Salk Institute Overview

  • www.salk.edu
  • La Jolla, CA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1960
  • Non-profit Organisation
  • Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

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The Salk Institute conducts its biological research under the guidance of 59 faculty investigators. It employs a scientific staff of more than 850, including visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. Recruited throughout the world, this group receives ...
Mission: Every cure has a starting point. Like Dr. Jonas Salk when he conquered polio, Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. Exploring the molecular basis of diseases makes curing them more likely. In an outstanding and unique environment we gather the foremost ...

Salk Institute Reviews

3.7
56%
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75%
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41 Ratings
4.0
Former Employee

"Great Place for stable employment"

31 Oct 2022 - Procurement

Pros

This is a great place for stable employment. Some administrative departments are a bit unbalanced but procurement is great!

Cons

Higher pay, more advancement oppertunities
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Diversity & Inclusion at Salk Institute

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Salk Institute Interviews

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  1. Academic Partner Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Salk Institute (United States) in Jul 2022

    Interview

    Several interviews over the span of about a month. I was contacted via email by Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone interview and then progressed to two virtual interview sessions, each lasting about an hour. The two virtuals were divided into two interviews though, so in all I basically did five interviews. Everyone seemed really nice, but I never heard back. After about a week I looked at the job posting on their website and noticed the job had been re-posted. I took that as their way of saying I didn't get the job.

    A couple of things to take note of:
    I had to complete an assessment test on data entry/typing, Excel, and proofreading. I was never told beforehand about having to take a test and I have no idea how I did since I never got to see the results.
    The job description didn't seem to match what the interviewers described as the daily job. What they listed in the posting as 40% of the job was basically what they all described as the main job functions.
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Company Updates

24 January 2018
A big congratulations to Salk Professors Joanne Chory and Terrence Sejnowski for being named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQU8D
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Salk scientists Joanne Chory and Terrence Sejnowski named to National Academy of Inventors - Salk Institute for Biological Studies
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What is health insurance like at Salk Institute?

...health benefits could be better...

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Employees rate Salk Institute 3.7 out of 5 stars based on 229 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 56% of employees would recommend working at Salk Institute to a friend. This is based on 211 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

71% of job seekers rate their interview experience at Salk Institute as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.4 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at Salk Institute.

52% of employees think that Salk Institute has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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