Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    A good learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not sure if I can generalize for the institute because it really depends on the lab you are working in. Mostly always found people in this organization to be helpful work wise. Summer is a fun time as they have lots of events that liven up the work place after the harsh winter months in Buffalo. My coworkers were co-operative and friendly. The benefits/ vacation time off keeps accruing, the more number of years you put in at Roswell, which is definitely a big plus!

    Cons

    Salary could have been better although it is sufficient for Buffalo's cost of living. Working hour rules (badge swipe in swipe out system for certain job grades to complete 40 hours a week for full time) can be a nuisance as you are forced to hang around even on days when you finish work early.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Cancer Hospital, Research is not so good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Student In Research in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Master Student In Research in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, Some facilities are good and new.

    Cons

    Too many PI's, resulting in not enough money available for some. PI's are uncertain, some master students and PhD's had to be relocated due to this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less PI's, bigger groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Just a drag place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work / Life balance and nothing else

    Cons

    IT system sucks even FBI would not be so crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote hardworking people within rather than get outsiders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best job, worst treatment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Member in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - IT Member in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with, and a mission like no other

    Cons

    Administration does not value the very talent they hire nor trust them to do their jobs. Arrogance abounds and they assume they know more than the experts they hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the C-Suite people end to end. Time for a house cleaning before the place declines to the levels pre PBC status.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    No career advancement, hiring practices and salaries not consistent across the board

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dedicated Clinical and Nursing staff
    Healthcare and retirement benefits through NYS are exceptional; once NYS severs ties, however, benefits may take a nose dive.

    Cons

    No career development or opportunities, outside of Nursing.
    Employee loyalty/longevity/performance not recognized; No employee incentives or room for growth or advancement.
    Top heavy administration made up of uninspired second-and third-stringers.
    Top-down communication is abysmal. HR Department lacks leaders.
    No rewards for merit.
    Salaries and hiring practices are inconsistent and capricious.
    Lackluster leadership; corporate vision is myopic with no "big picture" strategy.
    Employee morale is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top-heavy organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Faculty in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Faculty in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    Very good team of doctors, clinic staff and researchers. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Very top-heavy organization, especially too many directors, administrators and managers. They care only about saving their backs. Too much focus on fund raising and advertising, it's only the business model they care about. No real focus towards helping clinical or research staff do their jobs. Departments that are there to provide support to research do nothing but impede research projects. Also, pay is not that great for clinicians and research staff. Lot of good and talented people have been leaving for variety of reasons. Those who are staying have to over come too many odds to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat, especially all those managers and administrators (non MDs and PhDs) who walk around all day and waste time in useless meetings. Take care of your clinical and research staff better, you don't realize how much talent you are wasting or letting go. These are the people who will help the organization succeed, not the useless ones that only talk all day and make up arbitrary rules and regulations. Promote people who do the work, and not just your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    HR position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Internship in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources Internship in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

    Pros

    Good department
    Good team
    Variety of tasks-experience fundraising, organising employee recognition program, inventory management,
    Good setting
    Interesting work
    Good benefts

    Cons

    Sometimes autocratic boss. Assignments could sometimes be trivial and unimportant. There was no knowledge or skills gained in certain assignments only a boss riding high on an ego trip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better program organisation. See and discover skills of employees. Be aware of people working several layers below you. Assess if projects assigned are appropriate to the education and experience of the employee

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