The Broad Institute Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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The Broad Institute Director Eric Lander
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Pros
  • work/life balance is good for those who don't want to advance in their careers (in 6 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, interdisciplinary work, cutting-edge equipment, a wide selection of technical and scientific challenges (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • no clear career path for staff scientists (in 5 reviews)

  • No clear objectives or room for improved compensation (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally friendly and professional atmosphere.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as well as other biotech companies in the area.


  2. Lots of big egos

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at The Broad Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to be able to collaborate with other teams. Always have the most up coming technologies. Nice people overall.

    Cons

    They really don't care about there employees. The pay really isn't that great and you really have to fight for promotions.


  3. Broad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Broad Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great opportunities as a young scientist

    Cons

    easy to feel lost among so many giants in the field


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    Exciting science, distressing heirarchy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing science takes place at the Broad, no doubt about that. The bolder your idea, the better. Great place for trainees.

    Cons

    Very controlling of information. Layoffs are frequent and without warning. It brings in tons of money and then eliminates important roles. Why?

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people. Be transparent.


  6. Science Juggernaut

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart, passionate coworkers. Lots of opportunities to contribute to high-profile science. Exposure and access to new technologies before they hit the market. Good facilities and location.

    Cons

    Increasingly fragmented community due to internal competition between labs and platforms. Size of grants and frequency of publications more important than quality of science. Limited career development for non-academic staff.

    Advice to Management

    Resist urge for continued growth. Focus on smarter and more efficient spending of existing funds rather than accumulation of more.


  7. Administrative Support at Broad

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work/life balance
    great benefits
    great people to work with

    Cons

    unclear career path for staff and administrators
    salary and compensation is not the best


  8. Great Science, Terrible Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Broad Institute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing science. Absolute world class

    Cons

    Terrible management, mentorship, salary, development, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Start managing


  9. The Broad Institute

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    opportunities to learn cutting edge science

    Cons

    some projects do not have adequate resources


  10. computational biologist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Broad Institute

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Projects are based on grants.


  11. research associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Broad Institute

    Pros

    patient, kind, very intellectual coworkers

    Cons

    everyone is very dedicated to coming in on the weekends



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