Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 13, 2021

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center President And Director Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
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  • "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

      Wonderful employer

      Jan 7, 2021 - CDM II in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment, good work-life balance, a mission you can be proud of,

      Cons

      Non-profit salaries are lower than industry.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Experience (SCHARP)

      Dec 3, 2020 - Statistical Research Associate in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I worked as a statistician for SCHARP for several years. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work for an organization that was so invested in its mission and its employees. * Work-life balance is great * Supports flexible schedules * Good retirement match and health insurance * Highly competent faculty and staff * Management is very supportive of employee needs * Work is interesting and intellectually challenging * Ability to direct your work towards your own professional interest and strengths

      Cons

      * Pay is lagging behind the market, even for a non-profit.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Freelancer

      NA

      Jan 6, 2021 - Bio Statistician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance and located in downtown

      Cons

      Something changed due to covid19

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      18 years later

      Nov 11, 2020 - Payroll Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission of the organization to cure cancer.

      Cons

      New management and their cutthroat mentality have lost them many a good manager. 12 hour work days and weekends result in no work/life balance. HR managers systematically forced out after many dedicated years of service. Exorbitant salaries at the top for an organization dedicated to fund raising and science.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good experience

      Jan 13, 2021 - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great work/life balance -Many scientific learning opportunities (seminars, trainings, workshops, etc.)

      Cons

      -Limited opportunity for advancement and no transparency from HR

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Important cures start here

      Jan 8, 2021 - Cellular Production Associate in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Vibrant work environment and work life balance

      Cons

      Non profit organization and as such focus on cure

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent Place to Work

      Aug 3, 2020 - Research Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Several positions allow work/life balance Overall positive, supportive work culture Teamwork mentality strong Inclusive community

      Cons

      No real cons come to mind

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      All around good place to work

      Sep 30, 2020 - Clinical Research Data Coordinator in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance, good benefits, nice team, easy work, great facility

      Cons

      Very redundant, not competitive pay

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Changing Treatment

      Sep 23, 2020 - Cell Production Associate 
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      Pros

      Good work life balance, Team environment is great

      Cons

      Lot of competition, low salaries

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to learn new skills

      Apr 5, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The Hutch participates in some amazing research. It feels really good to be able to play a small part in the research happening at the Hutch, and people feel very passionate and dedicated to this work. Work life balance is promoted, and there is a general understanding that you have a life outside of work. A lot of internal courses to develop "soft skills", and the Coop offers a lot of great courses as well.

      Cons

      There are several reasons why I left the Hutch: 1. Complete lack of transparency and no value placed on their employees or their careers. There is one performance review performed annually, that does not lead to any sort of opportunities for advancement. Feedback given is vague, and managers don't care about the careers of their employees. No feedback is elicited from coworkers, and those who make the most noise/cause the most drama get all of the attention. A lot of false promises are made and never delivered on. 2. Similar to reason 1, there is no chance for career advancement or effort placed in developing employee's careers. I was able to learn a lot while at the Hutch, but those opportunities were all things I sought out on my own, and paid for myself. They say each employee receives money for professional development each year, but I did not find that to be true. When I found opportunities I was interested in I was told that there was not money to pay for it (around $500), and I ended up paying out of pocket. 3. Cold and political culture. While generally people are very nice, a few bad eggs ruin the culture. People are generally reserved and keep to themselves. Some have very strong opinions and are very disrespectful. If you don't play the political game, you will not be recognized here and will remain invisible. In general, I did appreciate the type of projects I worked on and the skills I obtained working here. This is a good place to work and develop some skills, and then move on. There is no opportunity for career advancement here, nor do they care about your career.

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