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Updated Dec 13, 2020

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Rockefeller University President Richard P. Lifton
Richard P. Lifton
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and work environment(in 23 reviews)

  • "Benefits; intellectual environment, beautiful campus(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Poor work-life balance, long hours(in 9 reviews)

  • "Hard balance work/social life, sometimes the university lacks a better way to connect with the postdocs(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      I've never worked with more sincere and caring people.

      Jul 7, 2020 - Project Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment like a large family; incredible work-life balance; frequent and constructive reviews; excellent advancement opportunities; annual cost-of-living salary increases

      Cons

      Health insurance could be a bit better.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Dec 13, 2020 - Postdoctoral Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and work environment

      Cons

      Poor work-life balance, long hours.

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Rockefeller U

      Oct 19, 2020 - Communications 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance On premise day care Good benefits

      Cons

      Racial diversity Professional development and career advancement

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Positive experience in my lab

      Nov 14, 2019 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, smart community, great core facilities, nice housing close to the beautiful campus. Cool faculty club bar that serves free beer 3x a week. Experience will vary widely depending on your PI, but the university itself contributes positively to the experience.

      Cons

      Collaboration is low between labs. Postdocs don't get paid a ton. Work life balance is more of a "work life blend".

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Unique environment

      Sep 5, 2019 - Postdoctoral Researcher in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent research, great amenities, HR cares for the postdocs and makes their life as easy as possible

      Cons

      Stressful city, demanding environment, work life balance can be tricky

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Very good and Very Bad Aspects Of Working Here

      Jun 21, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work/life balance, plenty of vacation time, awesome benefit package, awesome learning environment (if you work in the right department)

      Cons

      Staff morale and respect from management is dependent on what department you work in. If you are an Investigator or Scientific candidate you are catered to while staff without prestigious backgrounds or ambitious careers are not valued. Worked in hospital unit and senior management has no respect for hospital employees specifically nursing. Low, non competitive nursing salaries, and plenty of passive-aggression coupled with many drama queens and big egos. Old boys club atmosphere. Basically if you don't have an MD or PH.D behind your name you are nobody there. Non-existent career ladder or opportunity for growth if you are nursing staff or related fields.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Employer for the start or end of your career

      Dec 4, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Coral Gables, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Work Life Balance Extremely generous Retirement Plan Great Employee Benefits offerings

      Cons

      The compensation is lower than for-profit employers Hard to access by subway There really isn't much else negative to say

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Intellectually stimulating place for a tech

      Jan 12, 2018 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, extreme opportunity to be exposed to high-end biology, if you're in a good lab you can really learn a lot and have good work/life balance

      Cons

      Compensation is low, but average for technician positions

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great environment, but unstructured

      Oct 21, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Beautiful location with an enclosed campus. Grad students are able to live either on campus or very close by for substantially below market price, which makes living on the stipend affordable. Top notch science is being done in most labs. People tend to be very friendly if sometimes a bit antisocial.

      Cons

      Depending on the lab, work life balance can range from good to terrible. Lack of structure sometimes makes it difficult to find out who to contact about issues. Occassionally seems like departments do not communicate much.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Postdoctoral Fellow

      Nov 25, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High liver research institution, with lots of resources and potential collaboration opportunity.

      Cons

      Extremely competitive. no work-life balance

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