Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    A hub of cutting edge science

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Researcher in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    I worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cold Spring Harbor is one of the leading scientific research facilities in the country and the campus reflects this. Laboratories are beautiful and well cared for, the grounds are well-kept, and the administration makes it a goal to create an atmosphere where science flourishes. The regular meetings and courses make this place an excellent place to work and learn.

    Cons

    Although the campus is a hub of intellectual activity, the surrounding area is not. Long Island is not for everyone, and the 50 minute train ride to NYC is a bit too long in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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    Can't beat the view!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, beautiful location, excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement for administrative staff. Mediocre pay and high cost of living.

  3.  

    Nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Woodbury, NY
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Woodbury, NY

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small close-knit office environment.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth. Salaries are low compared to other industries.

    No opinion of CEO
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    good pay easy work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    Pros

    pays well. good benefits. very nice campus, shuttle that picks you up from the train station. there are alot of other perks.

    Cons

    very slow and old fashioned and resistant to change.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Great place to do science and to network

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Scientific culture, infrastructure, colleagues, meetings

    Cons

    Retirement benefit, cost of living

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  7.  

    unforgettable scientific experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is one of the most prestigious scientific communities that any scientist can be part of in their careers. The resources available and the the collaborations between different laboratories and fields allows for great science to be done.

    Cons

    is very isolated from NYC. The turnaround is very slow.

    Recommends
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    Bad for graduate students

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good scenery and good meetings that one can attend for free as a student

    Cons

    Students are treated much worse than even menial workers at CSHL. It is a great place to be a PI, but a really bad place to be a student. Very poor environment for learning scientists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat graduate students like garbage, they will be the ones deciding your legacy

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    excellent work atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician II in Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician II in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    I worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, lots of perks, excellent benefits, on campus activities and community

    Cons

    difficult to live on long island with the pay

    Recommends
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    CSHL postdoc

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for networking and a lot of scientific collaborations. Good Health insurance and benefits. there is supportive community for families, especially with little kids. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    The costs of living are very high, even more so in the better school district. There is a lot of focus on public relations, sometimes public relations come at the expense of science.

    Recommends
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    Unique Environment and Culture

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    Current Employee - Computational Scientist in Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Current Employee - Computational Scientist in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful natural environment, good academic programs, good benefit. Unique in a good way for raising up family, with day care on campus, and many activities for kids year around.

    Cons

    A little isolated location wise, maybe boring to some people who enjoy city life. Could be stressful for PIs with the needs to obtain enough funds to maintain the lab overhead and research expenses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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