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196 Research Scientist Reviews

Research Scientists give their job an average rating of 4.0 out of 5.0. The Research Scientists happiest with their jobs are employed by Alcatel-Lucent with an average rating of 5.0 while the Research Scientists least happy with their jobs work for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with an average rating of 1.0.

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Research Scientist at PharmaCore
in High Point, NC

"I am always happy with what I am doing, and I hate that we do not have enough work to do for the last couple of years at Pharmacore."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Scientist at Morgan State University
in Baltimore, MD

"There was not new things or new ideas. You were always running same experiment daily."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Scientist at Berkeley Lab
in Berkeley, CA
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Research Scientist Career Rating Comparison

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5.0 Highest Rated Research Scientists is at Alcatel-Lucent (2)
1.0 Lowest Rated Research Scientists is at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (8)
Research Scientist at Missouri S&T
in Rolla, MO

"I love to combine research with practical applications. The most enjoyable part is to see your work being useful for society. I am excited to work with so many other research students and professors all the time. At times you might feel low but I guess that happens with every job. You need to pick yourself up and get going."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
in Oak Ridge, TN

"I am a critical thinker and I love the challenge I face every morning to bring new ideas to the table to deal with many of our scientific problems."

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 5 / 5
Research Scientist at ICL Industrial Products
in Ardsley, NY

"There is nothing to hate about being a research scientist."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Scientist at Columbia University
in New York City, NY

"I like this position, but there was no career growth."

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 5 / 5
Research Scientist at Columbia University
in New York City, NY

"I love free discussion and quick realization of new ideas."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Scientist at Berkeley Lab
in Berkeley, CA

"I love the freedom to work on what interests me in the company of very smart people, without overpaid MBAs constantly peering over my shoulder. I hate the frequent lack of focus, the petty academic politics, the constant worries over funding, and the lack of career mobility."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Research Scientist at ICL Industrial Products
in Ardsley, NY

"I love being a research scientust that I am exploring my academic knowledge in the right direction and the outcome is very impressive. The bad thing about being a scientist is that I have very limited salary and promotion rate is very slow in the current company."

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 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Scientist at SINTEF
in Oslo, MN

"I love its ability to set a person ultimately free to flow what (s)he has in mind. I dislike to play redundant politics."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Scientist at Rice University
in Houston, TX

"The work is great--fun, challenging, exciting. But it doesn't pay very well."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Scientist at University of Washington
in Seattle, WA

"I loved doing research. Nothing feels quite as good as coming up with publishable results that no one has ever generated before."

Person You Work For 1 / 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 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Research Scientist at MVSystems
in Golden, CO

"I love doing something that no one has ever done before."

Person You Work For 4.7 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.7 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.7 / 5
Company Culture 4.7 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Research Scientist at Quantum Catch
in Prescott, AZ

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"So far so good. Has potential of doing something meaningful in this society."

What do you like about working at Quantum Catch?

"Boss is a world class scientist. I can use my own laptop. No clock in/out necessary (I can go grab coffee, lunch, or a snack without issues)."

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

"I think the CEO is a very fair negotiator, so there isn't any tricks to yet. Just make your demands and back them up with fair arguments, and I'm sure it'll be fine."

What don't you like about working at Quantum Catch?

"Optics research is at the core, but there are no optical benches and opportunities to experiment with optics on your own."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management is fine as most of them work offsite most of the time"

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