Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2021

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President and CEO Laurie H. Glimcher (no image)
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144 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, great benefits, great mission(in 45 reviews)

  • "Very good benefits and environment(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Inconsistent scheduling and low pay(in 25 reviews)

  • "little room for growth, repetitive tasks(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Engaging and worthwhile!

      Jun 16, 2021 - Research Data Specialist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Meaningful exposure to leaders in their fields with reliable professional networks

      Cons

      Low pay. Stalled Network/Hardware assistance in time for remote work

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to be

      Jun 14, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Make a difference with your work!

      Cons

      No cons working at DFCI!

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Wonderful position

      Jun 10, 2021 - Clinical Assistant II 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High pay, diverse team of coworkers, friendly environment

      Cons

      Short lunch break (only 30 min)

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to start career

      Jun 7, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Brookline, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to start a career in philanthropy, good location/solid connections.

      Cons

      Hierarchy makes it difficult to be independent and get things done. Always need approval from the next person up and the person above them, etc. Company culture can sometimes be negative, people lose sight of the mission easily.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great starting Position

      May 25, 2021 - Patient Representative in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team building and good way to get in the door at a top facility.

      Cons

      Micro-management and lack of support.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 30, 2021 - Development Assistant in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people and a good cause

      Cons

      Big organization, hard to change things

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      wonderful work environment

      May 14, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone works together with the commin goal of fighting Cancer. Driving innovation in the research and clinical field.

      Cons

      Honestly cannot think of anything negative to say, this is a great place to work.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Would recommend

      May 7, 2021 - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great job for those who want to take a few years off before they go to medical school. Pays significantly more for CRCs than any other hospital in the Boston area

      Cons

      Minimal work from home opportunity

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Staff scientist

      Jun 9, 2021 - Research Scientist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Environment, People, Commitment, Benefits, Work-life balance

      Cons

      Salaries, not generally competitive Not optimized for drug discovery work

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      great benefits

      Jun 9, 2021 - Board Certified Music Therapist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      female driven, diverse, great benefits

      Cons

      Professionally conservative in areas of non-medical innovations

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