Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Good place to do research, bureaucratic management

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Former Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The labs usually have more than sufficient funding to do research.
Competitive pay and benefits.
Great place for biomedical research.

Cons

Bureaucratic organization and management.
The office and HR loves and only cares about paper works.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They need to think about career development for employees (that are not PIs), and about work-life balance of employees (especially research associates). Currently they do NOT seem to care.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Assistant to PI, Administrator for Labs can be a thankless job as far as HHMI is concerned

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits, matching option for the 403b

    Cons

    Low salary compared to pharmaceuticals; can be unresponsive to problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Remember that the PI is able to do his/her job BECAUSE of the tireless work we do behind the scenes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Janelia Farms academic internship

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    WOW, this place is fantastic. There is an on-site gym and convenience store, roof-top gardens, the views from the building are unbeatable (and the building is stunning as well). The environment is designed to encourage discussion between all the different disciplines at Janelia, the lunch room consists of several very large round tables where you often meet new people and discuss what you are working on. There is an on-site cafeteria that serves up delicious food at at very cheap cost, and all fruit/coffee/tea is free. Bright Horizons is also on-site. If you have the opportunity to work here, it is well worth it.

    Cons

    One downside is that the pay for technicians is on the lower side of the spectrum. However, with all the added bonuses that come along with working there it makes it very worthwhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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