Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Excellent, mission-oriented organization

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great focus on the mission to raise funds to fight cancer and great professional support

Cons

Sometimes lacks of focus on goals within individual departments. Also, tendency to silo different departments.

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    Good academic institution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well respected academic institution
    Strong scientific community
    Very successful in obtaining grants
    State of the art facilities
    Opportunity to help others

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by and slow
    Salaries are low compared to industry
    Not well integrated and some competition between groups

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide more support for existing employees
    Improve the compensation for employees
    Spread the fruits of large fundraising operations

  2. Helpful (1)

    OK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very good facilities and environment, location is great, no places to have lunch around except Yawkey canteen, Harvard affiliation is great, exceptional speed and accuracy on recruitment and getting all the paperwork sorted

    Cons

    For a post-doc the pay is sluggish and remains the same independent of tenure, experience and lab-s income, to qualify for some benefits one needs to be employed with DFCI for at least a year, no significant physchological support for the members.

    Advice to Management

    I think i was very passionate and proud about working at Dana-Farber, it is thanks to great core facilities and surroundings, the pay was dissatisfactory, especially when one considers moving from the abroad.

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