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Work Study Student Assistant plus full time summer

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Current Employee - Student Assistant  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Student Assistant in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center part-time for more than a year

Pros

Opportunity for lab experience as a Student. Worked hard and was rewarded with a full time job in the summer with more responsibilities. Learned how to do dna extraction and pcr. Opportunities to attend lectures on a wide range of subjects such as cancer 101 and new technology such as droplet pcr.

Cons

lower salary then working in the private industry, the position is more to do with basic maintenance of the lab/office work rather than research.

Recommends
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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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    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 for more than 5 years

    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.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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