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Rockefeller University Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Rockefeller University President Richard P. Lifton
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  • small so there is little/no room for promotion unless someone leaves, huge gap between upper management and remaining employees (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Incredible place with incredible benefits and perks. They really value their employees and treat them well. Really great sense of community and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    Experiences can vary widely depending on the lab you join.

    Advice to Management

    None, this is an excellent institution


  2. "Amazing Research Institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very little red tape, great people

    Cons

    Far from subway, food can be pretty expensive

    Advice to Management

    better feedback


  3. "Director of Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Great working Environment, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Limited Growth potential. Human Resources does not support management


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are recognized and appreciated

    Cons

    While science is a priority ther are not much opportunities to grow in your proffecion


  6. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great scientific environment to do the research

    Cons

    Really did not feel any downsides


  7. "Close to perfect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great perks, beautiful campus, nice off-campus sites, and modern and forward-looking administration.

    Cons

    Some positions don't pay well even though they require a high level of education; commute may be difficult coming from outside Manhattan.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! No organization is perfect and you already know that. Continue doing what you do and try as much as you can to remove the bad apples.


  8. "Awesome place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    can't be better for research

    Cons

    no cons at all guys


  9. "Great place to learn new skills"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rockefeller contributes to retirement after working 2 years.
    Many on campus lectures to improve knowledge on various scientific techniques.
    Decent health benefits from employee health.
    Beautiful campus.

    Cons

    At times highly stressful to complete experiments in short time.
    Not much room for advancement at Rockefeller.


  10. "Rockefeller treats its postdocs really well."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockefeller University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The university treats its postdocs really well. The salary is higher and benefits are better than any other school I have seen, including all NYC schools. The facilities are amazing, and the scientific community is stellar.

    Cons

    The university provides subsidized housing for postdocs, but the housing department is terrible and the rent prices, while low for Manhattan, account 50-90% of the postdoc salary. Expect to dip into savings unless you have a partner who makes a lot of money.


  11. "Research Assistant at Rockefeller University"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rockefeller University full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to world-leading biomedical research

    Cons

    Salary increase limited by institutional rules



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