NIH Benefits

4.1
228 Ratings

Which benefits does NIH provide?

Current and former employees report that NIH provides the following benefits. It may not be complete.

Insurance, Health & WellnessFinancial & RetirementFamily & ParentingVacation & Time OffPerks & DiscountsProfessional Support

Insurance, Health & Wellness

Health Insurance
4.4
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3.8
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
1 Rating
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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Health Savings Account (HSA)
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Life Insurance
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Supplemental Life Insurance
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Financial & Retirement

5.0
1 Rating
3.0
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401K Plan
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Retirement Plan
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Family & Parenting

3.7
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4.7
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4.3
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4.0
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3.0
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Childcare
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Dependent Care
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Unpaid Extended Leave
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Work From Home
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Vacation & Time Off

4.0
48 Ratings
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4.1
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4.1
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5.0
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3.0
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3.0
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Perks & Discounts

4.5
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3.6
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5.0
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4.0
1 Rating

Professional Support

4.3
26 Ratings
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3.9
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4.1
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Tuition Assistance
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Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Health Insurance(63 comments)

    Many options for health packages.

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(48 comments)

    Increasing PTO as you move to more senior positions.

  • Sick Days(26 comments)

    You accumulate sick days separate from your PTO.

Mar 28, 2023
5.0
Current Scientist in Rockville, MD, Maryland

Very good benefits Happy to work with the NIH

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Mar 16, 2023
5.0
Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Bethesda, MD, Maryland

Many options to Health benefits. Retirement options are great too.

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Mar 11, 2023
5.0
Former Postbaccalaureate IRTA in Bethesda, MD, Maryland

Generous healthcare plan for vision and dental included

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Feb 27, 2023
5.0
Current Postdoctoral Fellow in Bethesda, MD, Maryland

Great healthcare but low salary

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My OB is suggesting I get induced at 39 weeks (healthy pregnancy, no issues). Apparently there was a big NIH study done that shows 39wk induction lowers risk of csection, preeclampsia, and still birth. Have any of you done an induction? I feel like it’s super intense & painful to be induced “from scratch”/when you’re not already in some stage of natural labor.

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Feb 27, 2023
5.0
Current Staff Scientist in Bethesda, MD, Maryland

Good child-care benefits overall. Their only downside is that these are available mostly to FTEs, a status that people acquire increasingly later in life.

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Mar 12, 2023
4.0
Former Clinical Programmer in Bethesda, MD, Maryland

Very flexible working schedule, good working atmosphere.

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Feb 14, 2023
5.0
Current Employee

Health insurance and dental/vision insurance

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Feb 27, 2023
4.0
Current Graduate Student in Bethesda, MD, Maryland

Good health insurance including vision and dental

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Feb 13, 2023
5.0
Current Cancer Research Training Award Fellow in Bethesda, MD, Maryland

Great health insurance coverage (medical, dental, and eye insurance all covered).

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Jan 29, 2023
4.0
Current Technology Transfer and Patent Specialist in Bethesda, MD, Maryland

Accommodating benefits packages for good work-life balance

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