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Baylor College of Medicine Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Location: within the Texas Medical Center (in 46 reviews)

  • BCM offers good benefits for employees (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great research environment but administration needs reform"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Amazing access to a multitude of research/service cores and a highly collaborative environment results in high academic productivity and output. The reputation of this institution attracts high caliber scientists, clinicians, and industry partners. The institution's location in the Texas Medical Center, and its associations with JLabs/TMCx, puts employees in the epicenter of clinical and biomedical innovation.

    Cons

    Administration has been inefficient and callous when it comes to natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods. Immediately after Hurricane Harvey, the administration demanded that employees use their personal time off (or vacation days) if they were physically unable to come to work due to flooding. Previous flooding events prompted similar responses and outcry from employees. Their responses are not pro-active; rather, they are reactionary only in situations of public criticism.

    Advice to Management

    Pro-active, employee-centered administrative policy.


  2. "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

  3. "Researcher at Baylor College of Medicine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    BCM has a very close and active community. Benefits are also good. It is also part of the Texas Medical Center, thus research collaborations and cross-institutional events are commonplace

    Cons

    As with all institutes in the TMC, there are traffic and parking issues.


  4. "good environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    good environment and friendly staff

    Cons

    none of I can think


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. "research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Baylor College of Medicine (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nothing, only good thing is you can live in university housing which is 600 dollars a month rent

    Cons

    everything associated with the job is trash

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  7. "BCM HR Deparment needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    There's groundbreaking research happening at BCM, and it's a great place to be if you want to be involved in exciting research

    Cons

    The pay is very low. You don't get paid enough for the work you do. BCM HR department is very bad at orienting new employees, and I've had several issues with paychecks not being delivered, and not getting information about paychecks

  8. "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


  9. "Community Health Mentor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine part-time

    Pros

    Incredibly helpful environment that helps your learn and transfer knowledge into work setting.

    Cons

    Not much at all. The medical center is just confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to provide more communication during interview stages.


  10. "Worked part-time as a computational biology intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Baylor College of Medicine part-time

    Pros

    Lots of resources, PI was friendly and had a lot of time (obviously this varies between PI)

    Cons

    They require you to change the password to your email every 90 days with ridiculous constraints


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