No protection for good employees
Project Staff Associate (Current Employee) – Stony Brook, NY – June 1, 2018
The good and bad:
Great benefits, although the part we pay for family medical insurance is over $150/week.
Opportunities to learn anything you want abound if you have a supportive supervisor.
The location is great if you're out in Suffolk County (Long Island.) Parking is far too difficult for such a big campus.
> Employees of the Research Foundation for SUNY have no union. I have worked consistently and received great reviews for a total of about 20 years, yet I have had no raise for almost 6 years.
> No matter how effective you are, once your funding (grant/program/department funds) runs out, you get to the back of the line and apply for any job for which you qualify and have to hope you get re-hired. No matter how good your evaluations are (if you've even been evaluated), it won't help you get the next job.
>There are many amazing people working here, but there is no will to get rid of the slackers, and there are slackers in most departments.
> Although training is available, free, and of excellent quality, the university can't make anyone take it, and you have to be allowed by your supervisor to attend. Therefore, most supervisors do not get any training, yet they hold in their hands the lives of those they supervise. Frequently, very petty people get promoted to supervisor, and then their cronies get promotions and bonuses, while those who work hard without kissing up just get more work.