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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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  • "low pay in terms of the education level" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Didn't see any room for growth in my department" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work, great benefits

    Cons

    Salary is too low for Boston area


  2. "Cell Therapies Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, especially being a student!

    Cons

    None, I love that job.

  3. "Great place with a great mission!"

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    Current Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in Brookline, MA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in Brookline, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You feel instrumental to the fight against cancer no matter what position you hold. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    None at the moment.


  4. "Happy, mostly"

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    Current Employee - Department Grants Management Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Department Grants Management Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Integrity, mission, the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Some old systems that long time employees do not want to improve. Unclear career ladder. Some bad apples that don't get held accountable for poor performance.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "It is a great place to work,very patient-oriented."

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    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are nice and you feel as if you make a difference.

    Cons

    My current position there are young, immature employees that don't share my work ethic.


  6. "Strategic planning needs fresh ideas Ineffective leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart scientists and clinicians
    Many passionate employees

    Cons

    Ineffective leaders in leadership role makes the entire place grow at a slow pace.
    Strategic planning lacks vision, do not understand the business making it a frustrating place to work.
    Raise lower than inflation - no rewards for excellent performance - promotes mediocrity.

    Advice to Management

    Identify good leaders and promote them. Encourage ineffective leadership to find other roles.


  7. "good place post-grad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    fun group, easy job, enjoyed it

    Cons

    pay could have been higher. many people stay for a year or two and bounce to professional school.

  8. "Clinical Administrative Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    healthcare benefits good for low level employees

    Cons

    negative work place environment at times


  9. "Foundation in research"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot of skills here that I will take with me to any route in science. Mentor-ship, engaged research environment, and innovative research techniques is what I valued most while being here.

    Cons

    Responsibilities are high compared to pay but the experience is what I'm valuing the most.


  10. "job experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Everything is great. Supportive working environment.

    Cons

    nothing really. It is my ideal job.


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