Cornell University Postdoctoral Research Associate Reviews

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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  1. "good school"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cornell University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good university and great area for living

    Cons

    only one university in this town

  2. "good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, close to restaurants

    Cons

    parking is expensive/not widely available


  3. "Postdoc at Cornell"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay is OK for postdocs, living costs are not that high.

    Cons

    Travel can be hard in winter and not many job opportunities in the area.

  4. "short impression"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful facilities for research, safe campus and great dining services for faculty/staff

    Cons

    small town with limited ways travelling around, >=5 months in cold per year.

  5. "Great Place to Wok"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Excellent Benefits Great Atmosphere Excellent People and supporting staff

    Cons

    Parking (parking especially with all the construction can be a absolute headache.)

    Cornell University Response

    January 13, 2020

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback!

  6. "Generous retirement saving and full-paid time off for maternal leave."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    retirement saving is 10% of salary. No need to match. The paid time off for maternal leave is up to 6 month, which is very generous.

    Cons

    No big companies around. Hard for the spouse to find a job.

    Cornell University Response

    December 23, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. Cornell works hard to provide great benefits! Did you know that you can find resources to support job searches for spouses and partners on the HR website? https://hr.cornell.edu/jobs/relocating/job-search-resources

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

    I have been working at Cornell University for less than a year

    Pros

    They offer good salary and great benefits

    Cons

    I have no complains. Cornell is a great community.

  8. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A Great place for research

    Cons

    The weather can be bad

  9. "Research Scientist in the Immunology Department"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, flexible work schedule, access to resources, good benefits

    Cons

    little upward mobility, little job security

  10. "Nice place to work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral 

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very nice people, nice scenery

    Cons

    Ithaca is remote and difficult to adjust if one is used to bigger cities

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