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    Nurse Practitioner

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    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy to a degree - not integrated with college of medicine

    Cons

    lack of interprofessional communication; role isn't understtood

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    bioinformatics

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    environment; mentorship; ; ; ;

    Cons

    benefit; salary; ; ;

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    Very poor work life balance and pathetic supervisors.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant-II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant-II in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The lab perks are good.

    Cons

    1) Clinical Lab at Baylor is not for people with family, only suitable for single's with no family life, lonely people or people who just dont care for anything else other than money.
    2) No respect from supervisor specially females with kids.
    3) Supervisor wont allow you to go to work early.....which is ridiculous, as long as you are making up all yr hours, it shouldn't matter.
    4) You go to restroom, you get an email, asking abt yr whereabouts..
    5) Once you enter the lab you are not allowed to get yrself some breakfast......against the law of the supervisor.
    6) Terrible place to work under this supervisor, specially if you are sick or your kids are sick, no bloody consideration for Kids.
    7) If you take off for yr kids during sickness, you will have to provide a doctors note from the pediatrician, even for half day and that too you have to fax at a number that the supervisor lists under her email, she doesnt know where the hell that fax machine is in the whole building.............its a shame.

    I would advice people who want some quality time with family not to apply for jobs at clinical lab specially at the MGL CMA lab, terrible workplace, good collegues, but mentally sick supervisor.
    Thanks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lab Directors, please try to find out how the supervisor is acting with the lab technicians.I employees should have a certain full-proof channel where they can complain abt the bad lab supervisor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    BCM

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine

    Pros

    Great benefits and some areas have flexible work arrangements.

    Cons

    parking is a hassle and expensive. Employees are not heard by leadership. Very few opportunities for promotion unless someone vacates a current position. Work-Life balance is non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to develop focus groups to learn what is important to employees and implement those findings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Depends on the department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Houston weather is great during winter

    Cons

    Funding leads to issues between people and departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IT Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is very good. You are working in an exciting clinical and research medical environment. The Texas Medical Center is a happening place to work. The people surrounding you are well educated and generally very good at their jobs. There is a lot of collaboration and new technologies being introduced.

    Cons

    The parking is expensive and the commute from most suburbs is long. The organization is less structured so an employees work experience is very dependent on the quality of the immediate supervisor. If your job is funded through grant money, it must be renewed every 3-5 years and positions can be put at risk based on the funding cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The faculty, which frequently end of becoming managers of groups needs more leadership training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good institution saddled with disorganized upper management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work/life balance, competitive pay, and central location in Houston's Medical Center

    Cons

    Disconnected upper management, unstable financial viability (leading to constant restructuring and layoffs), fractured organizational model

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    Knowledgeable community

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine

    Pros

    Great place to excel in academics and research. Faculty and staff are very inspiring and helpful

    Cons

    Need to compensate better to graduate students who are work horse of their research unit

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    If there is funding and decent performance, a postdoc can stay forever as postdoc because the PI don't want competitors

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, some interesting science, smart people in the neighborhood, low cost of living in Houston

    Cons

    Cut throat competition, politics (kiss up to PI), low pay (below NIH standard), no pay raise, no mentoring, no career development, long hours, no work-life balance, no career advancement, sometimes wasting tax payers money on frivolous things, no benefits, time off policy is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO should have someone check on each PI to improve on the treatment of postdocs. There is no ombudsman but one would not help for lack of trust and/or knowledge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    In a campus built and maintained by billionaires, you too can live in absolute poverty

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is a good place to get your H-1B visa. If you are a graduate student, great place to spend 8 years. If you are a post-doc here, forget it, your career is over. For tenure track faculty, a great place to spend five years until you prove your chops to an ivy league caliber program.

    Cons

    Every single investigator has severe neuroses and psychoses. You will be made to feel guilty for working 80 + hours for poverty level wages. At best the lab you will work in is a Potemkin Village to show off for media and investors. At worst, a giant hamster wheel with no cheese in sight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Absolutely needs some stability, at least with maintaining tenure track faculty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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