Research Foundation of State University New York

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Research Foundation of State University New York Reviews in Stony Brook, NY

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
55 Reviews
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Research Foundation of State University New York President Dr. Timothy Killeen
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Pros
  • Very competitive salaries and above average benefits with great work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexible work schedule and friendly co-workers (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • not very good job security since the job is grant funded (in 2 reviews)

  • No job security if you are a researcher (in 2 reviews)

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    Graduate Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Research Foundation of State University New York part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stony Brook University locates in beautiful Long Island. SBU is a research University. You can enjoy multidisciplinary research environment here.

    Cons

    If you are interested in attaining any conference in NYC. it takes two hrs train to NYC. Cost of living is high in long island.

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    Graduate Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Research Foundation of State University New York full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great value for graduate education

    Cons

    Pay is too low for New York

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to attract quality students

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Research Foundation of State University New York part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Research Foundation (RF) board of directors manages the operations of the corporation in accordance with its stated mission and purpose. oveall Job is very secure

    Cons

    Pay is meager, bordering on minimum state wage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I get a salary to get my PhD, and the department pays for my classes. I can't complain.

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Research Foundation of State University New York full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, makes it affordable to live in Long Island and go to school.

    Cons

    The paperwork is a little silly, and direct payment isn't always an easy process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Exploiting to the most, a graduate student who wants some money!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stony Brook, NY

    I worked at Research Foundation of State University New York

    Pros

    The senior management is very systematic and hassle-free. You get paid on time. The technology and expertise that I had access to were great. You can do "quality" research!

    Cons

    Highly highly underpaid! Senior management (i.e. the management directly higher than you) knows how to work your psyche well - i.e. Asians are overworked much much more than the rest, since they understand their greater need for the moolah. Hardly any leave. NO paying overtime. The concept is simply absent. You work like 70 hrs a week, and still paid the same baseline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for overtime hours. Make it a strict hours-worked to pay policy.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Good

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    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in Stony Brook, NY

    I have been working at Research Foundation of State University New York

    Pros

    No problems at all for this U, I relatively like to stay in this University and happy my journey in it.

    Cons

    It needs a better undegraduate program to provide a future genenration of back up for the graduate level research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fewer people are needed in the documency as well as those people are benefit due to the public school restrictions.

    Recommends
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