Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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    Summer Intern Program

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Moss Landing, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Moss Landing, CA

    I worked at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent intern program available for a variety of areas of study in the sciences and engineering. Lots of support for the interns. Great community and atmosphere. Housing in organized for the interns. Surfboard and bike locker!

    Cons

    Internship program is designed more as an educational outreach rather than prospective for hiring. There were some interns from past years that were hired but it is an extremely low percentage compared to many other intern programs.

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    Keep investing in the intern program.

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    Work on interesting problems, but make sure you fit into the community.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Moss Landing, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Moss Landing, CA

    I have been working at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great location & research. 9/80 work schedule.

    Cons

    Typically a long commute -- 30 minutes from Santa Cruz and 30-40 from Monterey, with rural living in-between. It's a tough adjustment for someone who really enjoyed being able to walk to work before.

    Sometimes feels isolated at work. It can be difficult to connect and fit in with people here.

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    Pay your postdocs more, and/or let them participate in retirement plans.

    Sometimes it feels like my time and my contributions are not valued.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    MBARI is a GREAT place to work

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Moss Landing, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Moss Landing, CA

    I have been working at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

    Pros

    The location is spectacular, within yards of Monterey Bay. We often see whales, dolphins, sea otters, and a huge variety of seabirds from the facilities windows. The work is rewarding and environmentally sound. Colleagues are far above average in knowledge and respect for others. Computer support is the best I have ever experienced. All the tools necessary to do one's job are in place, and are top quality.

    Cons

    Very little high tech nearby. Transportation is a real problem, as Highway One is a dangerous two-lane sadly neglected, heavily traveled corridor. The nearest Fry's Electronics is 'way over the hill in San Jose. There are no technical bookstores in the area. There are few services in the immediate area: no place to get a haircut, or go to the bank, or a service station, unless you drive seven miles or so to Castroville or Watsonville.

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    Communicate better with employees.

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