Veterans Medical Research Foundation

Veterans Medical Research Foundation Employee Reviews in United States

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Great researchers and colleagues
Project Manager/Research Health Science Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 20, 2016
A group of diverse researchers and variety of ongoing health services research and development projects in clinical informatics, healthcare IT, patient physician communication, PTSD, sleep apnea.
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Flexible and secure
Staff Research Associate (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 14, 2016
Very good place to work. A lot of freedom and flexibility. Learned a lot of techniques and skills.Great life-work balance. Relatively low payment, no bonuses, no promotions, no room to grow.
Pros
Great life-work balance
Cons
People don't stay too long, because the salaries are not high
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Interesting Work and Great Co-Workers
administrator (Current Employee) –  San DeigoOctober 28, 2015
The hardest part of the job is going thru the processes that are labor intensive due to government regulations. There is no solution if you are doing business with a government entity.
The working conditions are very good, clean building, nice areas to take breaks.
The work can be challenging, which is good if you want to learn and there is a healthy focus on work life balance
Co-workers are great, everyone seems to have a passion for doing what they are doing and the frustrations are secondary to the satisfaction of successfully doing the job
The parking sucks as it does for most businesses in the area but there is a shuttle service that's not so bad
Pros
co-workers, work-life balance
Cons
parking
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The most oppressive place I have ever worked.
Accountant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 1, 2014
This organization does not value its employees. They micromanage to a point of insanity. There is no room for advancement or career growth. They do not invest in their employees or their employees' development. The monitor professional-level staff's time like they were minimum wage workers at a McDonalds. Constantly looking to place blame rather the being constructive or supportive. Management is highly unprofessional and talks poorly about their employees to other employees behind their backs. Extreme opposition to any change to bring their systems, polices, and procedures into modern times or to make operations more efficient. You have to take a shuttle bus from a park and ride way out on Miramar road to and from the VA it adds over 40 minutes to your community daily, and they are extremely inflexible about scheduling to accommodate this huge inconvenience. They do not allow any schedule flexibility and make you feel like a criminal for taking a day off. Truly the worst place I have ever worked.
Cons
no schedule flexibility, antiquated management, systems, and polices, unprofessional and unhappy work environment, no room for career growth, time consuming shuttle to and from work
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Medical research
Research Chemist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 27, 2014
Interesting and stimulating research project targeting a new method of cancer screening. Challenging and interesting.
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Great mission; good place to work
Contracts & Grants (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 8, 2012
VMRF is a great place to work with a lot of opportunity-- to learn, to grow, to advance, and most importantly to contribute in a way that makes a difference to a greater good, the Veterans. The pay and benefits are slightly lower than other research institutions, but the environment is very good.
Pros
opportunities to learn and grow
Cons
lower than average pay and benefits
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