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Cornell University Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2019

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4.3
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86%
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94%
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Martha E. Pollack
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Ithaca is a nice town to live in, albeit slightly expensive for the middle of nowhere(in 66 reviews)

  • "Great place to work, great town to live in(in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ithaca is isolated from the rest of society -- NYC is a 4 hour drive minimum(in 127 reviews)

  • "It can be a bit too cold during winters(in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the best minds in the industry

    Cons

    None at all ! I love it here

    Advice to Management

    None

    Cornell University2017-01-09
  2. "Good employers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University

    Pros

    Healthy work life balance, good community, gorgeous Ithaca

    Cons

    bad weather, long working hours

    Cornell University2013-12-13
  3. "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...

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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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  4. "Good TA gig"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cornell University part-time

      Pros

      Flexible hours & high pay

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of!

      Cornell University2019-05-29

      Cornell University Response

      June 3, 2019

      Thanks very much for taking time to provide feedback! We're glad you had a positive experience here at Cornell.

    • "Instructor"

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      Former Employee - Instructor in Ithaca, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cornell University part-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great possibilities to learn from crazy smart people from all over the word and disciplines

      Cons

      Way too stressful as an environment

      Cornell University2019-05-25

      Cornell University Response

      June 3, 2019

      Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We value feedback of all kinds, and would like to hear any suggestions or observations you'd like to share in more detail -- feel free to use this anonymous online form: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EitErAP80n9YkR Cornell ...

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    • "Thumbs Up"

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      Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Very good experience for me

      Cons

      No cons at all here

      Advice to Management

      None

      Cornell University2019-05-17

      Cornell University Response

      June 3, 2019

      Thanks for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Cornell.

    • "Great Place to Work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        There's a lot to do, a lot of variety in the work and a good sense of community.

        Cons

        No con comes to mind

        Cornell University2019-05-14

        Cornell University Response

        June 3, 2019

        Thanks for taking time to write! We're glad your experience here has been so positive.

      • "Very good employer"

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          Former Employee - Research Associate 

          I worked at Cornell University full-time

          Pros

          Good salaries and working conditions

          Cons

          High standards. Great productivity required

          Cornell University2019-05-14

          Cornell University Response

          May 14, 2019

          Thanks for taking time to provide feedback. We're glad you had a positive experience working at Cornell!

        • "Great place to work...depending on your department"

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          Current Employee - Content Strategist in Ithaca, NY
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Approves of CEO

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

          Pros

          Great salaries, fun colleagues, work that improves society

          Cons

          It's difficult to do bad work, which works out great if you don't do much. But it's not so great for people who are hard workers by design. It's very difficult to advance, especially internally. Political bureaucracies reign, but such is the nature of higher ed.

          Cornell University2019-05-22

          Cornell University Response

          June 3, 2019

          Thank you for taking time to provide feedback! Cornell is dedicated to creating an environment conducive to growth and development -- we hope you'll check out some of the innovative career-building resources that HR has assembled. The Career Navigator tool can help you learn about ...

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        • "Amazing School"

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          Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in New York, NY

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

          Pros

          Cornell offers a supportive environment and gives the opportunity to nurture our interests

          Cons

          Ithaca is an isolated place.

          Cornell University2019-05-01

          Cornell University Response

          May 9, 2019

          Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. Have you seen the new liveinithaca.org website? They have a great volunteering/philanthropy area -- finding and building community through volunteering is a great way to connect in Ithaca!

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