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Rockefeller University Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Wonderful environment; free lectures and special events; beautiful campus; free beer on Wednesday nights at the Faculty Club; flexible work hours (in 13 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere, amazing scientists and good benefits (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Low turnover means little room for advancement, experience will vary depending on the personality of your supervisor (in 3 reviews)

  • No opportunities for career advancement within a lab, very postdoc researcher has to leave the place to become independent lab heads or change careers (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager
    Current Employee - Laboratory Manager

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

    Pros

    You can gain a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Heavy with politics and favoritism.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited resources, large number of colleagues at the same level of expertise, research with world-renown professors

    Cons

    Your experience depends on who you work for

  3. "Student Review"

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

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, supportive stuff

    Cons

    Very isolated from the city


  4. "Awesome institute"

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

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit, collaborative environment, a lot of fun activities and great chances to network

    Cons

    Some of the way things are logistically run are a little outdated, but minor in comparison to the amazing facilities you have access to as an employee


  5. "Summer Science Research Program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    -great extra presentations on top of the program
    -everyone very invested in getting to know you
    -prestige helped me get into a good school
    -amazing technologies made accessible

    Cons

    -experience depends on your mentor
    -sometimes work is slow


  6. "Lab manager"

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

    Pros

    Employee has the Good benefit

    Cons

    Salary is lower than the average


  7. "Graduate Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Great program, excellent labs, and a supportive environment.

    Cons

    There are a limited number of labs for each area of research.

    Advice to Management

    Not too much to say here.

  8. "Good place to do science"

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

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Subsidizing housing, Good place to live, excellent science

    Cons

    PIs are too busy to discuss about the science.


  9. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, internal training oportunities, great gym with instructor, wonderful and calm campus, foreign fellows get paid the balance to match the minimum salary standards of the University

    Cons

    Depending on the lab environment can be very competitive, it is great that housing is subsidized-however waiting list is up to two years!!

    Advice to Management

    The quality of food in the cafeteria has dramatically decresed since a few months.


  10. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Research environment with no teaching responsibilities, excellent benefits, and availability of university-subsidized housing for academic staff. Excellent location on the lower Upper East Side of NYC.

    Cons

    This is mostly a biomedical institution, organized as a collection of independent labs. There are no departments: no philosophy, no literature, no mathematics, no history, etc., so exchange of ideas is limited.


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