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Updated Jan 11, 2022

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3.7
69%
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89%
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Henry M. Jackson Foundation President and CEO Joseph Caravalho (no image)
Joseph Caravalho
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good experience, great benefits(in 68 reviews)

  • "Good benefits with PTO and sick leave(in 53 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Research labs are at different location than HJF home office(in 34 reviews)

  • "There wasn't much room for growth(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Salary

      Dec 7, 2021 - Research Associate II in North Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable employment and a good starting place for science in the area

      Cons

      Zero career development is available

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Hazardous waste

      Jan 7, 2022 - Hazardous Waste Specialist in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      HJF management cares. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Hazardous job that requires more health code updates

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      great company

      Jan 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      meaningful work - advancing health for the military and civilian communities

      Cons

      salaries naturally aren't as high at a nonprofit as they would be at a for-profit

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing people, stagnant career path

      Jan 11, 2022 - Graduate Student in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people you work with at HJF are amazing. Every scientist that I worked and collaborated with was brilliant and passionate. Truly an amazing aggregation of talent

      Cons

      There's constant bureaucratic frustration. As a graduate student I always knew my time at HJF was finite but I genuinely cannot see how people progress to more meaningful roles. There's no pathway for advancement whatsoever.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      HJF

      Jan 4, 2022 - Communication in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Workplace flexibility Wonderful health, dental, and vision benefits Mission-oriented, committed to customer service

      Cons

      No paid parental leave, limited paid time off for new employees Lack of growth opportunities for many positions No mentorship and or career development opportunities Lack of diversity among leadership

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Dont even think about it

      Jan 7, 2022 - Information Technology Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nothing to learn in here

      Cons

      Toxic company where all team members have no will to ask or learn and share due to bad management. Of course there are some good people but I believe they all left by now.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Interim Opportunity

      Dec 7, 2021 - Senior Associate Scientist in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You’ll be working with smart professionals at HJF, with a solid mid-range salary and benefits package, and interesting opportunities to work on and gain skills and experience on different projects.

      Cons

      There are serious contractor-Federal relationship issues HJF management struggle with that will impact your work and job satisfaction. I’ve heard maternity leave is also an issue although doesn’t apply to me (single male). Low morale in some but not all HJF centers because of the attitude and toxic treatment of contractors leads to unpleasant colleagues and competitive environment. Not a lot of room for advancement if you’re mid-career or higher. Seen some understandable high turnover.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great mission, great benefits!

      Nov 15, 2021 - Director in Bethesda, MD
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      Pros

      HJF’s mission makes me proud to come to work each day.

      Cons

      Navigating the research within the government-client dynamic can be tricky.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Mission Approved

      Nov 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits (vacation, sick leave, etc) Great mission

      Cons

      Difficult to grow in role without moving around Salary negotiation is limited

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall experience

      Nov 13, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Better benefit, Health Insurance, Dental insurance, Vision Insurance, Match 5% Retirement benefit, Every pay period accumulate sick leave and per year about 21 days of vacation

      Cons

      Salary is less compared to other employers of DC area Even 10 years experienced postdoc salary start at 55 thousand per year

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