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

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

Pros

The cultural focus is academic research and is geared to promote collaboration and sharing of resources. This is a significant attribute in allowing creative, inventive ideas to be tried out, whether it is using facilities or talking with other departments.

Cons

It's very research centered, and there are no humanities to balance out people. There is not much social cohesion or interaction, everyone is in their silo. It's also a very high pressure environment so most people are stressed, but that's about the norm in high caliber academics.

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Promote more cross-departmental interaction. Support professors and research groups better through the lean years (especially during gov't dysfunction), for example, you should raise a rainy day fund.

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

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

    Pros

    great resource. Best science, great support from the advisor

    Cons

    I think this is the best place for research

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    Best for research projects.

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    Former Employee - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow  in  Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Caltech (California) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They have world class faculty advisers.

    Cons

    You only get to work for 3 months.

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