I worked at National Human Genome Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)
Enjoyed my time here - many opportunities for professional and career training/growth, friendly people, decent salary. Worked with many experts in the field who understood and respected the science. My group was always bringing in outside collaborators and encouraged trainees to truly develop their passions and interests. A great place to learn and make connections.
Work-life balance was an issue. Many investigators worked more than 40 hours a week and encouraged others to do the same. Sometimes this led to issues with boundaries, with managers asking more of employees than was appropriate. However, they were open to discussing and negotiating this. NIH campus is gated, so you are very secluded during the day.
Advice to Management
Focus on a healthier work-life balance.
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