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Frustrating, but rewarding

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Memphis, TN

I worked at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Pros

The reason we are fundraising-the kids
Great co-workers
Excellent benefits
Safe environment
Fun atmosphere

Cons

Management heavy and the senior management listens to the wrong people
Does not promote from within
HR low balls salaries and then does not give you any way to increase the salary no matter how much training or schooling you add to your initial CV

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Advice to Senior Management is to observe their directors and managers and be aware of the attrition (and reasons for the attrition) in certain departments. Sometimes people are promoted because of the "good ol' boy" system and not because they should be promoted. Other times people are not promoted or given a chance just because they are not in "the" system.

Other Reviews for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  1.  

    it's fine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Pros

    it's fine to work for children. once you see the cute children with cancers, you will get strength to work more

    Cons

    when i came to work for the first day, people told me not go to the downtown area in the evening since it's not safe

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most rewarding job I have ever had.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Pros

    What you do there really makes a difference in the lives of families with critically ill children. St. Jude hires the best employees and treats them well; they want employees to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Working at St. Jude can be emotionally challenging, though well worth it in my opinion. As an employee you have to be sure you find time to care for your own emotional health.

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