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  1. "Friendly Environment to work in!"

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

    Pros

    People are welcoming. The PIs are sweet.

    Cons

    Not many research opportunities or projects


  2. "an interesting and diverse experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very interesting research, lots of new things to learn, mostly pleasant staff, flexible hours, excellent policies for sick leave, overtime, and vacation time. Each person in charge of their area was always very professional and capable.

    Cons

    LONG HOURS during certain parts of the season, some programs are serially understaffed, bad office politics on occasion, pay is pretty low relative to local standards, some out of date research methods and low initiative to upgrade equipment, difficulty in communicating/coordinated with agricultural partners. Some hostility and intimidation with the older crowd. There were several incidents with a long-term staff member that went unreported due to fear of backlash.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a better and safer way of addressing inter-office problems, particularly with senior staff who may not be adapting to the needs of their programs.

  3. "Good school"

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

    Pros

    Its a very good institute, campus is excellent and lot of opportunities for students to carry out different programs of interest

    Cons

    Choose the right Boss to work with


  4. "Student Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Student Worker in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible scheduling for students
    -Decent pay
    -Good overall experience

    Cons

    -Professor was not very interested in my work
    -Limited to no feedback


  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Non-affiliated Student Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Non-affiliated Student Technician in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have had nothing but good experiences with the people here. Everyone is committed to their research and is passionate about their specialty.

    Cons

    I work at the Lubbock location, and the drive there is a bit long. Phone reception is a little spotty as well.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gain of experience
    Good funding for research
    Excellent networking opportunities
    In my case, it allowed me to study a Master of Science degree while gaining experience on my field of job.

    Cons

    It is always hard to keep up with school and work, but I never had a problem with company related issues.
    It is hard to get a full time position afterwards.


  7. "Postdoctoral research associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big campus and many learning opportunities

    Cons

    You are required to work independent and no support from advisors.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Good stuff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time

    Pros

    Was able to work work schedule around class schedule, located conveniently on W campus close to Reed.

    Cons

    It was hot in there with very high humidity and was dusty and wet with algae frequent pesticides


  9. "Good work envionment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Willing to help you learn

    Cons

    Hard to do research with an internet connection barely registers as a 1MB connection

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the sites infastructure


  10. "Student research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas AgriLIFE Research part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, relaxed, close to class,

    Cons

    20 max hours per week


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