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Updated February 22, 2018
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Pros
  • Best Place to Work and excellent work life balance (in 30 reviews)

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

Cons
  • non-profit in terms of benefits (in 14 reviews)

  • Politics can make it difficult to move laterally (in 7 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. "Nice research place for a postdoc"

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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

    Fantastic computational infrastructure. Awesome staffs

    Cons

    Somewhat low salary comparing to the cost of living in Sattle

  3. "postdoc"

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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

    Pros

    good environment, friendly and supportive staffs

    Cons

    there is a few permanent positions opening


  4. "Catty and unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mission and most people really like working at the Hutch

    Cons

    This review is specific to OSR: highly micromanaged, favorites are treated better than others, certain people are promoted and given offices over others, no one in a management or lead role can make a decision to save their lives and overall, everyone is underpaid compared to other institutions.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do their jobs and treat everyone fairly.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Grant Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    great environment. Unique training program

    Cons

    Low pay. Hard to park


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Being in the lab at Fred Hutch"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organized administration and an interesting and stimulating environment with coworkers from all over the world. It is a very nice place to work.

    Cons

    The pay if on the lower side. There are not many opportunities to move up in the lab environment. I think this is a good 3-5 year job for a young person just leaving school.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, management at Fred Hutch does a very good job. I think that more could be done for long term employees if management is interested in retention.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "biostat"

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

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

    Pros

    Have a flexibility work schedule

    Cons

    Workload is heavy and the salary is so so

  8. "Public Health Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing; great mentorship

    Cons

    Career progression is not very existent


  9. "RA"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Balanced work life present there

    Cons

    long hours make it taxing


  10. Helpful (3)

    "More functional than most"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    The institution has a desire to improve, you have the ability to make some changes which is nice. Beautiful campus, decent benefits. More functional than other academic medical centers I have worked for.

    Cons

    The rest of the consortium is kind of a mess. However, your job may be removed enough from all of that so that you don't notice it.
    Politics, politics.
    Can't work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Let us work from home, at least some of the time. SLU already has enough traffic.
    Please revamp HR. The entire department seems to be either disorganized or poorly staffed or poorly run, I'm not sure what is going on there.
    Be open to new ideas and not being like a typical academic medical institution dinosaur.


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