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Space Telescope Science Institute Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive as the benefits are the key component for employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "HR Administrative Asst. II"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative Assistant II in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Human Resources Administrative Assistant II in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, coworkers are friendly. Casual atmosphere. Flexible in work schedule, no micro-managing. Allows you to develop your skills. Supervisor is very supportive as well as the Branch Chief. I love going to lunch for birthday celebrations.

    Cons

    There are none. It is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!!

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, opportunities for advancement, stimulating environment, progressive and inclusive.

    Cons

    Well-defined structure/hierarchy means lots of meetings committees and procedures to follow before getting stuff done.


  4. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful environment, increasing number of young scientists.

    Cons

    Not really much so far.


  5. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at Space Telescope Science Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are incredibly friendly and there are fantastic opportunities for collaborations and networking. The weekly talks there are really interesting, and keep you engaged with all the cool research other people are doing at the institute.

    Cons

    The internship program could have been organized better (this is only feedback for the internship program), and we didn't have as many weekly talks for the students as I would have liked.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting Work and People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Phoenix, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Phoenix, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule but that also means since you have work athjome, you will work more than 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    Some people are strange. Very European culture. Some are academic snobs. Some have no people/social skills.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful place to work."

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people of Space Telescope, at least in the department where I work, are very respectful and nice. It is refreshing. The benefits are also good.

    Cons

    Pay is a little lower than I would like.

  8. "Policies and Procedures"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time

    Pros

    HR is very welcoming and always willing to help

    Cons

    No procedures or policies in place. Changes day to day and depends on who you ask. Frustrating at best.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on top of your supervisors and make sure that they are aware of how their supervisors are leading their employees. Employees are unhappy due to micromanaging, supervisors making their own rules, and double standards.


  9. "Great place to work at."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting projects, interesting people and academic atmosphere. Many opportunities to learn through provided trainings or through available lectures. Ability to have very flexible schedule, allowing one to work from home.

    Cons

    It is a government organization, so promotions are slow, no money is allocated to team building exercises, some technology in use are quite old, mostly because that is what people used to.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling experience, but don't expect to be paid a lot."

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    Former Employee - Research and Instrument Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Research and Instrument Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Space Telescope Science Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Perfect environment for a self-motivated, multi-tasker. Always working on 2-5 projects at a time, allows you to never be bored. The STScI personnel become like family. Scientists and support staff work hand in hand to complete astronomical projects.

    Cons

    The pay is on the low end of comparative jobs in the area. This is likely because STScI isn't a corporate entity, it is an research non-profit.


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