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Huntsman Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated October 24, 2018
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  • "Great place to work, great benefits for health and retirement, Pilates and yoga classes, able to help patients" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Good benefits; fun and friendly staff; nice facility; some opportunity for career advancement" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Medical Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntsman Cancer Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers! Management is superb, supportive, caring, and approachable!
    I have been here for one year and have thoroughly enjoyed my job the whole time.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at Huntsman Hospital is my commute. The Pros outweigh the Cons 1000 to 1!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing! You’re very appreciated!


  2. "Outpatient Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Huntsman Cancer Institute part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Beautiful building/facilities/cafeteria. Loved people I worked with. Positive environment.

    Cons

    None I can think of, I had a very good experience working here.

  3. "Great place for part time student work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work as University of Utah student
    Friendly coworkers
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Each lab is different, so it is difficult to review for the whole company


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntsman Cancer Institute part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Numerous lab/ research opportunities.

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility.


  5. "Great place to work if you can stand the politics"

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    Former Employee - Lab Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Cancer Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful interactions with patients, interesting cases because it is the only NCI Cancer center for the Intermountain west and has lots of unique offerings. The university health system is also pioneering several value based care initiatives.

    Cons

    Like at all academic medical centers, there is a significant amount of political jockeying and quite a bit of ego.

    Advice to Management

    Let the researchers and hospital executives run HCI, not wealthy donors.


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Huntsman Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    The Huntsman Cancer Institute is connected with the University of Utah so great health benefits and tuition benefits. This role is ideal if you are wanting to get some cancer administrative experience or you are getting a degree at the U and are needing some place to get the tuition benefit and do your homework when your work load is slow.

    Cons

    This is a very passive aggressive environment. You as the AA are bottom tier and everyone lets you know it. There is no job description other than you do all the crap everyone else doesn't want to do. Senior Management has put together a "retention" plan to combat the overwhelmingly high turnover rate but this plan which means you are stuck in this role for a minimum of 3 years, even if another position comes up that you are qualified for you will be overlooked for an outside hire as to not upset the PI's you assist. Overall, this is a broken system if you are looking for a job to lay low for 3 years and do entry level work this is your place.

    Advice to Management

    The reason the turnover is so high is the whole system is broken. It needs a top down restructure. The culture needs to change. The retention plan is a band aide and will not work! It was designed to appease the PIs not motivate the AAs, you are not fooling any of us!


  7. "Clinical Research Coordinator - rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Working with patients and being a part of new and exciting trials

    Cons

    Some long hours, at times over worked

  8. "Good, reliable place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntsman Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, fun place to work, plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Large organization, lots of company politics.


  9. "Great cause, people, progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Huntsman Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Everyone here is so motivated to make a difference. We all have all have the same end goal, and we all contribute our talents to help make that a possibility.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is difficult, but I feel like that's a similar story at most places.


  10. "Mind numbing"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huntsman Cancer Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's great if you want to disappear in a large organization and enjoy job security, albeit at a low compensation rate.

    Cons

    As mentioned, mind numbing. Don't bother trying to impress, you'll get nowhere unless you're a MD or PhD.

    Advice to Management

    Shake the place up.


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