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Updated February 12, 2018
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly organization doing great and important work.

    Cons

    It's academia - you can pay the bills, but won't become a millionare.


  9. "grad student"

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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

    I had a lot of freedom to pursue the research that interested me, though this is not typical for grad students.

    Cons

    The administration does not provide many opportunities for teaching.


  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Affiliation with Penn State is great. Very good benefits including tuition reduction for employees and dependents. Lots of vacation and holiday time off. Professional colleagues.

    Cons

    Salaries are okay; can be challenging to retain people if salary is top priority.


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