Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2020

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4.1
83%
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President and CEO Laurie H. Glimcher (no image)
Laurie H. Glimcher
90 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and entry level vacation time(in 41 reviews)

  • "Nice people, inspiring mission, fair salary, good benefits(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, can get pidgeonholed in role(in 23 reviews)

  • "Not a lot of room for growth on certain teams(in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Featured Review

    "DFCI"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Scientist 

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

    Pros

    good collaboration opportunities, connections, academic research, smart researchers, resources,

    Cons

    academic salary level, work life balance depending on PI

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to do high level research and learn from the best professor/researcher.

    Cons

    Totally dependent on grant. Usually you work More than 40h per week


  3. "Selective success"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager/Writer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Growth opportunities if selected by management

    Cons

    Hard work isn’t rewarded equally

  4. "Great place for science"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, innovative science, great sense of community, focused on excellent care of patients

    Cons

    Approved promotions are not always handled in a timely manner, processing of paperwork can sometimes be lost in the shuffle

  5. "Overall great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Encouraging environment, room to improve skills, decent salary

    Cons

    Slow HR, high turn over ratio

  6. "Good and Bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    kind people, manageable work, flexible

    Cons

    low salary, poor management, lack of information or training on new systems

  7. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Social Worker 

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

    Pros

    Wonderful mission and colleagues. Good benefit package!

    Cons

    Low salary, limited parking options.

  8. "One of the best non-profits out there"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great mission and colleagues who care.

    Cons

    At times an antiquated thought process by leadership.

  9. "DFCI"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    World renowned and world class research experience

    Cons

    Very competitive environment. Lab specific experience.

  10. "Great Place!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff & very organized hospital

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time

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