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"Dedicated people, challenging environment"

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Current Employee - Desktop Support Tech II in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Desktop Support Tech II in Seattle, WA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Working with people who have a common goal, and lots of passion for their work. Exciting science happening right under your nose. Management cares about their staff and wants them to succeed; effort to promote from within.

Cons

Fred Hutch started as a coming together of several independent research groups, and there is still a lot of separation and some territorial feeling between the groups. I work in IT, where it has been very prevalent in spite of management efforts to move towards a "one IT" structure. Working with hyper-intelligent doctors can be stressful due to massive egos. Pay is on the low side for the IT world, and funding for the whole organization is heavily dependent on federal grants - thus, the sequester is hurting the pay scale considerably. For the same reason, important IT projects are on hold and equipment is aging.

Other Employee Reviews for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

  1. "Very positive environment!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed workplace, coworkers are easy to get along with, good location, good money, good benefits; just an overall great place to work.

    Cons

    It can be hard to move up, and the politics in some other parts of the organization aren't that great.

    Advice to Management

    Be open with your employees, try to reward good work rather than just admonish things that need improvement, and continue to challenge us!


  2. "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
    Recommends
    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

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