Henry M. Jackson Foundation Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits and highly flexible work schedules (in 12 reviews)

  • Decent salaries and good benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much room for growth or advancement and plenty of politics to work around to get things done (in 4 reviews)

  • The Henry Jackson Foundation (HJF) will allow alternative schedules only under supervisor approval (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Research Assistant I

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, fantastic benefits, awesome federal holidays and closing policies

    Cons

    Management could have been better handled, some managers were unprofessional, pay was not ideal, not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    There would be less turnover if the pay was kept relevant to the amount of work employees perform. The Research Assistant I salary may be comparable to other positions, but the quality and quantity of work in the position I had should have had a higher paygrade.


  2. I'd recommend it!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, qualified people, competitive salaries. I enjoyed the project I worked on and the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Depending on your contract, you may or may not be able to take advantage of professional development opportunities at work.


  3. Fantastic company to work for

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Psychologist
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Psychologist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, solid benefits, personable and flexible!

    Cons

    Not many cons. Salaries may not be as competitive as other contract companies around.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Overall Great Company

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, laid back environment. HJF has many organizations that have different areas of interest. I work within the IDCRP (Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program).

    Cons

    Heavy and stressful workload at times. Senior leadership tend to micromanage at times and don't always consider workload given to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Leadership should consider workload given to employees, reevaluate management style and refrain from giving employees work that is repetitive and not a good use of time.


  6. Sr Research Assoc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Options Great Benefits Many different projects to be a part of

    Cons

    Better communication between employees and upper management


  7. No room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, good team work.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted. Low salary.


  8. Helpful (1)

    NHRC location

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits, including 403(b) match up to 5% of salary, which is immediately vested - Many nice coworkers

    Cons

    - No opportunity for career advancement - Prior work experience does not count towards job title or salary - Many incompetent supervisors who enforce rules differently for different people - Negative environment created by supervisors who constantly whisper, gossip, and complain about colleagues - A LOT of turnover

    Advice to Management

    Teach supervisors how to be effective and fair.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Limited growth, non-competitive pay

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation, location, people are generally nice

    Cons

    Limited to no-growth in position, low pay with raises not meeting inflation despite exceed expectation; recent masters graduate used experience for better career opportunities elsewhere


  10. review for research associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, enjoy working here

    Cons

    no advancement in the field


  11. Helpful (2)

    Technical Writer/Editor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

    Pros

    The foundation has fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    However, my actual workplace was at the Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute. The director of the group is a terrible manager who routinely belittles employees. The foundation does nothing to protect its employees from abuse.



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