Fox Chase Cancer Center

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Fox Chase Cancer Center Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
31 Reviews
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31 Reviews
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Fox Chase Cancer Center President & CEO Michael V. Seiden
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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 for 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
  7.  

    A place where you can provide quality patient care.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Fox Chase, Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Fox Chase, Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good teamwork, challenging complex patient needs. Rewarding to care for patients who are in the battle of their life against their cancer.

    Cons

    Very strong underlying tone that this is a business and must be cost conscious, time is money, etc. Dealing with cancer patients all day, every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in touch with day to day operations. Get out of the office and come to the bedside to see what goes on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used to be a special place to work...not any more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center

    Pros

    Some people still care about the employees and the difficulties involved in an integration. Being part of Temple Health is not necessarily a bad thing.

    Cons

    Employees are not respected by management. New CEO is too far removed from the employees to know what is going on. Human Resources does not care about the employees. People in the HR office are rude to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some new people in Human Resources who care about the employees and the reason people work there...to help fight cancer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    FCCC has contributed to my pharmacy education and gave me a great deal of experience.

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center as an intern for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place for students to learn and good interaction with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals

    Cons

    The hospital is small and there is not much patient interaction

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No investment in science

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate

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

    Pros

    Located away from the city and easy to access. I heard it used to be a nice place to work before all the budget cuts.

    Cons

    People who run facilities are mean spirited.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to disappointing

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    Former Employee - Finance  in  Cheltenham, PA
    Former Employee - Finance in Cheltenham, PA

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It started out as a great place to work. Most employees cared deeply about the mission statement and everyone worked well as a team. It was a great place for anyone who truly wanted to contribute to the cause of fighting cancer.

    Cons

    The new ceo was terrible and made poor choices for the hospital that caused many people to leave and ultimately a buyout from another hospital. It is now owned by Temple and I have no idea what it is like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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