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Research Foundation of State University New York Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Research Foundation of State University New York President Dr. Timothy Killeen
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Pros
  • Great benefits, lots of vacation and personal time, paid holidays (in 13 reviews)

  • Very competitive salaries and above average benefits with great work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, there was no real way to move up internally (in 5 reviews)

  • I personally feel there are no cons working here (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Albany, NY

    I worked at Research Foundation of State University New York part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked for the SUNY RF in a university environment. Interesting projects to work on and a great team to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. "Perform research in a lab at SUNY Buffalo. Perfect job to get into research after Bachelors"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super fun, great community, high publication potential. Easy to learn protocols and perform lab duties

    Cons

    Tough to grow and get promotions. Entry into PhD is the only option and one might not get it

    Advice to Management

    Interdepartmental communication needs work

  3. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Research Foundation of State University New York (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Place for great research opportunity

    Cons

    increase in the pay would help. Not a big city

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Okay Place / Unfair Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, Plenty of PTO, Good Hours, Nice Building

    Cons

    Upper Management Doesn't Help or Care, Heavy Work Load, Underpaid, Lots of Gossip

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like this is high school and don't gossip to other people. Be nice to your employees - without them you wouldn't have a job. STOP LYING.


  5. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Research Foundation of State University New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Job Security, I learn something new everyday

    Cons

    The politics involved in working for a large organization

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation to those employees who excel at their duties


  6. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Research Foundation of State University New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues, helpful professors.
    Stony Brook is well known for its physics graduate school. It is one of the largest public schools in NY. Research scope is broad. Brookhaven National Lab is nearby.

    Cons

    Research opportunity is limited for certain fields. Professional support is not top-notch. Campus is not the most beautiful. Many eye-sores. Very little to do on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    For a public school it is doing a valuable job. Keep it up.


  7. "This company was great about 6-7 yrs ago, but alot of new overhead came in and turned this company upside down."

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Administration
    Former Employee - Healthcare Administration
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Research Foundation of State University New York full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible schedule, and various locations for your convienence. Build relationships with some of the greatest physicians in medicine.

    Cons

    Have to make up for employees that don't perform well. Could be floated to another site if need be, at anytime.

    Advice to Management

    Too lenient with employees that don't perform well or that are not team players.

  8. "Research Project Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours.
    Great Work environment.
    Management is cordial.

    Cons

    Overall its good to be a part time worker with no disadvantages.


  9. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Research Foundation of State University New York full-time

    Pros

    Nice medicare plan and holiday policy

    Cons

    the pay is too low for those living in NY


  10. "Research Foundation"

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    Current Employee - Health Specialist in Stony Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Health Specialist in Stony Brook, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Although there has been some changes since I've started, the benefits are great.

    Cons

    You are not a state employee if you are working in Research Foundation and have limited access to tuition assistance for continuing education.


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