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  1.  

    Focused on innovation, especially in Robotics

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at IHMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great variation and availability of projects, mostly in innovative fields. Flexible work schedule, great work/life balance, time for research and real practice

    Cons

    Only average salaries and few career opportunities within the company unless you worked for many year and or you have a PhD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation for research associates, provide a sort of path to increase the chances of "stepping up" the employe's career within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best environment I've ever worked in

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at IHMC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun job, great people, flexible work hours, good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is a little low for the field and the hours can rack up during crunch time. Positions are contingent on continued project funding which can be a little scary, but it's worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less junk food

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good first experience

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

    I have been working at IHMC full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good healthcare, dental... The job is interesting and it's possible to work on a lot of different projects. Nobody got lay off because of the loss of a grant.

    Cons

    We don't get the chance to write a lot of papers. Low pay for some. The possibilities of promotions are low unless you get a phd. This is a small town, it might be boring for young people. The schools aren't great for kids in that area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add bonus

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  5.  

    Amazing Organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at IHMC as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance
    - Extremely interactive and welcoming internship program
    - Intriguing projects that make a difference
    - Relatively flexible work hours (as long as you get your work done)
    - Employees are highly knowledgeable in their fields
    - Pensacola is a great place to work

    Cons

    Issues can arise with project funding (as with any research institute), but these issues are always dealt with in advance. From what I've seen, no one has lost their job due to loss of funding. There's always a new project to work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great experience working on latest technologies with large budgets

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Robotics Engineer in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Robotics Engineer in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at IHMC

    Pros

    Smart people,
    Friendly & very relaxed environment,
    Large financial budgets on most projects,
    Hosts lectures from great people.

    Cons

    Upper management occasionally cause many artificial limits on the work,
    Low pay (for some),
    Most projects are funded by military,
    Has only 1 location that can be quite boring for young people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that without the highly competent employees, the company is nothing.

    Recommends
  7.  

    IHMC brilliant, fun and respected workplace, where accomplishments literally turn heads.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at IHMC

    Pros

    Exciting work every single day. Brilliant people/scientist, that pretend you are as smart as them, therefore making you feel good about yourself and treat you with respect. No employee-employer relationship. I was treated as a Colleague. The work differs from project to project, and there is always something new to read/learn/test/review. Definitely a place for academic growth as well as professional. The whole city knows it as a prestigious place to work and wearing their logo on my shirt, does turn heads. Working for IHMC has always been fun, and challenging. Multiple exciting sci-fi projects are going on, and watching robots come to life is always magical!

    Cons

    Pensacola, is a dead beat city, still lot of racism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try so hard to mingle with the employees. Be natural

    Recommends
  8.  

    Inspiring

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHMC part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, good leadership, awesome projects, great culture, easy hours, and a very smart people.

    Cons

    There are always a one or two weird people working there, make sure you're okey with that. Employment can be unstable due to the size of the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dynamic and creative place.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHMC full-time

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and work environment.

    Cons

    Expectations are high.

    Funded largely by grants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Wonderful family friendly work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

    I have been working at IHMC

    Pros

    Family friendly, ability to choose your hours, live by the beach, very interesting and fun work, high job satisfaction

    Cons

    Not the highest pay, Sometimes grants get dropped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer bonuses

    Recommends
  11.  

    Summer Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern
    Current Employee - Summer Intern

    I have been working at IHMC

    Pros

    Very smart, competent leadership team. Great atmosphere to work in, and Pensacola's amazing beaches don't hurt either. Weekly guest lectures from industry experts and researchers provide an excellent opportunity to discover new areas.

    Cons

    Small company with limited on-site production capacity means that much work needs to be outsourced, meaning that progress can sometimes be slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand current projects outside the narrow confines of initial goals. Allow for lateral growth for projects, and encourage their application to other problems.

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