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Research Specialist at San Diego State University
in San Diego, CA

"As a research specialist, I love being able to use my creativity and my critical thinking abilities while solving 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 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Specialist at University of Pittsburgh
in Pittsburgh, PA

"What I like about my job best is the opportunity to explore research directions that are interesting. I least like primary investigators who get caught up in their own pet theories and are not open to different ideas, but this is rare."

Person You Work For 4 / 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 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Research Specialist at University of Illinois
in Chicago, IL

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"Good research with people that are there to help me and guide me if I need it."

What do you like about working at University of Illinois?

"Academic research is very self-driven and people are motivated to work for the research they believe in."

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

"If you are getting involved with academic research be ready to put the time and effort into doing your research and projects thoroughly, even if it means doing the work over and over again."

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

"Sometimes projects can lag depending on the involvement of 3rd parties and if they are keeping up with their work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have any suggestions for management since the department is run very well."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Specialist at University of Pittsburgh
in Pittsburgh, PA

What do you like about working at University of Pittsburgh?

"I like the friendly working environment at University of Pittsburgh."

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

"I would like stable funding support for the job."

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

"I do not like the compensation and lack of funding."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would like the management to have more stable funding."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 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 4 / 5
Research Specialist at Hunt Imaging
in Berea, OH

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"good company for stater"

What do you like about working at Hunt Imaging?

"close to home.working time was perfect.small company .easy excess to highway"

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

"hire the smart people and educated people.pay according to degree"

What don't you like about working at Hunt Imaging?

"pay scale ,no retirement benefits,no salary increment,poor health plan.you will never get promotion"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"improve pay scale improve benefits and health plan and dental plan"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Research Specialist at Southeastern Louisiana University
in Hammond, LA

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"did it a coupld of semesters"

What do you like about working at Southeastern Louisiana University?

"got to do surveys and get people opinions about life in their parish"

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

"know that not everyone will coperate with you on the phone and expect people to hang up but for the most part you will get some completes"

What don't you like about working at Southeastern Louisiana University?

"hated when people hung up on me and refused to do the survey"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"not really any because this was a job that any one can get and campus job when we had surveys to do"

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 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Specialist at University of North Carolina
in Chapel Hill, NC

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

"Relaxed, no strong deadlines, flexibility, varied topics in work and environment."

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

"Don't work here expecting to get a lot of things done very quickly - but you have the free time to explore what you want."

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

"Getting something done that involves other people takes forever - not enough centralization."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Funding is a huge problem - staff retention needs to be emphasized."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Research Specialist at Forrester Research
in Cambridge, MA

What do you like about working at Forrester Research?

"Pretty lax on policies about working from home and on time off."

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

"If you're looking to get into research, start in research. If you're looking to get into sales, start in sales. It is VERY difficult to move horizontally despite what the recruiters tell you."

What don't you like about working at Forrester Research?

"It is nearly impossible to progress adequately through the company because there is no defined career track. Ambition and skill are not rewarded - there is a lot of hiring based on relationships rather than performance."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would be a lot more transparent and look for insights from employees rather than just tell them the plan and make them execute on ridiculous goals."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Research Specialist at University of North Carolina
in Chapel Hill, NC
Work Setting 3 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Research Specialist at University of New Mexico
in Albuquerque, NM

What do you like about working at University of New Mexico?

"Difficult to make progress and management does not often listen to staff. This feel is department dependent and can depend on the scope of work and needs of the department."

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

"negotiate at the top to the pay scale and give yourself plenty of credit for your experience, once you are on board there is not many opportunities for growth or raises. Pay raises are not merit based so be sure you can survive with the offer."

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

"Again, dependent on department and manager. Some faculty feel that they need to micromanage because their name and reputation is on the face of the work but they do little to appreciate what staff do to make it all happen."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"As a large organization with many needs, this employer has a variety of departments with different demands and services. However, moral is low across the board because there is little say and justification for terrible budgets."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Research Specialist at Bank of America
in Palmdale, CA

What do you like about working at Bank of America?

"Had growth oppertunity and competitive pay. They also offered tuition reimbursment."

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

"Make sure that you are aware that you will be making outbound calls and are comfortable adapting in the quick changing enviroment."

What don't you like about working at Bank of America?

"The company became unreputable during the mortage crisis. I had a hard time not trying to help every single person I could."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would advise them to bring the moral of the comany back up by bringing back award ceremonies."

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 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Specialist at The Monsanto Co.
in Chesterfield, MO

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"enjoyed my work in a nice environment"

What do you like about working at The Monsanto Co.?

"growth potential of the company is very important to me"

What don't you like about working at The Monsanto Co.?

"personal growth possibilities are also very important to work in a company"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Managers need to be knowledgeable, honest, loyal to the subordinates"

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 Specialist at University of Illinois at Chicago
in Chicago, IL

What do you like about working at University of Illinois at Chicago?

"Money, the opportunity to do advance research in the medical industry."

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

"Depending on the position there was little to no growth opportunity."

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

"Very depressing working there. Supervisors were too arrogant and unapproachable."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Have a more structured organization and spend more decorating the place."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Research Specialist at Group Health Cooperative
in Bellevue, WA
Person You Work For 3.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Research Specialist at Medical University Of South Carolina
in Charleston, SC

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Overall very happy with experience."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.1 / 5
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
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