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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated April 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 8 reviews)

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  1. "Research fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for career development

    Cons

    Work and life balance not very good


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute part-time

    Pros

    The lab staff were incredibly patient and eager to teach.

    Cons

    Unpaid, but the experience was worth every second.

  3. "Great research environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dedicated staff; trusted name for cancer care; rich in resources for research and clinical care

    Cons

    As with many academic medical centers, there is an incredibly hierarchical system. On the research side, the professors with Harvard affiliations "count" in a way that other researchers do not, which misses the potential of many talented investigators.


  4. "Grant Accountantg"

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    Current Employee - Grant Accountant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Grant Accountant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding work.
    Great benefits.
    Compensation usually at market rate.
    Potential for growth and upward advancement.

    Cons

    Parking is a problem at times.


  5. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    medical Insurance is very good


  6. "Great so far"

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    Current Employee - Human Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Human Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Encourage you not to come in while sick. Clearly care about the business that they're in. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Work load can be overwhelming at times, position is not easy to learn.


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    "Great place for translational research"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best cancer research institutions in the country due to tremendous faculty, close proximity to great hospitals, and overall environment of excited scientists.

    Cons

    As with all jobs in academia, the pay isn't great for lower level positions. But overall good place to begin career.

    Advice to Management

    Experience with management differs on a lab-by-lab basis. I have had a great experience with the people who run my lab.

  8. "Senior Research Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    mission driven institute that is very compassionate about research and patient care

    Cons

    some departments lack professional development support if you are not on the path to becoming a clinician.

    Advice to Management

    professional development support & manager feedback needed.


  9. "Lovely place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lovely place to work at

    Cons

    None to my knowledge, as yet


  10. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people at this organization

    Cons

    Sense of community is harder as it grows

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what made this place so special at its core and listen to the people doing the work


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