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Reviews for The Salk Institute For Biological Studies San Diego California

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.20
Support from management
2.80
Teamwork
3.20
Freedom to work independently
3.80
Internal Communication
2.20
Office / Work Environment
2.75
Environmental Friendliness
3.25
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Challenging Work
3.33
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.80
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.20
Career Development
2.20
Overall compensation for your work
3.20
Company Image
3.60
Job Security
3.20
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.25
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 2 of 5 reviews Parking in 4 of 5 reviews Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 3 of 5 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 5 reviews Desirable office location in 1 of 5 reviews Tuition assistance in 1 of 5 reviews No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 5 reviews Flexible spending account in 2 of 5 reviews No paid time off Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 1 of 5 reviews No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 4 of 5 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 2 of 5 reviews Employee discounts in 4 of 5 reviews No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 11.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Too many to list

What I like about the company

Beautiful sunset, free exercise classes

What I dislike about the company

Such a scandalous environment, far from academia. Mafia-like management. Complete exploitation of postdocs under the label of "training". Especially foreigners bound by their visa restrictions and "at will" contract are taken advantage of. You'll be treated like a labor here with no respect, and disposed once they are done with you. You'll be under constant pressure to recruit funding. The PI will be the official applicant most of the time, hence you won't be given any credit as a ghost author. You are bound by whatever the PI says despite you'll take care of everything, from recruiting funding to producing and testing ideas. You won't find any help from the institute. Instead, you'll be treated like a traitor the moment you seek help. None of the offices and committees are trustworthy. They are there to comply with the legal and academic requirements, and function to identify potential "troublemaker" postdocs by pretending they are there to help. They will find a strategy to cover up or neutralize the issues you bring up instead of solving them. Don't be surprised if one day you are told you are fired. Because you are under "at will" contract in California.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Flexible spending account is offered
  • Company
    The Salk Institute For Biological Studies San Diego California
  • City
    La Jolla
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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  • 16.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would aim to provide voice and opportunities for active participation by the quieter but nonetheless creative and intelligent members of our scientific community.

What I like about the company

I've been with the company for nearly 25 years and will likely retire from a single company. It is an inspiring location, inspiring building and work with inspiring colleagues from college students to senior scientists.

What I dislike about the company

It would benefit from some additional transparency and shift towards giving voice to the younger members who have joined over the last decade.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The Salk Institute For Biological Studies San Diego California
  • City
    La Jolla
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Legal is not a part of the main campus. Complete disconnect from the institute.

Support from management

Zero support from upper-management.

Teamwork

Non-team oriented environment.

Internal Communication

Huge lack of communication from the Director of Legal on down.

Company Image

Company image supersedes actual environment.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Complete overhaul of upper-management of the legal department team.

What I like about the company

Great company image.

What I dislike about the company

OTC lacks the skill set and common knowledge of real-time management skills. Total lack of communication between OTC Director and staff.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    The Salk Institute For Biological Studies San Diego California
  • City
    La Jolla
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Legal/tax
  • 25.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    The Salk Institute For Biological Studies San Diego California
  • City
    La Jolla
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 03.Dec 2015
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    The Salk Institute For Biological Studies San Diego California
  • City
    La Jolla
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered