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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  • Best Place to Work and excellent work life balance (in 29 reviews)

  • Gives good benefits and take care of the employees career growth (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are super energetic and positive.

    Cons

    The number of official holiday is pretty low.

    Advice to Management

    None found so far


  2. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    exciting research, nice campus next to the Lake Union, nice company culture

    Cons

    work depends on NIH grants, like most of the biomedical research

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gives good benefits and take care of the employees career growth

    Cons

    Low salary considering that Seattle is super expensive.


  4. "Program Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great mission driven organization.

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic


  5. "A good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, lots of great science being done here

    Cons

    Limited promotion opportunities, pay could be higher


  6. "Wonderful mission but acts more like a sorority"

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    Former Employee - Research Coordinator
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AWESOME benefits and work/life balance (depends on your team)

    Cons

    Cut throat. They don't promote within because of internal politics. They act more like a sorority. They would prefer to have all of their friends come work for their team even though they don't necessarily have the experience.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within. Invest time and effort into your employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place for science"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning and collaborative environment

    Cons

    Labs are quiet for what i am used to

    Advice to Management

    Great job!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated scientists and administrators, supportive work environment with good benefits, support for professional growth and mobility within the company

    Cons

    Not all departments are created equally. The Hutch is huge so a great experience in one division doesn't mean it will be great in another. Seems obvious, but truthful.


  9. "Graduate Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours, great opportunity to participate in research.

    Cons

    No real sense of being valued as an individual. Felt like a replaceable piece.

    Advice to Management

    Consider building community


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits are amazing!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance
    Employees are passionate about and committed the Org's mission statement

    Cons

    Slow transition towards new/current platforms & processes


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