Cornell University Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack (no image)
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272 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment and challenging work(in 76 reviews)

  • "Fantastic institution to work at in Ithaca(in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ithaca is somewhat remote (but beautiful(in 156 reviews)

  • "Remote location and cold winters(in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Research Assistant Review"

    5.0
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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

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  2. "Good employers"

    4.0
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    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


  3. "Great place to work!!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone wants to help students learn, and they are understanding about how students are busy.

    Cons

    I am a generalist/do communications, so I feel pretty unhelpful about some technical aspects of the role. Might be hard to "fit in" if you don't know a lot about birds and ecology.

  4. "A Big Little Employer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Licensed Veterinary Technician in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Progressive policies, cutting edge research, great benefits, international community, beautiful campus, emerging leader in employee well-being

    Cons

    Chronically short-staffed with high turnover and a baked-in culture of poor self-care. Mid-level management is extremely hit or miss at consistently applying policies and pursuing university goals. Some departments are wonderful to work in, but many, especially in the veterinary hospitals, are toxic dead-ends. Reporting structure is poorly organized mish-mash of official and unofficial supervisors. You'll feel like you have 8 bosses instead of 1 and who they are changes depending on the day and the hour and the task at hand. Senior management are trying, but it's slow and painful progress as many supervisors function like they still work in private practice, rather than managing employees to grow in their careers as part of an industry-leading organization.

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  5. "Great job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great co-workers, good experience

    Cons

    no cons for this job

  6. "Intellectual Environment / Good Benefits"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative, intellectually stimulating environment and culture, great benefits, wonderful brand

    Cons

    Limited career progression for non-academic staff. Salaries on the low side but it is a university., so that is to be expected. Depending on your role, you can work long hours because many teams run lean.

  7. "Meh"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Free food, cool people, lots of old and young employees

    Cons

    Low wage, standing all the time

  8. "Not bad"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Not badly paid, so it's good.

    Cons

    The workload is high sometimes.

  9. "Highly suggested"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Open and supportive academic experience

    Cons

    Far away from big cities

  10. "good place"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    there were very good supervisors

    Cons

    cant really say anything bad

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