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Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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  1. "Graduate Student"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to go to graduate school. Good high powered labs, and the cafeteria.

    Cons

    Some of the PIs are getting a bit old, there needs to be more focus on bringing in new PIs who can lead for the next 10 or 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some new game changing PIs!!!


  2. "It's a postdoc..."

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

    I worked at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits when it comes to academic postdocs.

    Cons

    Expensive neighborhood for the salary.

  3. "Research Technician"

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

    Pros

    Highly collaborative environment and diverse sciences as well as people.

    Cons

    The infrastructure of the building is old relative to the area, nevertheless the science is top-notch.


  4. "Postdocotoral Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time

    Pros

    Good collaborative environment. Cutting edge research.

    Cons

    Not much help for career development.


  5. "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


  6. "Great for Postdocs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time

    Pros

    Highly International, Great support, Great science

    Cons

    high pressure environment, but hey, its science


  7. "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

  8. "Still the best!"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Repeatedly ranked as #1 place for postdoctoral research. I completely agree. Amazing 'artist colony' for scientific research.

    Cons

    Lacking much internal expertise in chemical biology or structural biology.


  9. "environment for research"

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

    I have been working at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research full-time

    Pros

    great scientific environment, support network, benefits

    Cons

    It is a great place to work


  10. "Great place to work!"

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

    Pros

    It's really great working at a non-profit company. The scientists working here are pioneering programs that focus on: cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics, and genomic. The diversity is really great, because people from all over the world want to come and work at the Institute. The company offers amazing benefits, such as tuition reimbursement and vacation time.

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit on the low side, but the benefits really make up for that.


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