Baylor Research Institute Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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  1. There are opportunities to grow on your own.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baylor Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working schedules Good research environment

    Cons

    Lack of management and leadership No functional promotion system installed


  2. Research Assistant

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Baylor Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues...fun environment to work

    Cons

    No room for career growth. bad pay


  3. Great Company, Mostly Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Culture is generally good, people you work with are warm and welcoming. It's a growing company in terms of research so things are getting bigger and better.

    Cons

    Staff turnover can be big depending on where you work. The normal political conflicts that exist in any big company are present.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, except foster an environment that is positive across all locations. Support all of your employees.


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  5. Great Company Who Knows Who They Are and They Expect Top Talent!!

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    Current Employee - Access Service Representative in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Access Service Representative in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baylor Research Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great training, leadership & development courses to help you on your career path. The benefits and additional programs (I.e. Thrive) have a great impact on lowering your medical insurance premiums, and rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle. The starting salaries are above average, benefits are generous, and bonuses and merit increases are paid annaually. So much more!

    Cons

    You may have to deal with a "cliquey atmosphere" at times which could put a strain on how well you do on your career path. Best advice: Be yourself, and let your talent & skill set do the talking for you.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management should get more involved in what day to day problems their employees deal with the most. Have monthly department meetings so we all stay informed.


  6. Mission says quality patient care but nurses have very large numbers of patients every shift.

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    Current Employee - Register Nurse in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Register Nurse in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Baylor Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone smiles with vacant eyes robot speaking how great CNO is.

    Cons

    High patient acuity high nurse patient ratios, safe harbor filings regularly denied, extreme overworked and unsafe.

    Advice to Management

    Look at workplace violence of staff and nursing leadership.


  7. Work Enviroment

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging,leadership,team building,opportunity to gain more knowledge through study programs

    Cons

    Slow growth, poor compensation, poor benefits, time off can be improved, can include sick time off which doesn't exist currently


  8. Good place to work.....

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baylor Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad exposure to Research areas, once can gain expertise using the cutting edge technology...

    Cons

    Fewer growth opportunities. The benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage growth potential and new talents...


  9. I work with each department throughout the hospital.

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    Current Employee - Guest Relations in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Guest Relations in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Baylor Research Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nicest people! 99% have a smile on their face and are happy to be there.

    Cons

    I haven't really run into any cons in the last 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    They do a great job making employees feel appreciated.


  10. Toxic workplace

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baylor Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay reasonably well for a non-profit. Intramural grants help with research budget. International atmosphere. Nothing more to say really, it is not a good place to work.

    Cons

    There are two problems with Baylor Research Institute: 1. It is not Baylor. 2. It is not a research institute. Regarding 1: They do a great job advertising themselves with the Baylor name. Now, most people in biomedical research think "Baylor College of Medicine" in Houston when they hear "Baylor". Naturally, when people come to Baylor in Dallas, they assume that this must be a part of Baylor in Houston. Wrong. Many decades ago, there was a historical association between the two places. Today, however, these are completely separate entities. Many people thought they were joining a reputable, recognizable organization when they started to work for Baylor Research Institute in Dallas, only to realize that this is just a private hospital in Dallas with a conservative agenda that is not centered around research. Baylor (Dallas) even went so far as to hire an accomplished senior scientist from Baylor (Houston) which certainly helped to confuse people: Dr. L__ has worked at Baylor Houston, then he worked at Baylor Dallas... must be the same organization, right? No, it's not. Baylor Dallas is basically an imposter. As for 2: Anybody who has worked at a real research institute will be appalled by the general atmosphere at Baylor Research Institute. Everything is bogged down by corporate policies that make it difficult to get anything done. Common sense is not tolerated here. Neither is happiness, it seems. There are administrators in powerful positions (that don't exist elsewhere) who have no background in research and who therefore have no way of telling who in which lab knows what they are doing. But these administrators get to decide who gets promoted and who gets let go. In recent years (it is 2014 now) there has been a tremendous amount of departures, particularily at the Ph.D. level. Everybody who was able to leave has left. What's left behind is a mess. There is a huge amount of uncertainty, anxiety and depression among employees, which may have to do with the recent merger with Scott&White and the layoffs that went along with it. Information that management shared with the employees has often turned out to be not truthful. And generally, whenever push comes to shove, research loses and policies and politics win.

    Advice to Management

    The situation is beyond advice to management. Management has done "employee surveys" to seemingly solicit advice from employees. But the reality is that management does not pay attention to advice offered in good faith by employees. Rather, employees who mention issues get told that they have to leave if they have a problem with the institute. And when these employees don't get the hint, they will soon find themselves on the "to be let go" list.


  11. Good work experience however very very Horrible management of Baylor Research InstituteThe Heart Hospital Baylor Plano

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    You will have great research studies to work on. Good support from The Heart Hospital to conduct research. Baylor over all is a great employer. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    The management for Baylor Research Institute at The Heart Hospital Baylor plano is horrible. The physicians have unrealistic expectations. The management team often lies to the physicians in order to look good in their eyes. No proper system. Small team of research personnels but they don't support each other creating a stressful environment. No room for personal growth.



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