Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
85 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.  

    Great Work location!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great, typically you don't have to work beyond 8 hours. Breakfast and lunch service is awesome. Working environment is very harmony.

    Cons

    Location is a little bit far from everything, like an island.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The best model for funding and making science

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate

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

    Pros

    -Plenty of opportunities to be promoted
    -Reasonable salaries and benefits
    -Based on a meritocracy culture

    Cons

    -Moving back to a more conservative model in terms of funding science and treating employees
    -Decisions rely on few people not taking employees feedback into consideration .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not swap the past HHMI idealistic view of science for a more business-oriented one.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    laid back

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Pros

    long term permanent position would be good idea here..if you want to settle down with your skills.

    Cons

    not as much as as

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  5.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    low pay. instability. have to follow your investigator anyway

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    okay

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute as an intern (less than a 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
  7.  

    Everthing was great

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    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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, great retirement contributions

    Cons

    theres isnt much opportunity for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Well-supported

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    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.

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