Jackson Laboratory

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Jackson Laboratory Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
49 Reviews
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Jackson Laboratory President & CEO Dr. Edison T. Liu
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  1.  

    Great community and environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

    Pros

    Location, conferences, great scientific minds

    Cons

    The lab is isolated, small community outside of the lab

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    Great place for scientists

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

    Pros

    Great benefits! Great People! Great location!

    Cons

    The opportunities for advancement is not high

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    Fulfilling, fun, and a real learning experience

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Bar Harbor, ME
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Bar Harbor, ME

    I worked at Jackson Laboratory full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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    Great Employee Focus!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Bar Harbor, ME
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Bar Harbor, ME

    I worked at Jackson Laboratory full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The 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!

    Cons

    Location - 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.

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    Keep up the great work!

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    Great place to work in a wonderful place to live

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bar Harbor, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bar Harbor, ME

    I worked at Jackson Laboratory

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Not 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

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

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    Current Employee - Animal Care Technologist II in Bar Harbor, ME
    Current Employee - Animal Care Technologist II in Bar Harbor, ME

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

    Pros

    TJL 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.

    Cons

    I 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!

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    I think that having an employee of the month with their own parking spot would be awesome!

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    Excellent place for doing research

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Bar Harbor, ME
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Bar Harbor, ME

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Maine 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.

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    Not I can think of right now. I think they have done a great job.

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    very exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to progress.
    interesting work

    Cons

    competitive environment with lots of talented people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you doing, i enjoy the work and projects

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    Great work environment with many opportunities for advancement

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    Current Employee - Animal Care Trainee II
    Current Employee - Animal Care Trainee II

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

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