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Stowers Institute For Medical Research Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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  • Again because of being isolated, the turn over is slow so if you want a job here, there are not many opportunities open (in 2 reviews)

  • Not many labs work on the hot areas (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good Place with Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, People are friendly, Great place to have worked

    Cons

    A lot of events that can distract you from work.


  2. "Little Room for Growth, Depending on Dept"

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

    I have been working at Stowers Institute For Medical Research full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, very diverse, wonderful CEO, wonderful COO, beautiful campus

    Cons

    You can be here 10 years with a masters degree and never get promoted. They prefer to hire externally when jobs open up instead of growing their own people. This is a sign that their training isn't good (or in certain departments, they prefer males). They make up requirements depending on the person (like must have certain professional degree or something like this) but allow others to advance without it. Certain managers can get caught napping and can go on 2 hour lunches with 2 hours of breaks as well to walk and have nothing happen or said to them. This is just a specific department. Other departments are wonderful. The CEO is awesome.

    Advice to Management

    Go from the 1950s to 2017 please. A certain department is bringing the otherwise amazing culture of the institute down.

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stowers Institute For Medical Research full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, positive work environment, great benefits.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement.


  4. "Stay away from IT careers"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - IT Support in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stowers Institute For Medical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and a massive budget for random software. The scientific leadership is proven and good for PhDs and researchers. Lavish environment.

    Cons

    Middle management in the technical departments are stubborn and misguided about how to treat employees. A lack of personal and technical leadership leads to poor morale and wanting for a non-toxic environment. Heads seem to prefer what improves their own status over whats good for their employees or the institute as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Executive team needs to improve the entire culture by cleaning up the corrupt middle layer of admin management, but they don't seem to care about the legacy or future of the institute either.


  5. "Research Technician II"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stowers Institute For Medical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. You won't lose your job due to lack of funding, many resources available to employees.

    Cons

    Can be hard to advance depending on your department. Technician salaries are not the greatest, but great benefits second to none.


  6. "great company to learn and make great rconnections"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stowers Institute For Medical Research full-time

    Pros

    environment, great people, great after work activities

    Cons

    possible weird hours, food is great but can be expensive


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Facility and Amenities and Benefits.

    Cons

    Salary for Technicians are low.

  8. "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stowers Institute For Medical Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working settings, culture and resources for biomedical research

    Cons

    Location weather or life activities or anything that might you are looking for

    Advice to Management

    Good management and continuously seeking a better management strategy!


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Stowers Institute For Medical Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot of techniques used in genetic research and are given free reign to conduct your own experiments in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    The staff is very uninviting and treat you less than. They do not teach you well and expect you to know everything right off the bat.


  10. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stowers Institute For Medical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good core facilities and private funding support.

    Cons

    Not many labs work on the hot areas.


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