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NIH Frederick Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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  • Government red tape is a challenge (in 26 reviews)

  • With the Post-doc salary provided you'll end up living in a basement or sharing an apartment with someone else (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "CRTA fellow"

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    Former Employee - CRTA Postdoctoral Fellow in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - CRTA Postdoctoral Fellow in Frederick, MD
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits, salary, core labs

    Cons

    Mentoring, temporary, no scope to advance at NIH

    Advice to Management

    Create new positions for teaching fellows and administrative fellows. Offer better mentoring opportunities and opportunities to spend time at different laboratories to acquire different skill sets.


  2. "Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIH full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovation, new technology and instrument, access to top smart scientific mindset, resources, and seminars.
    Freedom to explore your interests and devote your passion

    Cons

    Poor medical benefit, no career path and development. Too much time spent on bureaucracy, high turnover rate, losing talent people.

    Advice to Management

    Please think about how to keep talent people from leaving


  3. "postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD

    I have been working at NIH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good science, not so bad pay

    Cons

    science can be exciting or repetitative depending on your project


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  5. "Great exposure to new technology and valuable research experience"

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    Current Employee - Research in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Research in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIH full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to variety of alternate career paths with helpful resources. Intellectual and financial freedom to pursue research avenues. A great place to put on your resume. There are virtually no limits to the research and intellectual ideas that you could test out. People are mostly supportive and small lab environments favor greater attention from the PI

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Rigid travel arrangements and advance notification for conferences
    No international conferences allowed for trainees
     Year end freeze on purchases for two months makes it difficult to plan ahead for last minute research needs

    Advice to Management

    Treat postdocs with respect because we earned our PhDs and our place here after rigorous intellectual trials and sheer hard work.


  6. "Management Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Management Analyst in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIH (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules are great for balancing work/life issues.

    Cons

    Things sometimes move very slow in the government.


  7. "postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Great culture. Best-in-class or close for research resources and tools.

    Cons

    Not so many grant writing training opportunities.


  8. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment and interdisciplinary researchers. Great resources. Friendly community. Glad to be part of this leading institution to improve health around the world. Good benefits

    Cons

    No dental insurance, quite impossible to get daycare.


  9. "Wonderful Learning and Growing Experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Frederick, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NIH full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, Good learning and growth potential

    Cons

    Most jobs are temporary and time-limited

    Advice to Management

    More permanent job and funding opportunities to retain intramural scientist should be there.


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