September 28, 2014

Cornell Ranked Fifth Best University to Work for in 2014

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By SLOANE GRINSPOON

Cornell was ranked the fifth best university to work for in 2014 by Glassdoor, a job and career site based in the United States where employees can anonymously rate and review their workplace.

The report, titled ‘The Top 25 Universities to Work For,’ was released by Glassdoor Sept. 19. The rankings were computed solely on employee feedback submitted on Glassdoor’s website, and the site only ranked universities that received over 50 reviews between September 2013 and August 2014, according to a Forbes Magazine article.

Cornell’s employer rating was 4.3 on a five-point scale, with a 1.0 on the scale ranking “very dissatisfied” and a maximum 5.0 scale being “very satisfied.” The ratings were rounded to the nearest tenth for reporting simplicity, according to Glassdoor.

Topping the list for best university to work for in 2014 was Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with an employer rating of 4.4. Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Clemson University in South Carolina followed in second and third place, both with a score of 4.3.

Ivy League institution Princeton University came in fourth place also with a score of 4.3, while Yale University came in eighth place with a score of 4.2.

Cornell, Princeton and Yale were the only Ivy League schools to appear on the report.

In Glassdoor’s 2013 report on the same measure, Cornell was ranked the 12th best university to work for out of 25 schools.

“All of these universities employ thousands of people, and higher education is one of the industries that brings a lot of satisfaction across the board,” said Scott Dobroski, a Glassdoor career trends analyst to Forbes Magazine. “For anyone thinking about working at a university or college, this list points to the universities and colleges that are great employers and can be great long-term employers.”

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