Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Supportive environment, but could use stronger leadership at the management level

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Former Employee - Program Assistant II in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Program Assistant II in Seattle, WA

I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Supportive, nurturing environment with great benefits

Cons

Salaries need to reflect cost of living in Seattle

Advice to Management

A comprehensive review process is needed, as a way for employees to improve

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  1. Very positive environment!

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

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed workplace, coworkers are easy to get along with, good location, good money, good benefits; just an overall great place to work.

    Cons

    It can be hard to move up, and the politics in some other parts of the organization aren't that great.

    Advice to Management

    Be open with your employees, try to reward good work rather than just admonish things that need improvement, and continue to challenge us!

  2. Helpful (2)

    Toxic, smug, unprofessional management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for an organization that works to cure cancer and HIV/AIDS
    Great location

    Cons

    Lack of skilled management. Project Coordinators (at least mine, I should say) was woefully unskilled in how to manage/supervise, never training you, just expecting you to be psychic when you walk in the door, and setting you up to fail. HR is completely useless. As in other reviews, they do not care about you if you are not science/research staff or faculty. Administrative staff are regarded as second class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Management should all be required to take classes on how to effectively train and supervise if they are required to do so in their role. Program Coordinators blame lower-level admins for their own ineptitude. High pressure, high stress grant dependent environment. My direct supervisor was hostile, completely incapable of training, and obviously had personal issues that caused anger problems. I found out afterwards that I had been this department's fourth assistant, and now understand why I would get the "sympathy glance" when I informed them who I reported to.

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