Great Benefits, Bad Atmosphere
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Morningside Heights, NY – July 19, 2016
Disclaimer: Columbia University is a big place with many different schools and offices. I cannot speak for every school and office in the university, only for the one where I worked.
When I first started to work at Columbia, the school where I was working was a great place to work. I was treated well, and was made to feel valued and appreciated.
As time went on, things changed, and the atmosphere of the workplace became very toxic, and it became difficult to work there. Employees were treated poorly, and the management gave us no encouragement, help or appreciation. Employees became ill from the stress.
My co-workers were, for the most part, helpful and nice. The students were also polite, friendly and thankful for whatever help we gave them. I had a good rapport, also, with faculty members. Management was another story.
Columbia offers very good benefits, which almost made the awful workplace atmosphere bearable.
Good benefits, including generous vacation allowance and free tuition
Office politics, unnecessary stress, harassment