Pros: good smart people everywhere
Cons: low pay, long hours
This is a good place to get good research experience. There are a lot of top quality professors and learning how to work with them will require that you always be respectful and work hard. Gaining and keeping the good favor of the professor you work directly under is crucial. I learned invaluable details about how various instruments and detectors work, how different chemical tests are done, and also how to comb through research material. The vast majority of my co-workers were immigrants from Asian countries. This posed some language issues, but at the same time I developed main phenomenal relationships.