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Good community of individuals passionate about what they do

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Former Employee - Project Coordinator II  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Project Coordinator II in Seattle, WA

I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than a year

Pros

Large enough to have policies and procedures for most things, but small enough to make it feel personal. It is easy to get to know most people within your division. Even at the lowest levels it is easy to get to know upper management of your division, and they are typically willing to work with staff to develop skills and enhance portfolios to keep the job challenging and interesting. FHCRC is willing to hire those without specific research administration experience if the skills the candidate has are a good match for the position.

Cons

Project Coordinators are essentially the single administrative person for their faculty, so they end up doing many tasks outside their job descriptions. As with all research institutions dependent on outside funding, budgets are tight and there is a Center-wide awareness of costs at every turn.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Funding challenges, inexperienced management, toxic environment

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Management in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cafeteria, some nice people, (false) sense of reputation by outside world

    Cons

    Management responsibilities given to people without experience, focus on money - not quality data or performance, amazing this place hasn't imploded. Relationships between departments is horrible, communication is absent and physicians are not held accountable. The place is an accident wating to happen. If the public knew how funding is wasted there would be hell to pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't care so there is no point in sharing advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place for undergraduate research

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

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

    Pros

    Great mentors, close ties with the university. Mentors have less various responsibilities and are usually more tied n with their labs.

    Cons

    Farther away than university labs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standard pay/funding for undergrads, even if it isn't a bunch. We do a whole bunch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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