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Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Boston Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, great benefits, well funded

    Cons

    Not good for long term


  2. "great place to work overall"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great research environment and facilities, great culture and benefits offered

    Cons

    not much collaboration within institute labs

  3. "Great research institute"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting-edge research and good benefit. Lots of activities and connects to promote career development of postdocs.

    Cons

    I found it slightly too small for collaboration. Overall environment is somewhat intense.


  4. "Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    it is a great place for science

    Cons

    i have not found it yet

    Advice to Management

    please keep your excellent work


  5. "Overall a good environment"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and a great work culture. If you are passionate about science this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying place but still a great way to get experience.


  6. "Great intellectual community, relatively small size keeps a village feel."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smaller size, and separate administration from MIT keeps the red-tape to a minimum. Staff are excellent, and help researchers get on with their research, rather than provide roadblocks.

    Cons

    Because the average labs size are very large. Each tends to keep to itself and are somewhat insular, for example all sitting at lunch together. Little encouragement to talk and interact with other lab members.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more inter-lab dialog.


  7. "Good place for research"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Core facilities are fantastic, lots of brilliant people, cookie hour, forums

    Cons

    Inter-lab culture can be somewhat lacking, and it's cut off from the rest of MIT. Also the labs tend to be very large and disconnected from each other.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  8. "Good place to do postdoctoral research"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented scientists. Stimulating research. Lots of opportunities for collaborations

    Cons

    Although WI has one of the highest salary rates in the US, all postdocs in the academia are severely underpaid. Long hours, also comes with the territory


  9. "Top notch research environment and experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - access to seminars by leaders in the biomedical field
    - access to many of MIT's resources
    - competitive non-profit/academic salary
    - good funding in general allowing for latest research
    - make influential connections
    - great brand name to help continue in academia or industry

    Cons

    - sink or swim culture depending on your boss
    - HR not helpful with questions after i left the institute
    - sometimes long hours expected (nature of your project)


  10. "A wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technician Level I in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Technician Level I in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very academic and collaborative
    Many difference technologies available and ready for use

    Cons

    No particular downsides to the Whitehead

    Advice to Management

    None


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