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Stowers Institute For Medical Research Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "graduate researcher"

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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

    smart people, good science, freedom

    Cons

    feedback is a bit slow.

    Advice to Management

    Should be more effective


  2. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Medical Benefits and Beautiful Campus

    Cons

    Lots of work, low pay

    Advice to Management

    re-visit pay scale


  3. "dependent on labs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good scientific conditions, excellent benefits

    Cons

    research not so mainstream, very basic


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing core facilities impart the ability to answer any scientific questions that you can think of.
    Great benefits, gym, cafeteria etc

    Cons

    Little standardization of job descriptions between labs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice before submitting to SIMR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    > *Some* of the people were fantastic (although 90% of them were not)
    > Your lab will (usually) get what it wants equipment-wise (yay?)
    > The cafe makes some bomb food #dippingsauce

    Cons

    > HIGHLY unrealistic expectations
    > Grad students are treated like slaves while PI's are treated like gods
    > Some labs are definitely better than others and favoritism is very much at play

    Advice to Management

    > Don't make false promises
    > Learn your limitations
    > Treat ALL members equally (unless you don't mind losing the good ones)


  7. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and core facilities

    Cons

    Labs are isolated, little discussion between them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job for Education with Limited Opportunity for Growth"

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

    Pros

    Ability to do great science and think outside of the box in most groups.

    Cons

    Some favoritism in the groups with little opportunity for advancement. Very corporate minded and controlled. Want you to follow SOP's that don't actually exist. Quick to blame employees for unexpected findings.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for employees to grow and treat you employees fairly.


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Bioinformatician in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Flex Time, Cafe, Free Food, Science Talks, Casual Dress, Opportunities for Advancement, Connections, Scientific Resources

    Cons

    In the Midwest, lower salary offers, very high expectations


  10. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stowers Institute For Medical Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful facilities, exceptional core facilities. It's a hidden gem of a research institute within fly-over country. The funding and facilities within the institute are rivaled by only a select few institutes within the world. Disneyland for scientists.

    Cons

    No room for upward movement. Fixed pay scale. Geographically difficult to network with leading institutions outside of national and international conferences. Becoming a little heavy-handed on the administrative side, it used to be more flexible for scientists.

    Advice to Management

    Need more promotion of postdocs to either permanent salaried internal positions, or actively promote the career of young investigators aspiring to move on.


  11. "Research Technician"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, very collaborative working environment with many highly skilled scientists.

    Cons

    Some technology is a little behind, but facilities are top notch.



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