La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

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La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Presdent & Chief Scientific Officer Mitchell Kronenberg
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  1. Relaxed atmosphere doing amazing work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Institute's work goes towards benefiting humanity Academic, not corporate, atmosphere provides a great deal of flexibility and autonomy Benefits are fantastic

    Cons

    Relaxed nature can result in co-workers not putting in 100% do to lack of accountability High-turn over makes creating work community difficult Lab-style management leads to many fiefdoms of power within the Institute with many strong personalities

    Advice to Management

    Never think people won't notice, people always notice - In regards to everything.


  2. a good start

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    • 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.


  3. Too much turnover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great science, excellent wellness program, fun happy hours, parties, picnics, etc, good location near UCSD and Salk, good benefits, free parking

    Cons

    High turnover, instability, and a few in upper management have created an unhappy, toxic working environment amongst the administrative staff. Pay is below average and work expectations are very high.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront about big organization changes. Don't expect the remaining employees to happily do two peoples jobs for the same pay after said organizational changes.


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  5. Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Well run organization, good values

    Cons

    None that I can find


  6. An absolutely fantastic place to work!

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    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?


  7. Well, I'm a postdoc.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working life as a poostdoc is both challenging and rewarding

    Cons

    Salaries in academia leave something to be desired. Lack of job security in the medium to long term is slightly terrifying.


  8. Great Institute for allergy and immunology.

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

    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

    not too big. strong immunology research. People are super friendly here.

    Cons

    Need more career help service.


  9. Overall fine

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Technician II
    Former Employee - Research Technician II

    I worked at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

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

    Pros

    Really nice facility built and funded by Kyowa Hakko Kirin, nice location in the heart of La Jolla. The company also does a good job of providing programs and activities for employees outside of work

    Cons

    Salary is low which is expected for academia. Scientists are expected to work long hours without overtime while those in administration leave at 5 pm everday

    Advice to Management

    Sick time needs to rolled over for people that don't use it. I did not use any sick days and was not payed out for this when I left


  10. nice place for training

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    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.


  11. Good non-profit research facility

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    • 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.



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