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Roswell Park Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated June 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent work environment and challenging projects" (in 6 reviews)

  • "good benefits (retirement, health insurance, life insurance, flex spending account etc" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "no room for promotions and/or growth" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Generally, not a good environment to work for graduate students, interns etc" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute part-time

    Pros

    Competitive working environment, good benefits, challenging tasks, nice people

    Cons

    salary is relatively low, the process for switching a position is kind of tedious


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are good core facilities and human samples available.

    Cons

    The research is growing but still weak than clinics.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "work - Life balance"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, good for work life balance

    Cons

    No proper guidance, work n learn by your own


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Roswell is a respected institute with high standards of care for its patients. A vigorous academic institution. Tons of seminars with productive criticism. Endless opportunities to collaborate and highly advanced core facilities.

    Cons

    Not a con of the Institute, but research positions are grant based and therefore never a stable line of employment.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if there was a program to groom upper level research staff for management positions.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    A platform that offers some opportunity combining research and application

    Cons

    Real bad management, show no respect to people.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "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...


  9. "Telephone Interviewer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute part-time

    Pros

    employee benefits, discounts, health plan, etc

    Cons

    No room for improvement or advancement, not much respect given, not much work to do, coordinators attitude are the worse regardless of your work ethics, negative environment inside and outside the work place

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be more sympathetic and respectful and positive


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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