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National Academy of Sciences Reviews

Updated February 14, 2015
Updated February 14, 2015
37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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    Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at National Academy of Sciences full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very kind people. Engaging work. Good work life balance. Large organization with helpful people.

    Cons

    Collaborative culture limited. Need for greater mentorship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow mentorship/collaboration opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Eglin AFB, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Eglin AFB, FL

    I have been working at National Academy of Sciences full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to carryout your own research.

    Cons

    May have to move far from family and friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have higher expectations of research advisers to be more actively involved with postdoctoral research activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Postdoc (National Research Council)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Academy of Sciences

    Pros

    Great benefits for a postdoc, including travel funds. Any issues related to employment duration, travel, and publications are handled efficiently by the NRC.

    Cons

    he NRC does not withhold taxes from your pay. You are responsible for paying quarterly taxes, both state and federal. Your annual tax return can become complicated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    This organization doesn't really value its hardest workers, support staff.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Academy of Sciences

    Pros

    Great benefits package and onsite parking.

    Cons

    Entirely too much work dumped on a single person; always being told that there are no funds for raises; and not hiring enough internally. The company has an overlapping pay scale so even if you are next in line for a raise, they will hire externally to avoid having to promote you. A high 8 and a low 7 make nearly the same amount. If they are hiring for a 7, it's cheaper to hire a low 7 then to promote a high 8 to a mid 7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start valuing the support staff and pay them accordingly. Im currently interviewing and HR staff gaze at me wide eyed when they hear everything I was responsible for doing for such a small amount of money.

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    Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Academy of Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady and Stable
    Great Leave accrual

    Cons

    not many advancement opportunities
    some managers are not as flexible as others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    A nightmare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at National Academy of Sciences

    Pros

    Best reason to work here is location, especially if you live in the city or access to Metro.

    Cons

    Horrible work culture, back stabbing, and people who should've been fired from their jobs long ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back and get yourselves trained in compassion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start a career

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at National Academy of Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a fast pace environment with great coworkers. Many of the managers were knowledgeable about technology and solutions.

    Cons

    Upward mobility was limited. If you were not white young and male, it would take time to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better mobility chances for all employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Academy of Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to meet very prestigious members and there are opportunities for growth and promotion within various divisions. Great retirement benefits.

    Cons

    It can take a very long time to be promoted and the pay could be higher.

    Recommends
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much potential for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Academy of Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well structured systems in place, some friendly people, but everyone is contract based and ultimately looking out for their own job security.

    Cons

    Siloed work environment, low job security,management structure is poor, reorganization has been going on for over a year with no tangible results. Lack of willingness to change and update outdated systems and processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in subject matter experts and your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    National Academy of Sciences

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Academy of Sciences full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people. Interesting things to work on.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not much collaboration or interaction across programs. Type A academics.

    Doesn't Recommend

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