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Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
80 Reviews
3.8
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The Scripps Research Institute President & CEO Michael Marletta
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place for graduate students (in 5 reviews)

  • Plenty of people from foreign countries is giving you an opportunity to learn and understand different cultures (in 3 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)

  • Pay is average or below average relative to other scientific institutions due to high living expenses in La Jolla / San Diego region (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Depends on the PI of the lab

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    Former Employee - Research Tech  in  La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Research Tech in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I would say the you get great benefits, the location is great, and the ability to gain some experience is extremely helpful.Parking is free, which is a great help.

    Cons

    What you get out of the experience really depends on the lab you end up in. Get a slave driver, you'll work really hard. I had to work really hard, which was good in the end, but terrible during the experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of your techs. They make the lab run, and if you treat them poorly, you will suffer the consequences.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work and good neighboring environment for family

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Jupiter, FL

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule is one of the best thing. Project-driven so as long as you finish your job done, it is all good. That means you have to devote more time in certain situation. Great benefits and on site gym, cafeteria, etc..

    Cons

    Salary is moderate for low level position. Non-scientific jobs are too relaxed. Not so much of social among employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Better than UCSD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Unlike college campuses, parking is easy and free. There are plenty of walking spaces to get between buildings/spend your lunch outdoors.

    Cons

    Each building appears to have different rules. Some are fully locked at all times, some have front-desk personnel, some could be entered by anyone during work hours. Each also appears to have different facilities staff so response/results from maintenance requests wildly vary.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Depending on PI.

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

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Almost everything for experiments was prepared in facilities and almost people know how to share their experience and materials.

    Cons

    Now Scripps has Financial problem, so some big guy would survive, but some other should leave the institute due to shortage of funding.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Administrative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management, work environment, people, muticultural atmosphere,

    Cons

    pay, room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good but not great. For the expense of the area, the pay is quite low.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    there are many discounts for employees.

    Cons

    Some labs are hard to work for.

  8.  

    TSRI is a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was a postdoc at TSRI and I had an office view of the Pacific Ocean. My boss was great and so were the people in my lab. The people I met at TSRI were some of the most brightest people I've ever met.

    Cons

    San Diego is an awful place to live if you are used to living and like living in a big city.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A lively research institute that commits to furthering education and pushing scientific boundaries.

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    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    While working at TSRI, I really enjoyed the flexible work schedule. You come in whenever you need to be, and basically get your stuff done. You're always surrounded by motivated team members that help you when youre in need. This is a great stepping stone in developing laboratory skills.

    Cons

    Due to the nature of being a non-profit organization, salary is average to low paying. Also there is a lack of socialization between different labs, especially with other departments.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is an ok place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is an ok place to work.

    Cons

    If the PI out of grant, you are out of job.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Research Assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant I  in  La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    learned a lot professionally. gained a research mentality.

    Cons

    lab was not supportive, and not everyone was friendly. Everyone seemed to be too busy with their own work that they didn't bother to communicate with others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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