The Broad Institute Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Broad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Exciting science, distressing heirarchy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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.


  3. Science Juggernaut

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time

    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.


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  5. Administrative Support at Broad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time

    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


  6. Great Science, Terrible Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. The Broad Institute

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    opportunities to learn cutting edge science

    Cons

    some projects do not have adequate resources


  8. computational biologist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Projects are based on grants.


  9. research associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    patient, kind, very intellectual coworkers

    Cons

    everyone is very dedicated to coming in on the weekends


  10. AA II

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free coffee for everyone in the institute

    Cons

    No outdoor space, some more window offices would be good


  11. I'm a well-trained pair of hands

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Development Associate II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Process Development Associate II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Broad Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of informative lectures to attend, many self-opportunities to gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Becoming more of a production vs. research atmosphere. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a little more on employee well-being, please.



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