Henry M. Jackson Foundation Employee Reviews

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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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Discuss
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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80-100+ hours at work per week
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Bad management and bad work culture.
Researcher (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDOctober 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.
Pros
Great potential work./Great location.
Cons
Too much socializing./You had to work weekends.
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Excelent Place to work.
Data Management Specialist (DMS) (Current Employee) –  Rockville, MDOctober 20, 2017
Excellent place to work highly recommended. Great vision and great benefits. However there is some limitations when it comes to keep on pursuing high salaries and positions.
Pros
great place to Work
Cons
Limit on persuit new challenges.
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No professional development
Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bethesda, MDOctober 10, 2017
The daily work is great to initially learn the ins and outs of the company, however it is not challenging.

There is no training or opportunity to develop one's skills available within the company. There is no opportunity for advancement either.

Depending on the position, travel may be required.
Pros
Travel and benefits
Cons
lack of organization and no training
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Poor Management
Clinical Site Coordinator Assistant (Current Employee) –  Great Lakes, ILOctober 8, 2017
I work at a Site with very poor management. Project manger is not even on site and makes it very difficult to communicate and for her to fully understand the frustrations.
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All depends upon who is your supervisor
Researcher (Current Employee) –  Silver Spring, MD 20910October 3, 2017
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.
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Replaced all the computers, got a new office.
Network Administrator / Computer specialist (Former Employee) –  Mount Aloysius CollegeOctober 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.
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Excellent Exposure
Contracts Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Rockville, MDOctober 1, 2017
Excellent opportunity to learn about international Gov projects, funding, contract management, budgeting, funding, Closing process, Purchasing, filing government reports. Amazing amount of knowledge.
Pros
Busy
Cons
Busy
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