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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated December 5, 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. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is great, as well as the job perks. The entire QPS team is wonderful to work with, and all strives for a common goal. Leadership encourages career enriching courses and conferences.

    Cons

    None to share at the moment.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Dynamic and well-supported institution. There are endless opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Limited career path potential for scientific staff employees

  3. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Working on clinical trials helps patients and furthers important research on various oncology disease groups

    Cons

    Tediousness of some of the responsibilities (e.g., data entry)


  4. "Postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment good for collaborating

    Cons

    Competitive and can be stressful


  5. "Awesome"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work for.

    Cons

    Not that I can think of.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Postdoc review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of great chemistry collaborations
    new animal facility
    12 weeks maternity paid time off

    Cons

    Typical postdoc salary makes it hard to manage childcare in Boston.

    Advice to Management

    Better childcare subsidies for postdocs


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to for research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Academia research environment, nice colleague

    Cons

    low compensations, benefits are not so good.

  8. "Change in business operations strategy is necessary"

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

    Pros

    Great mission
    Great research
    Great hospital

    Cons

    Pay 10-15% lower than other hospitals in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Poor financial standing can not be addressed by paying employees poorly. Only underperforming employees will stay making the situation worse.


  9. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Working with brilliant and talented colleagues

    Cons

    Little job security or opportunity for growth in support roles due to grant / contract nature of research funding


  10. "DFCI"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, opportunities for continued education,

    Cons

    Many of the CA's are lazy and it creates a negative work environment, those in leadership roles often take advantage

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to improve relationships across interdisciplinary teams