Howard Hughes Medical Institute Reviews

Updated May 11, 2021

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Pros
  • "Competitive pay and great benefits(in 49 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, responsive administrative staff(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Because you're employed by HHMI rather than teh department, you may not be as connected to the department as a non-HHMI postdoc(in 10 reviews)

  • "Some upper management people are quite proud of that for some reason(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      A goal position for anyone new in science

      Feb 10, 2021 - Research Technician in Ashburn, VA
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      Pros

      Pay, work-life balance, constantly helping you (through COVID, tuition, and providing a great atmosphere for work).

      Cons

      None, if you get a job here you will love it.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Overall great company to work for

      Apr 22, 2021 - Research Technician I in Cambridge, MA
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      Pros

      Reasonable, decent benefits, plenty of resources

      Cons

      Don't pay out PTO, not many holidays

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Greate Place, but make sure it is the correct financial and career decision for you.,

      Apr 3, 2021 - Connectome Annotator in Ashburn, VA
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      Pros

      The work being done by HHMI and its partners is truly awe-inspiring and motivating. This is also one of the few places where nearly everyone you meet is truly interesting and accomplished.

      Cons

      If you plan on advancing your career and do not have an advanced degree you should make sure that working here is the correct career and financial decision for you. This is a non-profit research institution and pays like it.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Work

      May 11, 2021 - Security Officer 
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      Pros

      They paid money for me to come and work there.

      Cons

      Having to go to work for the money they were giving me

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 13, 2021 - Administrative Coordinator 
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      Pros

      great benefits and competitive pay

      Cons

      Your experience depends largely on who you work with

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Best company I have ever worked for

      Apr 2, 2021 - Administrative Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Flexible, A+ for culture, benefits and compensation

      Cons

      None that I can think of :-)

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      0/10 Pay 10/10 Culture

      Apr 22, 2021 - Research Technician 
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      Pros

      Salary aside the time off package is incredible. You get about a month off a year.

      Cons

      They don't pay their technicians enough to actually go anywhere with their vacation time.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Amazing place to learn cutting edge biotechnology

      Apr 4, 2021 - Scientist 
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      Pros

      Top notch group leaders and postdocs from around the world. You will work with best of the bests, if you are in biological research that overlaps with HHMI's target areas, you will gain a lot from your supervisors and peers.

      Cons

      Unless you are joining a group leader position, learn about career growth before joining.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Mixed bag

      Apr 23, 2021 - Post Doctoral Researcher 
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      Pros

      Is nearly entirely PI dependent

      Cons

      Better Benefits than the NIH

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic Employer

      Mar 24, 2021 - Research Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good benefits for the employees

      Cons

      No real cons to speak of

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