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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 (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great resource. Best science, great support from the advisor

    Cons

    I think this is the best place for research

  2. A lot of long-timers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caltech (California) full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and area, world-renowned research, great benefits, some great people

    Cons

    A lot of average and below average employees who stay until retirement and are resistant to change, HR more concerned with reputation than performance

    Advice to Management

    Walk around, talk to people, watch and listen

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