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Fox Chase Cancer Center Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work environment, great support, terrific lab director (in 9 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. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Great people, cutting edge science

    Cons

    NIH scale pay, small institute so less chances to network


  2. "Working at Fox Chase"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic cancer center. With lots of good ideas and scientist and labs

    Cons

    Remote, not big place and few options for interdisciplinary collaboration .

  3. "FCCC Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed friendly environment to work in

    Cons

    Pay is ok however it is less than industry


  4. "Great place for postdocs"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly collaborative, helpful facilities, excellent daycare for children of employees, open dialogue between clinicians and researchers, great mentoring for trainees and young faculty

    Cons

    A lot of red tape for approval of equipment maintenance contracts, difficult ordering system, no retirement matching for trainees, campus far from Center City

    Advice to Management

    Please reduce red tape and offer trainees retirement benefits. Health care benefits are excellent, but please modify maternity leave policies so that sick/vacation/personal time is not exhausted


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "great place to work. pay isn't great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to come to work everyday. Healthy work environment and because the research and healthcare are integrated it is a very fulfilling job. Overall I'd give it 5 stars if the salaries weren't so low. Excellent benefits packages and a tuition remission program through Temple University that cannot be beat.

    Cons

    low salary. getting a substantial raise is hard to do at this place as it is a non-profit and most research is grant funded.

  8. "Volunteer research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful research atmosphere

    Cons

    low payment and long-term career process


  9. "Compassionate Employees"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Staff
    Current Employee - Clinical Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team approach & collaboration between different disciplines. Compassionate staff (mostly). Approachable doctors. Employees on the front line are friendly and kind to each other.

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication by dept manager to staff. Talks badly about employees to other co-workers. Extremely difficult to get time off approved due to understaffing, however manager takes off unscheduled days frequently. Oncology is an emotionally challenging setting to work in at times. Getting to use much needed vacation/personal time is very difficult at times.

    Advice to Management

    Department managers need to be held accountable by Directors that actually work on campus, not at Jeanes. Senior Leadership rounding may come away with better insight to employee concerns, if the manager was not sitting in on the rounds with the employees. Keep being approachable, rounding & having town hall meetings!


  10. "LPN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy working for this company
     Many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Need updated equipment, but they are working on it.

    Advice to Management

    Fox chase cancer is one of a kind.


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