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19 days ago

Control Room Operator

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

. TITLE: Full-time Control Room Operator 1st shift; weekends and holidays 40 hours/week SCOPE: Control Room Operators are responsible for furthering… Percipio Media


30+ days ago

Postdoctoral Fellow - Skeletal Disease

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

This postdoctoral position is available immediately for a motivated PhD graduate who meets the qualifications and description outlined below… Glassdoor


21 days ago

Patrol Officer

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

. TITLE: Part-Time Contract Security Officer 2nd & 3rd shift; weekends and holidays 16-32 hours/week SCOPE: Security Officers are… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

National Program Manager - Van Andel Educational Institute

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

This individual will be tasked with leading the development, marketing, roll out, and providing support to our Science Academys National Programs… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Student Intern - Purple Community

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

will include: • Assisting with various event management and community outreach activities including representing VAI at events (including… Glassdoor


19 days ago

Accountant I (Entry Level)

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Institute is seeking applicants for an entry level accounting position. This position is responsible for the daily accounting entries and… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Maintenance Technician I (Entry level position)

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

• Providing elementary maintenance services, i.e., changing light bulbs, hanging pictures, unclogging drains, etc. • Assisting skilled trades… Glassdoor


8 days ago

2015 Summer Student Internship Program

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

We expect to support 16 - 20 internships, depending on the needs of the VARI faculty. Summer interns will be paired with a scientific investigator… Glassdoor


11 days ago

Technology Transfer Assistant - Part Time

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

A person who has strong verbal communication and customer services skills. This position will require the individual to receive MTA requests from our… Glassdoor


28 days ago

Application Analyst II

Van Andel Institute Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Institute’s goal is to have an impact world-wide on medical science and education. VAI achieves this through biomedical research, with a… Glassdoor


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    Beautiful on the outside - disaster on the inside

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    Former Employee - Development Communications and Marketing in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Van Andel Research Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stunning state of the art facility in great downtown location. Opportunity to work with some incredible scientific minds. Chance to feel like you're making an impact and helping people battling cancer. Vacation builds up quickly. Nice 401k match.

    Cons

    Where to begin? No real path or structure for advancement...It just depends who you are and who you work for. Relatively low pay (on administration side) compared to local market. Culture is harsh, dog eat dog. Only those who are willing to do whatever they're told, are "successful" long-term. Employees with talent, drive, knowledge in their fields are driven out by complacent/uneducated management. Tons of turnover on the administration side - one department went through a dozen employees within about a year. Too many politics to focus on what everyone is really there to do.

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    Have someone in charge who can actually make (and enforce) decisions instead of a CEO who is incredibly disconnected from the real issues. Get your upper management under control. Work on establishing respect on all levels...learn to treat people like people, not disposable place holders... and really refocus on what everyone is there for: saving lives.

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