La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

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La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Reviews

Updated August 17, 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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. Excellent environment, but lack of mentoring

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    Current Employee - Instructor in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LJI offers exceptional focus on and quality in basic immunology research. Almost all PIs are leaders in their field. Very strong in small animals models. Very collegial environment from PIs to technicians.

    Cons

    PIs have to realize that employment at LJI is not automatically a future carrier guaranty and should work active together with scientists on their carrier options.

    Advice to Management

    Scientific training is not sufficient to become a successful PI. Leadership training, grant writing, networking and more have to be taught. More programs to open alternatives to careers in academia would be helpful.


  3. a good start

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA
    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.


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  5. Too much turnover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  6. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well run organization, good values

    Cons

    None that I can find


  7. 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
    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?


  8. 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
    Recommends

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

    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.


  9. Great Institute for allergy and immunology.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Need more career help service.


  10. Overall fine

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    Former Employee - Research Technician II
    Former Employee - Research Technician II
    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


  11. nice place for training

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    Current Employee - Post Doc in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Post Doc in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The institute provides a chance to work with good scientist.

    Cons

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



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