I worked at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)
11 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation time, 2 weeks of sick time and a very good 401A plan.
Raises come every couple of years with a max raise of 3%-4%. Management always claims there are budget cuts and raises won't be given. Starting pay is usually minimum wage or slightly above. Seasoned employees be prepared to make less $$ than new hires. Don't bother asking for flexibility in work hours, it won't happen.
Advice to Management
Pay your employees better and they will remain faithful. Instead of investing money in giving the offices a new paint job and flat screen TV. Worry about the cost of living of your employees.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (Torrance, CA).
Networked with contacts that worked there. Got referred to other Principal Investigator's based on personal interests. Met with them in person. Discussed research that was being done. I found it interesting. Principal investigator was very nice.
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