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J Craig Venter Institute Scientist Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2016

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  1. "Whole genome re-sequencing and SNP genotyping studies using Affymetrix Genome -Wide Human SNP array 6.0 and F. tularensi"

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Rockville, MD
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    I worked at J Craig Venter Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Studies using Affymetrix Genome -Wide Human SNP array 6.0 and F. tularensis re-sequencing array

    Cons

    Business loss some contract with NIH

    Advice to Management

    Core team member in the project

    J Craig Venter Institute2014-01-28
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    "Overall good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Rockville, MD
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great scientists doing a lot of good work. Collaborative atmosphere and many opportunities to get involved in new fields of genomic research. Huge base of knowledge among colleagues, and great bioinformatics infrastructure.

    Cons

    JCVI is in a period of flux with people coming and going constantly. While many senior scientists have left, it creates many new opportunities. Hopefully it will settle down soon.

    Advice to Management

    Stability is a boon to scientists.

    J Craig Venter Institute2016-12-03
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    "Favoritism"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J Craig Venter Institute

    Pros

    Excellent lab equipment. Amazingly talented co-workers. Great blend of knowledge to learn from.

    Cons

    You will only get to advance if the president likes you. If she doesn’t like you or your area of science she will just ignore you. Strange behavior for a president. The finance department is unable to produce a report so you won’t know what your project spend is and no one management seems to care. They always seem to be running around crazy and firing people. Collaboration to them means you blindly agree with the leaders,...

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    Advice to Management

    Put a person in charge that is capable of leading with a positive attitude, openness and a willingness to listen.

    J Craig Venter Institute2016-05-13
  4. 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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