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MedStar Health Research Institute Reviews

Updated March 12, 2019
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent expereince"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues and supervisors are super supportive and nice.

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain about.


  2. "Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Research in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are comparable.
    The only upside was working with the physicians.

    Cons

    Once the honeymoon phase wears off it turns in to a toxic environment. People are disposable to management and disrespect you constantly. This is definitely within a specific subgroup in MHRI. There is very little growth. Management doesn’t communicate and expects you to read their mind. There is ZERO encouragement for developing a career and moving forward. All the managers wear two faces.

    Advice to Management

    Good people leave because you try to suppress their growth and potential.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place nice colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Statistician in Hyattsville, MD
    Former Employee - Statistician in Hyattsville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team! Loved my bosses and colleagues. Great time off policies. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Low pay. The doctors are very demanding.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very little room for growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are very reasonable. We are offered dental, vision, and health benefits. We are offered 20 days of PTO. Additionally, there are educational assistance and professional development benefits.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth or career development. Very few career opportunities. They hire very few people and expect one person to do four people's work. Compensation is horrible. They give people titles that do not match their job description in order to pay them less than what the market offers. Corporate seeks only to increase their salary, and not the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to compensate people for the work that they actually do. Stop providing coordinators with the research assistant position in order to deprive them of the 30K extra that they deserve.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "My experience has generally been positive, a big emphasis on mission."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally the management is intelligent, experienced and engaged in their field. Management can also be flexible when appropriate and is always looking to promote from within. In my experience, coworkers are always friendly and willing to help others which is certainly encouraged by management. Pay and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    The corporate culture can often being difficult to contend with, it can be difficult to express unpopular opinions when in contrast to current goals of upper management. As with any workplace, not all employees are of similar abilities in their field, however, I have found that management often fails to discern between those who are above, at or below expectations.

    Advice to Management

    While constant improvement of tools and utilities that associates use on a daily basis is to be encouraged, maintaining high quality while doing so is vital. There has definitely been a lack of attention to detail and forethought during the implementation of several new workflows and applications.


  6. "Researcher"

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    Current Employee - Scientific Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Scientific Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide interdisciplinary network with great potential for clinical and psychosocial research

    Cons

    Most positions in research domain are based on "soft" money

    Advice to Management

    Apply selective processes to identify candidate for a permanent, core funded, positions


  7. "Research Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great to have.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sad to leave, happy to be gone."

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

    I worked at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment to learn. Growth potential if you start young or with little experience.

    Cons

    Norm benefits are not comparable. Little flexitime in work locations. Leadership could stand significant improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of toxic people or you'll continue to lose good employees.


  9. "Community Outreach Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Community Outreach Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Community Outreach Coordinator in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great educational higher learning assistance

    Cons

    salaries were not compatible to industry


  10. "Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MedStar Health Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    experience, atmosphere, colleagues, advancement, raises

    Cons

    overtime, overworked, under-resourced, exhausting, juggle