Rockefeller University
4.0 of 5 48 reviews
www.rockefeller.edu New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Rockefeller University Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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4.0 48 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Rockefeller University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne

Marc Tessier-Lavigne

(23 ratings)

90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Internship!

    Animal Technician (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAmazing facility. Loved it all. Really got my hands in everything and everywhere. I would maybe return.

    ConsDidn't foster a team environment but great if you prefer to work independently. Maybe it was because I was an intern.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much direction but I figured it out and I guess I impressed them because each department offered me a job. So pay more attention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Well meaning administration committed to excellence

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, excellent facilities, smart coworkers, cooperative culture. People at Rockefeller are dedicated and capable, and do their part to support the university's mission and its students and faculty.

    ConsLow turnover means little room for advancement, experience will vary depending on the personality of your supervisor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPreserve the academic culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Probably one of the best places to work in academic biomedical research science.

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood salary (for academia - obviously does not compare well to industry), great benefits / insurance plans etc., amazing housing provisions. World class core facilities and scientific environment. Tolerable level of bureaucracy.

    ConsNo complaints that are not common to academia at large.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsA relaxed and friendly environment with relatively flexible hours.
    Coworkers and mentors are welcoming and willing to help if help is asked for.
    Strong community feeling within the lab.
    Beautiful place to work, especially if you are at one of the newer buildings.

    ConsA fair amount of walking required to get to any of the closest subway stations, but it's great exercise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Brilliant and friendly people hidden away from the frantic city.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou're in an environment full of absolutely brilliant minds, stimulating lectures, and encouragement from both your peers and PIs. Great benefits.

    ConsIt's impossible to live nearby on a research assistant's salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for all you do! I'm very happy to work here as of right now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHighly professional and intellectually challenging environment.

    ConsDifficult trek from the subway to York Avenue.

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    They Take Care of Their Students

    Graduate Fellow (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFantastic environment for learning how to be a scientist. The graduate program is very thoughtful and supportive of the needs of the students and is willing to work with their individual goals. Wonderful access to leading researchers. The housing is amazing.

    ConsReally not much from a student's perspective.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The warmest, most supportive and collegial work environment I have ever experienced.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFrom day one I was met with the friendliest team of professionals I have ever encountered in my career. The entire group works as a real team and supports each other in every project whenever necessary.

    ConsThis is not really a con, but you will never want to leave. I have had many opportunities to move on from Rockefeller, but I have never found anything quite like the atmosphere of success at Rockefeller.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rockefeller University is the THE place to be for researchers

    Scientific Programmer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood benefit
    good community activities
    good HR and management team

    Conssalary could be higher for research support staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good environment

    Research Specialist (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat people, friendly
    They definitely treat their employees with respect

    ConsThe Pay is ok, but not great and there isn't really a career path for research staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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