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4.2
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center President And Director Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
95% Approve of CEO

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4.2
84%
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95%
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center President And Director Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
128 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Clinical Trial Specialist

    Sep 6, 2021 - Clinical Trial Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Coworkers are great and low barrier to entry. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Different departments treated differently

    Jun 6, 2021 - Associate 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Previously Flexible work schedule, good health care benefits, amazing focus on diversity and inclusivity!

    Cons

    No effort in retention, in some departments over 50% of employees resigned and more than 80% of management resigned, no more work-life balance, desperate to hire but can’t be competitive

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    CIS

    Jul 21, 2021 - Cancer Information Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Great office culture and coworkers -Passionate management -Awesome location -Worthy use of tax dollars

    Cons

    They manage your time in 15-min increments. Work-life balance and flexibility sacrificed in the name of gov’t accountability. Very top-down. Burns most people out eventually.

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Horrible turnover rates and apathetic management

    Aug 4, 2021 - Research Technician 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Interesting research Fun coworkers to commiserate with -- specifically non-managers Flexible schedules Diverse fields of study Attempts to work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Cons

    They don't really treat their research associates, technicians, postdocs, or grad students like people. They exist solely to pump out data, and are often uncredited for their work. Low pay could be reasonably tolerated if they followed their own rules for pay raises and if they gave credit where credit is due Huge turnover rates means loss of productivity, loss of research, and wasted time constantly training new employees. Over 75% of my lab were replaced over the course of 2 years. Was told to lie about hours worked because they didn't want to pay overtime HR is well meaning but completely ineffectual Complete lack of transparency in terms of careers, promotions, and salaries PIs give employees the run-around when asking for raises-- the cost of living raise isn't called that and isn't mandatory. It's considered a merit raise and can be denied at any point in time "Yearly reviews" didn't happen-- as such even merit raises were often delayed-- often times they did not back pay PIs hold way too much power and often are unaudited. Their behaviors, poor management, and harassment goes unchecked Their DEI efforts are often thwarted by old and stubborn faculty who refuse to relinquish any of their unwarranted and underserved power President is paid and worth a huge amount, but the company still refuses to pay a living wage for their lowest paid employees. Surprisingly lax standards during COVID Ridiculously expensive childcare (20k a year) that most of their employees wouldn't be able to afford Long working hours and no work-life balance. Consistently messaged in my off time and told to work

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    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee

    great place to work

    Jul 23, 2021 - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good work life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    not a lot of support

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  7. 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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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Unprofessional

    Jun 28, 2021 - Bio-pharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good for work life balance Good for people who are close to retirement Good benefits

    Cons

    No women equality. The glass ceiling definitely exists which is why I have seen women employees leaving. Even after promotion, there is no clarity when the salary raise will happen. Very ambiguous process I would say. Additionally, if the salary raise happens, it is lesser in comparison with the male counterparts. As a woman, I am saying this after thorough research. This has lead to lower morale and motivation even if the mission is for a good cause, I would still want to go to a place where my work is valued.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work and grow

    Sep 12, 2021 - Staff Scientist in West Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Opportunities for growth Good work life balance

    Cons

    Admin heavy Salary is not competitive

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good stepping stone, poor option for longterm research tech

    Jul 20, 2021 - Research Technician III in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good science and great colleagues

    Cons

    Poor compensation (do not meet their published standards for employee levels), lack of work-life balance, little opportunity for upward mobility

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Mar 16, 2021 - Research Technician Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They care about their employees, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Non-profit organization, so salary can be on the low side

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