I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time
Great experience working on very exciting projects! There are many friendly people who genuinely care to help one another to learn and succeed. There are also a significant number of people who are enthusiastic about science and treat this as more than just a job.
Favoritism in the company is unfortunately pervasive enough to affect how projects and the company itself are run. The company was unprofessional with how it handled serious problems: it was opaque with it's employees about how the company is doing financially or any important matters - although the status of Lovelace was apparent from the endless waves of layoffs. The company didn't promote an open environment to talk about these concerns. There were no statements from upper management that indicated sorrow to have to see coworkers leave. It's hard to look kindly on a company which doesn't work hard enough to provide a stable work environment. The company felt like it was run by people who don't understand or maybe don't care about science, which led to poor business decisions. One of the worst things was seeing the hardest working, most valuable employees be overworked (some employees are working the jobs of three or more people), passed up for promotions, and underappreciated. It is also expected and part of the culture to work long hours at any level.
Advice to Management
Please take the time to listen to your employees: all of them, not just those toward the top. Work hard to keep the employees you already have!
I applied online. I interviewed at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in May 2017.
Role for short temporary assignment. Spoke to Recruiter a few times. Then had a phone interview with management and current position holder. Each conversation was over the phone. Job description was described accurately.
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