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Good place to work
Grounds keeping Foreman / Garbage Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYAugust 24, 2016
Cold spring harbor is a nice place to work. I like the benefits they offer. However, The pay can be better. Overall its a great organization.
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Place is straight forward like any other job, just too many eyes watching what you do.
lab (Former Employee) –  NYApril 8, 2016
If you need temp job for now its alright. no future. there pay scale in what is expected does not match what you get paid in the work you do . low pay in this day and age, no union.

some mgmt arnt nice people, and take advantage ..
sometimes uncomfortable environment when your always being watched.
Pros
great working hours, some nice hard working people, breaks
Cons
too many list, low pay, no union, benefits are too much, need better retirement, some people arnt too nice
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good research
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYMarch 23, 2016
very good research instistute. You can gain a lot of experience and interact with many scientist since there are a lot of meeting year around.
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Being with people I enjoyed working with everyday
Scientific Secretary - Grants Office (Former Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, New YorkJanuary 26, 2016
My coworkers at CSHL were a very tight group who helped each other whenever there were deadlines or last minute submissions.
Pros
cafeteria on grounds
Cons
no bonuses
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Friendly and educational environment
Helpdesk Support Technician/Tech Support I (Former Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYAugust 30, 2015
One of the best jobs.
Pleasant and peaceful environment.
All Departments strive for excellence.
Provide adequate resources and training for growth.
Pros
discounted lunches and supplied multiple avenues for training
Cons
n/a
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Great place
Lab Manager (Former Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYJune 5, 2015
Pay wasn't awesome for what i did but the benefits where fantastic (best I've had in my whole work experience).

great community, has the feel of a very academic oriented college campus. Management was very fair, transparent, and positive. As long as you work hard and do your job you'll get along great here.
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Inspirational place with great scientific opportunities
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYAugust 1, 2014
Pros:
- very interactive scientific culture
- state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
- free access to a rich collection of scientific meetings and courses
- excellent benefits package

Cons:
- very remote, no "non-biological" natural sciences on campus
- high cost of living
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Good place to work at
Research Scientist (Current Employee) –  Syosset, NYApril 2, 2014
Very good research facilities.
Great scientists to talk with. People are helpful and always nice.
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Great place to work as a postdoc; very social and interactive lab.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Former Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYJuly 21, 2013
The individual labs are a bit difficult to break though, but most labs work well together. The atmosphere is academic with a fairly strong work ethic. The Lab works hard to improve the lives of its postdocs and graduate students and gives easy access to education and top-notch scientists. The pay at first glance appears competitive, but because Long Island is so expensive, it turns out not be. Good Benefits, however.
Pros
great atmosphere; friendly people; interactive
Cons
Sometimes a bit difficult to get to know others in different labs.
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Great view, great research environment
Rotation graduate student (Former Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYMay 21, 2012
1. great view at the harbor
2. Great research environment, host good seminars.
3. CSHL meeting are the best academic meetings
4. a lot of social and intelligent interactions inside the lab
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Great place to start!
Laboratory Technician II (Current Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYMarch 16, 2012
Great place to begin. Benefits are pretty good but pay is very low and there is not room for much advancement.
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Fast paced food and beverage department.
Lead Bartender, Event Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Cold Spring Harbor, NYFebruary 10, 2012
-EVENT SUPERVISOR: responsible for ensuring proper food preparation and food service for over 300 customers on a daily basis serving both breakfast and lunch. Responsible for preparing, delivering and setting up regularily scheduled special lunches and short-notice special lunches for senior leadership and VIP’s. Responsible for banquet preparation of all cold served dishes for up to 500 attendees.
LEAD BARTENDER: utilized high levels of energy and superior multi-tasking abilities to serve customers in this fast-paced establishment. Works the main bar on a regular basis and also works all special events serving high level laboratory employees, visiting VIP’s and well-renowned benefactors of the labs. TIPS certified.
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