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Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institute of Standards and Technology
in Gaithersburg, MD

"I enjoy the freedom to choose my own projects. However, another postdoc I know had a boss who engaged in a lot of micro-managing."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University
in Palo Alto, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I enjoyed working and being trained there, learned collaboration and team work."

What do you like about working at Stanford University?

"I like working at Stanford University, lots of freedom, good work life balance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Depends on projects and bosses. and your future career goal."

What don't you like about working at Stanford University?

"I don't always get clear directions/supervision, this is only a temporary position."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Proper time management and clear goals, good allocation of team expertise."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Manitoba

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"mostly wonderful experience, little bit bad memory"

What do you like about working at University of Manitoba?

"My first supervisors are very supportive and gave me great research freedom."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Try to talk with people and get to know the academic and personal reputation of the future director suporvisor"

What don't you like about working at University of Manitoba?

"My last supervisor is very controlling even in the area she is not familiarize with and make my research difficult to proceed"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Recruit qualified people and then trust their ability to get the work done properly."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of North Carolina
in Chapel Hill, NC

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"Disappointing and unstructured."

What do you like about working at University of North Carolina?

"Structure, flexibility, creativity, team work, recognition of the work done."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask questions! Go to the internet and try to find people who left to contact."

What don't you like about working at University of North Carolina?

"No structure, no plan, no time constraint, bias depending on the accent, look and nationality."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More feasibility analysis, better planing, better use of money, more support for junior people to plan their future."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University

What do you like about working at McMaster University?

"The feeling of success in working on practical projects that matter to the people"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Outstanding culture, extraordinary opportunities, and a good company to plan your career path with"

What don't you like about working at McMaster University?

"The level of research is sometimes too much directed by market"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Leave some freedom to the employees can sometimes be extremely rewarding"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at San Diego State University
in San Diego, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Pleasant."

What do you like about working at San Diego State University?

"Freedom of choosing interesting topics, idea exchanges, doing something I like and am good at."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Explore about what you are going to do and prepare for tough technical questions."

What don't you like about working at San Diego State University?

"Long distance commute, and the management by the research foundation could be better"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Could be more efficient, and more precise. Reduce mistakes in documents."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at UConn
in Storrs, CT

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"I learned a lot of new topics and increased my technical techniques."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask for their responsibilities and project time-line and final goals"

What don't you like about working at UConn?

"we had large group. It would be great if we could spend more time with each other to better know the others"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More collaboration between students and having weekly gathering in the group"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University Medical Center
in Durham, NC

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I learned a lot during my postdoc training."

What do you like about working at Duke University Medical Center?

"Very good research environment and I can focus on questions of basic science."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Love a quiet research environment and love science are most important."

What don't you like about working at Duke University Medical Center?

"I would like to work in a more collaborative environment and see more application of my research."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It will be nice to see more organized activity outside the lab."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at USC-CHLA Institute for Pediatric Clinical Research
in Los Angeles, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"It was OK."

What do you like about working at USC-CHLA Institute for Pediatric Clinical Research?

"There were many other people whom I would like to work with. I enjoyed working with them."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared. Study the area what you will work on."

What don't you like about working at USC-CHLA Institute for Pediatric Clinical Research?

"My boss was not nice to me and I could not see my future."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"You need to be awake all the time to tell the good people."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Utah
in Salt Lake City, UT

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Great work environment, opportunities and people."

What do you like about working at University of Utah?

"People, facilities, involvement, work that is being done, professional development, conference attending, opportunities for work publications, and much more."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is a research and teaching oriented institution, so those who want to become part of it have to be dedicated to this part of the mission statement."

What don't you like about working at University of Utah?

"There are no things that I don't like, but since I am done with my degree, I don't have options to stay and work here full time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Everybody in the management is doing a great work and they are very supportive, so the only suggestions is not to change the approach."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University
in Evanston, IL

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I have a very good time and my research work also goes well."

What do you like about working at Northwestern University?

"I like the work here, nice supervisor and research team, and good research conditions."

What don't you like about working at Northwestern University?

"It is not possible to get a better salary, no matter how well your work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"He did really well and I do not have any other suggestions."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory
in Los Alamos, NM

What do you like about working at Los Alamos National Laboratory?

"That I get to be creative and learn a lot. I have added new skills to my repertoire over time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a high pressure environment as funding is scarce at the moment (2012) and it is an environment in which you have to keep learning new stuff because it does not just fund similar work or continuation of a project."

What don't you like about working at Los Alamos National Laboratory?

"The amount of pressure and the work-life balance. I have stopped having any hobbues."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If I were my own boss, I would be less demanding and tough and I would work towards creating an environment to get the best out of me."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at Boys Town
in Boys Town, NE

What do you like about working at Boys Town?

"People here work hard, but no value is placed on looking busy. Stress occurs as appropriate but is not an everyday occurrence. People are allowed to have families and lives outside of work. Showing up at 8:00 and leaving at 5:00 is practiced by the majority of my colleagues."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show that you're eager and talented. Be willing to be challenged. Don't show fear. They can smell fear. Show that you are willing to jump up, solve problems, and get things done. Show that you know something about Boys Town and its history and that you find that history inspiring. Be genki. (I suspect that you can be more geeky than genkI if you are interviewing for an IT position, but in youth care, not so.)"

What don't you like about working at Boys Town?

"As mentioned, I'm not happy about the way sexual orientation and gender issues are handled here. I suspect there are historical reasons for this and I have reason to believe things may change in a decade or two. There is an emphasis on drinking the Kool-Aid around here that is in large measure very positive, but also has slightly creepy implications from time to time. As I said, it's not bad here, but there's some room for improvement."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The one hunk of grit in the oyster here is that sexual orientation / gender issues are not very well handled. There is a public insistence on diversity that more or less boils down to ethnic diversity only. Training materials include language that is disparaging of non-heterosexuality, though that language is not emphasized. There is a low level of systemic sexism in some corners. It's far from awful here, though it's not at all perfect."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at National Institutes of Health
in Bethesda, MD

What do you like about working at National Institutes of Health?

"I like the people I work with and the opportunities available to me."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure that you like the work you will be doing and get along with the PI you'll be working for."

What don't you like about working at National Institutes of Health?

"I have to spend a lot of time and energy to convince my boss that the way I'm doing things works even though it's not the way my boss wants me to do them, and I feel like the work I do means absolutely nothing and is kind of pointless."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would pay more attention to the types of people working for me and how they are motivated and how they like to work so that I could get the best out of them."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Houston
in Houston, TX

What do you like about working at University of Houston?

"Great research atmosphere; great people here; and great medical insurance."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you want to stay in academics, you can apply for the research assistance here."

What don't you like about working at University of Houston?

"No application oriented and product oriented R&D; limited vacation days."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give the employee requirement and trust employee to finish the task."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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