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4.4
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Rockefeller University President Richard P. Lifton
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Found 328 of over 345 reviews

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Rockefeller University President Richard P. Lifton
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  • "Salaries to low and not competitive(in 15 reviews)
  • "There are issues with every academic job (particularly with low pay) and each experience will be heavily dependent upon which lab you join.(in 8 reviews)
  • "Extremely poor management with no sense of accountability.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Limited opportunity outside of the lab for development.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Compensation is low, but average for technician positions(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place.

    Nov 7, 2022 - Assistant Professor Medicine Clinical Scholar in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Small institution. Good support. Nice people.

    Cons

    No departments. Small hospital. Low salaries.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place

    Nov 1, 2022 - Graduate Student 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great overall support and benefits

    Cons

    Limited collaborations on campus and in the area

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    research in top institution

    Nov 18, 2022 - Senior Research Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    terrific environment for research, seminars

    Cons

    glass ceiling for those unable to launch jobs in academia

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing

    Oct 19, 2022 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great environment Flexible Decent pay 1 week vacation free

    Cons

    None to share at all

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Where is everybody?

    Oct 27, 2022 - Senior Scientist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is a beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Rockefeller used to be this amazing place where you could meet amazing scientists. But during Covid it became so crazy that looks like everybody left. There is nobody around!!

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    An amazing place to do science

    Sep 6, 2022 - Research Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great resources, world-class science, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Postdocs should be supported and paid more.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing place for research

    Aug 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Housing, Health insurance, Great location

    Cons

    Everything is expensive near the campus

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent preparation for graduate school

    Aug 9, 2022 - Research Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The academic training environment at Rockefeller is unparalleled for RAs.

    Cons

    There is not subsidized housing for research assistants.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good benefits

    Sep 16, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits as health insurance, housing and community sense.

    Cons

    As an academia overall, too competitive, mentoring

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    A good workplace but not without problems

    May 29, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
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    Pros

    Excellent benefits, childcare, and housing opportunities. Laboratories are generally well-funded, allowing for high-impact research.

    Cons

    It is a relatively insular research community, with minimal interaction among laboratories. There are few support structures for researchers at the postdoctoral level. The institution performs an interest in diversity and inclusion, but this rarely leads to effective actions. High-echelon posts (heads of laboratories and administrative) are predominantly occupied by cisgendered, heterosexual, white men, with little incentive not to uphold the status quo. It is unlikely that the demographics will change any time soon, and this is rather disappointing. Applicants should beware that there does not exist a confidential reporting mechanisms for workplace harassment and bullying.

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Rockefeller University has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 345 reviews left anonymously by employees. 92% of employees would recommend working at Rockefeller University to a friend and 81% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Rockefeller University employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Rockefeller University. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

92% of Rockefeller University employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Rockefeller University 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

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