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78%
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Laurie H. Glimcher
56 Ratings
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  • "Didn't see any room for growth in my department(in 11 reviews)

  • "Low pay relative to other cancer centers(in 20 reviews)

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  1. DFCI

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great work culture and benefits e.g tuition reimbursement, discounted t pass

    Cons

    They were constantly hiring so the office spaces began to get crowded

  2. Revenue Specialist at DFCI

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - management team is flexible and accommodating - work is relaxing

      Cons

      - no upward mobility or advancement opportunity

    • Great place to conduct research

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      Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Top laboratories in the world for cancer research. Inspiring place to work.

      Cons

      Some buildings are old and run down. Postdocs are paid low and not treated with the respect they deserve.

    • Good place to work

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      Current Employee - Pre Clinical Imaging Technician 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Nice place to work. Benefits are pretty good. I worked away from the main campus so I don’t know much about the main campus culture. My boss and coworkers are great

      Cons

      Even with their discount you still pay a good amount to park/ commute

    • Great!

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      Current Employee - Research Technician 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

      Pros

      Good benefits, good people

      Cons

      Nonprofit so do not make enough

    • Good mission, broken system

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Solving great challenges in research and clinical care Working with interesting data and opportunity to learn a lot

      Cons

      Very political Hard to get anything done HR onboarding process is a nightmare Lack of communication across staff or willingness to hear input from individuals when decision making

    • Full time research technician at Dana-Farber

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        Current Employee - Research Technician 

        I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

        Pros

        Great atmosphere of support for people of various backgrounds. Support for post-College graduates interested in pursuing higher level degrees

        Cons

        No parking and difficult public transit

      • Overall Good

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        Current Employee - Bioinformatics Analyst II in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        * Good work life balance. * Easy to network in informatics.

        Cons

        * A lot of politics among the different informatics departments.

      • Amazing place to work!

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        Former Employee - Development Assistant in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great place to learn about development from the bottom to the top. Amazing coworkers and environment.

        Cons

        Not a lot of room for growth on certain teams. You really need to advocate for yourself.

        Advice to Management

        More internal growth opportunities for all teams, continuing education needs further improvement, more training for management.

      • Great Benefits, Political Place

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

        I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Benefits are great, great insurance, great pay

        Cons

        Commute can be a night mare, not a lot of room for growth in the institute

        Advice to Management

        Give opportunities for promotions to people who deserve it and proven themselves, don’t hire from the outside in

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