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Updated Aug 13, 2019

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4.1
85%
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory CEO Bruce Stillman
Bruce Stillman
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Beautiful campus, lots of employee amenities(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and 401k (CSHL contributes 9% of annual salary)(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Salary is too low compared to the high Long Island living expenses(in 10 reviews)

  • "Many postdocs are stuck for 7, 8 or more years until they get a faculty position or give up(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Place to work! Unlimited access to meetings.

    Cons

    The facilities are scattered around the campus.

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-08-13
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Had a great experience working

    Cons

    Pay can be a little better

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-04-30
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Idyllic campus, lovely people, low pressure (speaking as someone in a non-science department!), very good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay and high cost of living on Long Island.

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-05-01
  4. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice environment, nice colleague, nice people

    Cons

    far away from everything, cash only

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-04-24
  5. "Very good for academics; not as good for non-faculty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits Beautiful setting on Cold Spring Harbor International Prestige

    Cons

    Science staff are considered most valuable by management. "Ivory Tower" view of the real world is pervasive. I

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-04-05
  6. "Good entry-level position out of undergrad"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician 

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Abundant resources to conduct experiments. Your name on publications. Meetings year round with interesting topics.

    Cons

    Salary is low for the cost of living on Long Island. Too much grunt work to find time for other projects.

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-04-04
  7. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. competitive salary based on the work load.

    Cons

    As it is a non profit org. there's no bonus or great salary increments.

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-03-14
  8. "Great Community, Interesting Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientific Administrator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beautiful historic campus and really interesting science going on (and that comes from a non-scientist). Great benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and 401k (CSHL contributes 9% of annual salary). There's also a Wellness Center on campus that's incredibly convenient when you're feeling a bit under the weather but don't want to take a whole day off just for a doctor appointment. Subsidized dining hall... and cafe make buying lunch a bit easier on the wallet. Also a daycare facility on campus.

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    Cons

    Administrators could make a bit more money in a corporate setting, but the pros outweigh that particular con (at least for me).

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-01-29
  9. "it is ok"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician 

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    if you like to repeat and get paid pretty well, then work here.

    Cons

    It could be boring for some creative people.

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-02-09
  10. "It's okay.."

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Cold Spring Harbor, NY

    I have been working at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Picturesque location, decent benefits and exposure to some of the best scientists in their fields, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Structural hierarchy, difficult to communicate with upper management sometimes

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory2019-01-30
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