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"Pennington is full of people without character who only think of their own advantage."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Pennington Center is very quite as it was built in the middle of nowhere. This might be beneficial to anyone who likes to work without much distraction.

Cons

The main downside are the people who work there. Most of the faculty knows how to use their elbows. If they don't know from the start, they will learn quickly. The place is characterized by dishonesty and intrigues. All this is enforced by massive budget problems and a boss who has learned how to play the rules in the pharmaceutical industry.

Advice to Management

Life is more than compiling grant money. You need to control those people who have no character even though they attract a lot of grant money.

Other Employee Reviews for Pennington Biomedical Research Center

  1. "Valuable internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -work with leading researchers and scientists
    -independence when working on projects
    -opportunities to serve as co-author

    Cons

    -can be slow at times
    -dwindling funding due to issues within the state government

    Advice to Management

    -have sessions where interns can meet one another and other staff not in their departments, perhaps a lecture series


  2. "Great place to get your feet wet depending on your position"

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

    I worked at Pennington Biomedical Research Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn what it takes to complete a medical research study. Opportunities to work independently and with small groups. Fair amount of friendly people that work here.

    Cons

    When working in conjunction with other departments, communication breakdowns can make work very strenuous. This is largely due to politics. LSU's budget cuts affects who stays and who goes. Very limited mobility in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Need people with common sense and people that know how to relate to people. Book knowledge, science, isn't all you need to manage a research center.


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