Cornell University Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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  1. "Great Environment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    On the cutting edge for research positions

    Cons

    Not all fields are equal

  2. "Low pay, as for satisfaction, it really all comes down to your PI"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Technician 

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed summers if your PI has a family, interesting and diverse work.

    Cons

    Pay is well below the market average for a similar skill set. Glass ceiling.

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  3. "N/A"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Student Library Assistant in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible, was overall pretty chill

    Cons

    Not much, sometimes odd scheduling

  4. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Courtesy Professor/Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cornell provides support and flexibility in performance of job.

    Cons

    If you are looking for an urban environment, Ithaca is surrounded my farmland.

  5. "Good to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Gardener 

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Boring job every day .

  6. "World-Class Research"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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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.

  7. "Excellent peers, amazing campus"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student in Ithaca, NY

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

    Pros

    Beautiful and peaceful campus, excellent job opportunities

    Cons

    There is not a lot to do in the city

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    "Education is Biased"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Training and Development Manager in Ithaca, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable employment, good food

    Cons

    They mistreat you, they don’t pay enough, they expect you to work overtime when you are salaries.

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  9. "Good part time"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Fairly easy job, flexible hours

    Cons

    Management not always the beat

  10. "TA"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company, smart people, flexible

    Cons

    little pay for undergraduate students, very sad

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