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Good but could have been better

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

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

you need to provide some stability and assurance to employees

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Relaxed work place, good internship experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


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