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17 Principal Research Scientist Reviews

Principal Research Scientists give their job an average rating of 3.8 out of 5.0. The Principal Research Scientists happiest with their jobs are employed by Eli Lilly and Co. with an average rating of 0.0 while the Principal Research Scientists least happy with their jobs work for Battelle with an average rating of 3.2.

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Principal Research Scientist at Battelle
in Columbus, OH

"I love the variety of work assignments that are available, and since most projects last about 15 months, a new opportunity to learn and grow in your chosen field can be a matter of a few months away. The varied work assignments allow you to sharpen your current skills as well as acquire new skills that can open up additional career paths. You do not always have control over your next work assignment."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at L-3
in Rockwall, TX

"Interesting work but the DoD business is very slow."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at Wyeth
in Pearl River, NY

What do you like about working at Wyeth?

"It was like my second family. I usually work as long as it was necessary to finish the day plan."

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

"Be open, enthusiastic, honest, curious, polite, affable, respectful, professional and concise."

What don't you like about working at Wyeth?

"The company location was far from my place; the was no option to choose the compressed working hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To implement the option to allow scientists working compressed working hours"

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 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at NIITEK
in Columbia, SC

What do you like about working at NIITEK?

"Working in fast paced environment for product making. Expand skills and knowledge."

What don't you like about working at NIITEK?

"I have enjoyed working in a company during my past employment."

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
Principal Research Scientist at Pfizer
in Princeton, NJ

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Pfizer aquired Wyeth in Oct 2009 and summarily closed my facility in November, 2009."

What do you like about working at Pfizer?

"I liked my position with Wyeth Research. Pfizer not so much."

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

"Just remember you will always be a number to Pfizer. And when your number is up, you are gone."

What don't you like about working at Pfizer?

"Pfizer is just in it for the money. They don't care about their people or products."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Quit and find a drug company looking to make drugs."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at Eli Lilly and Co.
in Indianapolis, IN

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Very good."

What do you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"A great place to do good science and grow professionally."

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

"Know what you are looking for. Do some research about the company."

What don't you like about working at Eli Lilly and Co.?

"Most of the research - CPRD, med chem - are now outsourced."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue to listen to the employees. Find ways to support U.S economy."

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 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at American Medical Association
in Minnetonka, MN
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at Idaho National Laboratory
in Idaho Falls, ID
Person You Work For 3.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 3.2 / 5
Support You Get 2.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.5 / 5
Company Culture 2.4 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at Wyeth
in Cambridge, MA
Person You Work For 1.1 / 5 People You Work With 1.6 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 1.6 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.6 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3.8 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at Battelle
in Columbus, OH
Person You Work For 1.9 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2.1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 1.5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at Pfizer
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Principal Research Scientist at Olin Corp.
in Waterbury, CT

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Simple and effcetive"

What do you like about working at Olin Corp.?

"Solving problems related to metallurgy and electrochemistry."

What don't you like about working at Olin Corp.?

"No professional growth."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Apply metric system, believe in technology and select the best technologies, equipment and materails available."

Principal Research Scientist at Pfizer

What do you like about working at Pfizer?

"The people I worked with were great."

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

"No, Pfizer purchased the company I worked for, so I did not interview with Pfizer."

What don't you like about working at Pfizer?

"The security of the pharmaceutical industry and Pfizer road record of buying companies and cutting jobs makes everyone a little nervous."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep doing what you are doing."

Principal Research Scientist at Battelle
in Columbus, OH

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Unique work culture - in a bad way"

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"Many smart interesting people"

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

"Forget the professional growth unless you have a friend in a high position"

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"Politics are terrible. Huge management layer with a lot of deadwood. Employees have to find their own project work. Marketing does not do anything."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Start managing instead of watching your own backs"

Principal Research Scientist at Battelle
in Aberdeen, MD

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"your survey choices leave something to be desired... guess you wanted to be hip"

What do you like about working at Battelle?

"interesting projects, brilliant staff, pleasant environment; what's not to like"

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

"just explain what's in your tool bag and tell them stories about how you used your tools to fix things, build and make things, create new things in your past..."

What don't you like about working at Battelle?

"not enough projects to work on, can't get enough software project work, i.e. writing code"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"go after more projects that require embedded software for sensor and systems integration... hardware related software, etc."

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