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Roswell Park Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • good benefits (retirement, health insurance, life insurance, flex spending account etc (in 6 reviews)

  • good work environment here with good staff (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • no room for promotions and/or growth (in 4 reviews)

  • This is a major flaw and will be the downfall of many departments (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Program director"

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

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Everyone has passion. All focused on curing cancer. Great community spirit. The level of commitment to easing the way for the patients (at any age) and their families is of the highest standard.

    Cons

    there can be a feeling of tunnel vision due to such intense focus on the mission. the business of running the business is always in a state of becomming


  2. "Under Paid and overworked"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Starting is great. People I work with are great.

    Cons

    Heavily underpaid. Yelled at by HR all the time for any etime errors. Overpriced parking. benefits are sub par. Have to know someone to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better.

  3. "director of neuroradiology"

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    Current Employee - Director of Neuroradiology
    Current Employee - Director of Neuroradiology

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated subspecialty work, Modern Equipment, Supportive department chair

    Cons

    Political issues in the department, too many state imposed restrictions, poor physician control of support services in the department

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more reasonable path to hiring additional physicians. Combine Radiology RVU for reimbursement assessment along subspecialty lines and divide by number of radiologists


  4. "It's ok"

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    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits (retirement, health insurance, life insurance, flex spending account etc.); nice people to work with

    Cons

    not to much room for the advancement, no pay rise - doesn't matter how long you've worked, depending on the department administration can be pain in the butt (slow and incompetent)

    Advice to Management

    too much money put into PR stuff, invest in your employees instead, no one cares about free hot-dogs for employee appreciation day or a flashlight as a Christmas gift...


  5. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, very easy job.

    Cons

    Boring, not the best training or procedures

    Advice to Management

    Train more thoroughly, correct errors rather than let them go until employee quits making it more difficult for everyone else. Have more clear directions rather than leaving things open to interpretation then having someone else interpret differently and increase error rate for no reason.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission but slow to move"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Easy and amazing mission to rally behind. Buffalo staple and overall very good benefits.

    Cons

    On the IT side - there is zero direction from senior leadership. Kingdom building at its fullest which is why the IT organization is viewed as a black box.

    Advice to Management

    A culture change is desperately needed


  7. Helpful (2)

    "They don't care for wmployees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great time off and benefits. If you really try you would be able to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Management is dreadful. They don't care for their employees at all. They never listen to lower ranking people. Very fake

    Advice to Management

    Care more for your employees who treat the patients with so much care and respect. The patients can tell that we are not respected and cared for. Hire more people that actually work with patients.

  8. "Cannot trust what they say or do"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Health coverage, dental, Vision, and retirement

    Cons

    -A lot of beurocracy just to show everyone that everything is according to standard
    -A lot of nepotism
    -A very unpredictable and low level cancer research center
    -Scientists are not appreciated
    -A close circle of scientists who have connections on top, get significant share of internal funding
    -Overall it is a high risk place for scientists

    Advice to Management

    -Appreciate scientists .
    -Not to take advantage of the position
    -Listen to and to understand employees


  9. "GREAT Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    State job, they care about their employees and fellow employees are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    It's a cancer institute, there are some critically ill patients.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    My team I work with is good. We help each other out.

    Cons

    Need to weed out the negative employees. I say if you complain that much leave. Management don't do anything about it. "Union Rules". Pay not good. After working over 10 years my pay stays the same. Union don't fight for you. Working without a contract for almost a year. No room for advancement. Stuck in this position until I retire.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead beats. Give the jobs to people who will appreciate them.


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