La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

www.liai.org
Unclaimed Profile

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
18 reviews filtered by
  • La Jolla, CA
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
4.6
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Presdent & Chief Scientific Officer Mitchell Kronenberg
Mitchell Kronenberg
14 Ratings

18 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. a good start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Institute has great benefits; flexible schedule; friendly bunch overall. Facility and equipment is relatively new. Post docs seem to have the shortest end of the stick, techs have more freedom and flexibility.

    Cons

    Academic pay; experience is very dependent on individual lab/supervisor. Not much room for growth.


  2. An absolutely fantastic place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great facility, friendly and helpful Co-workers, solid benefits

    Cons

    Low Salary, but frankly who does get decent salary these days in academia?


  3. nice place for training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doc in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Post Doc in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The institute provides a chance to work with good scientist.

    Cons

    The overall salary is not high enough to live in San diego.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Good non-profit research facility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay and benefits are excellent...the research scientists are friendly and supportive...and have incentive programs for attendance and task completions.

    Cons

    Getting along with other technicians that are unskilled laborers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep management more involved in supervisory roles and not let tech's be quite so independent.


  6. Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, excellent research equipment and benefits. Good support for researchers with knowledgeable cores. Lots of social activities and interactions between researchers.

    Cons

    Could have better advancement opportunities and/or support for senior posdocs/researchers. Experience may be different working under other PIs


  7. One of the best places to work as a post-doc

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - amazing, bright and dedicated scientists, with state-of-the-art facilities and stuff - institute is driven by post-docs, with very few grad students - so many, many experts, no teaching requirements - i.e. an amazing place to learn - very friendly, open and supportive environment with many social activities - good benefits and insurances - as the institute is comparably small, the administration and paperwork part is usually fast and efficient

    Cons

    - the pay, treatment, training and mentoring depends almost entirely on the PI as basically no rules are enforced institute-wide. This means that the treatment and remuneration you receive varies hugely between labs and even within labs. - the post-doc pay is poor (as I think everywhere in academia) and tends to be below NIH standards (for most labs) - faculty and administration are not pro-active in caring for the needs of their post-docs, but seem in most cases, however, to move when pushed - as in most places, no career development for post-docs possible. And the support for development from the institute is poor.

    Advice to Management

    - enforce more standards on the PI to make the work environment more equal and just - give the post-docs the appreciation they deserve (i.e. not only free ice cream once a year, but appreciation where it counts, e.g. even in the media reports of the institute itself only the PIs are mentioned and not the people who actually did the work (and often had the ideas too))


  8. Great place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding research being done here

    Cons

    Pay could be a little bit more competitive


  9. Good place to work. It is a place to engage scientific work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the staff people here are nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Pay is somehow low. Some PI is a little push.


  10. excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    one of hidden gems, great resources and opportunities for biomedical research, highly friendly and collaborative culture, good work life balance, provides retirement plans for post-docs

    Cons

    less famous, i have no complaints


  11. It is a great institute to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Besides science, the institute encourages various extra curricular activities and takes extensive care about the employees welfare. Provides lot of collaboration opportunities between various labs

    Cons

    nothing major to complain about



Showing 18 of 34 reviews
Reset Filters

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.