Henry M. Jackson Foundation Employee Reviews

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Technology Transfer Department Staff Member (Current Employee) –  Rockville, MDOctober 8, 2018
My typical day consists of juggling multiple tasks within the Tech Transfer department in Rockville. Workload and responsibilities are not clearly defined. The health benefits are superb. Management should consider a course or two in effectively managing people, instead of deadlines. Management does a terrific job at keeping everyone at each other's throat everyday, and are more concerned about your personal life then the real issues in the department. I've never seen any like it.

Come Spring 2019 there will be another clean sweep of upper levels and I hope it is our Directors. Old school thinking for new school way of working. The CEO is a great guy it seems. He is very friendly and seems to be approachable. We also enjoy a comfortable work space.
Pros
Health benefits
Cons
accrued vacation; bad attitudes; ineffective management; old workplce rules; outdated processes
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Great job
RESEARCH ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) –  Research AdministratorSeptember 12, 2018
Great job, Loved the people I worked with. I learned a lot about grant management. I learned a lot about budget management. I learned a lot about logistics and personnel Management.
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Enjoyable Employer - Wish compensation were better
Research Technician (Current Employee) –  Bethesda, MDSeptember 4, 2018
HJF is an enjoyable place to work. It is a driven company, and very partial towards hiring new graduates straight out of college. It offers important experience to new graduates, and the benefits are nice. However, the pay is unfortunately subpar.
Pros
Good company environment
Cons
Low pay
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Great place to work for
Veterinary Technician (Current Employee) –  Bethesda, MDAugust 22, 2018
Henry M. Jackson Foundation is one of the best companies to work for. Fair pay and great benefits which include, paid vacation, paid sick leave, retirement plan with the company matching a percentage.
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Stable job with excellent benefits
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Portsmouth, VAAugust 8, 2018
Company provides excellent benefits and the ability to have a flexible schedule to accommodate work/life balance. This particular position at this location has no room for advancement.
Pros
Excellent benefits
Cons
No opportunity for advancement
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Typical Day
Program Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  Rockville, MDAugust 4, 2018
- Busy Work day
- Time Management
- Work independently
- Change agents
- Compliant based
- Knowledgebase management
- Flexible schedules
- Good Benefits
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Great place to hone your technical skills
Veterinary Technician II (Current Employee) –  Fort Sam Houston, TXAugust 1, 2018
Research oriented work. Not able to go into day to day procedures.

For some reason there needs to be 150 characters for this review which seems a little overboard in my opinion.
Pros
Benefits are amazing.
Cons
Rotating schedules to fit protocols.
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Challenging Oppportunity
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Bethesda, MDMay 6, 2018
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation supports military medicine the so the organization is performing an important role that can be very rewarding. The organization is going through numerous changes to better support this mission both on the administrative and the programmatic end.
Pros
Employer matched savings
Cons
Expensive health benefits
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Productive and enjoyable staff
Norovirus Research Phlebotomy Technician (Current Employee) –  North Chicago, ILMay 5, 2018
A typical day at work will start with 200 hundred or less draws. You learn to multi-task and be efficient so everything can run smooth.
Enjoy working with management.
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Very low paying
Research Assistant I (Former Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDApril 25, 2018
Depending what department you work in you will end up doing work that should be done by two people. They want people to work there for less to nothing and give up their whole life to work there.
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Great benefits...lacking proper management
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Rockville, MDApril 13, 2018
This organization offers a great benefits package, however management is lacking with employees working off-site. Culture is diverse. Difficult part of the job, getting things done in a timely manner, and having people at the main office get back to you regarding issues/questions, and general work.
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Benefits
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Management
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really amazing coworkers
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDApril 1, 2018
really amazing and supportive coworkers
- The work that HJF is doing through research to advance research innovations.
- Benefits package
- Growth within the company
- The ability to adapt to change
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Good compromise between great benefits and poor salary
Scientist (Current Employee) –  Silver Spring, MDFebruary 16, 2018
Overall this is a good contracting company with great benefits (health, retirement, paid-time off, etc.). The company doesn't do well with salary.There is no fair mechanism of how employees are paid based on their credentials. Employees with fair credentials (education + experience) can get paid much more than other highly qualified personnel placed in the same department. The company may or may not enforce yearly evaluation of employee performance.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Unfair salary
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Great place to work
Data Management Specialist (DMS) (Current Employee) –  Rockville, MDFebruary 12, 2018
The Henry Jackson Foundation is a great place to work with very competitive benefits and a very good mission. I will recommended to any one. I have being here for 9 year now.
Pros
Competitives benefits..
Cons
short breaks
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relaxed office atmosphere but a little disorganized
Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Rockville, MDJanuary 15, 2018
the day to day work was very easy, office setting was very small and many employees set their own hours. Nepotism is a big problem here many employees and interns were hired based on recommendations from current employees with no justification as to why they were actually hired (no skill to back up their hire). The workplace atmosphere was relaxed once you were hired and the office was quiet during work hours.
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Good Place To Work
Research Associate, Molecular Diagnostics (Former Employee) –  Frederick, MDJanuary 10, 2018
Overall I had a good experience working with this company. Certain aspects of management need improvement, but I only worked with one department within one group, so I'm certain there is variability. Nothing is perfect.
Pros
Good Environment
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Good for beginners
Clinical Trials Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDDecember 11, 2017
Great stepping stone for beginners.
Many collaborations.
Many stakeholders.
Not much opportunity to grow.
Compensation poor.
Management, not so great.
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Regulatory Operations Coordinator ("Manager") (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDDecember 11, 2017
Great place to begin career.
Not much growth opportunity.
Wealth of information in the work you do.
Can be mundane.
There are many collaborations and stakeholders to death with.
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Good place
Translational Imaging Veterinary Technician (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDDecember 11, 2017
Nice please to work. Great onboarding process as well as training process when first sought out for the company. The campus itself for WRAIR was amazing.
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Intense work environment, great benefits
Auxiliary Equipment Technician (Current Employee) –  Silverdale, WANovember 1, 2017
USS Henry M Jackson is an organization that demands the most of its workers. It is a fast paced work environment that accomplishes a vast array and quantity of tasks in a minute amount of time.
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Benefits
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80-100+ hours at work per week
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