Pennington Biomedical Research Center

www.pbrc.edu
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Great work environment, not terrific pay

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Current Employee - Bio Statistician
Current Employee - Bio Statistician

I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Flexibility, very good benefits, energized atmosphere and talented researchers

Cons

Low pay, hard to get raises due to it being tied to state and state budget cuts

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

12 Other Employee Reviews for Pennington Biomedical Research Center (View Most Recent)

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    Major turnover and disrespectful to employees.

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician - Animal Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician - Animal Technician in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits like insurance, etc.
    Training was fast

    Cons

    Manager was very disrespectful and bi-polar.
    Would not let anyone use their phones during their lunch breaks because they thought it was disrespectful.
    They had unspoken rules that you wouldn't know until you were being yelled at for breaking, including phone rules, the way you open doors, how you stack your boxes, and other confusing childish rules.
    A lot of drama between all the women and talking behind their backs.
    No over-time
    Time off was technically possible but since they have a limited amount of techs you had to know well well well well in advance and no sick days.
    NO ability to go farther in the facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see some rules written down rather than being yelled at without knowing what the problems are. If you work over-time, you should get paid for it. Discipline people who start drama and eliminate it...there is no place for it in your work!
    Manager shouldn't treat employees like they are beneath her.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Good facilities, poor management

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    Former Employee - Instructor/Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Instructor/Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good core research facilities
    Good benefits
    Opportunity to work with world-class researchers

    Cons

    PBRC was managed poorly
    Human Resources could terminate people for any reason, even if under a contract
    Salaries were low compared to other institutes of similar rank
    Many faculty left the institute due to funding cuts and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faculty retention should be more of a priority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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