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"Overall Frustrating"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist
Current Employee - Associate Research Scientist
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits
HR is always helpful.
Relaxed working environment.

Cons

In the end you are just there to slave at the bench for your PI.
No mentorship.
No real opportunity to evolve.

Advice to Management

Develop a program for the professional development of the graduate students and the postdocs working there. They are just being used. No real communication between the different research departments. The actual scientific orientation let think that they are on their way to kill all the fundamental research to the benefit of the translational/applied research.

Other Employee Reviews for Wistar Institute

  1. "Great learning opportunity and exposure to new science"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New technology
    Good health benefits

    Cons

    The compensation (salary) is just average.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Wistar Rats"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Post Doctoral Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Wistar Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smaller tight knit family of researchers with access to almost everything UPenn has to offer.

    Cons

    Same cons as being a post-doc at any institution. Lousy pay, crazy hours, difficult to start a family in this line of work. Your experience probably depends more on your mentor than the institution.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen relationship with UPenn, its an invaluable asset. Sponsor activities with UPenn post-docs to provide better networking opportunities.

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