City of Hope


City of Hope – Why Work For Us?


City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Our mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into a practical benefit, hope into reality. We accomplish this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases.



City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, and tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life- threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight.

City of Hope is not only part of a global health-care network, but we are also located in one of the most diverse communities in the world. To ensure that our employees reflect our community and patient diversity, we are engaged in a variety of recruitment and employee development activities. City of Hope strives to make everyone feel welcome, respected and valued as a member of our community.


From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution.
Compassion for our patients, their families, and our team members.


We focus on turning great science into practical benefit as quickly as possible.


We choose the right path, not the easy one.


Our reputation for scientific excellence stems from our determination to aggressively pursue new lines of inquiry.


Our commitment to advancing science while providing compassionate care has established us as the benchmark in fighting cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.


We work as one team, united by a common purpose. We are a community of experts, combining the resources of cutting-edge scientific research, drug manufacturing, clinical care, graduate education, philanthropy and supportive care services.



Wellness is at the heart of our mission. At City of Hope, we’re committed to creating a culture of well-being that enables our people to be living ambassadors of health and wellness to our patients and the communities we serve.
Being well puts our mission into action by allowing us to serve our patients with excellence while enhancing our own lives and vitality. Being well means taking equal care of our mind, body and spirit. This includes activity in all areas of our lives: Physical, Community, Environment, Career, Social and Financial.



From day one, compassion has been woven into the heart and soul of our institution. Compassion for our patient, their families,

At City of Hope, our professional practice model is role-based nursing, with a shared-governance model of leadership. We’re committed to providing opportunities for professional nurses to expand their skills and expertise, and practice at the highest levels of their licensure. With low nurse-to-patient ratios and initiatives like nursing sensitive outcome measures implemented across all units, our focus on quality is unsurpassed.

Our nurses foster close connections with those they care for, as well as those they care with. In an environment where every moment counts, you’re invited to share in the moments of compassion and healing that mean everything to our patients.



Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope is recognized worldwide for its translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. Home to some of the most tenacious and creative minds in science, our interdisciplinary teams of investigators, from renowned researchers to postdoctoral fellows, challenge assumptions, explore unconventional strategies and pursue new lines of inquiry in a collegial and supportive environment.

Opportunities in Clinical Research are also available at City of Hope. Our multidisciplinary teams of basic, clinical and population science investigators share a passion for pursuing new ideas. From our exhaustive survivorship studies, outcomes research and outreach to under-served and under-examined ethnic communities to our ambitious use of clinical trials, we continually seek new and smarter ways to advance science for the health of people everywhere.

City of Hope Reviews

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    Good company; sensed that it was going downhill

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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate

    I worked at City of Hope


    Friendly people; not a cut-throat type of environment


    Didn't sense a lot of motivation from the research folks

City of Hope Interviews

Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Administrative Analyst Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1. Applied
    2. Phone interview - came within a week of applying
    3. In-person interview 2-3 weeks after phone interview - I talked with the interviewer for about 30 minutes and he just asked questions regarding my resume
    4. Interview lasted 1.5 hours - 30 minutes each with 3 people

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really unexpected; they usually ask about your experiences you have written on your resume

      In regards to my work experience, one thing they asked was about a difficult situation and how I was able to overcome it
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They called to offer the job. Once I accepted, I had to turn in some forms, provide references, do a drug test, and background check.
    Accepted Offer

City of Hope Awards & Accolades

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CEO Gold Standard, CEO Roundtable on Cancer, 2013
Best Hospitals Nationally Ranked #12 in Cancer, US News & World Report, 2014
Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008
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Additional Info

Headquarters Duarte, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1913
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Our role as leaders in patient care, basic and clinical research, and the translation of science into tangible benefit is widely acknowledged.

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Mission: City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day we turn science into practical benefit. We turn hope into reality. We accomplish this through exquisite... More

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