J Craig Venter Institute

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Good but could have been better

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Former Employee - Intern in Rockville, MD
Former Employee - Intern in Rockville, MD

I worked at J Craig Venter Institute as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Lot of Interaction with good minds, extremely helpful colleagues, good boss (in my case)

Cons

lot of dependency on government funded grants, frequent layoffs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

you need to provide some stability and assurance to employees

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Relaxed work place, good internship experience

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    Former Employee - Lab Intern in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Lab Intern in Rockville, MD

    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work place, and the people in each department bond pretty well. Diverse group of people too. There were lot's of informative talks and a handful of fun events. Modern atmosphere. Casual dress-code.

    Cons

    Seems a bit slow-paced and boring. Never really interacted with people outside my department. There doesn't seem to be any upper management. Lot's of layoffs going around, which brought upon a depressing atmosphere.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to gain research experience.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at J Craig Venter Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great research environment, and, when I was there most of the people were friendly and helpful. If you work on a project that's funded or is a a pet project of the CEO, then there are a lot of opportunities to be exposed to cutting edge science and research.

    Cons

    There is almost no mentoring support. If you are not lucky enough to have a supervisor/manager that's knowledgeable, capable, and interested in your development, you'll be miserable and you will be treated as though you're an anonymous worker on an assembly line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can do a better jobs with mentoring and rewarding good managers. Also, it would be great if the institute were run like real research lab or academic institution instead of a corporate center or manufacturing floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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