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Jackson Laboratory Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Jax was a great place to work, the community atmosphere at the Bar Harbor and Sacramento campuses was refreshing (in 8 reviews)

  • Good benefits, opportunity to move up (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Consider very carefully if you relocated to Bar Harbor (in 13 reviews)

  • Senior Management is out of touch (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "genotyping technician"

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    Current Employee - Genotyping Technician in Bar Harbor, ME
    Current Employee - Genotyping Technician in Bar Harbor, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lot of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    long commute, that's the main con I can think of.


  2. "Love this company"

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    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician
    Current Employee - Animal Care Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great hours

    Cons

    I can't think of any

  3. "Great place to work in coastal Maine!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    The research done at the Jackson Laboratory is collaborative and cutting edge. The research labs bridge a spectrum of different disciplines, which gives employees experience in different scientific fields within the biomedical sciences.

    Cons

    The Jackson Laboratory's location in Bar Harbor, ME is harder to access from an urban location so you have to like living in a smaller community.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your employees well with great benefits and a positive work environment. There could be more benefits to help employees with career development.


  4. "Nice work place"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Farmington, CT
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Farmington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing rapidly, a lot of potential, great collaborative environment, free parking, free fitness, 403b, good med insurance coverage

    Cons

    Eligibility for the med insurance starts on the first of the month following 30 days of regular employment. So if you are moving with young kids, pray they won't get sick in 30 days or more.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Employer"

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    Former Employee - Animal Care Technologist I/Colonist
    Former Employee - Animal Care Technologist I/Colonist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jackson Laboratory (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Endless opportunities, Great benefits, good pay

    Cons

    Location, location, location, location, location


  6. "Great environment for science"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The professors really care about bringing the summer students along and the science is not simply brainless work for students. The scientists are looking forward to having you help them every year. If you are into being outdoors and small, quaint towns, this is an awesome location

    Cons

    The lab is a mouse lab in Maine. If you don't like mice, and if you don't like small towns, this is not a location you would be interested in.


  7. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jackson Laboratory as an intern

    Pros

    Great co-workers, strong organization mission, beautiful location...in the summer (Bar Harbor, Maine), impressive employee facilities and benefits

    Cons

    Very different environment between research, engineering and facilities, administration, mouse-care, etc. Note: if you are squeamish about animal research, then this is not the place to work.

    Advice to Management

    I had a good experience, and was able to interact with a variety of supportive managers at different levels. Appreciated them getting to know my strengths and goals as I was assigned projects.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work....."

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    Current Employee - Custodial Supervisor in Bar Harbor, ME
    Current Employee - Custodial Supervisor in Bar Harbor, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jackson Laboratory (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good jobs and good advancement

    Cons

    there are over 1400 peple working there


  9. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Bar Harbor, ME
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Bar Harbor, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for research, people here are friendly

    Cons

    winter is cold
    time is not free under Chinese boss


  10. "Good starting job in science"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good benefits and atmosphere

    Cons

    Living in Bar Harbor is somewhat isolating


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