Cornell University Employee Reviews about "great place"

Updated 26 Jun 2020

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Pros
  • "Ithaca is a charming town (as long as you don't need the stimulation of a big city(in 68 reviews)

  • "Great work environment and people(in 63 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary compared to cost of living in Ithaca is low(in 141 reviews)

  • "No downsides; winters are cold in Ithaca(in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Something for everyone"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research 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

    It is a great place to study and learn.

    Cons

    None I can think of!

  2. "World-Class Research"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cornell is a great place to perform research, led by some of the smartest faculty members around.

    Cons

    Being a graduate student is a constant state of limbo, where you are either treated like a student or staff, whichever benefits the university more at the time.


  3. "A Great, Flexible Student Job!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Student Caller in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at the annual fund is great. They really value their student employers, and scheduling is super flexible. The evening hours are unlikely to conflict with most academic obligations, and it's easy to flex out of a shift or find another worker to sub for you if you have a prelim. And on the flip side, it's easy to work almost every day if you want to. They also buy callers who do well food on occasion, so that's a fun bonus. Overall it's a great place to work as a student!

    Cons

    Over time they have become a bit more obsessed with metrics, which unfortunately coincides with fewer people picking up their phones due to an overabundance of spam calls. That said, your salary isn't based on any of those metrics. Also, on occasion, you'll talk to some angry people, but it's much less frequent than one would expect, or what would happen in any other client-facing position.

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  4. "Overall a good place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Leadership Giving Officer in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cornell University is a great place to work with good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Alumni Affairs and Development is disorganized and lacks cohesive approach

  5. "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

  6. "Perfect"

    5.0
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    Current Contractor - Technical Writer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great town to live in

    Cons

    Pay could be better, promotions are slow to come

    Cornell University Response

    May 14, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We're glad you're enjoying living and working here! Have you seen the Career Navigator tool (https://hr.cornell.edu/career-navigator) or the Opportunity Graph in Workday? These are both excellent resources available to Cornell employees to help plan career advancement at the university.

  7. "Student"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Cornell University

    Pros

    Great place to learn and be surrounded by smart people.

    Cons

    Terrible weather, that gets in the way of studying.

  8. "General review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Winter takes some getting used to

  9. "Program Coordinator"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for work/life balance.

    Cons

    No real dawn backs to working here

  10. "Associate director"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Collegial, professional environment. Great place to learn more in a specific area. Pay was average, nice place to live.

    Cons

    Disappointed with ability to move up, once you hit middle management they always bring people in from outside. I have noticed lately that a couple former colleagues have moved up, which is good, but too late for me. Had to leave to advance.

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