Baylor Research Institute

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Updated Jul 23, 2014

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2.6 8 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Baylor Research Institute President Michael A.E. Ramsay

Michael A.E. Ramsay

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place to work.....

    Research Assistant III (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

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

    ConsFewer growth opportunities. The benefits could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage growth potential and new talents...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Toxic workplace

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsThey 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.

    ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great co-workers, poor leadership, toxic atmosphere.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat co-workers and interesting projects.

    ConsPoor leadership and toxic atmosphere.

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    OK place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsBenefits start from day one

    ConsVery little opportunity for promotion

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OVerall I have had a positive experience in an upscale hospital with cutting edge technology.

    Registered Nurse ICU (Current Employee) Plano, TX

    ProsThey offer a full time weekend position of working every Saturday and Sunday with a $9.00 day shift differential. I can usually work an additional 12 hour shift during the week at my base week. Week day/night shift work three 12 hour shifts a week for their full time positon.

    ConsThe education department is poor. They do not provide a position for a unit educator who would work at the bedside some days and be in charge of maintaining staff education and employee orientation to the unit. They also tend to pick out certain people to care of the sickest ICU patients rather than promoting rotating and having everyone perform at the same skill level. So in other words they have favorites.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to support nursing by setting standards in education. They should not play favorites in who is allowed to care for an ICU patient versus a telemetry patient. They need to develop better interview skills from the staff nurse level to upper level management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Forgettable

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsMeeting people and growing in profession as much as possible.

    ConsUnfair, was forced to work overtime with absolutely no compensation (not even time off). Too much work for one person. They always insisted its 'your job to stay late and complete everything' and managers always arrived late and left early. They showed no interest in hiring help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and overall work environment

    ConsManagement style and career opportunities

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