The Broad Institute

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Its been a satisfying experience

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Great scientific research environment where everyone with a motivation for improving human health and life, can contribute. Great work-life balance philosophy where quality of work is considered and not hours put in. Its an open environment where one can have a voice if one is willing to speak up.

Cons

I feel in the Software Engineering side of things the salary is average and there aren't many initiatives to attract or retain good talent.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic scientific environment, less-than-satisfactory administrative support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at The Broad Institute

    Pros

    The brilliance of the science and scientific leadership is unparalleled. It's the best place to do biomedical research in the world. It's intensely collaborative and supportive of technology. It's one of the very few academic institutes that has positions available for career scientists at bachelor's, master's and PhD levels (vs only faculty + trainees as is found in most universities). Others complain about the salary and career advancement opportunities but both are better than most non-profits.

    Cons

    The administrative side of the Institute has really fallen to pieces over the past two years. There is a lot more bureaucracy and yet more things slip through the cracks. Processes and policies in HR, finance, sponsored research all seem to be horribly inefficient. More and more administration is being pushed onto the scientists instead of the administrators.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the administrative side of the Institute functional. It shouldn't cost more money since there is so much inefficiency - you probably just need stronger leadership with an eye towards getting things done, and a clearing out of poor performers especially at the higher levels that have allowed things to get to this state.

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    great first job out of college, but poor career advancement and pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at The Broad Institute

    Pros

    great work environment but may depend on groups
    good benefits and time off
    good balance of work and life
    flexible schedule

    Cons

    poor pay when compared to other Cambridge bio companies, probably due to the Broad being an academic institution
    undefined career path and direction for new employees
    hard to advance in both pay and career without obtaining a graduate degree
    some work may be repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please compare salaries with other companies in the area, especially since the cost of living is so high in the surrounding Cambridge areas. There are a lot of talented people who would move on because of better compensation elsewhere.

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