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Updated May 6, 2021

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4.1
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center President And Director Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance and located in downtown(in 51 reviews)

  • "flexible work, good benefits, good upper management(in 42 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Non profit organization and as such focus on cure(in 30 reviews)

  • "Low pay with no opportunities for advancement(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      fred hutchinson

      Apr 22, 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      nice people, flexibility, good environment

      Cons

      i can not think of any cons

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Rookie Management

      Apr 14, 2021 - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Nice view of Lake Union.

      Cons

      I was truly shocked that a well-regarded institution like Fred Hutch had such a poorly managed central (campus) IT department. The main probably I saw was inexperienced, unqualified rookie management. Most of the management staff has no previous management experience, and little or no IT experience. It's the blind leading the blind. Shockingly bad decision-making is the norm. And it's clear from the infrastructure and legacy software that bad decision making has prevailed for years. The place is really a mess - they literally don't know what they're doing. There is no knowledge or experience managing IT projects or personnel. Very frustrating place to work.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It depends

      Apr 24, 2021 - Philanthropy Associate 
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      Pros

      Very good benefits, especially healthcare. I've seen consistent desire and efforts to embrace diversity/inclusion initiatives, more than I've ever seen in other nonprofits I've worked at. Family friendly, on-site childcare (expensive), and feeding/changing rooms in my building.

      Cons

      Low pay, high turnover. Lack of transparency from management. There are people genuinely want change -- and are trying -- but we struggle to practice it. Being "too pushy" can make you a target for those who're not ready.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Get close to industry

      May 6, 2021 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      good benefit, good life and work balance, good collaboration

      Cons

      postdoc salary could not match living cost in Seattle

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work but lots of management euphemisms and misdirection

      Mar 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Generally good salaries, best benefits I've ever seen, and respectful and sociable work environment.

      Cons

      Management likes to yank employees around on issues with euphemisms and constant promises of making working groups, policy committees, and exploratory panels etc. for things like remote work, which is insanely popular among the workforce. Their initial response to the pandemic was to institute a pay freeze and let go of employees at the same time as special covid funding was streaming in. So, while pay and benefits are good, other issues that really concern employees like raises, promotions, work-from-home, and getting consistent support during covid have generally been dismissed, ignored, or kicked down the road.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great bunch of people, nice academic atmosphere

      Apr 16, 2021 - Senior Staff Scientist in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      The Hutch is combines really good science with a family atmosphere. They have really cutting edge equipment from mass spec to microscopy, a full vivarium, good benefits including 7% 403(b) with no match required.

      Cons

      If you are not a PI there is no higher level career progression here. If the PI in you lab sucks you will have a bad time -- every lab is a little fiefdom.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work!

      Apr 20, 2021 - Administrative Coordinator in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      benefits, mission, community, work -life, innovation in science

      Cons

      lack of innovative HR processes

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great IT department that strives to stay modern

      Feb 18, 2021 - Applications Support Engineer II in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Working in the Fred Hutch IT department is full of growth opportunities. Managers encourage learning new technologies and improving processes. If there's a technology that you want to get more experience with, you can probably find someone who knows a lot about it and pick their brain. The company also provides ample time off. Fred Hutch observes all US national holidays, and your vacation time grows with each year of employment. Hiring from within is also something that is encouraged. Fred Hutch is also very adamant about diversity in hiring whenever possible.

      Cons

      Since Fred Hutch is a non-profit, it's hard for them to stay competitive with the big tech companies in the area.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Exceptional place to work

      Apr 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Amazing administration; top-notch science; wonderful community - everyone feels like they're on the same team to do great research and provide great health care.

      Cons

      For what this place is, it's about as great as it gets.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      Apr 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Nice management, friendly co-workers, rich research resources, plenty opportunities

      Cons

      salay is just reach average level of research centers

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