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Cornell University Graduate Student Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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    "A Decent Education & An Unhealthy Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to cutting-edge equipment and the opportunity to work with extremely talented people in a wide range of scientific, business, and artistic fields.

    Cons

    As a graduate student, I experienced horrid management by professors: employee infighting was encouraged, falsified data was pushed for publication, emotionally volatile/immature bosses were the norm. There was a lack of clear goals for every professor I worked with and unpaid overtime was the norm. We were promised jobs only if we did everything they said and constantly threatened if we stepped out of line or... questioned a boss' decision. I saw the news of Title 9 inquires and student suicides surpressed and/or erased from public record. Cornell illegally funded opposition to a graduate student union and falsified votes. Be very careful when considering this school, they have many problems that are common in academia but unlike other schools I've worked in they don't seem to be interested in changing the status quo.

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    Advice to Management

    Train your professors in management. Give your graduate students a voice, perhaps with a union. Study what other US academic institutions are doing. You cannot get away with squeezing everyone, professors as well as students, for more work and less pay forever.

    Cornell University2019-06-12

    Cornell University Response

    June 13, 2019

    Cornell is committed to the success of our graduate students and to the integrity of our research, teaching, and engagement mission. We take reports of misconduct seriously. Cornell encourages the commenter to provide details of their complaint by filing an EthicsPoint complaint at ...

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  2. "Quiet life"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Highly diverse graduate environment. - Highly intellectual.

    Cons

    - Too many rich undergrads (not too diverse).

    Cornell University2019-04-19

    Cornell University Response

    May 9, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback, and we're glad you recommend your experience working at Cornell! Supporting diversity in education and our workplace is a fundamental priority at Cornell. A recent article in the Cornell Chronicle noted that the Class of 2021 "is the ...

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  3. "Lots of opportunities available if you keep up to date on everything"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Wide range of experts from all of the different colleges and departments - Correspondingly, there is a large variety of opportunities that students here have - Professors are open to meeting with students and try to help as much as they can

    Cons

    - Information on opportunities and events are not readily available if they're outside of your major/department

    Cornell University2019-04-19

    Cornell University Response

    May 9, 2019

    Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. Have you checked out the new Experience Cornell website? (https://experience.cornell.edu) It's a hub that lists opportunities all across the university for research, public engagement, career development, and more for undergrads, graduate, ...

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  4. "Life at Cornell"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Awesome university with highly flexible coursework

    Cons

    Climate is extremely cold for 9 months

    Cornell University2019-03-25

    Cornell University Response

    April 17, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We hope you're enjoying the warmer spring weather!

  5. "Graduate student"

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    PhD Graduate Student in Ithaca, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation is good especially compared to other programs in my field.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency in assignation of TAship and GAship roles.

    Cornell University2018-06-15
  6. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student 

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Best place to work Nice compensation Many supporting facilities and resources

    Cons

    Difficult to commute outside the campus and city

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Cornell University2018-03-11
  7. "Graduate Student in the Physics Department"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent resources for experimental physicists and engineers. The nanofabrication facility (CNF) is outstanding, providing access to state of the art tools and expert advise from staff. Cornell Center for Materials Research also has some great tools for microscopy, device characterization, and fabrication. - Tons of talks and seminars accessible to students. The graduate society is very active and organizes... frequent social events. - For a small town, Ithaca has a lot of great restaurants, hiking, and things to do. - Stipend is reasonable. Health insurance included. - Welcoming environment for women and minorities.

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    Cons

    - If you don't like the cold, you will have a bad time. Winters can be pretty harsh, making travel difficult. - Ithaca is far away from pretty much everything. - This is mostly universal for grad school, but work life balance can be non existent at times. Be prepared to spend late nights and weekends on campus. - Housing can be a little expensive, especially if you want to live near campus. - Career... guidance for physics PhDs looking to pursue jobs outside of academia is basically nonexistent. Career services occasionally has events, but they are poorly advertised. - Food on campus is overpriced and not very good.

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    Cornell University2018-01-31
  8. "Material Science PhD student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers and advisor. Lab run really well. Enough funding

    Cons

    Long hours, graduation unclear, low pay

    Cornell University2018-02-07
  9. "Good school for graduate studies"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to pursue your graduate studies

    Cons

    Ithaca has very harsh winter

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Cornell University2017-08-24

    Cornell University Response

    August 28, 2017Staffing Consultant

    Thanks for the great review!

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Student Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent stipend for the location

    Cons

    The location is remote and cold

    Cornell University2017-04-03

    Cornell University Response

    April 5, 2017Staffing Consultant

    We'll admit that we can't control the weather but we try our best to get you connected to major cities. Try checking out the campus to campus bus service that runs 3 time a day to NYC.

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