Space Telescope Science Institute

  www.stsci.edu
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Space Telescope Science Institute Reviews

Updated Feb 7, 2014
Space Telescope Science Institute – Baltimore – “People of STScI”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 7 reviews

7 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Nice atmosphere

    Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsNice office, warm atmosphere, great location and amazing cafeteria. The working hours are flexible and employees are encouraged to work from home once a week.

    ConsMain con is the fact that things move slowly in the office. For security and bureaucracy reasons, the projects take longer than they should. Communication between teams to reach agreement brings even more overhead to the projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Career dead-end, unfortunately

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility in working from home, nice (but pricey) cafeteria, free parking, retirement fund matching, nice people, models of space telescopes strewn about

    ConsBaltimore is not an ideal location, low pay, overcrowding of office space, promotions difficult to come by, few opportunities to broaden skill set

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttract younger hires

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Great place to work at.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsExciting projects, interesting people and academic atmosphere. Many opportunities to learn through provided trainings or through available lectures. Ability to have very flexible schedule, allowing one to work from home.

    ConsIt is a government organization, so promotions are slow, no money is allocated to team building exercises, some technology in use are quite old, mostly because that is what people used to.

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

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    df

    Business Systems Analyst/Desktop Support (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsThe people and positive energy they gave out was a great environment to work in. I was given enough autonomy to get my project of finding the most effective and efficient Document Management System for the Business Department. This was my project, and if I had any questions, I would just go to my boss, who by the way, was a great person and a great boss.

    ConsIn regards to getting some direction for future projects, I was given very little. This position was to become permanent and my boss vouched for me to stay on board for he "... Needed a person with my exact skill set and demeanor," but my position ended up not being budgeted in for 2013-2014

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf they truly wanted to bring me in, then something like allocating budget monies towards a new FTE should not be very difficult.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Fulfilling experience, but don't expect to be paid a lot.

    Research and Instrument Analyst (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsPerfect environment for a self-motivated, multi-tasker. Always working on 2-5 projects at a time, allows you to never be bored. The STScI personnel become like family. Scientists and support staff work hand in hand to complete astronomical projects.

    ConsThe pay is on the low end of comparative jobs in the area. This is likely because STScI isn't a corporate entity, it is an research non-profit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    A diverse group of people

    Accounting (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsGives you an opportunity to work in a global environment. You are exposed to different cultures and that gives you an opportunity to grow as a person.

    ConsIf you part of the support system for the science it offers very little growth opportunity professionally. Some management do not encourage you to expand your knowledge even though it is a learning environment.

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

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing benefits and great staff

    ConsHard to get promoted for science staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Worked for Space Telescope Science Institute? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.