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  • "Low pay and can be boring(in 95 reviews)
  • "The salaries are low and essentially non(in 62 reviews)
  • "Very little recourse for bad management.(in 23 reviews)
  • "A lot of bureaucracy and red tape, but that is to be expected in a government environment.(in 10 reviews)
  • "'Bad' Departments has poor leadership, micromanage and terrible behaviors unbecoming of what a manager should be.(in 8 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jan 3, 2016 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Motivated colleagues and cutting edge research environment.

    Cons

    A lot of bureaucracy and red tape, but that is to be expected in a government environment.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Postdoc

    Dec 17, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Unparalleled resources to do science.

    Cons

    Government bureaucracy and red tape creates unnecessary headaches.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Contractor

    Excellent place to conduct research

    Aug 1, 2022 - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great research environment and lots of resources for trainees and staff.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and mandatory training.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    nih

    Jul 20, 2021 - Researcher in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    funding, professional development, coworkers, science

    Cons

    salary, red tape. hours also

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great resources but lots of red tape

    Feb 2, 2021 - Research Scientist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -great resources -prestigous name -funding for research is internally procured -good health insurance

    Cons

    -bureacratic red tape affects travel (conferences, training modules, etc.)

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  7. 4.0
    Current Contractor, less than 1 year

    Postdoc opportunities everywhere, jobs...not so much.

    Feb 2, 2017 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You are surrounded by some of the best researchers in the world with a huge budget.

    Cons

    Dry government workers everywhere. You have to deal with so much red tape and federal employees who have worked here way too long and don't care about their jobs anymore.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Wonderful Place to Work

    Dec 21, 2018 - Human Resources Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The NIH mission is incredible and has far-reaching impact on human health and life in the US and worldwide. In my office, I have supportive colleagues and leadership, great work-life balance, good benefits, ample training opportunities, and challenging, meaningful work. Many people who leave NIH for other opportunities actually come back due to its unique environment. Many employees have worked at the agency for decades or even their entire careers.

    Cons

    NIH leadership can be very political and non-transparent, and being a federal agency, there is typical bureaucratic red tape. Also, poorly-performing employees are not always held accountable because management doesn't want to make time to deal with them.

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Okay outside the red tape

    Jan 25, 2019 - IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good research funding Good health insurance

    Cons

    Government red tape: congress, annual funding fights Travel is challenging

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  10. 5.0
    Current Contractor, more than 3 years

    Great career resources

    Apr 30, 2018 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Take advantage of all the opportunities available

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and red tape to navigate

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Must have patience

    Jul 2, 2019 - Community Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good PTO and understanding around holidays.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and red tape can slow a lot of things down.

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