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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Overview

Memphis, TN
1001 to 5000 employees
1962
Nonprofit Organization
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a pediatric research institution. Our mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny ... Read more

Mission: The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#9)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#5)

Company Updates

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital – Why Work For Us?


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Why Work For Us?

At St. Jude, we strive to recruit and retain the most driven and talented professionals in our field, and encourage them to stop at nothing when it comes to saving the lives of the children we serve. We are among the top pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, and are recognized internationally for our pioneering research and treatment for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our employees feel a strong connection to the mission and the pride they have in being a part of finding cures and saving children --  in fact, they consistently rank it as a top benefit of working here. St. Jude has been recognized for six consecutive years by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

 

About Memphis

On a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Memphis is the metropolitan hub of a five-state area known as the Mid-South. Home to more than a million residents, Memphis is known for its world-class music, food and hospitality. Cost of living is one of the biggest attractions; in fact Money listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child. Mild winters and beautiful green spaces make the city a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts – there are over 200 miles of bike-friendly lanes with more being added. Forbes recently named Memphis the 4th happiest city in which to work.


Careers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude is a world-renowned institution that requires a superior, diverse and well-trained group of clinicians, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, administrators and information technology specialists. We have career opportunities for a wide range of positions to support the hospital’s biomedical research and clinical activities. In addition, postdoctoral fellowships are available in a variety of specialized programs. Career areas include nursing, basic and clinical research, allied health, information sciences and administration. We invite you to explore some of the many roles we offer.  

Research

At St. Jude, world-renowned scientists and clinical investigators share their knowledge to translate research results into novel approaches for clinical treatments. Efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of life-threatening diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Research staff positions at our state-of-the-art core facilities are available to individuals with bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees and offer continuing growth opportunities through our technical and clinical research career ladders.

We offer sophisticated centralized resources and well-equipped facilities and numerous basic science labs. Research positions are available at all levels in our academic departments. Areas include our brain tumor program, cancer control, chemical biology, epidemiology, genetics, hematology-oncology, immunology, neurobiology, pharmaceutical sciences, structural biology, transitional trials and tumor cell biology.

Diversity

St. Jude is dedicated to the promise of hope, and we recognize that our diversity is our strength. We employ a diverse team of scientific, health care and business support professionals who want to be the force behind the cures. With employees from across the nation and around the world, we celebrate and value the unique backgrounds, perspectives and contributions of our team members.

St. Jude has been recognized for six consecutive years on the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. In 2015, the hospital was named to the Fortune “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity” list. Our employees put us on those lists, telling us they are consistently motivated and inspired by the pride they feel from finding cures and saving children. Career areas are abundant and include nursing, basic research, clinical research, allied health, information sciences and administration, among others. We invite you to explore the many opportunities offered at our campus.


Military - A Career Home for the World's Most Dedicated

St. Jude appreciates our employees who serve in the military, for their contributions to the St. Jude mission and to our country. Our Military Support Resource Group hosts events for veterans, active-duty military personnel, reservists and those who have immediate family members in the military. The hospital created a Military Tribute Wall, which recognizes employees who are current service members or veterans. St. Jude also recruits veterans, guardsmen and reservists for employment through hiring events and the Department of Defense’s Hero2Hired program.

In 2014, St. Jude was named one of 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve of the Department of Defense. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to employers for their exceptional support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.


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    Pros

    I can say that they have the BEST medical/dental/vision insurance policies of any organization where I've worked, in Memphis. The Administration at SJ really wants all employees to have work/life balance. To assist employees with this, they have a first class gym, on campus, with free membership to all employees. They offer group exercise programs or, you may choose to take an afternoon bike ride with other employees. And, the best surprise of all, we will occasionally receive "additional" days off on major holidays. Since Christmas is on a Monday this year (2017) we were also given the Friday prior as an additional holiday. And, they just increased the amount of vacation you get!

    Cons

    Wow, I cannot think of any cons about working at SJ. When I first began working at SJ, it sometimes would upset me if I saw a sick child. Now, after fully understanding the mission and seeing the ongoing efforts the doctors and researchers, I know SJ is the BEST place for the children facing these challenges.

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    Keep up the great work!

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    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, TN) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of 4 phases: 1.) phone interview with recruiter 2.) phone interview with hiring manager 3.) in person interview with hiring manager and the work team 4.) in person interview with area Executive Leader. During the initial phone interview with the recruiter the process was explained and said process was executed in a timely manner. Every person I came in contact with along the process was helpful, encouraging and professional. This interview process was a very positive experience!!!! I would recommend this company to friend!!

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    • Tell me about a time that you were leading a project that you had major stakeholders that were not in support of the project...tell me how you handled it and the outcome   1 Answer
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Awards & Accolades

  • 30 Best Workplaces in Health Care, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2018, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2018
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2018
  • Top CEOs 2018 by Glassdoor, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
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