J Craig Venter Institute - Beautiful place to work with great employees | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Beautiful place to work with great employees"

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    Former Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talking about science is the easiest thing here, and there are lots of leading minds coming out with great publications. People were always willing to teach me a new technique to expand my repertoire.

    Cons

    The research projects/divisions are not very connected and hence there is a lack of overall direction with each lab sort of looking out for themselves and their own funding.

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-03-28

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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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