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Pennington Biomedical Research Center Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "Great Environment for Postdoc Learning and Development"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Facilities and equipment, other faculty that work there, opportunities for collaboration across different subject areas, Postdocs and Junior Faculty are mentored and have many learning experiences, Louisiana has the 2nd highest rate of obesity in the US so there are many peeople available to be participants

    Cons

    Baton Rouge itself has some downsides (no sidewalks, car culture, not easy to have an active and outdoors lifestyle, slightly backward).

    Advice to Management

    -


  2. "Great Starter Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits. Hours. That's about it.

    Cons

    No room to move up in the company. Monotonous work.

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses! Room to move.


  3. "Enjoy it"

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    Current Employee - Security in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Security in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Friendly
    Decent pay and benefits
    Get to go to LSU tuition free

    Cons

    Never can get a raise due to funding.


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  5. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love getting to work on a variety of projects at different levels - intervention, project support, etc. The work is ever-changing while having your normal daily tasks that a part of an ongoing clinical trial. Great benefits. Very flexible. A caring group of people to work for. Overall, Pennington is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Difficult to get raises but if you move up and take on more responsibilities, it will be considered


  6. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Junior Database Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Junior Database Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pennington Biomedical Research Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working here. The work you do directly impacts important medical research. The campus is beautiful with nice amenities for employees.

    Cons

    Pay is not great but not terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Update


  7. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent medical benefits, flexible working hours, 6 credits/semester at LSU after being employed for 1 year, gym on site

    Cons

    No covered parking, cliquish, conservative


  8. "Wonderful place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, strong leadership, faculty wants employees to experience professional and personal growth

    Cons

    Can be a bit tedious sometimes


  9. "Great work environment, not terrific pay"

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    Current Employee - Bio Statistician
    Current Employee - Bio Statistician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, very good benefits, energized atmosphere and talented researchers

    Cons

    Low pay, hard to get raises due to it being tied to state and state budget cuts


  10. "Asst Professor"

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great people, best translational center in the country

    Cons

    LA State Government
    SR Management have limited vision

    Advice to Management

    expand your horizons in non academic space


  11. "Currently under reorganization"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pennington Biomedical Research Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, usually a positive atmosphere to work in, large facility, employee wellness program, site of the Thursday farmer's market

    Cons

    low pay grade due to state funding, currently undergoing reorganization, there are a lot of important background issues that are not made known to the employees, recent layoffs.



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