Society for Neuroscience

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1 person found this helpful  

Needs a lot of work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at Society for Neuroscience

Pros

Decent benefits package and nice office.

Cons

Turnover is a huge problem at SfN and Directors have no interest in fixing what’s wrong. It’s common knowledge among Staff that they are seen as easily replaceable and not worth investing in. Salaries are non-negotiable and overtime is not only expected, but necessary in order to keep up with the exorbitant workloads. Micromanaging is also an issue for SfN. Even Directors are micromanaged. It’s not uncommon to have your work edited by not only your department head, but every department head, numerous times and to the point that they’re editing their own work. It’s a common feeing among staff that it’s not worth getting work done early because that only results in more rounds of edits. This combined with a false sense of career advancement and lack of work-life balance (in most departments, not all) makes the morale at SfN quite poor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fear does not breed respect. Identify the cause of the high turnover rate and fix the issue instead of placing blame on those that leave. You have lost some amazing employees and will continue to do so until you admit there’s a problem.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware culture of micromanagement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Society for Neuroscience

    Pros

    Nice offices, nice people, good benefits.

    Cons

    Micromanagement from the top all the way down. Director position is more like middle management with little autonomy. Disparate workload between departments and divisions. Not enough support and staff for revenue generating departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They hire good people but then bog them down with minutia, internal reporting and micromanagement and don't let them do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Get In - Get Out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Society for Neuroscience full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location, office space, friendly people, soda machine, hilarious receptionist.

    Cons

    Everything else. Junior level employees have absolutely no room to grow because the assumption is that they jump ship and don't invest themselves-which wouldn't be the case if there was opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your laborers more and have a career advancement structure in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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