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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "good work-life balance, great cause" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Nice place to work, good benefits, a lot of opportunities for training" (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack luster salary, perhaps due to non-profit nature" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Much lower pay than you'd expect, even for a part-time position and definitely much lower than it should be for Seattle's skyrocketing cost of living" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Very good and nice to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy going, legitimate, treat employees well

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons


  2. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly team and fast paced environment

    Cons

    Quickly growing therefore growing pains

  3. "Slow to Change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work/home life balance; ability to work from home

    Cons

    Undeveloped process workflow; underdeveloped training


  4. "Statistician"

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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

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    pay is not so great


  5. "Great place to do research"

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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

    Great place to work. Everyone is friendly and passionate about their work. Many opportunities to advance. Regular work socials and work sponsored events on campus to enjoy

    Cons

    Can be cliquey. Slow in hiring process. Located downtown so no parking and not on a direct bus line.


  6. "Overall great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Data Manager 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

    Work life balance, great mission, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Promotions are few and far between, salaries can’t compete with industry

    Advice to Management

    Work on promoting people from within. Use their talents and skills.


  7. "Depends on the team"

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    Former Employee - Grants Administrator
    Former Employee - Grants Administrator

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

    Pros

    Great organization overall. Great Mission. Good benefits. Nice campus with good food options.

    Cons

    Some teams are better managed than others. My team had a terrible manager.

  8. "Lab Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great collaboration. Loved working there.

    Cons

    None really. If you find the right lab to work in, it's great.


  9. "Fred Hutch"

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

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great community, opportunity for continued learning thru academic lectures and center trainings

    Cons

    Salary limitations for non-scientific staff, HR can be slow and has high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Salary equity evaluations and adjustments need to happen more regularly


  10. "Good institution"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, the overall environment seemed supportive

    Cons

    The overall experience is strongly dependent on the personality of the PI you're working for


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