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Scripps Institution of Oceanography Employee Reviews about "academia"

Updated Aug 8, 2019

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  • "Work at the beach on my own hours(in 16 reviews)

  • "Really nice people, easygoing and fun work environment(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "there are no cons to working here(in 4 reviews)

  • "Academia pays lower than private industry, as can be expected, but the trade-off is a better work environment(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Outstanding. But a double edged sword."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Scientist in La Jolla, CA
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    I have been working at Scripps Institution of Oceanography full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, good people, academic freedom, abundant opportunities to do field work, oh and did I mention... location...

    Cons

    Pay is so low (even for an expensive area) that it's insulting and you'll never get ahead, work hours are long and difficult, and there are virtually no career prospects in academia anymore (especially here at Scripps).

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2019-06-03
  2. "Staff Research Associate III"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment. Co-workers are all dedicated, independent spirits who thrive on discovery and innovative marine research.

    Cons

    Academia pays lower than private industry, as can be expected, but the trade-off is a better work environment.

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2016-08-05
  3. "Great experience, perfect location!"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in La Jolla, CA
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    I worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    Pros

    Great place to learn quickly and build experience. Surrounded by smart colleagues and faculty members. Very relaxing and inspiring atmosphere (pretty much right on the beach)!

    Cons

    The pay is lower than a similar job in the industry. This is to be expected though since it's Academia, and salaries are dependent on funding. Also, the buildings are older, so get used to the A/C or heater not working.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up with the positive feedback, especially for recent grads.

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography2011-01-07
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