Caltech (California)

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Top notch institution

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Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Pasadena, CA

I worked at Caltech (California) full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- Surrounded by the best faculty and students
- No barrier to exchange, almost in a continuum of departments
- Lots of funding allows focus on basic research rather than specific applications

Cons

- Undergrad student body feels socially awkward
- Small size makes it difficult to switch, even with a research field

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    Nice place to work for

    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Caltech (California) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best institutions in the world
    Excellent opportunities to publish your work in top journals
    Pasadena is a nice area to live in

    Cons

    Not many options for growth: once you're hired as a postdoc there is no room for growth
    Pasadena is a relatively expensive area to live in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Brilliant minds doing the highest quality research

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student In Physics in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student In Physics in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Caltech (California) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    My graduate school experience at Caltech has been very good. My classes were interesting, hard and well-taught. My research group is doing innovative and potentially groundbreaking work, and I work very sane hours.

    Cons

    The administration often makes knee-jerk or reactionary decisions. There is little to no feedback on how you are doing as a graduate student or what you could be doing better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formalize reviews or feedback mechanisms for graduate students and their labs. It should go both ways!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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