Howard Hughes Medical Institute FAQ

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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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January 21, 2021

What is health insurance like at Howard Hughes Medical Institute?

Pros

You won’t find better benefits. Excellent health insurance, amazing retirement contributions, and 5 weeks of vacation

Cons

Salaries can vary based on principal investigator

Excellent health insurance, amazing retirement contributions, and 5 weeks of vacation

January 21, 2021

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September 3, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Howard Hughes Medical Institute?

Pros

Great people, great science, great building, great perks

Cons

None (except for a bit of unpredictability about year-over-year directions)

Great people, great science, great building, great perks

September 3, 2019

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December 17, 2018

Does Howard Hughes Medical Institute offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

Fantastic benefits, great coworkers, beautiful campus , generous tuition reimbursement program. World changing mission. Opportunities to meet noted scientists

Cons

C level Management is lost. Created a toxic environment were only their favorites advance. There is a separation between the worker bees and the queen and her court. In some cases so bad they force good educated loyal employees out just because they can.

Advice to Management

Stop acting holier than thou. You bleed the same blood as everyone else. Start appreciating the real treasure you have. your employees before its too late. Promote people because they earned it not because they are your friends.

Fantastic benefits, great coworkers, beautiful campus , generous tuition reimbursement program.

December 17, 2018

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December 4, 2018

Does Howard Hughes Medical Institute offer housing assistance?

Pros

Great people that care deeply about what they do and are happy to share their expertise with you. Campus is really beautiful and offers many amenities, including subsidized housing for employees. Benefits are awesome! If you are a scientist this is probably one of the best places in the world to work.

Cons

Pay can be low for entry-level positions. If you are in that predicament it makes it almost impossible to live, unless you accept the subsidized on-campus housing.

Advice to Management

Bigger bonuses would be great for us poor entry-level folks.

Campus is really beautiful and offers many amenities, including subsidized housing for employees.

December 4, 2018

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March 19, 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Howard Hughes Medical Institute?

Pros

HHMI takes care of its own. They offer the most competitive retirement plan with a 10% fully vested contribution to their 403b plan, excellent PTO and STO offerings, and a very healthy culture of excellence in science.

Cons

Being a non-profit, there are opportunities to make more money with other institutions.

They offer the most competitive retirement plan with a 10% fully vested contribution to their 403b plan, excellent PTO and STO offerings, and a very healthy culture of excellence in science.

March 19, 2020

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