Baylor Research Institute

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Baylor Research Institute Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work.....

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant III  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant III in Dallas, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage growth potential and new talents...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    They do a great job making employees feel appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Toxic workplace

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Dallas, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great co-workers, poor leadership, toxic atmosphere.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co-workers and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and toxic atmosphere.

  7.  

    OK place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Benefits start from day one

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse ICU  in  Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse ICU in Plano, TX

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    They 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.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Forgettable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Meeting people and growing in profession as much as possible.

    Cons

    Unfair, 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and overall work environment

    Cons

    Management style and career opportunities

    Approves of CEO

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