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"Good place to do research, bureaucratic management"

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Former Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The labs usually have more than sufficient funding to do research.
Competitive pay and benefits.
Great place for biomedical research.

Cons

Bureaucratic organization and management.
The office and HR loves and only cares about paper works.

Advice to Management

They need to think about career development for employees (that are not PIs), and about work-life balance of employees (especially research associates). Currently they do NOT seem to care.

Other Employee Reviews for Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  1. "Good employer to have"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, particularly health & dental. One of the best health insurances in the USA, if not the best.
    Organization-wise, they are very good, particularly HR-department.
    Generous with covering reimbursement costs.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much work is required in order to be successful.


  2. "Janelia Farms academic internship"

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    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Ashburn, VA
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    WOW, this place is fantastic. There is an on-site gym and convenience store, roof-top gardens, the views from the building are unbeatable (and the building is stunning as well). The environment is designed to encourage discussion between all the different disciplines at Janelia, the lunch room consists of several very large round tables where you often meet new people and discuss what you are working on. There is an on-site cafeteria that serves up delicious food at at very cheap cost, and all fruit/coffee/tea is free. Bright Horizons is also on-site. If you have the opportunity to work here, it is well worth it.

    Cons

    One downside is that the pay for technicians is on the lower side of the spectrum. However, with all the added bonuses that come along with working there it makes it very worthwhile.

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