VERY Smart people - you can't throw a rock without hitting a PHD
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 23, 2018
A whole bunch of extremely smart people - Middle management lacks any attempt at having people skills. Coolest thing is how many people come to ISB from all over the world. A lot of different cultures. Hardest part of the job is the lack of communication between levels of management.
Software Architect and Developer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 4, 2018
People at ISB are creative, outgoing, and very, very smart. They do cutting edge biotech research, and have a stellar reputation in the scientific community. But it is a non-profit and salaries are thus lower than industry standards.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 3, 2017
• Performed general front desk services; answered phones and greeted visitors • Supported the director of facilities and facilities staff by performing administrative and general office duties • Served as frontline resource for scientists and faculty • Created documents and administrative spreadsheets using Word and Excel • Developed positive working relationships with coworkers and scientists
Top level research institution filled with amazing people.
Software Architect and Developer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 24, 2016
Overall, the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) is an amazing place to work. Lee Hood has been a pioneer in biology and has attracted top minds in the field to do cutting edge work. They are literally one of the most prestigious biology research institutions in the world. During my nine years at the ISB, I was fortunate to work with very intelligent, very talented people on a variety of projects.
The culture there represents a good balance between life and work. The atmosphere there is casual, albeit with a high degree of professionalism. People there are motivated to achieve, yet still have time to engage in an atmosphere of mutual learning and support.
Like many academic institutions, they cannot always match industry pay grades, but their benefits package is first rate and atmosphere and mission go a long way to making up for that.
Sr. Payroll Accountant (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 21, 2016
It's a great company with great people. Very diverse workforce. You are able to work independently with few nudges from management, however they are there when you need them. I like the area the company is located, lots of food trucks and restaurants. There are many times I wish that I had more to do.
Research Associate II (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 29, 2013
ISB is a very relaxed friendly collaborative atmosphere. There are plenty opportunities for career supplementation in research, volunteer, education and pleasure interests. Everyone is forward thinking and the vibe is energetic.