Marine Biological Laboratory

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Marine Biological Laboratory Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory

    Pros

    HR people are very helpful. Generally, everyone is very available.

    Cons

    The location is not very appealing for young scientists.

  2.  

    Awesome place to do science

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    People here manage to be very dedicated to their work, while also laid-back, sane, and with a good sense of humor. Informal environment, even the brilliant senior PI's go on a first-name basis with students and dept. staff. The ocean is right outside our door.

    Cons

    Woods Hole is not a lovely place to be in the winter -- freezing, damp and deserted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Nice seaside location, scary lab safety standards

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great lab facilities, beautiful location on the seafront, good work/life balance

    Cons

    The safety standards in the labs were appalling -- gloves on all the door handles and computers, chemicals in the passenger elevators, summer people using food microwaves for toxic chemicals. YUCK. Also, parking is a pain, especially in the summer when most employees have to park off-site and take a shuttle (or walk a mile) to the campus. Woods Hole is seasonal, so there is not much going on in the surrounding area for most of the year, and it can be expensive to live there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get some better safety training and protocols in place! The standards at MBL are not up to par with a typical university. OSHA would have a field day at MBL.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    If you can keep the funding it's great

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Woods Hole, MA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Woods Hole, MA

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location is beautiful, nice close-knit community

    Cons

    Expensive to live nearby, most is soft money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More options of solid funding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    MBL

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Woods Hole, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Assistant in Woods Hole, MA

    I have been working at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, Good Work Environment, Great People. There are many people here that are great to work with and when collaborations develop it helps all involved.

    Cons

    Expensive area to live. Soft money institutions sometimes can be difficult for both lower and upper level scientists to succeed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    It was fine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woods Hole, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woods Hole, MA

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, location, flex work hours

    Cons

    No on site parking in summer

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