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J Craig Venter Institute Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2019

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  1. "Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at J Craig Venter Institute for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and the work is definitely enjoyable

    Cons

    More support in terms of on site resources and availability of scientific publications for employees would be beneficial

    Advice to Management

    Espresso Machine

    J Craig Venter Institute2015-05-10
  2. "Great place to work with lots of opportunities and the smartest people in the genomics arena."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Craig Venter Institute

    Pros

    Benefits are great, locations are easily accessible, training programs allow for personal growth. Pet friendly

    Cons

    They are no cons as its a great place to work

    J Craig Venter Institute2015-03-14
  3. "This summer internship opens up job opportunities for me after graduation."

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    Former Employee - Summer Graduate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute for less than a year

    Pros

    Great career opportunity for those who would like to pursue an academic career. The environment fosters independent research.

    Cons

    Low hourly pay. Public transportation is not convenient for someone who doesn't have a car.

    J Craig Venter Institute2015-01-08
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employees are very dedicated to their work and are eager to help

    Cons

    Research can become slow and repetitive

    Advice to Management

    Integrate younger employees

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-10-26
  5. "Would recommend!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Craig Venter Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of research and collaborations. Very relaxed environment conducive to creativity.

    Cons

    All grant based work, so employment comes and goes with grants.

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-07-10
  6. "Summer Intern at JCVI"

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    Current Employee - Summer Lab Research Intern in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J Craig Venter Institute for less than a year

    Pros

    Jean culture, parties every month, friendly staff and laid back evironment

    Cons

    Long days in the lab (which isn't unusual)

    Advice to Management

    More engagement with other departments

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-06-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Beautiful place to work with great employees"

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    Former Employee - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute for less than a year

    Pros

    Talking about science is the easiest thing here, and there are lots of leading minds coming out with great publications. People were always willing to teach me a new technique to expand my repertoire.

    Cons

    The research projects/divisions are not very connected and hence there is a lack of overall direction with each lab sort of looking out for themselves and their own funding.

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-03-28
  8. Helpful (2)

    "used to be a good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at J Craig Venter Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    really knowledgeable people, interesting projects

    Cons

    goof ups with management, lots of lay offs, deteriorating environment due to job insecurity

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-03-20
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, depending on the department. Aims for innovative projects (both a pro and con). Great technical support, HR infrastructure. Generally friendly people. Lots of collaborations set up with other companies and organizations.

    Cons

    Variations in funding between projects/teams. High turnaround of projects--can be shelved or restructured very quickly.

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-03-03
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not serious science"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Rockville, MD
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The name. Benefits. Some good people. Looks ok in resume.

    Cons

    Poor to non-existing mentoring. No support to those that put grants. Unrealistic expectations from scientific staff. No development. No focus. 'Go grab what you can' approach, even if no expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Go learn management. Go learn science. Be successful yourself before requesting success to others. Upper management amateur and unethical.

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-03-18
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