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Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Richard I. Fisher, MD
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Pros
  • Very laid back work environment with only occasional busy times (in 7 reviews)

  • Used to be a great place to work with caring, passionate and dedicated long term staff (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Temple take over lead to massive lay offs (in 13 reviews)

  • Extremely poor communication by dept manager to staff (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Best Cancer Center around"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely nice people. Very diverse. People from all around the world.

    Cons

    Same food in cafeteria daily, not many changes


  2. "Good experience, nice people"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director, Professor, Vice-Chair in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Executive Director, Professor, Vice-Chair in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Prestige, nice people, crown jewel of a big health system , helping people in need, life saving, not sure why I have to continue writing more, this is becoming annoying

    Cons

    Very old facility, no innovation, resist changes, not sure why I have to continue writing more, this is becoming annoying

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger management professional

  3. "Assistant Research Professor"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good facilities; nice building; good hospital

    Cons

    No place to advance in your career


  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Scientific Technician I in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Scientific Technician I in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Made my own schedule, very flexible

    Cons

    Some late days, salaried and not hourly


  5. "Great place for postdocs"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic research, and lots of resources for scientists, because it's small, everyone knows everyone and is highly collaborative

    Cons

    The only con is that it's a small institution, so finding collaborators on obscure topics can be difficult


  6. "Physician"

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    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collegial environment. Great place to work

    Cons

    At times can be challenging with volume.


  7. "Integration Project"

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    Former Contractor - Network Remediation Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Contractor - Network Remediation Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going staff
    Very laid back work environment with only occasional busy times
    Daily tea time for employees

    Cons

    Entrenched long time employees who were very set in their ways.
    Due to integration pains with Temple there was a lot of delays with large projects

  8. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fox Chase has a great campus with friendly people.

    Cons

    Salary, Senior Management needs more structure.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Philadelphia"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love all the people here.

    Cons

    Worried everyday what changes Temple will make.


  10. "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant II in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant II in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people were the most enjoyable part of the job.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Too much work for the number of employees and not worth the salary for the amount of work.


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