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Updated May 17, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Elite Scientific organization

    May 1, 2022 - Scientific Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The organization has a strong commitment to advancing science

    Cons

    professional development is emphasized however career advancement is limited

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Good benefits, poor leadership

    May 11, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A mission that is motivating. Great benefits - Retirement with matching, higher than average paid time off. Lots of learning and professional development opportunities. Very nice campus with easy parking.

    Cons

    Although progress has been made over the years, the institution remains very elitist. Toxic but high-status leaders perpetuate poor management practices and culture. Growth opportunity is extremely limited. The institute frowns upon telework. Salary estimation and raise process is opaque.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overall good

    May 17, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    slightly higher pay than NIH standard

    Cons

    not much raise each year

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Benefits and Employees- leadership needs some work

    May 6, 2022 - Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Excellent healthcare and paid leave

    Cons

    Limited abilty to work remote, lack of transparency in decision-making and directions, and favortism in management practices that leads to employee inequities.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great employers

    Apr 20, 2022 - Research Specialist II 
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    Pros

    Great employers, good benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Great employers but could be better

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great benefits/Great Company

    Mar 29, 2022 - Research Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of benefits. Good Support.

    Cons

    Really depends on the lab/location you work in. So many different things going on. You could get stuck somewhere you don't like.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to do postdoc

    Mar 24, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great work environment, good pay

    Cons

    The Janelia campus location is a bit isolated

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Feb 6, 2022 - Program Assistant in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Competitive salary, good benefits, and nice employees. The department I worked in worked as a team. All hands on deck when necessary.

    Cons

    I worked there before the BLM protests. At that time the company some Directors, Program Managers would have benefited from people skills traing as well as DEI training. Upper Management/Executives we’re all white. Overall, a good place to work. PM’s we’re good at their jobs but lacked people skills.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great benefits, Excellent environment

    Mar 30, 2022 - Research Technician 
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    Pros

    Great work life balance, great food

    Cons

    Low pay and low salary raise

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good place to work

    Feb 12, 2022 - Research Technician II 
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    Pros

    Truly excellent benefit package. Beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    The salary and raise structure needs to be updated. Excellent benefits aren’t the only important things.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 363 reviews left anonymously by employees. 91% of employees would recommend working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute to a friend and 82% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Howard Hughes Medical Institute employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

91% of Howard Hughes Medical Institute employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Howard Hughes Medical Institute 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute to be compensation, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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We are excited to launch the Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program to help build a scientific workforce that more fully reflects our increasingly diverse country. The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program is a key step forward in HHMI’s pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, announced in 2021, and extends HHMI’s existing commitment to early career scientists at universities, colleges, and research organizations around the US. This program is named for Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, outgoing President of University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a major force in increasing the number of scientists, engineers, and physicians from underrepresented backgrounds in the US over the past 30 years. The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program is accepting applications through 9/28/22 at 3pm ET.
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