St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Reviews

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Chair, President and CEO James Downing
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Pros
  • The benefits are excellent - health benefits are top notch, vacation time and sick time are generous (in 3 reviews)

  • Great place to work, great science, great facilities (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Demanding work schedule and long hours (in 3 reviews)

  • Memphis is a relatively small city (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Rewarding place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent financial support for researchers. Interaction with clinicians. Competitive benefits. Pro-active in career development for both trainees and PI's.

    Cons

    Lack of undergraduate and graduate students since it is not affiliated with a University. Location of being in Memphis TN. Environment can feel a little conforming.

    Advice to Management

    I think management do a good job of listening to employees and making them feel heard. Perhaps fostering younger investigators and encouraging them to stay at St Jude.


  2. Software Architect

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Integrated research environment that provides complete care for the patients by bringing all the facilities into single place

    Cons

    St. Jude is always a great place to work for the employees interested in healthcare research, not many cons if the interests of the employee meet this criteria

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jul 19, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review and your 10+ years of service at St. Jude! It really is amazing how the employees of St. Jude integrate their fields to provide a full life cycle of research and ... More


  3. Great Place To Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Memphis, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Positive environment, above average salaries and benefits, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Can be competitive and demanding due to fast pace science. But that is common at any large biomedical research institute.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jul 18, 2015 – Recruiter

    So glad you are enjoying your job with St. Jude! We want to be at the leading edge of pediatric cancer and disease research. This can often go hand in hand with the work sometimes being demanding ... More


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  5. The Greatest Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Total family atmosphere with one common goal - to live up to the founder's belief that no child should die in the dawn of his life. There are also excellent educational opportunities, career advancement, peer and public recognition.

    Cons

    The pros far outnumber any imaginable cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support and acknowledge the efforts of the staff, promote inter-departmental alliances, and while helping to foster the careers of the younger employees, always remember to recognize the experiences and contributions of those who have longevity.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jul 18, 2015 – Recruiter

    Wow, thank you for your 10+ years of service at St. Jude! We are so glad you enjoy your job with us. Your insight regarding fostering the careers of all tenures of employees is important to ... More


  6. Great values, atmosphere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Lab Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Research Lab Specialist in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    St. Jude is a wonderful place to work. Everyone contributes in some small way to helping children. You really feel the warmth and sense of community here.

    Cons

    Faculty are treated like gods and if you work for one who is a bad manager (or a bad person in general), there is absolutely nothing you can do about it, but suffer in silence.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees review their supervisors and take the reviews seriously.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jul 18, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are glad you love your job and that you understand how your contribution lends to the mission of St. Jude. We encourage you and other St. Jude employees that ... More


  7. Postdoctoral Research Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The community and atmosphere are amazing!

    Cons

    Opportunities for career growth are limited

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to be commensurate with local competitors.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jul 19, 2015 – Recruiter

    It's great to hear that you are enjoying the community and atmosphere at St. Jude. We are sorry to hear that you feel like you are limited as far as growth in your position. Some fields in the ... More


  8. Everybody loves St Jude!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Student in Memphis, TN
    Current Intern - Research Student in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Such an amazing place to be and work everyday!

    Cons

    Pretty strict environment but thats neccessary for the safety of the kids!

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jun 29, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you are enjoying your internship experience.


  9. St Jude

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analytical Chemist in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Analytical Chemist in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    excellent work environment and benefits

    Cons

    NA, NA, NA. NA, NA

    Advice to Management

    NA

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jun 23, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thanks so much for the review! We really appreciate you taking the time to comment on our excellent benefits and the work environment. St. Jude strives to make our hospital the best place to work ... More


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, family atmosphere, friendly coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you are enjoying your position here at St. Jude. We are always working on improving our employee experience. It's great to hear that yours is going ... More


  11. Maintenance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Memphis, TN

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

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

    Pros

    Good job security. Hard work does pay off.

    Cons

    Hard workers are expected to do more.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jun 29, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thank you so much for your review and your time spent with St. Jude! St. Jude does expect a lot out of our employees but that is because we strive to hire the best and the brightest, wanting them ... More



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