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 →
"Been at Columbia for 6 years."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"A good place to learn new technology, not a place to stay long term, horrible upper management."
"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."
"Great environment, great coworkers and job!"
"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."
"Good place and good people here."
"Columbia is a very difficult place to share new ideas and methods."
"So far so good. I have enjoyed myself thus far and everyone seems really nice."
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."
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