NIH Reviews

Updated May 14, 2021

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NIH NIH Director Francis S. Collins
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545 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to receive the training(in 66 reviews)

  • "Exposure to government work environment(in 63 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low base salary or salary scale for postdocs(in 41 reviews)

  • "Crazy amount of bureaucratic red tape(in 39 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work in.

      May 14, 2021 - Visiting Research Fellow 
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      Pros

      Good pay, flexibility, work life balance, career opportunities, networking

      Cons

      large organization so hard to be recognized

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      May 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work everyday

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Visiting Fellow

      Apr 18, 2021 - Post Doctoral Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      One of the top biomedical research institute in the world with excellent equipment and resources. Perfect package and benefits for the postdocs. It's an ideal place for multiple collaborations for advanced research.

      Cons

      Postdocs are not eligible to apply for specific grants, and the chances of getting full-time equivalent jobs are minimal after a 5yrs postdoc. It's not worth keep doing post-doc for 5-7 yrs at NIH unless one is interested in pursuing a career in academia.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      NIH is an amazing place to work

      Apr 29, 2021 - Postbaccalaureate Fellow in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Your experience will depend on your department. But if you like your department, the culture and resources are amazing.

      Cons

      Experience very contingent on the quality of the lab/department/group you are in, and experiences vary.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      data center technician

      May 6, 2021 - Data Center Technician in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good management good pay you can learn on the job

      Cons

      career growth might be slow

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing agency

      May 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-life balance, pay, mission, career benefits, benefits

      Cons

      Bureaucracy, little funding, lack of training

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stable job environment

      May 1, 2021 - Biomedical Engineer in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reasonable salary and benefits comparing to similar roles in other organizations

      Cons

      Limited growth opportunities for administrative jobs

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      NIH

      Apr 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent employee benefits, collaborative colleagues, place of integrity, public transportation options good

      Cons

      Parking on main campus is a challenge

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great work environment

      Apr 28, 2021 - Environmental Protection Specialist in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly community. Plethora of resources

      Cons

      Commuting can be hectic during peak hours

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good for research environment

      May 12, 2021 - Research Fellow in Bethesda, MD
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      Pros

      working environment is very good.

      Cons

      The living cost is high around the working place.

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