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Penn State College of Medicine Reviews

Updated May 7, 2018
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  1. "Outstanding institution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn State College of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Training the next generation of health professionals in an institution with resources and innovative faculty is a terrific opportunity. It's strongly attached to Penn State Health, a trusted medical enterprise in the region.

    Cons

    Not a match for those looking for low intensity positions.


  2. "I wish it would have paid more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Penn State College of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    The job itself, PTO was great

    Cons

    Pay is limited and PhDs compete for entry level positions

  3. "Postdoc- good place"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Hershey, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Penn State College of Medicine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, a ton of research support, and a nice area to live in.

    Cons

    full disclosure, I'm in a lab with an amazing PI and a PPG award that I'm working on. So my view may be a little bias.


  4. "Great co-workers, busy hospital"

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

    I worked at Penn State College of Medicine part-time

    Pros

    My coworkers were so incredibly helpful as mentors and what I should do following college.

    Cons

    It is a busy environment, need to be really organized which is something I struggled with but also I think that is where management is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized and structured especially to student employees.


  5. "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penn State College of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    * Great benefits and retirement.
    * Meet kind and intelligent people.

    Cons

    * Poor training.
    * Unhelpful supervisor.
    * Mediocre research.
    * The HR are not helpful.
    * Highly favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the employees that want to make a difference in this company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not Recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hershey, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Penn State College of Medicine (More than a year)

    Pros

    You occasionally meet kind or intelligent people

    Cons

    A lot of inefficient and unhelpful faculty and staff.
    Poor training.
    Mediocre scientific research.
    Heavily political environment with researchers saying negative things about each other behind each others backs to peers and inferior employees.
    Frequent sexual harassment by superior faculty members that think they are untouchable due to their tenure.
    Bad HR department.


  7. "Research Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Research Technologist III in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Research Technologist III in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Penn State College of Medicine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and, good benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance to upper level positions.

  8. "Post doc at Penn State Hershey"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Penn State College of Medicine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Features some really really good workshops for grant writing and career development.
    Nice community if you like chocolate and cows. Close enough to Baltimore, Philly, DC and NYC.

    Cons

    Like any other large public institutions, you will sometimes get frustrated by the bureaucracy in parking/housing/insurance service. As a post-doc, it is always depends on how well you can fit in a particular lab, and how the PI is running the lab.

    Advice to Management

    The policy of hmc.edu email service is really inconvenient for the basic research: No auto-forwarding, harsh size limit of attachment size, and blocked in/out emails without any notice.


  9. "PSU COM Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Penn State College of Medicine full-time

    Pros

    Great time off, starting out.

    Cons

    Low salary for the field.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary to increase staff retention.


  10. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Human Research Technologist in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Human Research Technologist in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Penn State College of Medicine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off...all the benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    on the research side, salaries are limited for lower level positions


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