Nathan Kline Institute Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Orangeburg, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Orangeburg, NY

    I worked at Nathan Kline Institute as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people, innovative research, excellent work life balance. Positive work environment. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    The only drawback is that the institute's funding is tied to the state, so the budget can be tight at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very good

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Orangeburg, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Orangeburg, NY

    I worked at Nathan Kline Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working conditions. Friendly atmosphere. Scientifically very good.

    Cons

    Location of this place is remote. With out personal car/auto it is very difficulty to reach there, particularly from NJ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing benefits but management makes it almost not worth it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, NY

    I have been working at Nathan Kline Institute full-time

    Pros

    -Accrual of sick time and vacation in addition to getting personal time and the 12 holidays off is difficult to beat.
    -Retirement/pension plan is great.
    -Overall, it's a friendly environment.

    Cons

    -Lack of communication between departments is a detriment to the institution.
    -Little-to-no room for growth.
    -*Some* of the management is inflexible and unapproachable.
    -No performance reviews given.
    -Because NKI is tied to New York State, state fiscal problems are felt to some degree by NKI employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and transparent when it comes to directing projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of knowledge to be learned, Poor poor compensation

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Orangeburg, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Orangeburg, NY

    I have been working at Nathan Kline Institute

    Pros

    - a lot of hands-on knowledge to learn that can't be learned in the classroom or by reading
    - ability to work independently and within a group simultaneously
    - minimal micromanagement
    - adequate supervision provided

    Cons

    - very very low compensation for workload expectations
    - supervisor is disorganized and inefficient
    - atmosphere is closed doors, lacks vibrancy, and is typically older

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NKI could be improved by higher salary and supervisor standards, and cross collaboration between lab groups in a more personal, direct manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place of tremendous advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orangeburg, NY

    I have been working at Nathan Kline Institute

    Pros

    NKI is working on some of the most relevant, but neglected issues of our society as they relate to mental health.

    Cons

    You have to deal with the bureaucracy that comes from working with a government-funded institution, and hoping that your project gets funded again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and do continue to trust and respect research support staff with responsibilities on your projects.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Old boy's network

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist
    Former Employee - Research Scientist

    I worked at Nathan Kline Institute

    Pros

    The Institute's mission is vital to the lives of people with mental illness.

    Cons

    The place is run by retired employees who are double dipping.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merit should trump seniority

    Doesn't Recommend
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