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Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Collaborative research environment with great access to core facilities (in 8 reviews)

  • Great place to learn as an intern (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Follow lowest academic salaries but expect to work more than for a company (in 2 reviews)

  • not much support for career advancement of entry-level scientists (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place to do research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse research groups. to work.

    Cons

    High housing cost and traffic


  2. "Research Assistant I"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in La Jolla, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn new skills and good for new scientist development.

    Cons

    The salary is very low. I suggest you learn all you can and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great PI and working environment, good support from some core facilities

    Cons

    No clear path for career advancement


  4. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place. Good study enviroment

    Cons

    More improvement for a better program

    Advice to Management

    Good work has been done for the graduate program. Very nice organization. Good benefits


  5. "Great Institution"

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    Former Employee - Research Intern
    Former Employee - Research Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    I interned while attending a university and the learning experience was amazing. Staff was friendly and encouraged great work culture and values.

    Cons

    Did not find any cons


  6. "research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    collaborative environment for metabolic researches in Lake Nona campus

    Cons

    not so much academic institutes or colleges around in Orlando area


  7. "Mixed Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good location and core facilities. Helpful support staff. Flexible scheduling. Good benefits for employees on salary.

    Cons

    Every lab is different. Each PI will run their lab like a company, and be CEO of their own company, so choose carefully. Academic salaries are painfully low.

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great environment! A lot of collaboration and shared resources. General respect for employees of all levels! Excellent programs.

    Cons

    Typical drawbacks of an academic institution... lower pay and less structure. Few opportunities to grow unless you have a PhD.


  9. "postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good academic enviroment for training purpose

    Cons

    salary relative low for leaving in SD.


  10. "Graduate Student"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute as a contractor

    Pros

    work life balance is nice

    Cons

    not much support for career advancement of entry-level scientists


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