J Craig Venter Institute - Former Employee Review | Glassdoor
  1. "Former Employee Review"

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

    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    JCVI is a well established and reputed biomedical research institute with great benefits, cordial and competent colleagues, and relatively stable federal governmental funding sources.

    Cons

    JCVI basically it has an academic structure without the course offerings and accompanying teaching requirements. Similar to academia, the main focus is competing for funding from the increasing limited federal research science budget. Also, similar to academia, where you have a lot of intelligent people vying for the same small pot of resources, this paradigm begets tunnel vision and limited career advancement/development...

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    Advice to Management

    Make sure to create structured paths for employee career advancement and development, especially non faculty.

    J Craig Venter Institute2018-05-14

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  1. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy given to interns when appropriate.

    Cons

    Summer internship program is not available now to my knowledge.

    J Craig Venter Institute2019-06-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "academic feel, corporate goals"

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    Current Employee - Researcher in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J Craig Venter Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible work environment prestigious research institute encouragement for cutting edge research good benefits free coffee

    Cons

    huge turnover (at will) management does not communicate cramped open office areas very cramped lab space old lab equipment and no central organization underpaid relative to other equivalent positions high pressure no clear opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    learn how to communicate

    J Craig Venter Institute2019-07-31

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