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"Good research condition"

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Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good research condition, state-of-the-art equipments, good collaboration with top scientists in the field, well funded

Cons

Lack of career path ladder. Senior postdocs could turn to super postdoc.

Other Employee Reviews for International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

  1. "Organization has a lot of potential if it stays focused on its mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The mission is very compelling and there are some very smart, committed, capable people

    Cons

    Office politics and staff morale need to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your strengths and nurture your people


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A terrible place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission is very laudable. Many of the junior staff are very energetic and motivated, which can make IAVI an exciting place to work.

    Also, with field offices all over the world, there are plenty of opportunities for travel. The fact that the primary mission is to work with developing countries is also a plus. Also, there are few global health nonprofits in New York, so if you're looking for nonprofit global health in the NYC area, this is one of the few places to work.

    Finally, the compensation is not bad for the nonprofit sector; pay is relatively average for a nonprofit, but definitely not on the lowest end.

    Cons

    The management is totally dysfunctional and employee morale is incredibly low. The leadership team is totally unresponsive to the needs of staff, and there are very few opportunities for professional development.

    While compensation is not bad for a nonprofit, there is a huge range of pay across departments. Additionally, employees in the same department with the same titles and identical responsibilities may be paid quite differently. Additionally, senior management will rigorously enforce all rules for junior staff, while flouting the same rules for themselves.

    The senior management has been entrenched since the company was founded ten years ago with only 4 people. Although the company has grown to over 100 staff, they are still running it like a club or fraternity.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should be fired and replaced with new individuals with fresh ideas. For a company that prides itself on "innovation" management is very dogmatic.

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