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Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Madison, WI

I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

the funding is sufficient. You can do some creative experiments that you want to do. Normally, HHMI lab is big. So the competition is bigger than other labs. There are more stress from the PI, because they have to publish high impact journal every year to keep their huges title.

Cons

As the lab is bigger, the direct support from PI is not much. The postdoc has to be more independent. You have to be more self motivated to keep the projects going.

Advice to Management

pay a little attention to the postdoc's training and show more support

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    Excellent care of their employees

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great benefits
    - great culture

    Cons

    - time-limited support for postdocs, encourages the prevailing model of scientific career paths even though they're not sustainable
    - can have visa issues for international postdocs


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    Investigators, Leadership and Riff Raff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great program for investigators and their teams
    Supports cutting edge research

    Cons

    Headquarters is a mess - cutting salaries and benefits, firing people left and right, punative punishments, a culture of fear
    Meanwhile leadership says "let them eat cake!" enjoying exorbitant salaries, luxurious offices, homes and cars paid for by the institute, first class travel and fancy dinner dances


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