Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
126 Reviews
3.8
126 Reviews
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President and CEO Edward J. Benz Jr.
Edward J. Benz Jr.
65 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • nice working atmosphere, good benefits and overall a happy work experience (in 11 reviews)

  • Name, recognition, noble work, good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay with the amount of work you need to put in (in 7 reviews)

  • Career growth is slow as well for one who is ambitious (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic Dynamic Environment

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Pros

    Large collaborative efforts among various departments.

    Cons

    Separation between researchers and patients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work but low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Pros

    Good place to work. Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Leadership is not good, does not provide encouragement, and is not hands on. Low pay and no maternity leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    postdoctoral research fellow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Pros

    have good research environment overall;
    seems friendly toward international scholars;

    Cons

    Benenefits are just so-so, if not bad;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Pros

    Good mentorship and excellent research being done here. The focus on understanding and finding a cure for various types of cancer is really good.

    Cons

    There can be a lot more collaborative work that can be done here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Program Coordinator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Collaboration and brilliant minds, company values, atmosphere, personal growth

    Cons

    compensation, work-life balance, program budget

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Pros

    flexible hours OK colleague academic enviroment

    Cons

    no room to grow OK

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very bureacratic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Pros

    Great reputation, honorable mission, mostly enjoyable staff, incredible benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth, incredibly bureaucratic, nepotism reigns, demeaning office environment

  9.  

    Dana Farber

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Secretary in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great people, great atmosphere and culture

    Cons

    it is a hospital, so at times it can be depressing and sad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Communications Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as an intern

    Pros

    no intern tasks - working in the field and given opportunities as bosses

    Cons

    nothing - there is a lot of opportunities

    Recommends
  11.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This hospital is truly patient-centric. While there is definitely room for improvement, overall it is well-operated. Providers of care are nothing less than heroic. Very mission-driven culture and everyday you feel that you are contributing to the greater good, even if you don't see patients.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't very competitive, as it's expected the experience and "name brand" will create value on your resume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More conistent, transparent communication is needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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