Bioinformatics Scientist, Madison, WI - April 12, 2017
Lots of projects going on here with state-of-the-art equipment, but the projects are decided (without compromise) by the lab director with no input allowed by any of the scientists or other lab employees. This is a great place to get many experiments completed if you're individually driven, know when you have something publishable, and know when you've put in your time. This is not a good place for promotions or changing what you've been assigned (or choosing what you're assigned, for that matter). The management lacks basic people skills, so it's best to pursue what you can individually and interact as little as possible with management. The benefits used to be better and seem to be getting worse every year (retirement package is quite poor now, insurance plans are VERY limited, etc). However I did enjoy the allowed schedule flexibility and ability to work from home on occasion after the probationary period.