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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance, scope of practice, patient care" (in 36 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Food is a bit overpriced; typical salary for a non-profit organization; career advancement is limited" (in 18 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 7 reviews)

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  1. "Progressive institution"

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

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent collaborative environment, diverse and inclusive workplace, promotes healthy lifestyle, etc.

    Cons

    Parental leave policies, especially for scientific staff need to be updated


  2. "Good Company, Great Mission"

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free access to amazing seminars and training opportunities. Beautiful campus, great facility.

    Cons

    Not a lot of perks, not even coffee where my lab was located.

  3. "Great mission, but little chance for upward mobility"

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    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

    Pros

    Contributing to the research to prevent and cure cancer was personally very fulfilling. Most of my team members were great to work with.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines which require over time. It is a very stressful work environment. Low chance for upward mobility.


  4. "Supportive of staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    continued educational opportunities, parental leave

    Cons

    location, pay to park, busy


  5. "Statistical Research Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Work-life balance. Friendly working environment in small teams.

    Cons

    Limited career growth for staffs without a doctoral degree. Below average benefit package.


  6. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Research
    Former Employee - Research

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Easy and good people to work with

    Cons

    Unorganized and hard to get end goal

    Advice to Management

    Organize more


  7. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Staff
    Former Employee - Administrative Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Mission to cure cancer is admirable.

    Cons

    The most toxic and political environment I have ever experienced!!

    Advice to Management

    Take your blinders off.

  8. "Administrative staff"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make a different - finding a cure for cancer

    Cons

    No clear career path or advancement

    Advice to Management

    We are important too.


  9. "management problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission is wonderful. A lot of nice people.

    Cons

    IT Services Management feels immature and unstable at times, searching for their identity and still finding their legs. In this setting, one or two bad managers can do a lot of damage. Currently, an outbreak of bad management is hurting morale and causing discontent. Until this situation stabilizes, job seekers are advised to look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    You're on the right track. Make sure your employees are content - they have the advantage in today's job market. Identify and stop management cancers before they spread.


  10. "A lot to be done"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and good overall mission

    Cons

    Management sets its workers up for failure by giving them little work instruction. People are not put in positions in which to do their jobs effectively. Constant fighting between management and programmers because no overlap of knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with more Excel and programing knowledge