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Wish it would have been 5 star

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

Pros

Great Benefits, mostly daytime hours with few weekends in general. Wonderful cafeteria. Nice parking garages. Easy to get to from freeway.

Cons

Individual labs within Hutch function as individual units, and experiences will vary depending upon individual lab you are working for. HR apparently cannot help you transfer or relocate to another lab if you come to them with a problem...of course you can apply for open positions in other labs like everybody else. My experience was 1 star, but in the right lab at the Hutch the experience can be 5 star. Ask LOTS of questions at your job interview to get a feel for the lab/supervisor.

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    A place for non-ambitious people and politics

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    Former Employee - IT Technologist  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - IT Technologist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Pros

    Noble mission.
    Some wonderful and smart colleagues.
    Benefit package above average.
    Great South Lake Union location.
    Newer facilities.
    Good cafeteria.

    Cons

    Incompetent managers.
    Politics. Politics. Politics.
    Below average pay.
    Nepotism.
    Scientists hold a lot of power. They are focused on their research (as well as they should) but not interested or incapable of handling personnel and other issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandatory training for managers, specially in the area of emotional intelligence.

    No opinion of CEO
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    It was a good place until WAMU took over the IT department.

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    Current Employee - IT  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - IT in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Pros

    The mission of the center is wonderful. Lots of smart people work here.

    Cons

    IT department has lost its soul. Most managers are from WAMU so it's very corporate now. Instead of collaborative, it's adversarial between departments now.

    No opinion of CEO
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