Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
3.6 of 5 101 reviews
www.fhcrc.org Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.6 101 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Director & President Lawrence Corey

Lawrence Corey

(39 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people & benefits, Decent pay, Some management problems

    Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsAs the title says, the people are great, as is often the case in not-for-profit. For the most part, everyone wants to be there, which makes a difference to the overall culture and environment. The benefits are great and the pay is on par with for-profits.

    ConsBecause this is a not-for-profit it does suffer from certain infrastructure/management problems. Depending on your department, you have doctors or nurses doubling as managers. (Management is a skill, and just because you are a bigwig does not mean you have that skill.) Because this is a healthcare industry, they behind the times in certain technological areas (some jobs still use old fax machines, for example). Depending on your job, there may not be room for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should be adept at management, not just knowledgeable in medicine or nursing. Hire accordingly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice to work with

    ConsSometimes the work is a little bit slow

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    Overall it was a good experience, great people to work with

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsBenefits are great, office culture is relatively laid back.

    ConsExpensive to park at work, childcare options are too expensive for the average worker

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

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    statistcial research associate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people for a great cause. Good work/life balance and friendly environment

    Consdepends on the group, some are not managed as well as others

    Advice to Senior Managementproperly train all managers periodically (with refresh courses and group discussions) will be very helpful

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic organization with great mission and cause

    Porgram Assistant III (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsFeel appreciative, great teams with few egos, shared goals.

    ConsWould like more opportunity for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Post doc

    Post Doctoral Researcher (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsIn general the Science is top notch at this institute.

    ConsHorrible PI that's made his name based on post doc ideas/grants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo idea how this guy is one of the leaders of the division.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Innovative and exciting place to work

    Research Technician III (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsScience is the most important thing that is focused on at Fred Hutch which is a nice difference between corporate world and non profit. It was a very welcoming and friendly place.

    ConsThere is not as much collaboration between groups as there should be which in the end could aid in scientific advancement quicker. Unfortunately there is not enough money spent on paying their technicians enough money to be competitive with the biotech world so they lose a lot of good people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe willing to spend a little more money in order to keep employees.

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

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    A great way to make a difference.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, excellent benefits, excellent employee support.
    Very friendly culture. Rewarding to feel like you are making a difference.

    ConsLab supervisors not well trained in management and motivation. Poor mobility for non-PhDs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI know it's going to be difficult to keep funding levels high while government funding is dropping. Keep up the good work: what you do is important!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsYou can meet some scientists with wisdom and deep & broad knowledge.
    Good postdoctoral services.
    Convenience for transportation and downtown life.

    ConsA few of Principle Investigators are very money-oriented and always proposal, funding, and publications.....I know it is tough for budge-limited, but research should be fun and will be funded.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood working environment, nice co-workers, great public resource, good location, nice view.

    Conscompensate is not really satisfying, people here tends to stay much longer than other places

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