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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Seattle 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. 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.


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    "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


  6. "Great Place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    I loved my lab and the people I worked with. Benefits are great too.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, some challenges"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent mission, science, people and campus. Retirement benefit is great.

    Cons

    growing pains, conficts between long term employees and new, admin systems are dated and challenging, org structure can be inhibiting. Benefits (aside from retirement) need to be updated. salaries can be low for non-scientific staff. Career paths for non-science gets no attention.

    Advice to Management

    tackle the challenge of 2-way internal communications vigorously.

  8. "Great place to work and interact with leaders in the field."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Overall environment is very cooperative and motivating.

    Cons

    Salary can be lower because of non profit setting.


  9. "Statistical Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Statistical Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Statistical Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits is great. Liked the working environment.

    Cons

    Management can be bad in some groups.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Valuable access to great minds, cutting edge research, and enjoyable coworkers and management. A wonderful opportunity to become acquainted with and be a part of the details of research in my field.

    Cons

    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. I feel this really contributed to increased turnover in the position.


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