Cornell University Reviews

Updated 3 Mar 2021

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4.5
92%
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Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack (no image)
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239 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. "good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    flexible research schedules and meetings

    Cons

    soft money being paid annually

  2. "Very competitive salary"

    5.0
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Researcher in Ithaca, NY

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    One of the highest salaries in this field for a graduate researcher position

    Cons

    There's nothing to complain about


  3. "Depends on Professor/Advisor"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Teaching Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, good community, reliable expectations

    Cons

    Often requires more than 20 hr/week. Semester average is ~20hr/week though. Workplace protections could be stronger, though whether that's relevant depends significantly on the professor/advisor.

  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Lab Technician 

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and nice people

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous at times

  5. "Hotel Administration"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teaching Assitstant 

    I worked at Cornell University part-time

    Pros

    Good hours, and flexible staff

    Cons

    None, they were a great place to work

  6. "Great place"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture and flexible schedules

    Cons

    Pay can be considered too low for some

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  7. "CS Master @ Cornell"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Student in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Java, Python, SpringBoot, React.js, and more

    Cons

    need more time to think about

  8. "Graduate Student Researcher"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Researcher 

    I have been working at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Stable, welcoming, learn a lot

    Cons

    Poor salary, location too middle of nowhere

  9. "Amazing Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cornell is a diverse place of research and learning with incredible collaboration opportunities across the campus and across the world. With such a powerful brand, a career at Cornell opens doors in many unexpected ways. I have found a good work/life balance in my job and can work outside my job description to develop other interests. Ithaca is a beautiful place to live, and I feel lucky every time I go outside -- in any season.

    Cons

    At times, the bureaucracy is frustrating. "Big Red Tape" is no joke.

  10. "Great place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 

    I worked at Cornell University full-time

    Pros

    Very good research field to work

    Cons

    There is no cons for me to share

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