Rockefeller University

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Rockefeller University Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
54 Reviews
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54 Reviews
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Rockefeller University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
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Pros
  • Great benefits such as reimbursement for classes taken outside of the university and good health benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Excellent overall total compensation, stable industry, excellent work life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • paid time off accrual system; pettiness among senior staff; little to no room for career advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • The types of lab skills you will learn will vary depending on which (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Above average place to work

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    Former Employee - Environmental Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Environmental Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back, quality of life is valued.

    Cons

    Some administrative staff are incompetent. Pay is not great at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a backbone and make better decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment, but unstructured

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful location with an enclosed campus. Grad students are able to live either on campus or very close by for substantially below market price, which makes living on the stipend affordable. Top notch science is being done in most labs. People tend to be very friendly if sometimes a bit antisocial.

    Cons

    Depending on the lab, work life balance can range from good to terrible. Lack of structure sometimes makes it difficult to find out who to contact about issues. Occassionally seems like departments do not communicate much.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best employer in new york

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

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly environment
    Campus parking
    Campus child care
    Unlimited sick leave

    Cons

    No place to move up the ladder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great graduate school

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University

    Pros

    Exciting scientific research; Good education opportunity; Access to the state-of-art research facility; Generous stipend to students; Good housing conditions.

    Cons

    Highly competitive environment; students needs to be highly independent and self-sufficient; lacks connections with industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Information Technology

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    Former Employee - IT Staff in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Staff in New York, NY

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, co-workers for the most part, on campus cafeteria

    Cons

    Pay. 401 lock down, no structure. Lacking in progress. No motivation, old boys school mentality, rarely pay for any type of training or seminars that would enhance performance or job skill. Its like stepping back into time with HR and how to handle issues. No training for anyone that is promoted to management with no prior skills of managing people. Runs in spite of itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT is about progress. Treat your staff better. Pay better. Train managers, directors and higher could use with some PR skills as well. Take your customers serious they are the very reason an IT is needed. You can start by providing what they actually need. Learn about morale and practice it often. You have great workers there, look up and notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits. Laid back atmosphere. Free gym and nice views of the east river.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Support too many things to make productivity effective. Streamlining is like a 4 letter word. Pay is so so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more career opportunities.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent place to work

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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 Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, better pay than the average academic institution. Good starting point for any scientific career.

    Cons

    A bit difficult to get to being four avenues from the nearest subway stop. This salary combined with student loans (if you have them) makes finding affordable housing in range on the university a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    working with very talented scientists and researchers
    affordable housing with subsidy and benefits

    Cons

    it's a relatively small research-oriented institute, so there are not well-organized programs for career development for postdocs and students after RU

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work, very smart scientists, excellent learning environment

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

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very friendly. Beautiful campus environment. The work life balance is wonderful, because it's a university. The reputation is amazing, especially among the rest of the NY institutions.

    Cons

    Pay was not up to par, especially to be located in NYC. The work in my particular department was repetitive. Not much transparency or room to move upwards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Postdoc at Rockefeller University

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rockefeller University

    Pros

    At cutting edge of science

    Cons

    No work/life balance at all.

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