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The Scripps Research Institute Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Scripps is a great place to work at (in 18 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, good benefits (healthcare, dental), collaborative environment (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • TSRI has a well organized and established post doctoral association which works to improve the quality of experience for post docs (in 12 reviews)

  • Poor work-life balance and politics (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to learn something"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top research environment; Great communication opportunities; Nice support from Both national and industrial funding agencies.

    Cons

    Long work hours and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the benefits of research associates.


  2. "Great place to do research"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This really depends on the supervisor you are working with.
    For me, my supervisor is very friendly. I truly learned a lot from this place.

    Cons

    Salary not high. Working condition needs to be improved.


  3. "great training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great place for early career scientists to get training. many excellent research groups doing top notch work.

    Cons

    funding pressure is high for everyone.


  4. "Overall pretty good."

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in La Jolla, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunity, great benefits and flexible hours. Beautiful campus, diverse community and respected institute. Friendly work environment for the most part.

    Cons

    Low salary. I can't afford to have my own one bedroom apartment. Located in the most expensive neighborhood. Parking is problematic and doesn't have some national holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they deserve!


  5. "I learned a lot."

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment with tremendous researchers.

    Cons

    As a post-doc I felt underpaid.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Jupiter location is good and weather is good

    Cons

    Too much exploitation of postdocs. Bad health insurance


  7. "Student"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - PhD Student in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professional. People collaborative. Good mentor.

    Cons

    Old equipments. Life work balance is not good.


  8. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work time is flexible, benefit is not bad. People are friendly and working hard.

    Cons

    Jupiter is a small and quite town. The network is only Max Planck and FAU. Living expense is high.


  9. "postdoctoral research associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Scripps Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Close to other research centers

    Cons

    Some out dated equipment and lab space
    Not well funded


  10. Helpful (1)

    "An institute without a clear vision"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Scripps Research Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good research facilities, flexible hours (for some PIs), career services are increasingly available for postdocs.

    Cons

    About to go belly up, most PIs are very stressed and looking for ways to get out, some laboratories are using postdocs as slaves.

    Advice to Management

    You recently fired janitorial staff to save money while making millions yourselves. Good job guys!


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