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Fox Chase Cancer Center Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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Pros
  • "Excellent work environment, great support, terrific lab director" (in 10 reviews)

  • "good to its employees, good benefits" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management not forthcoming with information regarding upcoming company changes" (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. "Health Educator"

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

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding experience working with patients and family. Great benefits. Small, family like culture.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities in certain departments.


  2. "Postdoc"

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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

    Pros

    Great working environment! Very good benefit plans.

    Cons

    Midsize institution, not enough growth room

  3. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close knit crew people never leave this place they stay for years good benefits flexible hours tea time every day at three thirty

    Cons

    Pay or compensation is not nearly on par with the work required of the position used to be salary but they change to hourly


  4. "manager"

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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

    Great organization with a lot of heart

    Cons

    Not a good deal of upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    promote from within


  5. "Small Setting in a Big City"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It definitely doesn't feel like your typical big city hospital environment. It's quiet and more relaxed. I work in a non-clinical setting, and I'm able to get through my workload without feeling stressed or rushed.

    Cons

    That being said, it is VERY outdated. I know the majority of the money is going towards research, which I understand, but the hospital itself is falling apart. Please please please stop playing 1960s music in the cafeteria. A younger management team is greatly needed to shake things up. Lacking a mobile environment (work from home is frowned upon - not sure why) and overall just seems very antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    Please ask your younger staff to contribute more. There are so many things we could do here for not a lot of money that would make a huge impact.


  6. "Collaborative research environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fox Chase Cancer Center part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fox Chase has attracted an excellent research faculty who offer collaboration opportunities and mentoring to developing scientists

    Cons

    It is a small institute and interests must align with the research focus in oncology


  7. "Clinical Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Fox Chase Cancer Center full-time

    Pros

    Worked with a lot of great people. Medical benefits and PTO were great. A lot of opportunities to learn because it is such a small group working in the Office of Clinical Research.

    Cons

    Work loads for most people were extremely high with no compenstation. A lot of nurses worked overtime but received no compensation. Upper management gave the impression that you were easily replaceable if you didn't like how things were being run.

  8. "A great place so far"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    -Beautiful campus
    -Nice facilities
    -Staff are very professional
    -Good benefits and PTO

    Cons

    -Have not experienced any yet


  9. "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


  10. "Working at Fox Chase"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
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    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 .


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