St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Overall good company | Glassdoor
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"Overall good company"

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Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Memphis, TN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Good pay
Good benefits - great insurance and the company offers some perks (paid tuition reimbursement, free on-site gym).
Stable company
Lots of room for growth or lateral movement
Raises - we all have the opportunity for a significant merit raise each year

The mission of the company is great and they do a good job at making sure all employees, patient-care or not, understand this and feel as part of the team.

The current CEO, Bill Evans, has brought many good changes to the hospital, he is a friendly, working-class type of man that is well-loved by everyone. Unfortunately he is stepping down in 2014.

Cons

Company has grown too fast for it's HR and management to keep up with. HR department can be a mess and needs an overhaul.
Like most companies of it's size, departments are run differently and even divisions within departments are run differently. Happiness can depend greatly on your specific manager. Managers tend to stay forever so it's impossible to wait one out.

Other Employee Reviews for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A fantastic place to do biomedical research!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great cause. Great colleagues. Very organized infrastructure. Fantastic shared resources. Top notch facilities. Professional development. Above average compensation for postdocs. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Location in Memphis is not exactly ideal for those pursuing a career in biomedical sciences, whether academically or industrially.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Worked in research"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great mission. Has a great reputation in the community. Opportunity to meet and work with people from different cultures.

    Cons

    St.Jude does not reward excellence. Yearly salary increases are strictly within a meager range and no matter the quality of work done or the appreciation received, it is not rewarded with monetary rewards.

    It is especially frustrating when the performance review is excellent, but the pay raise is exactly the same as someone who has had unsatisfactory results.
    Promotions also, as far as I could see, depends on seniority( how many years you have been at St.Jude) and not actual performance. Career growth is practically non existent. Management does not care to acknowledge or support the research staff here.

    If you cannot negotiate a very good starting salary offer, do not accept a post here, because you will not be able to increase your pay later on the strength of good performance.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a performance incentive program to reward good work.

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