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Updated November 27, 2017
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  • Poor Mid level Management, no work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • retirement and benefit plan not great; some areas are frequently understaffed; upper management not easily accessible to front line nurses (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Data Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    Good Work/life balance, Good benefits, mentally rewarding

    Cons

    unclear strategy for growth of data science team


  2. "Excellent Research Environment"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Researchers are knowledgable, curious, driven, and work together.

    Cons

    Some aspects of the infrastructure are outdated.

  3. "Research Associate 2"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Duarte, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Duarte, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food in the cafeteria

    Cons

    terrible parking if you arrivbe too late


  4. "Decent Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Sense of purpose working here.

    Cons

    Too many levels of managment.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline communication


  5. "Research Associate I"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Current Employee - Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    Great job. Really very interesting

    Cons

    Alot of Work, Its demanding


  6. "Not postdoc frendly"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I worked at City of Hope full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good medical insurance and other benefits.

    Cons

    Bad postdoc management, no prospect for postdoc.


  7. "High Potential Hindered by a Limited Future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, the employees at City of Hope are part of the organization because we wanted to work at a place with a purpose - do something that positively influences lives.

    Cons

    The vast majority of new hires I've met since I arrived have qualifications and experience in the fields they come to fill. However, the job descriptions we signed upon hired do not match the actual job duties of our roles. From what I have learned in the last few months, this seems to be the case across the organization. People are hired for their advanced skill set but often are put in the back office making copies because City of Hope is not ready to handle the type of skill set these hires bring ... yeah confusing and discouraging. Our employee engagement is awful, but it all comes from the top down - we are told we need to be intuitive, creative and assertive... yet we have no authority to make decisions without a "leader" approving so. Power and decision making is held by only a few higher-ups so there are bottlenecks everywhere. The most discouraging aspect of City of Hope is its leaders. In the time I have been at City of Hope, the senior leaders of my area have not taken the time to try to get to know me, and every time I try to make the first effort, I am met with the unsaid rule or invisible wall that states that I am not at their level to even speak about simple things like "how was your weekend." I have worked for other organizations where there was a hierarchy, but never have I experienced the blunt disregard for human kindness. One day you are here, next day you are gone and no one knew you ever existed at City of Hope --- but hey we do provide compassionate care to our patients ... and no one else.

    One last thing, parking sucks!!!! Don't even try to wash your car because it will be dusty within minutes. Executive level employees do receive reserved parking, but the rest of us have to scramble to find parking then walk in dust by the time we make it to the office, our clothes are ashy.

    Advice to Management

    Be humble and not just when you give a speech... get to know the people you bring into the organization because you are loosing a lot or talent due to your inability to connect with these individuals. And for the love of God fix the parking situation or join the rest of us by getting rid of Executive Parking so you understand the struggle.

  8. "Doesn't Pay Enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at City of Hope full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great People who really care about what they are doing.

    Cons

    feels like they aren't willing to pay service positions what they deserve in order to save money. culture i feel is kinda shifting.


  9. "A Strange Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at City of Hope full-time

    Pros

    Clear mission: to cure cancer

    Cons

    So many consultants. Too many layers of directors. Lots of jargon from Chief Philanthropy Officer wannabe guru.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple.


  10. "So so...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at City of Hope full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting job. Very busy and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for what we do.

    Advice to Management

    More money!


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