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Howard Hughes Medical Institute CEO Erin O'Shea
Erin O'Shea
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  • "Work life balance can suffer if you don't pay attention(in 5 reviews)

  • "Upper management has gone through changes and has started to limit/remove benefits that were once available(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Wonderful place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Ashburn, VA
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    I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Very smart people, good pay, excellent benefits and awesome facilities

    Cons

    Ashburn is a boring town

  2. "great benefits"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time

      Pros

      the benefits are pretty good.

      Cons

      none. the management is really good.

    • "Innovation and good benefits"

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      Current Employee - Lab Technician in Seattle, WA
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      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great benefits and good work/life balance

      Cons

      No cons as of yet

      Advice to Management

      None

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      "Excellent company"

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      Current Employee - Administrative Assistant 
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Excellent retirement plan, benefits are top notch, 4-week paid maternity leave. Culture is positive and management is easy to work with.

      Cons

      Lack of growth opportunity outside of HQ

    • "Exciting and cutting edge, but socially isolating"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer in Ashburn, VA
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Amazing coworkers, lots of independence in work, great resources

      Cons

      Work in cubicles, far from DC

    • "Amazing Non-Profit"

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      Current Employee - Science Program Coordinator 
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Fantastic benefits and amenities that fosters a wonderful work/life balance

      Cons

      Limited growth opportunities can lead to complacency

      Advice to Management

      Greater investment in support of operational staff

    • "Excellent place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
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      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time

      Pros

      An organization you can be proud to work for, beautiful campus, on-site cafeteria, friendly co-workers, great benefits

      Cons

      Not for someone who is looking to climb the career ladder

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Research Technician in Dallas, TX
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      I have been working at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Top notch healthcare, benefits, retirement savings, etc. Great culture, management nurtures professional development

      Cons

      Principle Investigators funded through HHMI are not held to the same caliber as the company

      Advice to Management

      Develop HHMI-funded investigators into better leaders and mentors and evaluate them on this performance aspect. Let it also be contingent on keeping their funding. The non-interference strategy leaves principal investigators open to developing wasteful spending habits, and carelessness towards their lab personnel. Attaining HHMI funding is somewhat akin to winning the lottery.

    • "Your dream job..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
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      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Surround yourself with highly intelligent people (some of the most brilliant people in the world) who will constantly challenge you to think out of the box.

      Cons

      HHMI is still seeking its true identity. This is both a good and a bad thing.

      Advice to Management

      Look beyond just publications and recognition in articles/journals. There are far more important tasks at hand.

    • "Research Scientist"

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      Former Employee - Research Scientist in Ashburn, VA
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      Positive Outlook
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      I worked at Howard Hughes Medical Institute full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Working the best, brightest, hardest working people from around the world

      Cons

      Everyone works so hard, a lot is expected from you

      Advice to Management

      Keep creating events and gatherings for people to get together and blow off steam in a freeing environment

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