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Baylor College of Medicine Houston Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • It is also part of the Texas Medical Center, thus research collaborations and cross-institutional events are commonplace (in 45 reviews)

  • Very pleasant work environment and great research (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Houston, TX

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Transportation in the medical center area


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice so far."

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    Current Employee - Research Technician III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Baylor name definitely has its benefits. There are many things going on here so its nice. HR is helpful and the staff is well informed. Has its own shuttle. Has amazing cores.

    Cons

    In the middle of the medical center, a block in from the Metro. There are only 3 routes the shuttles take and they don't share with the other buses in the medical center. The college should have a fund that supports the researchers with basic community needs, like autoclaves, ice machines, etc. The departments don't seem to have funds for such things, so the P.I. has to purchase those and share with others. While the cores are cheaper to us then to outside people, it could be cheaper.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a schedule for house keeping to note when community biohazard waste needs to be picked up. As mentioned above money for basic community services, autoclaves ect. Other than that, you guys are doing great.

  3. "Good place for research if you like high pressure"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competent in scientific research, collaborative research environment, plenty of talks and seminars

    Cons

    diminishing benefits over the years, high pressure


  4. "Project Intern"

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    Former Intern - Project Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Project Intern in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine as an intern

    Pros

    -Excellent coworkers
    -Decent amenities for employees
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Bureaucracy
    -Difficulty coordinating work between different departments


  5. "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Research Te in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Te in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent culture, depends on specific department you are working in.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth if your PI is not actively seeking funding.


  6. "Baylor College of medicine"

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    Former Employee - Accountant I in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant I in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, things to do for employs, meeting other employs/networking. There are lots of departments, you can move around within the company. This process sometimes takes time.

    Cons

    Private institute, raises are few and small.


  7. "Very Bureaucratic"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you get a good advisor you will get interesting work.

    Cons

    Postdocs here are paid the minimum allowed by the NIH. BCM won't allow advisors to pay more. Ridiculous. This place loves silly rules too. I have to turn in time sheets even though I'm salaried and no one seems to know what the time sheets are for. When you travel for work you have to save all your restaurant receipts which is a giant waste of time and effort. When I travelled for another university they just did a per diem, no receipts. Much better.

    Advice to Management

    Why would I bother? They won't listen.

  8. "Baylor is a medical school"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life is affordable in Houston; Baylor is famous in research;

    Cons

    Life is boring in Houston; Compensations and benefits are bad for postdocs;

    Advice to Management

    None;


  9. "Good start"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people and decent pay

    Cons

    the benefits could have been better


  10. "Sr. software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    team work, cross training, friendship, trust and support

    Cons

    political attack in company


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