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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Amazing benefits and great staff

Cons

Hard to get promoted for science staff

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  1. Dedicated professionals - the pros and cons....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time

    Pros

    STScI is full of talented, smart astronomers and professionals. They've done excellent work ensuring that astronomical data can be used by anyone. There are multiple projects to get involved with, and you can essentially design your own career. They do a good job at promoting work/life balance and allowing flexible working schedules. Great benefits, and an excellent cafe on the lower level.

    Cons

    The personnel are so focused on astronomy that it can be difficult to have a conversation about anything else. Some of the long-term staff have very narrow views of the world and inflate the importance of their work. Turnover for permanent employees is low, so the internal politics tend to be intense and bitter. STScI is also a bit confused about its identity. Some want it to be a leading facility for pure astronomy research, some want it to provide engineering support for missions. There's also currently a shortage of office space. The location in Baltimore is not great - there's not much in walking distance from the office.

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  2. Policies and Procedures

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time

    Pros

    HR is very welcoming and always willing to help

    Cons

    No procedures or policies in place. Changes day to day and depends on who you ask. Frustrating at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on top of your supervisors and make sure that they are aware of how their supervisors are leading their employees. Employees are unhappy due to micromanaging, supervisors making their own rules, and double standards.

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