Cornell University Administrative Assistant Reviews

Updated 5 Sep 2020

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5 Ratings
  1. "good"

    5.0
    Current Freelancer - Administrative Assistant 

    I have been working at Cornell University

    Pros

    felixible working time during most time

    Cons

    hard to be promoted and high payment

  2. "part time student"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very accommodating to student employees

    Cons

    none honestly a great place to be a student employee


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, and people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much I can think of.

  4. "Considering Ithaca"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    One of the biggest employers in Ithaca

    Cons

    The university's role in the community is not all positive

  5. "Solid Employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Pay and Flexible Work

    Cons

    Parking on Campus is difficult

  6. "Great Role"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not too time demanding, was able to complete homework while working

    Cons

    Tedious projects sometimes that were boring.

  7. "Friendly university in a friendly small town"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant V in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I appreciate the many family-friendly initiatives for staff, responsiveness to suggestions, campus eatery options, advancement options, and events and growth opportunities for staff. The university and its leadership really care about people at all levels from staff to students and try to help, even in tough times.

    Cons

    Ithaca is a small enough town that there aren't a lot of similar other local options if either you or a family member/partner want to shift careers or positions. The experiences I know of people who work at Cornell vary greatly based on their unit and supervisor, and it's great to end up with supportive ones (and can be less great if you don't). The campus is fairly siloed, with different colleges and units operating fairly separately in their own ways.

  8. "okay"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and lunch breaks

    Cons

    Low pay and no benefits

  9. "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits, even for part-time employees. Competitive pay for the area. Abundant training opportunities.

    Cons

    Some departments are great to work for while others can be frustrating. You can't negotiate a raise within your current position so must change jobs frequently to grow your salary.

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  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, benefits and PTO

    Cons

    It’s location. Needed to be on site to work.

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    Cornell University Response

    Thank you for taking time to write a review - your feedback is appreciated. While not every position can take advantage of remote or flexible work arrangements, Cornell strives to integrate the use of workplace flexibility to support the wellbeing of our employees and achieve our workplace goals. More details are available here: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay/pay/flexible-work

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