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"Plenty of opportunity"

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

I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

Pros

Many different departments and divisions to help diversify your work experience and career growth. Great teamwork and helpful co-workers. Good benefits and beautiful location.

Cons

Increase in cost of on-campus monthly parking year over year.

Other Employee Reviews for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  1. "Fantastic place to work for an institution that has a successful mission to fulfill"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community feel to all colleagues and staff members. Most are looking out for your advancement and personal goal achievements while still maintaing a high level of professionalism. Beautiful and secure campus located in the heart of downtown South Lake Union amidst waterfront and mountain views.

    Cons

    Parking is terribly crowded and almost impossible to get for a reasonable or reduced rate. Waiting list is extremely long and research staff tend to take priority over administrative staff, no matter the seniority. Senior management is a little disconnected from the rest of the institutition in the sense that they cannot identify with the needs of those support workers who help to run the day to day operations of a research center. There is also not a lot of room for growth above your hiring position that you came in under. This has seemingly been why a lot of people tend to leave the center after a few short years when they come to realize they can no longer further themselves in support roles.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management need to take time to listen to some of their support staff and lower management heads. They have great solutions to a lot of the problems in the center but have not been given enough autonomy and authority to handle those issues before they escalate up to the senior management. Upper management should also be aware that lower senior staff are also less technologically driven as those underneath of them...which has caused some issues before in the past when it comes to responsibilities and completion of tasks for all positions.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great for scientists and lab workers. Disappointing for all other."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every review has valid points and you'll notice a pattern that folks who work directly with science give good review in general and all others are dissatisfied. So if you are a scientist or a lab support person, do whatever you can to work at this prestigious institution. Admin, IT, marketing, etc.? Better look else where. I write this as a person with over 5 years of experience working in a non-scientific role.

    PROS:
    1) Prestige of working for a world class research institution.
    2) New-ish buildings and wonderful location.
    3) Generous retirement benefit.

    Cons

    1) Low pay.
    2) Palace intrigue.
    3) Inconsistent IT resource and support.
    4) Funding challenges (which means job security).
    5) Lack of advancement.

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