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Updated February 28, 2017
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  1. "Excellent work environment, intellectual stimulating"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Novato, CA
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buck Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great science, different cultures, flexible hours, science related and interpersonal activities. A great place to grow in professional way as in a personal way.

    Cons

    The Institute in located far away from the big city, San Francisco, which limits your social life. The institute lacks dorms. You need to find your own living arrangement even if coming for short periods of time.


  2. "My time at the Buck"

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

    Pros

    it was really chill; they held some great talks

    Cons

    The commute was a bit of a challenge

  3. "Good Stuff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buck Institute full-time

    Pros

    Free coffee, close collaboration, intelligent people, diverse people, recondite location, surprising number of cute girls and cute deer

    Cons

    Low pay, poor parking situation, borderline adequate information technology department, not very many seminars due to location

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more and upgrade the parking lot to have those solar panel shade setups. add more free food


  4. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Buck Institute full-time

    Pros

    pretty building, great people, interesting science

    Cons

    far away from other institutes or universities


  5. "Research Experience Undergraduate (REU) Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly people, excellent resources, nice space for labs and conference rooms
    -As an intern, i had the opportunity to take bioethics courses and gain my certification in Responsible Conduct of Research. Thoroughly enjoyed these seminars as a break from lab work and as an opportunity to get to know the other interns.

    Cons

    I don't have very many downsides to my experience. Location wise, it isn't the most accessible, and the Institute itself can be a little difficult to navigate. However, the environment makes up for those small problems.

    Advice to Management

    I did not directly experience management, since I was working mainly with a grad student and PI. Administration was friendly, but it was difficult to get in and out of the building as an intern. Maybe making that aspect kinder toward interns would be great.


  6. "Good place for postdoctoral fellowship on Aging"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buck Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good faculty members on aging research. Excellent fellow postdocs for collaboration and interaction.

    Cons

    Expensive to live. No access to public transportation. Very few graduate and undergraduate students.


  7. "Good place for a postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Buck Institute full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people, collegian atmosphere between postdocs, stunning nature surrounding the buildings.

    Cons

    Remote to any university campus, no easy access to library resources, your experience depends on the lab and PI

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in mentoring and helping students and postdocs build skill sets that prepare them for successful careers

  8. "Great working environment!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A beautiful campus with lots of great opportunities to learn more about research in aging. The Buck Institute has several different labs that collaborate with each other to find new innovations in aging. Definitely would recommend this place for anyone trying to gain experience in research or lab experience in general.

    Cons

    Poor communication between senior management and the rest of their employees.


  9. "Admin Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good cause; amazing research being done

    Cons

    Very formal culture; strange politics


  10. "Research Associate"

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

    I worked at Buck Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at, people are friendly. Intresting research from all labs.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


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