Veterans Medical Research Foundation

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Veterans Medical Research Foundation Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. contracts and grants coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company gives its employees every federal holiday.

    Cons

    The biggest downside to working at VMRF was that management never really trained their employees. You have to park off site and take a bus into work everyday which could add 45 mins to your commute everyday. Use a lot of college interns as to save on having to pay for actual employees.

    Advice to Management

    Handle more of the employees problems and not let human resources handle everything.


  2. Lacks vision & leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Veterans Medical Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Some colleagues have tried very hard to fix deficiencies and have cared deeply about the future of the organization, very openly sharing concerns with the appropriate leadership.

    Cons

    Unfortunately many good people have left due to lack of decisive leadership. Turn over is high and positions are vacant all the time. Executives lack the necessary skill set to move the organization forward.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a strategic plan, balance the budget, and more actively engage the Board.


  3. Good while you keep looking for a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Veterans Medical Research Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Great co-workers, too bad employee turnover is so high.

    Cons

    Top heavy organization, lots of managers and directors, very few real leaders. No room to grow. Salary was terrible. Do not low-ball them on your salary requirements!

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your business core, invest in what you do best (research and research project management) Outsource everything else (HR, Accounting...etc.)


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    The. Worst.

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

    I have been working at Veterans Medical Research Foundation full-time

    Pros

    It is a job, in San Diego.

    Cons

    There are zero opportunities to advance, zero money for raises, facilities are outdated, very difficult work environment

    Veterans Medical Research Foundation Response

    Jul 23, 2014 – Human Resources

    Hello – HR welcomes your comments and would like to hear more about your concerns. Please contact us at your convenience; alternatively, you may wish to speak with your supervisor regarding your ... More


  6. Worst place I have ever worked at

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    Current Employee - Research Associate III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Veterans Medical Research Foundation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paycheck, but even that is a strech

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, no money for raises, no money for supplies or equipment, terrible organization, horrible management

    Veterans Medical Research Foundation Response

    Jun 10, 2014 – Human Resources

    Hello – HR welcomes your comments and would like to hear more about your concerns. Please contact us at your convenience; alternatively, you may wish to speak with your supervisor regarding your ... More



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