Cuny Research Foundation Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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Cuny Research Foundation President Richard F. Rothbard
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Pros
  • flexible schedule depending on department (in 5 reviews)

  • good benefits for full time workers (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much opportunity for growth, positions are often funded by grants which may not be renewed (in 3 reviews)

  • There is no room for growth and very little hours (in 2 reviews)

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  1. IT intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrison, NJ

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for starting your career

    Cons

    none at this point i guess


  2. Pay is never on time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great research environment, good pocket money for a student. Flexible working hours, Interesting problems to work on. NSF funded projects are great stepping stones for further research.

    Cons

    Lots of times, pay is not on time...project funding is iffy and is not constant. You might get paid one pay-period and then not get paid the next because funding is not on time and other shenanigans.

    Advice to Management

    Please coordinate with PI to make paying people a priority, too many in project terminations and rehires to make working at the Research Foundation worthwhile....


  3. One of the best places I

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation part-time

    Pros

    It is a supportive and collegial environment.

    Cons

    insufficient hours given to part timers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more hours for Adjuncts to make a better living.


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  5. CUNY IT Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours depending on where you are placed. Payment every two weeks.

    Cons

    Not much pay. Could be bad if you don't like where you are placed.


  6. Program Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, great staff. Very productive environment

    Cons

    The students can be a bit irrational.


  7. IT Assistant.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good management and flexible hours.

    Cons

    None so far that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  8. Teaching Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation part-time

    Pros

    Stable and trustworthy organization. Ideal work environment. High pay for this specific position. Fair amount of work. Overall, a good opportunity.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Very little responsibility is given to employee. It's a job rather than a career. You can't develop yourself in the specific area. No networking opportunities. Very limited reference opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to everyone when hiring for the position. If you hire somebody for a position try to give some responsibilities to the person. Try to take the person's opinion in some aspects. Do a better review when hiring people.


  9. Science Tutor

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    Former Employee - Science Tutor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Science Tutor in New York, NY

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    well paid part time job

    Cons

    the system was not really organized


  10. My experience so far has been very satisfying

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'm not sure what it is like to work for the Research Foundation since my position is only funded by them. As a CUNY Service Corps employee, I find the position highly gratifying. Though I am mostly involved with the behind the scenes work, I find great pride in being service to NYC through the Service Corps program.

    Cons

    The workload can become stressful at times, but my manager is great at delegation and empowers her assistants to do their best.


  11. research assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    well paid part time job. the work is not hard and people are nice. I enjoy the enviroment

    Cons

    the work is not very exciting, and funding is not very good,just nice part time job.

    Advice to Management

    get more funding, get more project, employ more smart people, pay more



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