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Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 16, 2018
it is an ok place to work if you have the right manager. Acadamia is always a tricky place to work but at the end of the day, the right culture and right people make a difference
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Salaries do not match cost of living in NYC.
Postdoctoral Researcher (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 14, 2018
As a Postdoc, I was hoping to be able to take some courses, at least for a discount. Nope. You have to pay full price, which would immediately eat your tiny salary.

Columbia University itself is fairly disorganized. Each Department is on its own, nothing interoperates.
Pros
Some good labs
Cons
The doorman in my building made more than I did as a postdoc.
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It was really great working at Columbia University and learn about Accounts Payable. I also got a chance to learn about PeopleSoft software. It was a
Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 13, 2018
It was really great working at Columbia University and learn about Accounts Payable. I also got a chance to learn about PeopleSoft software. It was a great working environment.
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Audio Visual Technician (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 12, 2018
The resident Audio Visual department in Columbia is a proud union of workers who prioritize quality beyond the status quo. My experience there has so far been fantastic and I have recommended my friends for work there.
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productive workplace
Porter (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 12, 2018
as a porter, the work can be busy but productive. hardest part is being outside in the elements which can change from day to day and walking around alot.
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Financial Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 11, 2018
It was very nice working at Columbia. I enjoyed working there. The environment of were I worked was a bit toxic. But on the bright side you make great connections with people along the way.
Pros
connections
Cons
amount of holidays off
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The staff is very collaborative
Project Supervisor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 9, 2018
• Planned, implemented and directed cleaning and floor care of public areas (lobbies, corridors, stairs, public restrooms and elevators) throughout campus (32 buildings).
• Tracked and implemented annual floor care plan for libraries, classrooms, reading and study rooms, Commencement preparation and upholstery cleaning.
• Enforced compliance of university policies, federal, state and local regulations and procedures according OSHA, state labor department and CDC.
• Projected estimates and scheduled billable work orders; conducted weekly employee payroll.
• Developed and conducted on site annual staff training and evaluation plans, ensuring unionized employees fully understood performance assessments and training objectives.
• Maintained adequate inventory of supplies and equipment in good condition, driving productive relationships with suppliers and contractors
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Not good
Officer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 4, 2018
Worse health care coverage in the industry after paying very high premium, they have options with big out of pocket and deductibles. United healthcare serve this company. The worst.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Worst health insurance coverage
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pay much lower than any other institutes in new york
Associate Research Scientist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 27, 2018
work time is flexible, but pay too less. you have to concern your living cost in this big city while the salary is completely not enough especially when you have kids.
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Ok pay, good perks
RESEARCH ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Morningside Heights, NYSeptember 27, 2018
Average compensation for a nonprofit institution but superior perks. Educational opportunities, cultural events, free lectures and films abound. Very pleasant environment away from midtown and downtown with plenty of parks and river views for lunch and walks after work.
Pros
Very good working environment and great perks
Cons
Lack of management expertise in an inflexible bureaucratic structure.
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Ordinary run of the mill workplace
Technical Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 25, 2018
Applying security in Epic for new users, updating current users records as necessary. Learned Epic here, management is weak, culture is confusing, dealing with personalities is the most challenging part of the job. Achieving daily objectives is the most enjoyable part of the job.
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Authorization Insurance Surgical Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort Lee, NJSeptember 24, 2018
Coordinates all aspects of securing accounts to include pre-registration eligibility,Initiate authorizations for all medical procedures.
Verifies insurance coverage by using Experian, phone or managed care company websites. Notified practice managers and call center in the event pre-certification is not obtained in time.
I work at a friendly workplace culture
The most enjoyable part of the job is completing the tasks before the deadline.
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Don't do it
biller (Former Employee) –  Ft. Lee, NJSeptember 24, 2018
past employee THE WORSE PLACE TO WORK FOR ( ft.Lee) favoritism managers love the butt kissers !!!! The chatting with Hr offices in Ft.Lee amongst managers and employees for hours at a time is a disgrace. Hr and managers try to down talk you and when they see you do not tolerate their nonsense - you are truly Flagged and will pick on you and make you quit- turn around time is unreal!!! DON'T DO IT NOT WORTH THE AGGRAVATION
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Managment, H.R., dept leaders
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Working at Columbia boost my skills
Contingent Worker (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 23, 2018
Columbia was a great experience from meeting student dorm rooms to different managers and seeing how they interact with the students I learned a lot from how the porter business side works from keeping the building clean to recycling and to dusting and seeing how a clean environment makes a much more healthier environment.
Pros
Painting
Cons
Wish it was more work
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Front desk receptionist
Front desk receptionist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 23, 2018
I enjoy working at Columbia University as a front desk receptionist because I enjoy administrative work . I use to set up meetings, schedules and respond to multiple emails.
Pros
n/a
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n/a
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It was fun
Arabic dialect Annotation project (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 20, 2018
It was very comfortable and very nice to work with them and I learned a lot of words and how do I have to translate words in correct way. I did not work by hour but how many words should I complete every 400 words with $ 100.
Pros
Worked online
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Columbia University is a productive work environment
Senior Medical Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 17, 2018
Columbia University is a fun, and productive work environment. The most enjoyable part of the job is gaining so much knowledge from working with doctors in different specialities
Pros
fast pace learning environment
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Faculty, graduate students and support staff were top rate.
Administrative Aide/Graduate Secretary (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 17, 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping the students achieve their goals towards receiving their PhDs. I made great connections with colleagues
Pros
The students
Cons
The Administration
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4.0
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Great place to work
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 12, 2018
Although it is a great place to work, it is hard to advance from union to management. Sometimes they require more work than what they are willing to pay. It sort of forces you to stay in a position, because you would not want to go some place and work like a dog and only make a few dollars more for what you do in your present position with less headaches.
Pros
Great place and the campus is beautiful.
Cons
Hard to advance especially if you don't make friends.
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engage team.
Janitor/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 11, 2018
it was a great place to work,also everyone is engaged,evryone treates everyone with respect. their is room for growth. had weekends off. has 3 schedule to choose from6-2,2-10,10-6.
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