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Amazing Place to Work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

I have been working at NIH

Pros

Brilliant co-workers, large budgets, creative freedom, goal-oriented work environment, collegial atmosphere, more intellectual competition with less political competition, convenient location

Cons

Large bureaucracy, slow startup time, too much training for basic things

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No problems with management

Recommends
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    Resource-full but lots of red tape

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    Current Employee - Predoctoral Fellow in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Predoctoral Fellow in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at NIH

    Pros

    This is a huge community of scientists with tons of resources, from the headquarters of PubMed on site to great equipment and support staff for all your experimental needs. It's well known worldwide and the name alone commands respect. Funding for intramural research can be generous, and PIs do not have to write grants.

    Cons

    There are so many legal and administrative hurdles to working for a government research lab that they often outweigh the pros. Rules on IT use, travel, even what gifts you can give other employees are all very strict but hard to fully understand. Even simple purchases have to go through at least 3 administrators to be approved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the focus of NIH to include more biotechnology and biomedical engineering topics. While NIH is strong on immunology, cancer, genetics and neuroscience, some cross-disciplinary fields are absent from the campus.

    Recommends
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    good place for non-smokers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at NIH

    Pros

    great balance between work and personal life
    stress-free working environment
    open culture to people from all backgrounds
    the campus is smoking-free

    Cons

    low salaries even compared to other NIH institutes.
    old building and equipment
    needs core facilities to keep up with high tech
    needs better communication between labs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest more on core facilities to keep up with high tech.
    hire people with more diverse academic back-grounds.
    you should definetely consider to hire less people but pay more to employees, so that they can really focus on their projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
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