Roswell Park Cancer Institute
3.2 of 5 22 reviews
www.roswellpark.org Buffalo, NY

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Updated May 15, 2014

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute President, CEO, and Director Donald L. Trump

Donald L. Trump

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    No...just no...

    Office (Current Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    ProsPension, vacation time, the cafeteria is pricey but the food is pretty good.

    ConsNo room for advancement. Too many VPs, directors, managers, supervisors. Many who are overpaid, poor managers, and are in their positions because they suck up. Favoritism abounds. Job descriptions change to suit the manager when he/she has a particular pet or relative in mind to hire. The harder you work the more work you will find yourself rewarded with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house. Promote from within. Monitor HR. HR seems to promote and recommend their own for promotions in other areas of the hospitals even when they don't qualify.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    RPCI is a not a very easy place for Masters students

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe best reason to work here would be that people (those in wet lab) are very helpful and will answer any questions you have. The learning environment is great

    ConsSome challenges are that Masters students don't have a lot of opportunity to get paid

    Advice to Senior ManagementTRy keeping some budget for the graduate student, you probably will get more from them as they wont have to split their time between lab and part time jobs

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    A classic example of employee neglect

    Administrator (Current Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    ProsBenefits were traditionally good but have eroded to the point where rapidly increasing healthcare costs and lack of raises have resulted in take home pay decreasing yearly. Vacation, personal, and sick time are still competitive but there is little evidence that this trend will continue in the future.

    ConsWage increases are non-existent due to the state of New York. There is no room for personal advancement unless you are willing to wait for extremely long periods of time for other employees to retire. There is no evidence that the organization is any closer to a cure for cancer than it was when it was founded 100 years ago. Wages are not competitive with private companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe greatest resource of any organization is the employee. Investment here will be the key to finding comprehensive treatment for cancer, the purported goal of Roswell Park.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Buffalo, NY

    Prosstate of the art facility

    Consback stabbing is very common; lack of interest is guaranteed; lifetime leeching from NIH grants is the modus operendi; it would be a great place if you get rid of the ones that do nothing all day after day and are protected by their superiors

    Advice to Senior Managementtrim the fat

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Benefits are good, employee treatment not good

    Secretary (Current Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    ProsBenefits, Pay, Time Off, Holidays

    ConsPoor treatment, favoritism, lack of promotions, lack of praise

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake classes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Buffalo, NY

    ProsIt is one of the few research institutions in Buffalo, the facilities are new, the researchers are genuinely interested in helping each other out (not the PIs, but the lab personnel)

    ConsThe politics - it has been described as "indentured servitude". Management seems not able to rectify situations between PIs and their lab employees, and instead shuffles everyone around until there is a good fit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe research staff - the ones actually doing the work, not the PIs need to be treated with more respect and get more support from management in cases where there is a dispute between PIs and their lab personnel.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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