Great benefits if you can put up with the dysfunction
Undergraduate Curriculum Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 30, 2018
Columbia has failed to adopt many of the management structures that are rather commonplace at competitive businesses and organizations these days. I found there was very little accountability and oversight. Managers were basically free to treat their workers like scum as long as they stayed within the letter of the law, and it was pretty clear that workers had few, if any, options for redressing grievances. I saw some rather extreme abuses by staff during my time there, and the university authorities basically just shrugged it off and said there was nothing they could do.
That being said, it's hard to argue with the amazing perks that came along with working for an Ivy League university. It's a great job if you happen to get a good manager. I did not.