution more broadly.

    Cons

    - HR restricts how much more you can earn when changing positions (~ 20% or minimum amount for the grade), even if it's a change to a different department. Therefore, it is not a valuation of the position, it's simply an increase based on what you currently earn. Therefore, if you currently make too little, this will impact your entire career there. Not sure how this will change after November (when using current salary to determine offered salary becomes illegal (as a form of discrimination)
    - HR also tries to standardize jobs and titles, which doesn't work because not all departments do identical things.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit your HR policies to incentivize your employees to stay.


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