Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Plenty of opportunity

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

Pros

Many different departments and divisions to help diversify your work experience and career growth. Great teamwork and helpful co-workers. Good benefits and beautiful location.

Cons

Increase in cost of on-campus monthly parking year over year.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fat Cats at the top shockingly similar to Wall Street

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Pros

    *Some genuinely dedicated folks working toward curing cancer.
    *Above average benefits package.
    *Great resume builder if you want a career in biomedical research or medicine.

    Cons

    *Unfair compensation: I work in HR and was shocked to learn how much managers, specially upper management make while many support staffs make below industry salary.
    *Difficult funding environment makes for worrisome employment security unless you're in management. I have yet to see a manager fall victim to layoff or attrition.
    *Some horrific managers building their own fiefdom. Crying employees at the HR office is not uncommon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pointless to give advice to management. In my opinion they should all be replaced to change the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great for scientists and lab workers. Disappointing for all other.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Every review has valid points and you'll notice a pattern that folks who work directly with science give good review in general and all others are dissatisfied. So if you are a scientist or a lab support person, do whatever you can to work at this prestigious institution. Admin, IT, marketing, etc.? Better look else where. I write this as a person with over 5 years of experience working in a non-scientific role.

    PROS:
    1) Prestige of working for a world class research institution.
    2) New-ish buildings and wonderful location.
    3) Generous retirement benefit.

    Cons

    1) Low pay.
    2) Palace intrigue.
    3) Inconsistent IT resource and support.
    4) Funding challenges (which means job security).
    5) Lack of advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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