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Updated November 12, 2017
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  1. "Lots of great people to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from your lab and other labs.
    There are a lot of great people who work here!
    The CEO is great. Very friendly.
    Benefits are decent enough.
    HR is great!
    Hours are pretty flexible-sometimes.

    Cons

    Very low pay
    There is not a lot of ability to move up forcing good employees to look for work elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    Let your employees move to another lab if they don’t fit in with your lab.
    Don’t tell your employee what they are doing wrong in front of other coworkers, it’s terribly embarrassing.


  2. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time

    Pros

    -Something to do
    -Everyone leaves to do a PhD or MD

    Cons

    -No independence, no real input

  3. "Great experience, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance benefits are very good and time off is generous. Lots of opportunity to learn new things and gain valuable experience. A great opportunity if you can afford to not make a livable wage for a year or two.

    Cons

    The pay is very low, and there is no room for upwards growth. Employees are not eligible for tuition reimbursement or employer retirement contributions until after 2 years of work. Research associate turnover is quick, so new RAs are constantly being trained.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better benefits to your RAs if you want them to stay longer. Tuition reimbursement sooner, or even just at Harvard extension school to further education goals. Also, if a current RA is expected to train new PhD students, post docs, fellows, and RAs, they should be given the title and pay of Senior Research Associate.


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many opportunities for mentorship and growth,

    Cons

    Lots of mundane lab tasks


  5. "Clinical research coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You are surrounded by educated personnel, and some
    Of the coworkers gave you reason to keep going ...

    Cons

    Lack of organization .
    They want to centralize the Clinical Research center by providing help to different investigators, yet they still ask the investigators to hire their own Research Assistants and ask them
    To be responsible for them .
    They are running a
    Whole clinical research center with one coordinator , and that being me, giving me 6 studies (in comparison to other coordinators who had 2) and made it seem
    Like It was normal workload .
    Instead of giving me promotion and asking me to supervise the research assistants they asked me
    To act in "advisory role" whatever that means .
    No sense of career growth of opportunity and I am not going to even go on detail about salary .

    Advice to Management

    In order to advance you need to invest . You can't expect to provide great care and services if you have no will to invest in workers who have experience and keep hiring new people with no experience


  6. Helpful (2)

    "animal care"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Joslin Diabetes Center part-time

    Pros

    there are no pros !!

    Cons

    this is a horrible company with extremly bad animal care. to many animals not enough staff. no enrichment in the animal cages. there is tons of sick animals instead of putting them down they wait until the animal dies. they do not separate fighting animals. the mice will have dirty cages and fight wounds also missing body parts. There is a over crowded issue 19 27 and sometime 30 mice per cage.

    no growth.

    has roaches everywhere
    benefits package is horrible if you take it your just pay to work

    Advice to Management

    get new management.


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time

    Pros

    Great people and mission. Research and faculty very devoted.

    Cons

    Benefits could be more competitive.

  8. "mission-driven, stellar employees"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clearly focussed on diabetes care and education
    Dedicated employees

    Cons

    lack of opportunity for advancement
    financial struggles deplete enthusiasm and energy and eventually lead to a disappointing experience


  9. "fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time

    Pros

    good environment, professinal workmates, good instruments,

    Cons

    fewer interdisciplines for science study


  10. "Great coworkers but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joslin Diabetes Center part-time

    Pros

    Great community of coworkers that contribute to a positive work environment

    Cons

    It seems most agree the wages could be higher for what is being expected


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