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Cornell University Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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Martha E. Pollack
119 Ratings
  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant 

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, plenty of resources

    Cons

    none, working here is great

    Cornell University2019-06-20

    Cornell University Response

    June 25, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We're glad your experience working at Cornell has been positive.

  2. "Catering food server"

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good managers and supervisors to work with. Food perks.

    Cons

    Long hour shift/standing time. Very tiring at night

    Cornell University2019-06-20

    Cornell University Response

    June 25, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. The folks at Cornell Catering do an amazing job!

  3. "Great work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great CEO, flexible hours, fair compensation

    Cons

    No benefits, some management should be improved

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits

    Cornell University2019-07-04

    Cornell University Response

    July 15, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide a review. We value feedback and would like to hear if you have more specific recommendations; please use this anonymous survey: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EitErAP80n9YkR

  4. "good working environment for you"

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    Current Employee - Chef in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    its a good place to work

    Cons

    its a busy place for sure

    Cornell University2019-07-03

    Cornell University Response

    July 15, 2019

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We're grateful for our award-winning dining staff!

  5. Helpful (1)

    "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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  6. "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.

  7. "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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  8. "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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "A harrowing experience"

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

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

    Pros

    -There are a few people high up in the administration that really care about making Cornell a more inclusive, safe place. I just wish there were more of them. -Higher than average grad stipend and year-round health insurance, but no dental or vision

    Cons

    -Toxic work culture with a focus on prestige and appearance rather than quality research -Abuse, both sexual and emotional, from students and professors -Title IX and ombudsman office are understaffed and the processes in place to report assault or abuse are time consuming and triggering -Outdated scientific equipment in many labs -Working in isolation for years with no feedback on performance or career advancement...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to support people in the administration who are trying to advocate for better student treatment and benefits. Offer management training to professors and lab technicians.

    Cornell University2019-06-21

    Cornell University Response

    June 25, 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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  10. "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.

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