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On average, employees at Columbia University give their company a 4.0 rating out of 5.0 - which is 5% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Columbia University employees are Research Scientists submitting an average rating of 4.9 and Postdoctoral Research Scientists with a rating of 4.5. Browse Columbia University Reviews by Job Title →

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Average Rating
(based on 65 Columbia University Review Ratings)
Company Culture 4.0
Growth Opportunities 3.6
People You Work With 4.4
Person You Work For 4.3
Rewards You Receive 3.7
Support You Get 4.1
Way You Work 4.2
Work Setting 3.9

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87 Columbia University Company Reviews and Ratings


Senior Analyst
Posted 2 months ago in New York City, NY

"Columbia University is very well known, not much more I can add. The Dept. of Systems Biology is great and we are doing great things"

Support You Get 4 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5
Research Scientist
Posted 2 months ago in New York City, NY

"I have been working at the Columbia University (CU) for 12 years. CU is one of the eight of the American Universities belonging to Ivy League."

Way You Work 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Orange Beach, AL

"I suspect the company has a very positive corporate culture that did not seem to filter into the admissions department. This department, filled with caring, educated professionals, was sadly, in my opinion, working with a micro-management mentality that exhibited a controlling and disrespectful attitude toward employees."

Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5
Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Support You Get 3 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in Orange Beach, AL

"In my opinion, over controlling micro-management toward education, professionals but may have been department rather than company. Saying yes to company CEO recommendation in light of insight only with departmental experience. Left before I could have a fulfilling professional experience."

Support You Get 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Way You Work 2 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5

Average Columbia University Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $4
Anonymous Employee
Posted 2 months ago in New York City, NY

"A good place to learn new technology, not a place to stay long term, horrible upper management."

Support You Get 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Work Setting 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 3 months ago in New York City, NY

"I've been working for Columbia University for 2 years. It is very bureaucratic, which makes it difficult to do my job sometimes. The workplace is awful - old, dirty, terrible building employees that I have to work with."

Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Support You Get 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Research Scientist
Posted 3 months ago in New York City, NY
Growth Opportunities 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 4 months ago in New York City, NY

"Great environment, great coworkers and job!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 4 months ago in New York City, NY

"Columbia is a very big place, run in a very fragmented, feudalistic way. Very hit-or-miss, depending on your individual departmental situation. Many managers are dead weight, holding on for retirement, blocking any possible advancement. In a corporate environment they'd be fired. Work here for a while if you're feeling lazy, then get back to the real world when you feel like having a career again."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
People You Work With 4 / 5 Support You Get 4 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 5 months ago in New York City, NY
People You Work With 5 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
Work Setting 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Anonymous Employee
Posted 6 months ago in New York City, NY

"Good place and good people here."

Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Person You Work For 4 / 5
Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Senior Benefits Consultant
Posted 6 months ago in New York City, NY

"Columbia is a very difficult place to share new ideas and methods."

People You Work With 3 / 5 Support You Get 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5 Person You Work For 1 / 5
Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
AV Technical Assistant
Posted 7 months ago in New York City, NY

"So far so good. I have enjoyed myself thus far and everyone seems really nice."

Growth Opportunities 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5 Company Culture 5 / 5
People You Work With 4 / 5 Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Person You Work For 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Clinical Research Coordinator
Posted last year in New York City, NY

What do you like about working at Columbia University?

"Everyone is willing to work together for a common goal."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Contact people directly. Don't go through their application portal. E-mail and ask around."

What don't you like about working at Columbia University?

"There is loads and loads of bureaucracy. It's hard to get things done."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't know the CEO because it is such a large institution."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5
Assistant Professor
Posted 2 years ago in New York City, NY

"Its Ok . Administrators have no vision and are arrogant"

What do you like about working at Columbia University?

"good balance of life and work. Thats the only perk"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Its OK. Overrated . but it ok to get a few years experience."

What don't you like about working at Columbia University?

"Red tapes. Political. extremely difficult to get things done. Bad administration"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be open to what the faculty has to say. they probably know more about the subject than you do."

Work Setting 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
People You Work With 3 / 5 Support You Get 1 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Growth Opportunities 1 / 5 Person You Work For 5 / 5
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