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Updated February 6, 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. "Clinic Assistant"

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

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best Job I have ever had

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed, needs to be better looked at, sometimes management would leave us understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Staffing needs to be reviewed


  2. "Work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I love the work culture here. The environment is homely and warm.

    Cons

    None to my knowledge, as yet.

  3. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management, plenty of opportunities to learn about research and medical care

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent mission
    High quality of colleagues

    Cons

    Hard to move up
    Clear hierarchy for clinical versus non clinical staff
    Not much else

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for middle management, particularly those who are not clinical yet want to support the clinicians, researchers, and patients


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers; work is very exciting

    Cons

    Low pay relative to other cancer centers


  6. "Good entry level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good entry level postions available for recent grads

    Cons

    No room for upward movement, especially upon finishing graduate studies


  7. "DFCI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    bosses were great and easy to talk to
    flexible hours

    Cons

    no room for advancement
    job was repetitive

  8. "Research Side"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, opportunities to get small raises, great location in the city

    Cons

    Reporting overtime hours is discouraged, little interaction between research groups, building I work in is wildly outdated and frankly depressing, often difficult to get work orders through bureaucracy, culture of not caring about pay

    Advice to Management

    Develop a culture in which overtime is actually paid, and not just promised by HR but does not exist in reality


  9. "Administrative Support Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission, nice people, good salary.

    Cons

    Commute. It sometimes took a long time for decisions/changes to be made.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up great work.


  10. "Worthy workplace"

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

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

    Pros

    It's an honor to support DFCI's mission and its brilliant, passionate researchers, and to interact with its awesome patients. DFCI manages to retain some of its "family" feel despite its aggressive growth and national marketing efforts.

    Cons

    There's a systemic lack of accountability, especially of middle-managers who are not sufficiently committed to providing the support or services they are charged with., which results in wasted resources--time, funds, effectiveness.

    Advice to Management

    Elicit and respond to feedback from the people you are serving.


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