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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2019

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  1. "Great internship, relaxed company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As an undergraduate intern I got a very dedicated mentor and was able to actually conduct data research instead of frivolous duties

    Cons

    Wish the pay was more

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2018-02-28
  2. "NIH is better than most federal agencies"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Research Triangle Park, NC
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    As a government job, the pros are obvious things such as job security, work/life balance, reliable salary, good health and retirement benefits. Working from home is allowed about 1 to 2 days a week. Schedule is flexible and senior management seems to genuinely care about employees.

    Cons

    As with any government job, the red tape and politics can be irritating, especially when it comes to funding. Poor performers are not properly dealt with and there are very few ways to reward high performers appropriately. This particular job series has a high burnout rate due to constant pressure to deliver under tight deadlines and "do more with less." Pay is competitive, but no opportunity for any tangible... bonus. Training and organization need improvement and positive change is difficult to attain because newer ideas are often dismissed by the "old guard" who want to do it like it has always been done.

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    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2019-06-28
  3. "An institute of the National Institutes of Health"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment at all levels and positions.

    Cons

    It’s the government so depending on the political climate, support for research can waiver.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways for all employees to advance, not just a selected few.

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2019-05-27
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Predictable pay structure. Flexible work hours/schedules. Supportive management. Worthwhile mission.

    Cons

    Many people stuck in positions for a long time, dissatisfied with the work but unwilling to move/leave. GS pay schedule doesn't offer flexibility to increase pay for top performers. You get a good review score but you get the same GS step increase as someone who was just average.

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2019-01-17
  5. "Research fellow (postdoctoral)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Government Institution

    Cons

    Isolated campus, restricted canteen hours

    Advice to Management

    No advice Good management Great place

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2018-10-18
  6. "Not a place to stay long term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Great to start off your career.

    Cons

    A recent federal viewpoint survey indicated the office of the director needed the most help. They lost a lot of favor for turning a blind eye to repeated notification of racial and sexual discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire any more personnel who have no belief or appreciation for science.

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2018-09-16
  7. "Work At NLM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance offered

    Cons

    take a while before your point gets across

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2018-04-16
  8. "RSA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work because of everything you can learn.

    Cons

    Not really anything just the parking.

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2017-09-27
  9. "Great Place to Work and Live"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good research resources

    Cons

    No job opportunities beyond postdoc

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2017-05-03
  10. "Great place to grow and advance your scientific career"

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    Current Employee - IRTA Predoctoral Fellow 
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    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, access to many core facilities and scientists that are working in various fields. You will always be able to find someone who can help you with your project.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about working at NIEHS

    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences2017-03-27
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