Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
82 Reviews
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute President Robert Tjian
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits package even though its gotten more expensive each year for the past few years (in 18 reviews)

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


Cons
  • They decide whether they want to further your career development (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management micromanages way too much (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Everthing was great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been working there for the last 4 years. Great benefits was the most important reason I chose HHMI. The supporting staff was also very helpful.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons. I usually interact people from Stanford university so, I don't know much about the politics etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    analyze high-throughput data. research

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the-state-of-art research. good benefit. reputation

    Cons

    low pay. instability. have to follow your investigator anyway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    good place
    great ppl
    good enivorment
    training
    lots of gain

    Cons

    not enough hrs
    no promotions
    hard work
    busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disney world for scientists.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Pros

    Everything you need to do science.

    Cons

    Too easy to work all day and night.

  6.  

    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    great benefits, great retirement contributions

    Cons

    theres isnt much opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great upper management!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Pros

    Loved everyone in HR just didn't love my job!

    Cons

    Very strict on holidays and time off

  8.  

    Well-supported

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Pros

    The research I was working with was very professional and they could support me well during a short visit I had.

    Cons

    The area is remote and basically one should have a car to be able to reach here everyday. It is possible to live on the campus but one could easily get bored after a while.

  9.  

    Beautiful campus.

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    Former Employee - Not Available in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Not Available in Chevy Chase, MD

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are what make HHMI what it is today.

    Cons

    One of the perks is tuition reimbursement but don't let that fool you. They decide whether they want to further your career development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to do research, bureaucratic management

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The labs usually have more than sufficient funding to do research.
    Competitive pay and benefits.
    Great place for biomedical research.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic organization and management.
    The office and HR loves and only cares about paper works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to think about career development for employees (that are not PIs), and about work-life balance of employees (especially research associates). Currently they do NOT seem to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Assistant to PI, Administrator for Labs can be a thankless job as far as HHMI is concerned

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits, matching option for the 403b

    Cons

    Low salary compared to pharmaceuticals; can be unresponsive to problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Remember that the PI is able to do his/her job BECAUSE of the tireless work we do behind the scenes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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