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Scripps Institution of Oceanography Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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  1. "AMAZING"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great co-workers, by the beach

    Cons

    Slow-paced environment; better maintenance needed

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2018-11-08
  2. "Birch Aquarium"

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    Current Employee - Ticket Sales Representative in La Jolla, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun place to work as a student

    Cons

    Can be repetitive Not much variation

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2018-10-15
  3. "PhD studies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography full-time

    Pros

    great location great science & research

    Cons

    administrative overhead high overhead costs for grants brought in

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2018-07-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "birch aquarium, a mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography full-time

    Pros

    the ocean life and the public

    Cons

    case study for "how not to run an organization"

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2018-07-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography full-time

    Pros

    Great Travel, Better People. I dont regret my time here at all

    Cons

    Compensation- the benefits in particular were really lacking

    Advice to Management

    try to see if compensation can be brought in line with industry standards

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2018-04-04
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    "Birch Aquarium at Scripps"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great place to work, with friendly staff and fun working environment

    Cons

    The red-tape from UCSD made creating programs and doing new things slower.

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2018-02-04
  7. "Great place to work, great people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    Pros

    Great culture, with a lot of good people

    Cons

    The pay is less than in the private sector

    Advice to Management

    Employee turnover in non-scientific staff positions causes logistic headaches. Transitions could be handled more smoothly

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2018-01-11
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice that I can work remotely"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography part-time

    Pros

    Can set my own schedule and work remotely. Gives good experience with bash, sql, and python to pad my resume.

    Cons

    Pays less than the ucsd shuttle driver.

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2017-12-29
  9. "Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Engineer in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed, easy-going, interesting projects, great learning experience, flexible hours

    Cons

    minimum pay--that's probably the only draw backs i remember

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2017-12-10
  10. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Marine Chef in San Diego, CA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Reasonable pay, great benefits, lots of travel, opportunity for long term employment

    Cons

    As a merchant seaman I'm away form home often, large employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Offer more career jobs, pay overtime when required. Offer incentives to employees

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2017-10-15
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