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Garvan Institute of Medical Research Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2019

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  1. "Bioinformatician"

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    Current Employee - Bioinformatician in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good challenges at work, very nice colleagues (everyone teaches you), and chill work environment!

    Cons

    Not yet I could think of

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2019-03-10
  2. "Ok but political"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Sydney

    I worked at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High pace. Good cause and great facilities. Generally well funded.

    Cons

    All groups working on similar and overlapping fields. Leads to alliances and/or need to carefully navigate conversations. Also some sociopath PI's.

    Advice to Management

    Screen your PI's carefully.

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2019-05-31
  3. "Software developer"

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    I worked at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very switched on staff Genuine attempt to improve human health

    Cons

    Salaries a little on the low side

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2019-05-29
  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours Good people Good culture Good salary Good location

    Cons

    Not permanant Subject to funding as with most research science jobs

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2019-05-23
  5. "Leading academics environment for software engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time

    Pros

    Garvan is definitely the leading academics environment for software programming. They paid higher than other similar institutions in Sydney.

    Cons

    Confusing politics. Recently, they had to let go everyone in Genome.One.

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2018-12-20
  6. "Wonderful place, great benefits and a collaborative atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - SRO in Sydney
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Extremely supportive atmosphere. A family feel unique to research institutions Great salary and benefits Many opportunities to learn and advance ones career Supportive staff Lots of perks unique to institutions; a central office where standard buffers are made up for example! Innovative institution, at the forefront of research

    Cons

    Not much at all. Perhaps slightly elitist. It’s difficult to get into if you want to do a Masters for example.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! I love it! And just recognise what you have, a uniquely collaborative atmosphere

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2018-08-15
  7. "Great working environment and good colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
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    I have been working at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Salary increase every year is not that great

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2018-06-03
  8. "systems engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time

    Pros

    quite interesting projects to work. Great environment and huge challenges for your career

    Cons

    slow pace and management is from academic/biology background so no strong IT knowledge

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2018-01-22
  9. "Good place for junior postdocs"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talks and symposiums are amazing. Have met some really amazing minds here.

    Cons

    Low salaries and promotion depends on warming up to one of the many old boys network. Meritocracy is not necessarily the strongest point.

    Advice to Management

    Wonder if it even matters!!

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2017-11-29
  10. "Best place for science in Sydney"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sydney
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Garvan Institute of Medical Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice working environment

    Cons

    Very competitive research environment. If your paper is bad, your job is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Offer full-time.

    Garvan Institute of Medical Research2017-07-04
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