Buck Institute
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www.buckinstitute.org Novato, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Buck Institute President & CEO Brian K. Kennedy

Brian K. Kennedy

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Poor working conditions in terms of work quality for employees and growth

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I worked at Buck Institute full-time for more than 5 years

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

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I worked at Buck Institute

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)

I have been working at Buck Institute full-time for more than 3 years

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)

I have been working at Buck Institute full-time for more than 5 years

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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An aging focused institute

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

I have been working at Buck Institute full-time for more than 3 years

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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Nice environment, good organization, helpful people

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

I have been working at Buck Institute full-time for more than a year

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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Excellent work environment, intellectual stimulating

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

I have been working at Buck Institute full-time for less than a year

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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