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Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2020

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1.9
21%
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Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute President Robert W Rubin
Robert W Rubin
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "pretty good benefits great 401k match(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, great coworkers, some career paths available to employees, nice work environment(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "upper management tends to be corrupt or incompetent(in 10 reviews)

  • "I left a secure position at a company to work at LRRI(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They can be pretty distant sometimes

    Cons

    Care very much about you

    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2017-05-22
  2. "Great first job."

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    Former Employee - Research Technologist in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great place to get experience and your feet wet in the industry.

    Cons

    Communication and people not understanding the how and why work that needs to be done. No growth.

    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2020-03-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

    Pros

    Great place to learn right out of school...

    Cons

    ... but keep your resume up to date all the time. You could be let go on a whim!

    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2020-03-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "No loyalty to employees what so ever!"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People (not in management), work was interesting

    Cons

    Management has no loyalty to long term employees at all. Several people were laid off within a 3 month period-all had been at the company for over 15 years.

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    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2020-01-22
  5. "Became necessary for the company name to be changed. It is now Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    The actual mission of this institution; brilliant and life-saving work being done. I appreciate being a part of what is happening here.

    Cons

    A borderline personality narcissist has been put in charge of this institute.

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    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2020-01-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Corrupt, deceitful, hostile upper management willing to ruin lives"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing, caring, hardworking techs. All victims of hostile work environment

    Cons

    Has the potential to do great things for humanity through research, but severely stifled by corrupt, upper management who foster a hostile work environment

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    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2019-12-07
  7. "Toxic Environment, lack of understanding importance of IT"

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    Former Employee - Network Analyst in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of good people work there, the higher up the chain you go though the more corrupt/slimy people get.

    Cons

    Funding for IT related infrastructure/support non-existent. Difficult to maintain aging systems with no support. Clueless leadership

    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2019-10-15
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Very Hostile Management"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good, though expensive, benefits. Co-workers in the lab are usually helpful and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Directors bypass supervisors and give verbal orders directly to techs without informing supervisors, sometimes orders which contradict written instructions from supervisors. Without written directions you are vulnerable to being blamed if something goes wrong. Raises are only given based on merit, no cost of living increases (quote from a Director). Human Resources does not protect the workers from retaliation by upper management unless it's a slam-dunk lawsuit against them if they don't. If you don't like micromanagement without written instructions then don't work here. Directors do not value employees and will replace you if any problems arise without following HR policies which the workers have to agree to follow. Because of these and other problems caused by management morale has collapsed.

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    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2018-10-08
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great employees--need a change at the CEO position and scientific leadership."

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    Current Employee - Scientist 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really hard working employees that are willing to be in the trenches with each other. Middle management in most scientific areas is superb, and the technical staff work really really hard. Administration has gone through some rough patches with a COO with high expectations, but the staff still here--particularly in safety, procurement and HR--are really top notch and professional and care about doing a good job.

    Cons

    The CEO and scientific leadership have been in LRRI too long, and have no idea what they are doing. The lower-level scientific employees are treated like children and it feels like high school, because the scientific leaders act like children and engage in poor behavior themselves. The vision of the company is so muddled that nobody really knows the direction things are going.

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    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2018-08-14
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not recomend"

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

    I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits, great co-workers, lot you can learn

    Cons

    Management not interested in building business

    Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute2018-07-27
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