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Updated August 12, 2017
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  1. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends

    Pros

    good work environment, nice place for scientists

    Cons

    there should be less interference from HR

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Friendly work environment, challenging projects."

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers are all very nice and helpful here. It seems like most of the people who work here really enjoy the work that they do which creates a very enjoyable atmosphere to be a part of. Also, there is an incredible diversity of nationalities and cultures here at the OMRF. My boss does not overly micromanage so I have a fair amount of freedom to take projects in a direction that I find interesting. There are also various events that are held on site such as research seminars, lunch gatherings, etc... Full benefits and insurance is also a plus.

    Cons

    The only real con I can think of is that research jobs are funding dependent so job security is based on the ability of my boss and/or myself to get grant funding for future projects. All research jobs have that limitation though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The company is great.

  3. "Great place to work! Kind people, amazing benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    OMRF is a wonderful place to work. The benefits are good- nice health and dental insurance, great retirement benefits, generous sick leave, a gym right in the Tower with free personal training. The cafeteria has really ramped up its menu in the last couple years. Most PIs are kind, although they expect a lot out of you. But all in all, it's great.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. But this is a nonprofit in Oklahoma, so it's kind of expected. Raises are minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving salaries and postdoc recognition.


  4. "Immunology"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is very good for postdoctoral research fellow

    Cons

    I have not anymore information for this.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "I learned alot about myself as well as medical research."

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    Former Employee - Lab Animal Care in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Lab Animal Care in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a detail oriented environment with a large potential to retain knowledge and move up.

    Cons

    There was one of my many supervisors who micro managed everything.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The community is friendly not just in terms of science, but everyone in general. Everyone takes their research very seriously and is collaborative in order to move science forward. There are plenty of departmental and foundation-wide seminars/meetings that give you ample opportunity to talk to other people about anything on your mind.

    The Cardiovascular Biology department is great. Again, very collegial and performs cutting-edge research. Work hours depend on the particular lab, but career advice and development seem to be freely given and supported across the department (of course, unless you have a terrible work ethic or something). I could see myself working at OMRF for several more years if I didn't have to relocate because of my spouse.

    Cons

    It's in Oklahoma, I guess... but the city is growing and at the moment, cheaper than other parts of the country!


  7. "Lots of opportunity to learn and try new things. Overall an exciting place to work if you're interested in biotechnology"

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    Current Employee - Biomedical Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Biomedical Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and reputable faculty, great environment, plethora of resources, many learning opportunities, top notch science, excellent opportunities for graduate students. Great place to work if you're interested in biotechnology. Unique combination of scientific talent, reputation, and resources that you won't find anywhere but the coasts.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end (unless you're a member/PI), difficult to get to know people that are not in your lab/ department, Oklahoma City can be a difficult place to live if you're not used to it.

  8. "A loving company"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, overall incredibly friendly with a local feel doing cutting edge scientific research. Not a basic 'plug and chug' mentallity.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low side. Depending on the P.I., recognition on a paper can be scarce.

    Advice to Management

    Higher wages, more business trips for lab personel.


  9. "Great research opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great company to work for and awesome colleagues to learn from

    Cons

    the pay is average but they have great benefits


  10. "Research & Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere & benefits!

    Cons

    Some PI's are hyper focused and do not manage people well.

    Advice to Management

    Allow manager to oversee lab technicians.


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