Cornell University Reviews

Updated 14 Aug 2020

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Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack (no image)
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162 Ratings
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. "good program"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant 

    I worked at Cornell University part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good financial support, solid academic environment

    Cons

    disappointing response to efforts by graduate students to unionize

  2. "Game Day Staff"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Extremely friendly environment Provide food

    Cons

    Lots of standing and long hours


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous 

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

    Pros

    great community, a lot of resources, very kindly and friendly environment

    Cons

    winter is too long and so cold...

  4. "Amazing opportunity"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Collaboration with head coach, Connect with diverse students

    Cons

    Pay is a little too low

  5. "it was not chill"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    competative environment encourages collaboration and professional development

    Cons

    competative environment can make you feel like an imposter

  6. "Food service worker"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    highest pay on campus and free meals during shift

    Cons

    long hours and a lot of labor

  7. "great school"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    best campus, great teachers and town

    Cons

    middle of nowhere, very expensive

  8. "Comments"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people working at Cornell.

    Cons

    Job functions have a tendency to be two roles wrapped into one.

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  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Aide 

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

    Pros

    Great research experience and opportunity to support a dynamic team leading studies on important issues. A supportive work environment that took personal career goals into consideration in assigned projects and opportunities.

    Cons

    I really enjoyed this position and felt there weren't any cons.

  10. "Great work-study opportunity"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone in the Stacks Management Department is friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    Nothing negative stood out specifically

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