Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Noble idea, poor execution

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    place is deserted after 5 so no problems with work-life balance. most labs are nice and office culture friendly.

    Cons

    Building is falling down - bathrooms have been broken for weeks, walls have holes still not repaired from pipes bursting in winter. Doors broken for months. Recycling contract never got renewed so boxes left everywhere. Cafeteria is terrible, sometimes not open and no one is notified - closest food a 20min drive away. Bureaucracy is ridiculous - 90 day approval to go to a conference even if you only got invited in less than that time. Academics treated badly because they are not military - no communication about anything occurring on the campus. Training takes way too much time, especially when the training is geared to the military and not to the academics. Postdocs ignored and treated like they are non-existent. Mandatory training consists or lectures where they treat you like school children. No career development. Building isolated and transport is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone equally, regardless of military status. Fix building space and increase transport options.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good after college job

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    Former Employee - Research Coordinator
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator

    I worked at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

    Pros

    Looks excellent on a resume. Good opportunity to learn

    Cons

    No chance of upward movement. Poor managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more and offer opportunity for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend

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