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"Interesting, challenging work but could be better organizationally."

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Current Employee - Computational Biologist in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Computational Biologist in Cambridge, MA
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Pros

The intellectual environment is great, very stimulating, regular talks where groups present original research. Facilities are excellent, lots of resources. Very informal, flexible environment.

Cons

Lack of clear career paths. Salaries are intentionally set below equivalent industry positions. Working in Kendall Square can either be great if you live close to public transportation, or a nightmare if you have to commute from the suburbs. Interaction between groups could be better. Work can be valued according to how much and where you publish papers, which can be a drawn out, convoluted and political process.

Other Employee Reviews for The Broad Institute

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Paradise for biomedical research science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is fantastic to be surrounded by brilliant and dedicated colleagues working at the cutting-edge of technology on the most important biomedical problems of our time. Scientists here are highly motivated.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any downsides - salaries here are lower than what you would get at a biotech or pharma company, but the freedom and self-direction of the research, without regard to the bottom line of producing marketable drugs, is worth it.


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    "Broad Institute Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The environment at the Broad Institute of Harvard University and MIT fosters creativity, teamwork while working on complex biological questions.

    Cons

    It is hard to progress and change roles at the Broad institute of Harvard and MIT. Must be prepared to enjoy what you sign up for.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your greatest asset. Please pay attention to the salary and benefits of the biotech companies located in Cambridge.

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