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NIH Reviews in Rockville, MD

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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NIH Director Francis S. Collins

Francis S. Collins

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    Medical Officer, NIH

    Medical Officer (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsFlexible Work Schedule, Interesting Clinical Protocols.

    ConsSalary Freezes and Ceilings; Federal approach to treating workers all the same.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an open mind to change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome experience

    Order Fulfillment Lead (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    Proscreative environment, out of the box thinking, relaxed atmosphere

    ConsNo enough people from the outside knows about it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep moving forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent environment

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsExcellent environment to do research and live.

    ConsThere is a 5/8 year rule to limit the length of stay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Analyst (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsOverall very good for people who like to strengthen their background before they apply for a great phd program; Good for publication purposes

    ConsLow pace; it varies if you learn new knowledge

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Administrative Officer In Training (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsHours, pay, work load, location, advancement opportunities, work schedules, teleworking, alternate work schedules, benefits, the people, and training is offered in everything.

    ConsSometimes slow, tedious work, anything you could think that would be bad or slow with the federal government, this place is no exception to any of that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart people, good flexibility

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    Prosappreciate knowledge, research, science, and ability
    most departments pretty well run
    well funded
    government benefits but greater emphasis on merit
    flexible work environment
    student loan payoff

    Consstill part of government so can be slow and bureaucratic, depending on your office
    sometimes stuck with older technology
    frequent reorganizations waste a lot of time (endemic to places run by political appointees)

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop re-orging every 3 years. Otherwise, once we get to do our regular work, it's a great place and we like it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics, Politics, More Politics

    Ethics (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsIt is the NIH...great cache, mission, and name recognition.

    ConsIt was the Ph.D's and "the rest of us." Too many pre-madonna types who thought their work was of more import than others. Traffic is/was a nightmare, never attempt to leave and make it back within 30 mins (even if where you are going is 10mins. away).

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop paying lip-service...Major issues with integrity and Ethics, however, it would seem the more important you are NIH will cover your rear.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked as a Post-Baccalaureate fellow for one year

    Post-Baccalaureate IRTA Fellow (Former Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsWonderfully warm, supportive office environment and extremely flexible hours. Healthcare is amazing... Blue Cross/Blue Shield requires only $10 copay for pretty much everything.

    ConsPay was very low and I didn't get training on as many technical aspects of the work as I'd hoped (statistical analysis strategies, etc.)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bettering human health, 1 pipet tip at a time

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsFREEEDOM to pursue your life's dreams at the frontier of medical science. The science is very high impact, even though the intramural program is under-respected in the academic community

    ConsThe postdoc part. Long hours, modest pay, never enough free time. Someone figure out how to get 4 more hours in a day and there will be no cons... except for the pay part.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst experience ever

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Rockville, MD

    ProsBenefits are average
    People are very nice

    ConsManagement does not support employees. Do not ask questions.
    Company pay varies after hire
    No sense of direction

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees
    Know your market and customer
    Create values and live by them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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