Henry M. Jackson Foundation Reviews

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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Henry M. Jackson Foundation President and CEO Joseph Caravalho (no image)
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  • "Clients are allowed too much influence in how HJF manages its' employees(in 29 reviews)

  • "Not much room for growth in my department(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great place!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Assistant in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: federal holidays off, insurance, retirement fund, etc.

    Cons

    None. I've had a great experience here so far.

  2. "Quality work place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate 

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

    Pros

    Company has a good system in place for coordinating with researchers and labs. Human Resources and other administrative offices are easily accessible and very friendly. Overly a very positive experience.

    Cons

    Research labs are at different location than HJF home office. Can be inconvenient for coordination purposes.


  3. "Typical Contractor/Science Position"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Silver Spring, MD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Had a wide range of work, was difficult to get bored. Small team meant you knew everyone you worked directly with.

    Cons

    paid time off was minimal. My personal group made it difficult to even take off time if you wanted to, needed a "good reason" to take vacation with at least a month of notice. Pay (as for most bachelor's level lab jobs) is quite low. It was difficult to get raises or move up in the company at the research assistant level.

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  4. "Overall good company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offer good benefits for health and 403b

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive and room for growth within the company is not as strong. Annual raises are not as competitive as other companies.

  5. "good environment with opportunities to learn/grow."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, diverse culture with great compensation for scientific positions.

    Cons

    layover is a major issue and leadership needs to focus on how to retain staff.

  6. "Ok"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and great benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted. Low raises.

  7. "Good company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Bethesda, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved the company during my time after i had to relocate.

    Cons

    The only con for me was that it was too far from where I lived and I didn't want to move.

  8. "Good Employer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Procurement Coordinator in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Diverse, competitive salaries, promotes from within

    Cons

    Should be more flexible with teleworking

  9. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator 
    Recommends

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Their mission is straightforward and makes you feel good to come to work. They offer many Lunch-and-Learns to advance your skills and understanding of their programs and the efforts they're making to advance military medical health.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth in my department. Since it is a non-profit the pay may not be as great as another for profit company.

  10. "Good friendly environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Junior Web Developer in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henry M. Jackson Foundation full-time

    Pros

    caring people result-oriented management openness to new ideas

    Cons

    many levels of decision approval, so sometimes it gets too much time to start work or obtain necessary information

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