Cuny Research Foundation

www.rfcuny.org

Cuny Research Foundation Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
72 Reviews
3.6
72 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Cuny Research Foundation President Richard F. Rothbard
Richard F. Rothbard
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, great managers, great benefits, incredible life-work balance, very little overtime (in 5 reviews)

  • Decent pay, flexible work hours, great learning opportunity (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Not much opportunity for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • a lot of student workers only part-time so they don't have to pay out benefits (in 2 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    There is a lot of support at the Headquarters for staff who are in the field (campuses).

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Administrator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The fringe benefits are great - ample annual and sick leave, best health insurance options, and generous retirement plans.

    Cons

    Sometimes reimbursements take multiple months to process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Postdoctoral Research

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation

    Pros

    Good health benefits, generous annual leave, sick pay days, many holidays, time-off policies, family and disability leave packages, administrative support

    Cons

    very low salary, much lower than the national average, and living in new york is very expensive. Leadership depends on the school you work at,

  3.  

    Great for starting up, not so great for long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work/life balance, summer flex hours (4 days/week @ 8.75 hours/day).

    Cons

    Below standard compensation (it's a non-profit), lack of training, lack of career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over more benefits, training or career path to overcome the naturally in the non-profit low compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    research associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation

    Pros

    good health care, tax-deferred transportation benefit and vacation time

    Cons

    low pay for city life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Teacher Assistan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Science Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Science Teacher in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can refresh knowledge while teaching and helping another students, gain a high respect in the school, and have a good connection with the academic department. Very flexible time and balance in work and study.

    Cons

    some students use the tool to finish their home work without effort. tutors quality is hard to control. Best tutors always are busier than someone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tutors can be rated by the students and salary should relate to the effort that teacher's input.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Administrative Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, helpful and cultural

    Cons

    Less roam for innovative ideas, anything needs approval first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of them are great, will help you a great deal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great.. Learn a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, very understanding directors/ deans

    Cons

    People have been there for centuries. Little room to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tutor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You can set your own schedule.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say so far.

  10.  

    Everyone's overworked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Specialist Intern
    Current Employee - IT Specialist Intern

    I have been working at Cuny Research Foundation

    Pros

    The CISDD IT Specialist Internship is a great place to put some real-life experience on your resume. This role is excellent to practice your customer service / desktop support / help desk skills.

    Cons

    Everyone from the interns to the supervisors are all overworked. Things are always late and there are always plenty of confusion. There are not enough staff to manage all the interns in the entire city. I was sent to work at a school that has over a thousand things in their inventory; half of which are computers and I was the sole manager of all things technology. This is not worth the little bit of money they pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My thoughts on the CUNY Research Foundation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Toddler Teacher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head Toddler Teacher in New York, NY

    I worked at Cuny Research Foundation (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Children's Center of John Jay College (CUNY) was a small, intimate, mostly cheerful place to teach the young children of college students who attended John Jay during the day. I enjoyed knowing whom I was working with, the wonderful directors who supported my creativity with the children and the relaxed, peaceful feeling of the center overall. The Research Foundation was good to this center for many years up until 2013.

    Cons

    The money from the Research Foundation was greatly reduced in my last month as an employee with the Children's Center of John Jay College and I was let go because my salary was considered too high for a toddler teacher with credentials ($41,000). They continued to take funding away from the Children's Center in 2014 ultimately forcing another employee to be let go permanently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the children for whom I served, what wonderful things I had to offer them as a nurturing, well educated EC teacher. I am dismayed by your looking at the bottom line-which was money! The Children's Center of John Jay College deserves a better look on how it was helping those college students whose children we have served over the years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Cuny Research Foundation Photos

Breakthrough

+ Add Photo

Work at Cuny Research Foundation? Share Your Experiences

Cuny Research Foundation

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.