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  1. No...just no...

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    Current Employee - Office in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Office in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clean 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. RPCI is a not a very easy place for Masters students

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (more than a year)

    Pros

    The 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRy 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

  3. 2 people found this helpful

    A classic example of employee neglect

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    Current Employee - Administrator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Administrator in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

    Wage 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    state of the art facility

    Cons

    back 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 ManagementAdvice

    trim the fat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Benefits are good, employee treatment not good

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Secretary in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Time Off, Holidays

    Cons

    Poor treatment, favoritism, lack of promotions, lack of praise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take classes

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Not a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

    Pros

    It 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)

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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