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"Supportive environment, but could use stronger leadership at the management level"

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Former Employee - Program Assistant II in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Program Assistant II in Seattle, WA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Supportive, nurturing environment with great benefits

Cons

Salaries need to reflect cost of living in Seattle

Advice to Management

A comprehensive review process is needed, as a way for employees to improve

Other Employee Reviews for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic, smug, unprofessional management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for an organization that works to cure cancer and HIV/AIDS
    Great location

    Cons

    Lack of skilled management. Project Coordinators (at least mine, I should say) was woefully unskilled in how to manage/supervise, never training you, just expecting you to be psychic when you walk in the door, and setting you up to fail. HR is completely useless. As in other reviews, they do not care about you if you are not science/research staff or faculty. Administrative staff are regarded as second class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    Management should all be required to take classes on how to effectively train and supervise if they are required to do so in their role. Program Coordinators blame lower-level admins for their own ineptitude. High pressure, high stress grant dependent environment. My direct supervisor was hostile, completely incapable of training, and obviously had personal issues that caused anger problems. I found out afterwards that I had been this department's fourth assistant, and now understand why I would get the "sympathy glance" when I informed them who I reported to.


  2. "Program Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Lake Union area is lovely - great restaurants, parks and cafes.

    Cons

    The culture has changed with the new leadership. No longer feels like "family."

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