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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) full-time

    Pros

    Great Community, Great Training Opportunities for Career Development

    Cons

    Dealing with government bureaucratic inefficiencies can be tiresome


  2. "Summer Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as an intern

    Pros

    Very interested and committed to developing young researchers, summer program offers a chance to network with other interns

    Cons

    Unpredictable working hours, could be there for 4 hours or 10

  3. "Summer Student NIDA"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent work experience in molecular biology, quality mentorship and opportunities to have my own project.

    Cons

    It was an unpaid internship.


  4. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No need to apply for grants by yourself

    Cons

    No grant application and no teaching experience when you would like to apply for a new job outside NIH.


  5. "Good science community"

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    Former Intern - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ithaca, NY
    Former Intern - Postdoctoral Fellow in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice science community with flexible hours. Scientists I met were engaged in their work yet relaxed.

    Cons

    NIDA is located in Baltimore City as Baltimore has numerous drug issues. However, this means the NIDA campus is not located in a particularly safe area.


  6. "NIDA (Optogenetics and Transgenic Tech Core)"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in the lab! Everyone collaborates and is willing to help one another!

    Cons

    Each lab within NIDA is separate, thus the positive atmosphere I enjoyed may have been limited to my lab (Optogenetics and Transgenic Technology Core).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Good luck with your incredible research!


  7. "data entry clerk/research analyst"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk/Research Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk/Research Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    project was interesting professors running project were very knowledgeable

    Cons

    surveys went to scantron & eliminated the data entry dept.

  8. "Best Experience after College"

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    Current Employee - Postbac in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Postbac in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything was great, the people, the research, working for a well-known institution

    Cons

    Compensation could be a bit higher, but it is an internship.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Great collaborative research environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, engaging atmosphere, any questions or concerns I've had have been taken care of immediately. Vivarium staff is some of the best and most professional I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Occasionally there seems to be some discrepancy with ordering that can result in delays and the area surrounding the building leaves something to be desired.


  10. "being a summer intern for 2 years- NIDA SUMMER REU"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    The internship is targeted at getting under-represented populations into research. So if you are a minority or female, your chances of getting this internship increase. It is an amazing opportunity to work with impressive research institutions.

    Cons

    The only con is that each institution usually has 1, and maybe 2-3 undergraduate researchers. So you don't have a ton of "peers", or people your same age, so you have to go out and find it wherever you end up doing research. A bit of an adventure :)