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Updated Jun 11, 2021

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The Scripps Research Institute CEO Richard A. Gephardt
Richard A. Gephardt
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Pros
  • "Relatively relaxing work environment, and you can find a variety of labs/research topics, but definitely depends on the PI you have(in 23 reviews)

  • "Scripps Research is a great place for researcher(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Too much exploitation of postdocs(in 21 reviews)

  • "TSRI has a well organized and established post doctoral association which works to improve the quality of experience for post docs(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jun 11, 2021 - Intern in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Flexible hours and supportive coworkers

      Cons

      Work was at times monotonous

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      If you come from industry do not work here

      Mar 7, 2021 - Research Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule and labs seem to be small and not super busy like industry. Good for someone who has a PhD or is a student. Not good if you have no research and just industry.

      Cons

      If you have no experience in research and doing experiments it will be stressful. You will be let go if you don't provide good results from the beginning. Graduate students talk behind your back on your performance and no feedback given on performance only until a warning letter is given by surprise. One to two weeks top to change or you will be let go and not be given opportunities to improve in lab. Not worth the stress for low pay. Watch what you do because people can be shady especially if you're the only one with a bachelors degree. Ive never in my 6 yr experience in lab have gotten bad performance. No one cares on your success its all about the funding and you can easily be replaced. You're on your own learning the science. I expected better from an academic lab. Is a shame how academic labs are not organized and structured like industry. Never applying to academic again.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Here to learn, not for income

      Jun 4, 2021 - Research Assistant in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      The people you work with.

      Cons

      Not great compensation, but lots of learning opportunities.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Very Enthusiastic Researchers

      May 27, 2021 - Post Doctoral Researcher in Jupiter, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting research, great benefits, and PI's are highly engaged and supportive.

      Cons

      COVID-19 restrictions made it difficult to make new friends. No other complaints. Scripps is a really good research company with a comfortable culture.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      One of the top research institutes

      May 29, 2021 - Research Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The standard of research is very high.

      Cons

      Buildings are isolated, which prevents frequent communication in the campus.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Meaningful Work

      Apr 5, 2021 - Manager in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Cutting edge in developing drugs to cure many diseases, including COVID-19. Lots of brilliant people doing good work. Excellent HR support. Casual work environment. Beautiful setting overlooking Torrey Pines Gold Course and the Pacific Ocean.

      Cons

      Difficult to reach campus with public transportation. Housing costs are high in the immediate area. Although there is a PhD program, the campus runs more like a research organization than a university. Improving yearly on diversity issues but not yet on par with other universities or non-profits.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      MIxed experience

      May 30, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in La Jolla, CA
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      Pros

      some outstanding scientists who are genuinely driven by their research

      Cons

      some labs have toxic/hostile environments dictated by the PI poor collaboration between certain research groups

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Apr 29, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Miami, FL
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      Pros

      They really value the employees

      Cons

      It is in a isolated area if you consider science

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice co-workers, issues with some PI’s and admin managers

      May 14, 2021 - Administrative Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay, beautiful office and location. Great team of women.

      Cons

      PI’s that admin work for can be very difficult and stressful to work with. Sometimes you get more than one PI assigned.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Apr 30, 2021 - Animal Technician 
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      Pros

      -great pay -reasonable working hours -great benefits

      Cons

      -room for growth is limited because there are people who have been there for over 20+ years -can be “cliquey” -repetition of your job duties

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