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Buck Institute Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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  1. "Excellent research organization at a fantastic location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to do research, with a fantastic location.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular to mention.


  2. "Come for the science, stay for the deer."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buck Institute full-time

    Pros

    The Buck is a friendly and focused community of researchers. Everyone is approachable and accessible. The institute is located in a beautiful setting and building. There is lots of wildlife and hiking trails.

    Cons

    Support for core facilities could be better.

  3. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Family Nurse Practitioner in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Family Nurse Practitioner in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Buck Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities, published multiple papers, great funds/resources at RA level, brilliant minds,

    Cons

    extremely long hours, must be able to handle criticism well, must be able to move forward despite set backs/obstacles-not just with the science but with management as well,


  4. "Research associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Buck Institute full-time

    Pros

    -great work environment
    -collaboration with other labs
    -schedule usually based on projects
    -great view of Marin
    -hiking trails near by

    Cons

    -awful pay
    -no cafeteria
    -hard to move up


  5. "Buck Institute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Buck Institute full-time

    Pros

    - Science comes first!
    - The people are interesting. I like to think everyone at the Buck is the best and brightest!

    Cons

    - Budget constraints
    - Work environment can be frustrating at times. Asked to do a lot with few resources.
    - Constant focus on fundraising

    Advice to Management

    The leaders need to be positive and be better team players. There are plenty of ways to operate in even the most high-stress of environments while maintaining positivity and respect.


  6. "Graduate Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Buck Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good networking and collaborating with others is easy. Also free food every now and then. Location is great, high up on a mountain with a great view

    Cons

    Pay is poor. Funding is scarce and difficult to get a job here. No cafeteria only vending machines.


  7. "Pay less"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice building, lot of space for research and nice atmosphere for academic research

    Cons

    Average pay for international scholars but too less for locals

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. "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.


  9. "Staff Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great palce to work and flexible.

    Cons

    isolated, low salaries and no bonus

    Advice to Management

    Provide Career enhancing oppurtunities


  10. "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


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