National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Reviews

Updated Sep 4, 2020

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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

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

    Pros

    Strong postdoc community, fair expectations

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career advancement within the institute

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    "Great workplace"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great environment, co-workers are nice, lots of opportunities for career development.

    Cons

    I don't see any down side of working here.


  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Fellow 
    Recommends

    I worked at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    great work life balance, competent coworkers, good employee culture

    Cons

    a lot of red tape because of the government, slower pace than other labs

  4. "Great"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Lots of red tape to work thought

  5. "It was worth it."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great scholars, steady work environment compared to many post-doctoral fellows, really interesting independent work.

    Cons

    Little ability to network out of the institute which is necessary for your career, lack of collaboration and team work, limited or unequal mentorship throughout institution.

  6. "Postdoc at NIH/ NINDS"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible time, networking

    Cons

    Postdoc salary is super low especially considering the living cost around this area..

  7. "NIH is better than most federal agencies"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "An institute of the National Institutes of Health"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    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.

  10. "Research fellow (postdoctoral)"

    3.0
    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

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