Marine Biological Laboratory Reviews

Updated Oct 7, 2020

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Marine Biological Laboratory Director Nipam Patel
Nipam Patel
2 Ratings
  1. "Great Experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Woods Hole, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing scientists, cutting edge research

    Cons

    Hard to find a spot without a connection

  2. "Much improved"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    high salary for the Cape and excellent benefits. Inspiring location and environment.

    Cons

    Union and admin issues, immature feuds between departments

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  3. "Great place to spend an undergrad summer"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Course Assistant 

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing location, manageable workload, opportunity to meet incredible people in multiple scientific fields

    Cons

    Some lack of cohesion within management, inter-department communication can get confusing

  4. "Small community, big hearts"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in Woods Hole, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Networking, Research, Facilities/Campus, Community, Work Hours

    Cons

    Funding, Parking, N/A, N/A, N/A

  5. "Solid leadership and excellent benefits and working conditions"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Woods Hole, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are great, friendly environment where the level of professionalism has been improving. The work is steady however it really increases in the summer.

    Cons

    Weather in Woods Hole can be very windy, not the MBL's fault. It's a smaller employer so not always the ability to move up quickly unless someone leaves.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "So many changes needed"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woods Hole, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Healthcare, waterfront community, relatively easy for parking

    Cons

    Incredibly poor management, lack of respect amongst many employees depending on ones status at the MBL , so many unhappy employees, poor communication amongst upper management. This is strictly a reactive organization that has no idea what is truly happening on a daily basis.

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  7. "Great place for research"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Marine Biological Laboratory part-time

    Pros

    A lot of cool research happening A lot of interconnectedness with other research institutions and colleagues

    Cons

    - Good benefits really only apply if you're full time - the part-time prorated benefits are very expensive - sometimes hire based on other recommendations, not on application/experience

  8. "Camp Counselor"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Full time, boss is kind and helpful

    Cons

    No notable downsides are available

  9. "Animal Care Technician"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woods Hole, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marine Biological Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great atmosphere - Position has the potential to learn from - Meet many researchers - Beautiful place to work

    Cons

    - Tourist in the summer make moving around very hard

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Leadership"

    2.0
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    I worked at Marine Biological Laboratory for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice area to work, organization has a good rep, decent benefits

    Cons

    Leadership is bad, lack of knowledge of basics from department heads, incompetent leaders managing to pass, verbal abuse from managers to employees is tolerated, organization seems afraid to deal with, or not know how to deal with, sexual harassment or discrimination complaints from employees.

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