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NIH Benefits

4.3 out of 5 (16 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • Health Insurance

    "Lots of good options, decent networks, reasonable copays, reasonable premiums." (4 comments)

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "You don't get much and you can only take what you've earned. Credit hours can be earned as well but over a certain amount must be used within the…" (4 comments)

  • Sick Days

    "More generous than paid leave and never expires." (3 comments)

Benefits Summary

  • High % reporting
  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Feb 18, 2015
    Current Employee in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

    Good health insurance premiums and vacation. Reduced long-term care rates can be used for family members. Very limited performance bonuses.

  • Jan 29, 2015
    Current Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    10 paid holidays, vacation time, 403b, health insurance.

  • Jan 24, 2015
    Current Staff Scientist in Baltimore, Maryland

    Retirement plan and health insurance are excellent. Annual leave is not generous, sick leave is a little better. Work from home is a great option.

  • Jan 4, 2015
    Current Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    For postdocs, NIH offers very good health insurance and makes it easy to add a spouse to the plan. Dental and vision insurance must be self-purchased.

  • Nov 20, 2014
    Current Program Director in Bethesda, Maryland

    Job security, terrific health insurance, lots of days off, can have liberal telework policy

  • Nov 14, 2014
    Current Ph.D. student in Bethesda, Maryland

    Health insurance worldwide is great. No 401K, dental, or optical benefit

  • Oct 23, 2014
    Former Employee in Bethesda, Maryland

    stable income with routine increases and ability to increase compensation by accepting increasingly responsible roles.

  • Oct 17, 2014
    Current Staff Scientist in Bethesda, Maryland

    Government pension is a huge plus, assuming you stay until retiring. Health plans not any better than your average large non-government company.

  • Oct 16, 2014
    Current Visiting Fellow in Bethesda, Maryland

    health insurance is good. salary for employee is wonderful

  • Sep 22, 2014
    Former Employee in Billings, Montana

    NIH benefit pkg is great.

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