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City of Hope Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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  • "work life balance is always a challenge" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Management is terrible, this place is a revolving door for employees everyone fears upper management as it runs like a dictatorship" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, safe and nice campus

    Cons

    No cons as far as I can see


  2. "Good work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    Salary is competitive for academic positions. Good internal resources

    Cons

    Logistics can be cumbersome for certain processes

  3. "Great resources for phD student!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    Close to clinical settings. Good input from clinicians for lab research.

    Cons

    It is a research institute. May not have enough opportunities for students as in universities.


  4. "There is a lot of effort to make it known th"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    Company makes a strong effort to encourage employee engagement

    Cons

    Parking is free, but often a nightmare. Food on campus is limited

    Advice to Management

    Put the well-being of your employees first over the bottom line


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Noble Cause"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional environment, very nice coworkers, noble mission, available resources, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    I haven't been here very long, but I do hear very often that it is hard to move up for most people. Like most workplaces, there are politics. Some processes are also overly tedious, but the organization is making efforts for process improvement. I also wish there were more opportunities for working from home.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great! I'm excited to experience the next phase of growth for City of Hope!


  6. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    People are nice and very helpful

    Cons

    The location is horrible and is far away from everything


  7. "Sr administrative assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work, loved by patients, close to home.

    Cons

    Doesn’t like to promote within.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to transfer to different departments.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Just a matter of time..Please hire staff who are able to understand the data, if you want it reported correctly."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Duarte, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The research environment has the potential to be tremendously robust, it is a shame the deficiencies within the Clinical Trials Office have left it mired in rumors and chaos. It's once iconic image may be damaged beyond repair with sponsors and the community at large. A recent shake-up has led to some drastic measures by executive management to regain control and salvage the reputation.

    Cons

    Too many layers of middle management within the CTO has led to disastrous consequences in the Clinical Trials Office, a site with over 100 active clinical trials. Advances in immunology and genetics have led to targeted therapies with small molecules and monoclonal antibodies whose sponsors demand advanced training for research coordinators. Who is so complacent to assume that all these changes in medicine, would not require changes in the workforce? The workforce of the 1980s, in the age of CAR-T. Don't think so, The old guard of the CTO, lead by fear and insecurity, lest they are found out. Research staff left to their own devices will compensate for deficiencies with disastrous results.

    Advice to Management

    Get off the couch. Pull it together or step down. This is clinical research. The fact that you seem to be surprised that precision medicine and 100 new diagnostic tools and techniques. Your CRC staff and CRNs have no idea what they are reading a good portion of the time. Please hire staff who are able to understand the data, if you want it reported correctly.


  9. "Great health coverage and vesting contribution"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and well organized. They offer corporate discounts for many activities and amusement parks

    Cons

    This job can be emotionally taxing and they are often short staffed

    Advice to Management

    More staffing


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit, work-life balance. Always feels welcomed

    Cons

    Career improvement can be limited at certain department


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