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Updated 20 Jun 2019

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4.3
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Martha E. Pollack
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Ithaca is a nice town to live in, albeit slightly expensive for the middle of nowhere(in 66 reviews)

  • "Great place to work, great town to live in(in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ithaca is isolated from the rest of society -- NYC is a 4 hour drive minimum(in 127 reviews)

  • "It can be a bit too cold during winters(in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Ithaca is gorgeous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University

    Pros

    Everyone in lab and involved in University is super lates back and friendly, hardly surprising when they live in such a beautiful place with so many great things to do outdoors

    Cons

    Well it gets pretty cold in the winter but you get used to it! Can’t really complain otherwise, great atmosphere!

    Cornell University2017-12-18
  2. "Law School Admissions Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You have the chance to work with the wonderful staff, the 10 hours a week is solid, and giving tours is fun.

    Cons

    The first semester is a bit slow, and the second semester is a bit busy, but all in all it's solid.

    Cornell University2017-10-23
  3. "researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cornell University

    Pros

    friendly staff with good cafeteria and grounds

    Cons

    bureaucracy and staff not rewarded enough for hard work

    Advice to Management

    reward staff

    Cornell University2014-01-12
  4. "Great job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Cornell University

      Pros

      Work with very intelligent people

      Cons

      Work with very very intelligent people

      Cornell University2013-11-12
    • "Catering food server"

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      Current Employee - Food Service Worker in Ithaca, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good managers and supervisors to work with. Food perks.

      Cons

      Long hour shift/standing time. Very tiring at night

      Cornell University2019-06-20
    • "Great Student Work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Easy duties, part time, fits with schedule

        Cons

        System to enter timesheet can be hard to use

        Cornell University2019-06-20
      • "good"

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          Current Employee - Research Assistant 

          I have been working at Cornell University part-time

          Pros

          flexible hours, plenty of resources

          Cons

          none, working here is great

          Cornell University2019-06-20
        • Helpful (1)

          "A Decent Education & An Unhealthy Work Environment"

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          Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Ithaca, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

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

          Pros

          Access to cutting-edge equipment and the opportunity to work with extremely talented people in a wide range of scientific, business, and artistic fields.

          Cons

          As a graduate student, I experienced horrid management by professors: employee infighting was encouraged, falsified data was pushed for publication, emotionally volatile/immature bosses were the norm. There was a lack of clear goals for every professor I worked with and unpaid overtime was the norm. We were promised jobs only if we did everything they said and constantly threatened if we stepped out of line or questioned...

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          Advice to Management

          Train your professors in management. Give your graduate students a voice, perhaps with a union. Study what other US academic institutions are doing. You cannot get away with squeezing everyone, professors as well as students, for more work and less pay forever.

          Cornell University2019-06-12

          Cornell University Response

          June 13, 2019

          Cornell is committed to the success of our graduate students and to the integrity of our research, teaching, and engagement mission. We take reports of misconduct seriously. Cornell encourages the commenter to provide details of their complaint by filing an EthicsPoint complaint at ...

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        • "Good TA gig"

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at Cornell University part-time

            Pros

            Flexible hours & high pay

            Cons

            Nothing I can think of!

            Cornell University2019-05-29

            Cornell University Response

            June 3, 2019

            Thanks very much for taking time to provide feedback! We're glad you had a positive experience here at Cornell.

          • "Instructor"

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            Former Employee - Instructor in Ithaca, NY
            Doesn't Recommend
            Neutral Outlook
            No Opinion of CEO

            I worked at Cornell University part-time for more than 8 years

            Pros

            Great possibilities to learn from crazy smart people from all over the word and disciplines

            Cons

            Way too stressful as an environment

            Cornell University2019-05-25

            Cornell University Response

            June 3, 2019

            Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We value feedback of all kinds, and would like to hear any suggestions or observations you'd like to share in more detail -- feel free to use this anonymous online form: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EitErAP80n9YkR Cornell ...

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