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Roswell Park Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated July 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work environment, good for work life balance (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)

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

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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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.

  3. 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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Way too many upper management/administrative personnel."

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    I have never seen so many vice presidents of fill in the blank and infrastructure is incredibly poor. Upper management is also very inept, incompetent and lack the experience/knowledge needed to lead. They are very much out for themselves and that's about it and it hasn't changed since the new CEO has come in.


  5. "supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    job security, time off, benefits, pension

    Cons

    poor salaries as compared to other companies


  6. Helpful (2)

    "You could do better elsewhere."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some good jobs available to professionals.

    Cons

    Management is questionable. While I am sure some managers are capable, most of what I have seen is that the mid managers are incompetent, are not interested in improving working conditions; out of date processes or helping to assist or advance their staff. This is a major flaw and will be the downfall of many departments.

    Advice to Management

    Help or get out of the way


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Going Downhill"

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

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

    Pros

    Patient care is excellent. Most of the nursing and other departmental staff are all about putting patients needs first. They take pride in their work and it shows. Housekeeping is outstanding.

    Cons

    Management is going to bethe downfall of Roswell. They are nothing but a bunch of egotistical misfits who feel threatened by anyone who can think for himself. If you have a practical, realistic idea, your boss will cast it (and you) aside, then go to a meeting and present your idea as his own. This happens in many departments, not just mine. Management tend to promote "yes men" over qualified people. Disagreements are handled with retaliation. (You're pulled out of a rotating schedule that your whole department works and are put on afternoons for a month straight.) HR doesn't see anything wrong with this.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and hire qualified, unbiased people

  8. Helpful (6)

    "WOW..."

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    Former Employee - Principal Secretary in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Secretary in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RPCI does great things for the patients, lots of really good people work there and do a really good job.

    Cons

    I did not experience a positive working environment or any form of support from my supervisor or co workers. It was one of the worst working experiences of my adult life.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat, get rid of all the middle supervisory positions, they are redundant and unnecessary, and probably costly. Practice "Roswell Cares"..an attendance list doesn't mean it's working, or that people are listening. I was treated terribly for no reason and it was known and allowed. Maybe come down amongst the ranks once in a while to see what's really going on in the work centers. l saw lots of wasted time and energy on petty personal and personality issues. Could be time well spent in the care of patients and in finding the cure.


  9. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    self scheduling and three 13 hour shifts

    Cons

    no room for promotions and/or growth


  10. Helpful (2)

    "UNDER PAID"

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

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

    Pros

    Committed Co workers and doctors under Any situation very happy fellow workers

    Cons

    Way under paid. No lunches. Never have seen our New CEO( except for on the commercials) poor poor education department lost Magnet status due to poor nursing administration nurses here are over worked and under paid

    Advice to Management

    Make it s point to Shake the hands of your Nursing staff more often ..not just when Joint is on the way in


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