Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
23 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is the premier cancer center in western New York. the work culture is good and not very stressful. the facilities are new and there is an atmosphere of collaboration promotion. there is a lot of patients and there is a concept to translate bench to bedside. The clinicians are very willing to interact with the PIs for developing new therapies to benefit patients. Buffalo is good city to live with good schools and lots of things to do

    Cons

    There is air of relaxation amongst the PIs. They are very comfortable, sometime too comfortable. The growth within the organization is minimal but people within the organization get promoted over newer hires. Leadership could be better when hiring new PIs. Training methods are outdated and not challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some better talent for the departments. Training needs to be improved for new students.

    Recommends
  2.  

    RPCI allows Principal Investigators to treat their employees (grad students etc.) with hostility without accountability

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Graduate Student in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    I don't have any pros

    Cons

    Generally, not a good environment to work for graduate students, interns etc. PIs both on the research and clinical side are ill-mannered, bad tempered and pompous, especially during grant writing time. There are cases where PIs did not pay there PhD grad students and the administrative/ management sat back and pretended they didn't know what was going on. It doesn't not make sense to complain to HR or anyone for that matter because you will be vilified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep abreast of how badly you allow PIs to treat your employees and put a STOP to it. It does not matter how much money they bring in via grants or how many patients they bring in as their doctor, there ill-mannered, bad tempered, verbally abusive and pompous mentality should be held accountable. Why? Because the people conducting the experiments and doing the work are the ones who really matter, without their contribution there would be no grants, proposals, reports or papers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Cancer Hospital, Research is not so good

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    Current Employee - Master Student In Research  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Master Student In Research in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Nice people, Some facilities are good and new.

    Cons

    Too many PI's, resulting in not enough money available for some. PI's are uncertain, some master students and PhD's had to be relocated due to this issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less PI's, bigger groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    No...just no...

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    Current Employee - Office  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Office in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Pension, vacation time, the cafeteria is pricey but the food is pretty good.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Too many VPs, directors, managers, supervisors. Many who are overpaid, poor managers, and are in their positions because they suck up. Favoritism abounds. Job descriptions change to suit the manager when he/she has a particular pet or relative in mind to hire. The harder you work the more work you will find yourself rewarded with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Promote from within. Monitor HR. HR seems to promote and recommend their own for promotions in other areas of the hospitals even when they don't qualify.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    RPCI is a not a very easy place for Masters students

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The best reason to work here would be that people (those in wet lab) are very helpful and will answer any questions you have. The learning environment is great

    Cons

    Some challenges are that Masters students don't have a lot of opportunity to get paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRy keeping some budget for the graduate student, you probably will get more from them as they wont have to split their time between lab and part time jobs

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Very nice work-life balance, great time off and benefits. It is a very friendly environment which made it easy to go into work every day.

    Cons

    There is a long wait to get a parking spot and it is very expensive. The area surrounding the hospital is not the safest, so street parking can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Friendly atmosphere, very helpful co-workers, relaxed environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities

    You own your job

    As a new hire, you always have folks to reach out to for help and guidance

    Smaller teams but excellent resources with abundance of knowledge in their respective areas

    Room for learning and development as a new hire

    Cons

    Flat organization structure; slower career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider IT services as a crucial component and support them end to end

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Just a drag place

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Work / Life balance and nothing else

    Cons

    IT system sucks even FBI would not be so crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote hardworking people within rather than get outsiders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Best job, worst treatment

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    Former Employee - IT Member  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - IT Member in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Good people to work with, and a mission like no other

    Cons

    Administration does not value the very talent they hire nor trust them to do their jobs. Arrogance abounds and they assume they know more than the experts they hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the C-Suite people end to end. Time for a house cleaning before the place declines to the levels pre PBC status.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Apprentice  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Research Apprentice in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    Educational support, understanding staff and innovative effort.

    Cons

    The neighborhood doesn't have much to offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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