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Updated Jun 26, 2014

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3.3 10 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

Buck Institute President & CEO Brian K. Kennedy

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good place, but lacking resource and connection

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosintelligent people to work with

    Conssmall world, life is kinda of boring, lacking postdoc training

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great working environment!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA beautiful campus with lots of great opportunities to learn more about research in aging. The Buck Institute has several different labs that collaborate with each other to find new innovations in aging. Definitely would recommend this place for anyone trying to gain experience in research or lab experience in general.

    ConsPoor communication between senior management and the rest of their employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for a postdoc

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) Novato, CA (US)

    ProsVery nice people, collegian atmosphere between postdocs, stunning nature surrounding the buildings.

    ConsRemote to any university campus, no easy access to library resources, your experience depends on the lab and PI

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more involved in mentoring and helping students and postdocs build skill sets that prepare them for successful careers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor working conditions in terms of work quality for employees and growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNone, probably just the free coffee in the kitchen area and the monthly free bagels haha as well as the architecture for public tours.

    ConsA bunch of intellectual arrogant idiots, nobody cares about the career development of postdocs at this institute. Poor communication between the faculty.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNobody cares about the employees.

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    Exceptional personal growth, as long as your career and life aren't on the line

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosconsistency, mentally stimulating, challenging, self set hours

    Consfunding, recognition, stagnant, belittlement, lack of independence, coherency, management

    Advice to Senior Managementget your act together!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place for postdoctoral fellowship on Aging

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Novato, CA (US)

    ProsGood faculty members on aging research. Excellent fellow postdocs for collaboration and interaction.

    ConsExpensive to live. No access to public transportation. Very few graduate and undergraduate students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Associate III (Current Employee) Novato, CA (US)

    ProsFlexible work hours, some leaway on experimental design, reasonable deadlines, very dedicated staff and friendly environment.

    ConsSalary, funding for research, too much money spent on new building expansion, low employee moral.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many administrative positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice environment, good organization, helpful people

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Novato, CA (US)

    ProsFriendly environment, multi-ethnic, good structure

    ConsSometimes too laid back, too many people in the HR

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An aging focused institute

    Graduate Student (Current Employee) Novato, CA (US)

    Prossmall group, focused, large space, peaceful

    ConsA little isolated from outside

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to facilitate life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent work environment, intellectual stimulating

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Novato, CA (US)

    ProsGreat people, great science, different cultures, flexible hours, science related and interpersonal activities. A great place to grow in professional way as in a personal way.

    ConsThe Institute in located far away from the big city, San Francisco, which limits your social life. The institute lacks dorms. You need to find your own living arrangement even if coming for short periods of time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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