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Updated October 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Most beautiful location I will ever work at in my lifetime (in 5 reviews)

  • All kinds of core facilities available (although at a charge, but accessible and there) (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • You are overworked for a low pay (in 5 reviews)

  • The Salk has a lot of work to do to improve postdocs' working value (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "RA II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salk Institute full-time

    Pros

    good networking, flexible schedule, great environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow


  2. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salk Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. Beautiful location, view, architecture and sunsets.

    Cons

    Overworked for low pay. The Salk has a lot of work to do to improve postdocs' working value.

  3. "Academic nonprofit research setting."

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant III in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant III in La Jolla, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salk Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will get amazing letters from your PI if you need them, and the Salk is a great name to work for.

    Cons

    No real mobility for bs/ms holders, you are expected to move on within a year or two. Under average pay for area.


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salk Institute part-time

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and great location

    Cons

    Very competitive work environment


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No commet"

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    Former Employee - Mailroom Clerk in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Mailroom Clerk in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Salk Institute (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are very nice

    Cons

    My last supervisor sucked out loud

    Advice to Management

    Get better managers


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible employer, great benefits and culture

    Cons

    Scientists tend to be very introverted, pay is decent


  7. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant

    I have been working at Salk Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place for getting your foot in the door if you want to go into research. Lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    you're overworked for low pay

  8. "Animal Husbandry"

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

    I have been working at Salk Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best job I ever had. Everyone is friendly. Family type of environment. Management actually cares about its staff.

    Cons

    There are no cons in my job


  9. "Good Place for Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salk Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a beautiful place to work with a very collaborative, scientific atmosphere.

    Cons

    The nice weather can be distracting sometimes.


  10. "Fantastic place to do your postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salk Institute (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Core facilities are fabulous, and the speakers every week are the cream of the crop. Everyone is very good at what they do at the Institute, and are available to you for help if you need advice on a project.

    Cons

    Being a postdoc isn't easy - period. On top of it all, the Salk has a lot of work to do to make the postdocs feel valued at the institute.


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