Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
24 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, but SCCA is still young.

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best part of working there is the passionate people who really care about patients and about making a difference in health care. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Pay is definitely on the non-profit scale for non-medical staff. People are generally stressed out and moral is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People who want to move up and have the skills should get the opportunity. Seems like the Finance branch has all the funding for FTEs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Fantastic place to work and grow professionally

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff and nurse management are great! The support and training are a priority with this company. Fortunately when you are a fast learner, they adapt the training schedule to your pace.

    Cons

    There were really never any big cons to think of while working for this company. It was a great pleasure working at the SCCA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, mediocre leadership

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

    I have been working at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The missions of the organization is integrated to every part of the company. Staff have a strong commitment to serving patients and their families. There are some opportunities for advancement if you work for the right department/manager. Great benefits, time-off and vacation time. Coverage for maternity/paternity leave is also good.

    Cons

    Inconsistent promotional opportunities. Leadership varies greatly, some managers are outstanding while others make you question how they moved up so far in the organization. There is an attempt to cultivate Lean principles but this is not fully integrated at the director level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create development plans for all staff, provide feedback as to the status of the staff members development and allow for growth and advancement within the company. Recognize that staff in similar positions are not treated consistently and this create disgruntled employees and higher employee turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Dedicated staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good support from administration and department heads

    Cons

    Some positions are partially funded by Univ. of WA, but employee is unaware of it until there is a layoff decision that was made by Univ. of WA, not SCCA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep lines of communication open

    Recommends
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    An inspired workplace where staff at all levels are focused on patient and family centered care.

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    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse Coordinator  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a commitment to excellence here that is palpable. The availability to clinical trials gives patients hope and opportunities they wouldn't have elsewhere. Most physicians I worked with were team players, although admittedly some were quite challenging. South Lake Union is a beautiful and vibrant area so it is easy to enjoy downtown Seattle life or events after work.. Great cafeterias (3 total on campus) with reasonably priced food and a quality on site daycare facility. They also have monthly employee appreciation events and a bunch of discounted tickets/various offers throughout the year.

    Cons

    Upper management is unaware and disconnected from the real challenges facing clinic staff and patients. The organization has grown massively since the beginning and there is a pattern of hiring new providers without expanding support staff which can lead to burnout. Parking can be pricey and difficult to get an on site spot.

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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Technologist II, Certified  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Technologist II, Certified in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, wages compensation packages

    Cons

    Upper management issues need to be in line with the company's vision and goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make certain that upper management has the same vision/goals as the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very bad working environment as a systems administrator

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really liked the flexible hours, it helped me stay away from my team. The vacation and sick time were really nice.

    Cons

    It is a very hostile work environment in IT. I and others on my team have been berated and bullied over the years and management does nothing to stop it. It is rather sad that I had to leave to get away from such a poisonous workplace.

    Management has a great tendency to turn a blind eye to anything that is a conflict. I guess if you really want to work at a place that you can get away with almost anything then this is the company you want to work for.

    The SCCA is in the business of taking care of it's patients not its workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and take charge before you loose all your great talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the BEST companies I have ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary & perc's! Invaluable experience & exposure to the job.

    Cons

    I would love free parking!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mana

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    Current Employee - Team Coordinator  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Team Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good starting pay, importance put on Patient care, team members are great and like family

    Cons

    management has no idea what goes on on the front lines, employees suffer from lack of oversight, lack of staffing support, they overload staff instead of helping out themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cross train. learn the jobs of those you manage. otherwise you will continue to have high turn over and satisfied employes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Pros

    Great people, great location (Southeast Lake Union), nice work environment. All in all, it was a great place to work.

    Cons

    As with most healthcare organizations, there is a fair amount of inefficiency. There wasn't a big push toward becoming more efficient. In fact, the organization, for the most part, doesn't look at costs at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more opportunities for career advancement. Develop employee recognition programs and work with employees to help them grow in terms of skills and continuing education.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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