Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
78 Reviews
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute President Robert Tjian
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Pros
  • Great benefits package even though its gotten more expensive each year for the past few years (in 16 reviews)

  • Most managers promote work/life balance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Career development is completely dependent on whether or not your supervisor supports your development (in 4 reviews)

  • Personal growth is not encouraged and career opportunities are few and far between (in 3 reviews)

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    Research Assistant II

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great benefits, great retirement contributions

    Cons

    theres isnt much opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good employer to have

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, particularly health & dental. One of the best health insurances in the USA, if not the best.
    Organization-wise, they are very good, particularly HR-department.
    Generous with covering reimbursement costs.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much work is required in order to be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Research Fellow at HHMI

    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Outstanding science, you get to work with extremely smart people. Benefits for postdocs are excellent.

    Cons

    Funding for Research fellows is restricted to 5 yrs. Work-life balance depends on who your Principal Investigator is.

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    Great funding agency with excellent benefits for its employees!

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits - the health insurance is amazing. Also, the contribution to 401K is a nice bonus, which I believe is not common for postdoctoral positions.

    Cons

    I really don't have anything negative to say about this company. They provide my lab with excellent funding, which allows me to perform experiments without a huge worry about the cost.

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    a prestigious place

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Pros

    HHMI PIs are the most accomplished PIs in biology and has plenty of money to spend on research. HHMI also provides great benefit for postdocs.

    Cons

    Frankly I don't see any downside working for HHMI. Maybe some of the PIs have too much ego and are difficult to deal with?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great institute! Keep doing your great job and I look forward to seeing greater achievement and greater growth and name recognition.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Review of an academic technician position

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    Former Employee - Research Technician II  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Technician II in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Pros

    Working towards a noble cause with the brightest minds in the field.

    Cons

    Easy to be a victim of the rigid academic hierarchy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no knowledge of the workings of Senior Management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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