This a non-profit organization with a stated purpose of finding cures for lung diseases. This is a lofty goal, but in the real world it takes money to do research. Unfortunately the LRRI culture is so obsessed with money, that science has taken a very distant back seat. As has respect for workers. The workplace culture is absolutely awful, and that is just the flat truth. In my 20+ years of working I have never witnessed such a demoralized, bullying, contemptuous work environment. Largely this comes from the CEO, and the 3 or 4 other individuals who are benefitting from and maintaining the status quo. When you interview here, you will be told many wonderful things about the flat organizational structure, the entrepreneurship, how excited they are to have you, and your room for advancement. After you get here you will be treated as a dispensable labor source, until you quit, are fired, or simply give up on your dreams of doing science to benefit humankind. Please don't think these are the rants of someone who failed, I am still employed here and being productive. And being disrespected daily like 99% of the workforce. Outside of the CEO and 3 to 4 others, I doubt you will find many folks who disagree with what I am saying.
There are a few positives: the pay is OK. There are some good scientists. There is flexibility in terms of the type of work you can do (pharma vs. academic).
Culture of disrespect