Scientist (Current Employee) – Bethesda, MD – May 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.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Rockville, MD – April 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.
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.
relaxed office atmosphere but a little disorganized
Research Analyst (Former Employee) – Rockville, MD – January 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.
Research Associate, Molecular Diagnostics (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – January 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.
Researcher (Former Employee) – Bethesda, MD – October 29, 2017
The people slacked off a lot. The culture was one of party, party, party. Hard work was frowned upon. People who worked hard and produced were ostracised and pilloried. Those who did not work hard were given credit for the work others did. Socializing was an important value. Intellectual work was not an important value. The most enjoyable part of the job was the work, when you got to do it. The least enjoyable part of the job was the socializing, which was a complete waste of time, partly because, aside from the clinicians, the people weren't nearly as interesting as the work.
Ask the existing and past employees. The tall lady who comes to office just to take a two hour lunch with the departmental chairman, is super abusive to any subordinates; very shrewd and unethical. Some are lucky and got super helpful supervisor. If you are a lady and hired under the Director, you are super lucky. Other supervisors are in the middle.
Network Administrator / Computer specialist (Former Employee) – Mount Aloysius College – October 2, 2017
Network Administrator / Computer specialist Maintain all software and hardware associated with the tele-health /nursing project for the HJF at Mount Aloysius College. Set up Home Health/tele-health system for CHF and the college nursing program.