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Updated Apr 7, 2014

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    Contractor at a federal agency

    Orise Fellow (Former Employee)

    ProsI was able to be paid well to work at a federal agency, doing research, without having to go through the federal hire process.

    ConsORISE allows you to get your foot in the door of a federal agency, but even still, being directly hired by that agency may not be likely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great opportunity, lots of hoops to jump through

    Research Associate (Current Employee)

    Pros24 annual sick/paid days off, but your local mentor may be even more considerate of time off requests. Managing is done at the local level, and ORISE people don't get too involved. Stipend amounts are arranged by the department that you do research with, not ORISE.

    ConsSome of their support contacts are not helpful when you need them to be, sometimes things won't happen for a month or longer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove all levels of communication between HQS and the researcher. It's not polite to ignore/avoid contact.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great !

    Contractor (ORISE Research Participant) (Current Employee) College Park, MD

    ProsFlexible work time, Nice entry level salary

    ConsThere are no health and other benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementAt least paid sick leave, vacation should be considered for every ORISE Participant. For Contractor type participants, they should consider health & other benefits when considered as established scientists.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ORISE/ORAU is an excellent program for post docs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to work remotely. Low overhead for my boss.

    ConsTemporary, sometimes it's a black box.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for entry level jobs

    Post Doctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Morgantown, WV

    ProsThey provide a Nice entry level salary. They also have a Good health insurance plan that has very little copay and pays for almost all expenses.especially student who are planning to start a family would love this insurance. further they also have Friendly administrative staff who bend over backwards to make sure they take care of you.
    Nice moving package is provided. They support conference travel

    ConsThis is not suitable for international students on visa who did their higher education in USA as they convert you into a j1 visa and also do not conduct the verify for opt extension.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider performing a everify process if you are serious about getting international students. Because of your visa policies the international students are placed in a limbo when they complete their contracts with orise.

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    awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat chance to gain experience

    Consthere are not any benefits

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    ORISE Fellowships

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsORISE fellowships are a good way to gain experience and credibility in your career.

    ConsORISE contracts are cheap for the employer since they do not come with any benefits. Though they may tout the fellowship as a "foot in the door" to a government agency, it seems that most ORISE fellows transition away from their company without ever being offered a real contract or GS position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFellows work just as hard as other contractors and should be valued (with benefits) in the same way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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