Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Collaboration and Creativity

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

New upper management has been put in place to bring out the best in HHMI employees. It is a fast paced working environment that foster collaboration between departments and allows for creativity and business process improvement.

Cons

You have the opportunity to wear many hats and learn a lot of cool things but sometimes you can be spread thin with your workload.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Monthly Town Hall meetings would be nice to ensure all employees have the opportunity to hear the same message.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    HHMI Headquarters has deteriorated rapidly in the past few years since Robert Tjian took the helm.

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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)

    Pros

    The employees at the lowest levels of the organization are really smart and competent.

    Cons

    Top Executives are not very competent and use resources in any way they please rather than for well thought-out, productive programs. Grantees will always say good things since HHMI GIVES THEM MONEY, but a clear and intelligent vision and efficient and effective operation of the institute are seriously lacking right now. Internal communication is almost non-existent. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, even within the same work group, and employees feel left out of just about every meaningful conversation. Morale is at an all-time low. Employees below the very top levels do not feel valued, and it galls them to watch the leadership having fun and lining their pockets and the pockets of their friends in the field while they do all the work and are treated like dirt. Everyone smiles and pretends everything is fine, but it is killing them to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If management were less condescending and less of an old-boy network, all the good people would not be leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good benefits, poor salary

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    Current Employee - Research Technician II
    Current Employee - Research Technician II

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, 10% 401K matching contribution, great vacation package.

    Cons

    Salary is not a livable wage, on top of working with some "interesting" personalities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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