Jackson Laboratory
3.0 of 5 36 reviews
www.jax.org Bar Harbor, ME 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Jackson Laboratory President & CEO Dr. Edison T. Liu

Dr. Edison T. Liu

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fulfilling, fun, and a real learning experience

Research Associate (Former Employee)
Bar Harbor, ME

I worked at Jackson Laboratory full-time for less than a year

ProsVery open, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere. The people were so friendly, the work was very research based, and actually fun.

ConsThe location is not ideal, nowhere near another major city.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Employee Focus!

Customer Service Representative I (Former Employee)
Bar Harbor, ME

I worked at Jackson Laboratory full-time for more than a year

ProsThe Lab does a great job of really creating an employee first atmosphere. One of the best benefits packages in the area. Between JAX fit, 403b contributions and a generous vacation plan, the lab has got to be one of the best places to work!

ConsLocation - Bar Harbor is in the middle of nowhere and housing is a real challenge. Depsite this, it is in a beautiful location. Otherwise, there really aren't a lot of cons to the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work in a wonderful place to live

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bar Harbor, ME

I worked at Jackson Laboratory

ProsGreat people doing amazing collaborative work - opportunities to work with some of the best researchers in the world while living in a caring small community that's a terrific place to raise a family. Very tolerant,open-minded place to live.

ConsNot a large metro area - but right next to a National Park on the ocean. Very quiet with few entertainment and dining choices during long winters - but friendly and intelligent people with whom to share them

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I look forward to meeting new challenges and goals every day.

Animal Care Technologist II (Current Employee)
Bar Harbor, ME

I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

ProsTJL has the best benefit package of any work place in the area. Career development is encouraged. The pay is above average for this area. The work is interesting and challenging. I am extremely glad that I made this career move 11 years ago.

ConsI can't really think of a downside of working at TJL other than having to travel to work in the winter. TJL does not give snow days!

Advice to Senior ManagementI think that having an employee of the month with their own parking spot would be awesome!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent place for doing research

Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
Bar Harbor, ME

I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

ProsThe Jackson lab has been rated among 10 best post-doc employers in US. Based on my experiences, Jackson lab totally deserves this honor. The supporting personels here are very capable and friendly. The scientific service is excellent, which is especially important for researchers like me . The town where Jackson lab is located is Bar Harbor, right beside the famous Acadia National Park. If you like hiking, camping , this is absolutely the right place for you.

ConsMaine has a very small population. During the winter season, there are only 5000 people here. So this is not for you if you like metropolitan life style.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot I can think of right now. I think they have done a great job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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very exciting place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

Proslots of opportunity to progress.
interesting work

Conscompetitive environment with lots of talented people

Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you doing, i enjoy the work and projects

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Great work environment with many opportunities for advancement

Animal Care Trainee II (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

ProsThe lab offers a wonderful work environment with chances for rapid advancement for those who are interested and qualified. The benefits and salary better than average for the area.

ConsThe lab is located in a town where it's very expensive to live, so many people live miles away and have long commutes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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