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NIH NIH Director Francis S. Collins
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    very good

    Oct 1, 2021 - Microbiologist in Bethesda, MD
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    Pros

    work life balance is pretty good

    Cons

    difficult to say any cons

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Staff Scientist

    Dec 26, 2015 - Staff Scientist in Bethesda, MD
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    Pros

    NIH is a fantastic agency filled with smart, devoted people. There is a great work/life balance and a lot of support for families. Researchers are given substantial autonomy and many resources for furthering skills and expertise.

    Cons

    It can be challenging to move up as an intramural scientist given the pyramid system of one tenure-track investigator or chief with many staff under them. So promotion opportunities are limited.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Nih

    Dec 7, 2022 - Immunology Lab Tech in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    work environment is not the best

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great people

    Sep 17, 2020 - Predoctoral Fellow 
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    Pros

    good work/life balance and super friendly teammates

    Cons

    the salary is not so high, though higher than other research institutes

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Wonderful!

    Jun 10, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Great work life balance! Good networking!

    Cons

    Low bonus or increment of salary

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great Workplace. Truly has work/life balance.

    Dec 26, 2012 - Management Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Recommend
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    Pros

    NIH is an excellent place to work for those who has family and want that work and life balance.

    Cons

    Employee salaries do not match up with the work and skill levels of the staff. It's really all about who you know and what connection you have. A place where networking can result in a promotion or pay raise.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    good place to work

    Apr 2, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    great work life balance at NIH

    Cons

    Institutes behave considerably independent from one another

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    AMAZING

    Aug 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
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    Pros

    There are super friendly people and the work is super important so you have to be dedicated to the work.

    Cons

    There was a heavy workload. Fell behind work and had to bring it home so work/life balance wasn’t that great.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great Research Experience in advanced sciences

    Mar 30, 2015 - Research Fellow in Bethesda, MD
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    Pros

    Exposure to brilliant scientists and seimnars

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good bench experience builder for application to PhD programs

    Jul 12, 2022 - Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow in Bethesda, MD
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    Pros

    Nice opportunity to try out daily lab research with a Bachelor's degree before committing to a PhD Provide significant bench experience that can be listed on an application for a PhD program Work life balance is quite good relative to a PhD or a post-doc

    Cons

    COL is Bethesda is high Pay is low relative to industry Some PIs are a bit complacent

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