Rockefeller University Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Rockefeller University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne
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Pros
  • Good salary (for academia - obviously does not compare well to industry), great benefits / insurance plans etc (in 8 reviews)

  • World class core facilities and scientific environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The types of lab skills you will learn will vary depending on which (in 9 reviews)

  • The salary is not realistic (for RA) for living in and around NYC (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good place to start research career

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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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly faculty, frequent seminars and guest speakers, some on and off-campus employee benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Remote location and far from the train station, very little variety of lunch places,

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective with hiring agencies/hiring animal technicians and janitors for CBC


  2. Research Associate

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

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    location in tri-institute area, subsidized housing that is conveniently adjacent to campus, good child day care facility which at one time is very affordable.

    Cons

    The particular lab environment is not good, constant high pressure, very little advice and guidance from the PI. The PI relies on his old fame and experience but loses his vision to guide his group to achieve further success.

    Advice to Management

    When the individual PI has too much power, sometimes it is not a good thing. In this ever changing era of new development, the school should think twice whether to unconditional support this kind of old fame scientist.


  3. Best school to study cancer & neurosciences

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small academy focused on cancer & neurosciences. Good benefits to employee. Best place for postdoctoral scientists.

    Cons

    Not easy to make career change.


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  5. Ok. Not sure for long term advantages.

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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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Relaxed atmosphere. A nice place to work in that the University is proud of their history and accomplishments. Nice place to do research. Child day care available.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Jobs are relatively unilateral. To move up is difficult as the university likes to keep you in the same position. Salary is also not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees. Many dedicate themselves and their work goes unacknowledged.


  6. research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, a lot of resources

    Cons

    exceedingly demanding, area is expensive


  7. Desktop Support Services Manager PC

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    Former Employee - NICK CRAMER in Dalton, PA
    Former Employee - NICK CRAMER in Dalton, PA

    I worked at Rockefeller University (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best job I ever had from people, to atmosphere to benefits, the whole package. Have not come close to matching since

    Cons

    The commute was my only issue with this job and the reason I left.


  8. Average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University

    Pros

    Perks like on campus housing, gym and daycare

    Cons

    Pay is pretty low for the amount of work done


  9. Good employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, beautiful campus, generous vacation time

    Cons

    Not a lot of career movement


  10. poor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Astoria, NY

    I have been working at Rockefeller University (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, important science, beautiful campus, interesting lectures

    Cons

    corrupt politics and poor treatment


  11. Overall Rating

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Abingdon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Abingdon, VA

    I have been working at Rockefeller University

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You feel comfortable in your work environment. They treat their staff like family. Always something to do.

    Cons

    Hourly pay was not so great. Was a big change from what I was used to making.

    Advice to Management

    Hourly rates should be merit based or based on knowledge. The same workers who were receiving the same rate I was didn't have half of the experience in that particular part of the store.



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