Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Many Challenges, Difficult Advancement

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Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Nice facilities, including buildings, cafeterias, and library. Home to many experts in cancer research and epidemiology. Excellent seminar series.

Cons

Leadership does not truly care about junior researchers' development. Few opportunities for advancement to faculty level. Competitive environment; you are basically on your own. Institution grows by recruiting from outside, rather than developing its own talent. There is a lot of institutional politics--you need a bigshot patron to advance. Inadequate connections = sputtering career. A good place to train for a while, then leave.

Advice to Management

Institution would be better served by growing talent from within; don't take your employees for granted.

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  1. Amazing place to work!!

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    Current Employee - Research Technician I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Technician I in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Fred Hutchinson Cancer resesarch center is an amazing place to work, generous benefits with tons of holidays and lots of sick time. Great facilities, with lots of experienced staff.

    Cons

    Each lab is run individually therefore salaries are contingent on grant funds...makes it hard to get a raise. All of the PI's have different styles of running a lab...some are better than others. I have found that the stand off approach is hard in a lab, as there is no accountability for some people.

  2. Research Interviewer

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    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very nice and friendly co-workers, beautiful office and neighborhood, free parking on weekends, weekdays 10 hour metered street parking available

    Cons

    The job nature is pretty boring, but luckily supervisors let you train on other stuff once you get a hand on what you are working on.

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