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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center President & Director Gary Gilliland (no image)
Gary Gilliland
121 Ratings
Pros
  • "FHCRC provides a healthy work-life balance and laid-back academia culture(in 42 reviews)

  • "Nice place to work, good benefits, a lot of opportunities for training(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Private non profit, admin heavy(in 23 reviews)

  • "Low pay with no opportunities for advancement(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Work life balance"

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    Former Employee - SSAS 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting work. The coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    Low pay. Commute is really challenge.

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-09-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great research, great people. It probably depends on the lab, but in my personal experience: helpful and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Low pay, no career path

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-08-05
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Far, Far Away!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    The cafeteria is pretty nice, but it’s expensive.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great. Terrible, elitist, snobby culture. Low pay with no opportunities for advancement. Horribly long hours and zero work-life balance. You will have no life if you work at Fred Hutch.

    Advice to Management

    Most labs do not have management, they are run by scientists in training who have zero experience or training in management. The few trained managers that they have hired need to work on keeping their frustration to themselves and creating a less threatening culture and taking steps to retain their employees.

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2018-12-13
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Grant Specialist"

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    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

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2018-02-14
  5. "FH"

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

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Great place to go as a patient

    Cons

    Low pay and little advancement

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2017-12-07
  6. "work environment"

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    Current Employee - Sicentific Programmer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good work/life balance and flexible working hours

    Cons

    relatively low pay and less teamwork

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2016-10-26
  7. "Intern"

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    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Pros

    Great environment, many opportunities to collaborate and expand knowledge. Networking opportunities with other labs through social gatherings.

    Cons

    Low pay, highly academic environment.

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2016-02-25
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Short Title"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great facilities, exceptional scientists, nice location, and highly motivated coworkers. On-site (but hard to get) daycare too.

    Cons

    Demanding and high pressure atmosphere, low pay (for training positions) and general lack of appreciation for the "training" scientists doing all of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly it would be beneficial to all of science for trainees to receive higher pay. I understand this is not the fault of the management, but that of the NIH standards and current (flawed) academic research atmosphere. However, life in Seattle with low pay and zero job security is difficult.

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2015-07-27
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Staff Scientist"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    Pros

    work-life balance is good; nice staff

    Cons

    low pay; management is mess

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2015-03-26
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great for scientists and lab workers. Disappointing for all other."

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

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Every review has valid points and you'll notice a pattern that folks who work directly with science give good review in general and all others are dissatisfied. So if you are a scientist or a lab support person, do whatever you can to work at this prestigious institution. Admin, IT, marketing, etc.? Better look else where. I write this as a person with over 5 years of experience working in a non-scientific role. PROS: 1) Prestige of working for a world class research institution. 2) New-ish buildings and wonderful location. 3) Generous retirement benefit.

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    Cons

    1) Low pay. 2) Palace intrigue. 3) Inconsistent IT resource and support. 4) Funding challenges (which means job security). 5) Lack of advancement.

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2013-06-14
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