The Scripps Research Institute Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Great place for graduate students (in 5 reviews)

  • World Class Research; Smart People; Great Lectures (including frequent Nobel prizes); great infrostructures, labs, enviroment, location (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • San Diego is an awful place to live if you are used to living and like living in a big city (in 4 reviews)

  • Some are fully locked at all times, some have front-desk personnel, some could be entered by anyone during work hours (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Present Research Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Present Research Associate in Jupiter, FL

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

    Pros

    Highly dynamic and diverse research project, lots of opportunities for collaboration, frequent internal and external seminars, support from the postdoctoral career office, active society of research fellows.

    Cons

    Soft money only model, which creates a lot of excessive stress; poor benefits for postdocs (especially relative to graduate students); isolation from major biotech hubs


  2. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place for science. Lots of smart people and resources. Great postdoc society with resources for jobs and personal and professional improvement. Is that enough words yet? Now? Now? Are we there yet?

    Cons

    Leadership turmoil, Lack of federal funding. Other than that, it's good. I'd recommend it. That is all. Thanks. Bye. Seriously?! I'm done now.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for them. There is nothing cogent to add here. Yet here I sit typing.


  3. Postdoc salary

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in La Jolla, CA

    Pros

    Good quality basic science research

    Cons

    Pay is not great as it is non-profit institution


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  5. Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good enviroment. Possibility of high impact publications. Top of the line facilities

    Cons

    Not as great as La Jolla campus. Long working hours for some labs. Not great salary compensation.

    Advice to Management

    PI s should follow minimum NIH scale for salary


  6. Great place for postdocs

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good support for postdocs. Lots of good labs, and a strong sense of community.

    Cons

    Expectations are very high--easy to become "lost."


  7. EHS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    great people and work environment

    Cons

    not much upward mobility.


  8. Ehs technician

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    Former Employee - EHS Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - EHS Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great benefits and events. Friendly people and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Upward mobility. Jobs are hard to come by due to funding changes. Job titles are all based on degrees.


  9. Great place for motivated scientists

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Collaborative-driven research that focuses on human diseases.

    Cons

    Demanding, not for the faint of heart scientists that aren't self-driven.


  10. Helpful (1)

    It sucks to live a life as a postdoc at Scripps

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Thinking that one day you will get a great job!

    Cons

    Thinking that one day you will become a great job! Don't delude yourself. hard work, little reward. Let me get this straight. If you are considering a postdoc at Scripps Florida, think twice. They treat you like you are dust but expect you to spend at least 12 to 14 hours in the lab for little pay.

    Advice to Management

    pay your postdocs better!


  11. Research Technician

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I would highly recommend TSRI for a post - graduation job. Great experience

    Cons

    Great for a transition job



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