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Joseph Caravalho
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  1. Once of the best places I've worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, welcoming environment, diverse, motivating vision . Companies aren't perfect but HJF recognizes areas of improvement and they listen to their employees.

    Cons

    No cons worth listing. There are limited areas for lunch but the options that are available are great and have great customer service for the high volume of customers it serves.

    Advice to Management

    continue embracing innovation

  2. great company to work with

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      Current Employee - Financial Analyst 

      I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

      Pros

      decent programs to chose from.

      Cons

      operational inefficiencies in various departments.

    • Great first job out of college

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      Current Employee - Research Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good management, Great work environment, Fulfilling

      Cons

      Sometimes can be a little too slow paced depending on the lab you're in High turnover at the research assistant level

    • Clinical Research Nurse

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      Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse in Bethesda, MD
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

      Pros

      Integrity, good benefits, protocols are very interesting ,

      Cons

      Opportunities for advancement are not advertised

    • Great Company

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      Former Employee - Research Assistant in Bethesda, MD

      I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Good benefits, responsive employer, good salary

      Cons

      Not many opportunities for advancement

    • Research Associate

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

      Pros

      benefits and ethics department are well appointed.

      Cons

      generally there are no cons. however this is purely dependent on your direct supervisor

    • Great Entry Level with Room for Growth

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      Current Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great Learning Experiences. Steady promotion scaling. Great Benefits, and 403(b) contributions.

      Cons

      Lack of salary transparency. Poor headquarter organization. Low wages. Job promotion rigidity promotes complacency.

      Advice to Management

      Retain strong talent by improving pay bands to reflect the current job market. DC area is an expensive place to live, and the current salaries are not sustainable long term. Remove stringency on promotion levels to make an atmosphere that attracts work ethic.

    • Racist and Sexist Work Environment

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      Current Employee - Research Assistant in Bethesda, MD
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Experience looks good on a resume.

      Cons

      No mentorship. No room for advancement. HR does not take sexual harassment or racial discrimination seriously.

      Advice to Management

      Hire more diversity.

    • Just fine.

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

        Pros

        Enjoy supporting the military through research.

        Cons

        No education benefits. Employee website is not very good.

      • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Henry Jackson Foundation in support of the Uniformed Services University

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Kensington, MD
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Organization is highly connected to the military. The workspace environment in North Bethesda is beautiful. Sun-lit office space, free and easy parking, and a great lunch room.

        Cons

        Contract work is dependent on government funding, so employment is "at-will." No room for growth or advancement. HJF is okay, but working with and/or interacting with USU is a pretty bad experience because USU is so highly bureaucratic and the faculty at USU do not get along with each other very well.

        Advice to Management

        Need to provide more training opportunities and paths to career advancement for postdoctoral fellows.

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