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The Gladstone Institutes Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
23 Reviews

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  1.  

    Science is Good

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Gladstone Institutes as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Science.
    Bright Scientists around you.
    Benefit is Excellent

    Cons

    Be Independent.
    Some PIs do not care about your future carieer~

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to be a postdoc!

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Scholar in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at The Gladstone Institutes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Science here is fantastic because everyone is so open to collaboration. The science is high caliber!
    Also, there are lots of resources, support for grant writing and submission, & great benefits. Also, the Gladstone has a very active Postdoc Advisory Group that organizes seminars for career development and professional skills like networking and presentation skills. Really makes the entire training well rounded.

    Cons

    Facilities support can be unresponsive at times. When equipment needed to be fixed or replaced, they would either show up without announcement, or take a very long time to respond. The facilities people themselves are generally helpful and friendly. Mix of very old and very new equipment. Overall, mild complaints though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exciting place to be with rewarding work environment!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Gladstone Institutes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very collegial and smart people - values of integrity, teamwork and excellence show. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Expense of living in SF makes it difficult for trainees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more gender diversity in upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    This position has been challenging in great ways.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Gladstone Institutes

    Pros

    Supportive team, flexible schedule, great Administrative and Executive Assistants.

    Cons

    Not enough training and information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline training.

  6.  

    It was exciting working at a research company because of the discoveries being made everyday.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at The Gladstone Institutes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hearing about the scientific discoveries was very cool. Work life balance was important to management. Co-workers were great.

    Cons

    Location sucked. President was a snob. Politics like anywhere else. Constant changing of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Nice working environment

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    Current Employee - Research Associate III  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Gladstone Institutes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for educational development. Flexible work time. Great work life balance and great benefits.
    Opportunity to attend scientific talks and conferences weekly .

    Cons

    Management should encourage more involvement of Research Associates in scientific part of projects rather than just be involved in technical part.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome Experience working at Gladstone Institutes

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    Current Employee - Staff Research Scientist  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Research Scientist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Gladstone Institutes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I started my Gladstone life as a postdoc trainee. There are many training programs to improve your capability for your next-step career, for both academic and industrial directions. Many training programs are free for Gladstone trainees. Gladstone also has very good scientific environment to inspire you and good research cores to support your projects. Salary is also a little higher than university.

    Cons

    San Francisco has very good whether, but research pressure keep you in the lab most of time, although it totally depends on what you really pursue for your career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great place to postdoc

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at The Gladstone Institutes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Gladstone is a friendly, supportive environment, and the research tends to be very high impact.

    Cons

    It's hard living on a postdoc's salary in expensive SF.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A rocking center with very smart people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Gladstone Institutes

    Pros

    Terrific minds, and stellar institute directors.

    Cons

    Organization should become better known -- as it is world class

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire PR firms and a philathropic arm, to help with fundraising. You should be focusing your brains on science. You have too much to give to society and the world with your research. Bring in business people.

  11.  

    Gladstone is good to me.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The Gladstone Institutes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I like the people, and senior management. We have good benefits. I work with amazing and talented people. I like that our mission is to help humankind. I have been here for almost 15 years, and most of that 15 years has been a great experience.

    Cons

    Could be more fair and consistent with salaries. I know they think they are, and I know they try to make them fair and consistent, but ….. And some of the scientists are ego-centric.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more engaged with your people at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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