good collaborative work environment, flexible work hours, retirement benefit.
salary not competitive to the industrial scale.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (La Jolla, CA) in June 2013.
It took 6 months to get the job. Started with a phone interview with HR, then a phone interview with a team member, then an in-person interview with the VP and another team member (different than the phone call), then I heard nothing for 2 months, then I was brought in to meet with the 2 more team members and a writing prompt before an offer was made.