Fox Chase Cancer Center

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment to work in but at the same time you realize the importance of your work. There is always room to grow and expand on your knowledge. Co-workers were all great to work with. There are very knowledgeable people working here who are very willing to share information.

    Cons

    Leadership had their hands tied as far as rewarding the employees for a job well done. It is very hard to get any compensation increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have had a wonderful postdoctoral experience at FCCC.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is an excellent working environment. It is a more relaxed atmosphere than many traditional academic setttings, yet the labs here still churn out high quality research. All of the professors hae an open door policy, and collaboration/discuission is encouraged at the daily tea time. The compensation is fair and the benefits are amazing. The campus is beautiful.

    Cons

    Some of the facilities are a bit older, and there have been some financial woes in the Center's past. But the new leadership has righted the ship, and the present and future look bright.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great summer research assistant experience

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    Former Employee - Research Study Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Study Assistant

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very collaborative work environment, open to allowing me to shadow to gain experience, flexible if some emergency came up. Overall no complaints. I was a research assistant as an undergrad student and was paid from research funds.

    Cons

    nothing, I got everything I put into it. Got a great letter of rec for graduate school as well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Resident in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Resident in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, friendly environment. -- Staff and volunteers are super nice.
    Diversity: employees and volunteers are from all over the world.
    Fame: the institute enjoys a good reputation and national ranking.

    Cons

    Personally I have not encountered any particular challenging situation there so far.

    Well, one thing could be that after joining Temple Health, efficiency of the administration may not be as good as before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Better than bedside at many places, but.....

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The compensation is below average for bedside nursing but the overall feel of Fox Chase is superior and more personal than most Philadelphia hospitals. Despite the "homey" feel, FC is still cutting edge when it comes to many cancer treatments and research.

    Cons

    Sadly, like all nursing jobs, there is a lack of reality as to what is required for safe and appropriate patient care. The concept of patients' needs being met with the reality of the staffing ratios does not make sense. Unfortunately, there is a serious lack of concern from those in supervisor positions about the reality of what happens on the floor when understaffing has become the norm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Waste of a life.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center

    Pros

    Still a little freedom to have a life

    Cons

    Like to take away benefits from some but not all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a heart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was new and I got to learn a lot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center part-time

    Pros

    Get to deal with cancer, see how one cure can change there lives

    Cons

    Being on the computer all day

  9.  

    a nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center part-time

    Pros

    great nursing staff, staff cared deeply about the patients

    Cons

    it would have been nice if there where more staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Was good when I joined, but it is going down

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits used to be great.
    Relaxed environment and collaborative groups around

    Cons

    Most of the really competitive groups are leaving or already left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice environment, not a Career

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    Former Employee - I T in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - I T in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fox Chase has a worthwhile mission, it was good to be a part of it. There were many nice people and a pleasant working environment. The Medical and Bio-Informatic research was exciting to support. Very nice Cafeteria.

    Cons

    I.T. is not really respected as a profession at Fox Chase, not on a par with other 1st-class medical research institutions. IMHO this leads to a negative feedback loop which contributes to the organization's current (2013-2014) financial woes, wherein Research Scientists expecting a world-class IT Infrastructure are disappointed and may leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps fewer new buildings and fewer layoffs to pay for them, and more attention to personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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