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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Postdoctoral Research Associate Reviews

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  • Jude cares about its employees and promotes a healthy work/ life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • They take it to heart that they would like for this to be a great place to work (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • There are no cons or down side to working at St (in 10 reviews)

  • Not many cons, a lot of meetings (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    ""excellent development opportunities for young scientist""

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time

    Pros

    1. Outstanding corporate mission and vision backed up by fantastic staff. Everybody seems to care and everybody likes working here.
    2. Great benefit package and good work/life balance. The management wants you to be productive and in order to get there they want you to be a happy and healthy employee. Free on campus gym and "living well programs" are available. We get family sick leave, too. Seriously, I think our management actually likes their employees.
    3. Modern, well equipped, easily accessible research facilities and core centers. If you need something specific to get your research done, you will probably be able to get it.
    4. There is great research going on here, with a lot of collaborations between departments and outstanding seminar speakers from all over the world.
    5. Well organized career development programs and good networking opportunities.
    6. HR is friendly, competent and fast here. Yes, you read that right, the human resources department here HELPS you with your problems. They are just awesome.
    7. Above average pay. Plus, a standard postdoc salary will allow you to afford a good life in Memphis. Memphis is a great place to live, especially with St.Jude benefit package.
    8. Opportunities for promotions exist. People here respect talent and good work.

    Cons

    Not many cons, really.

    It is difficult to recruit new talent here, people don't want to live in Memphis, for no good reason.

    Can be political at times, but no where near as bad as in other places.

    Advice to Management

    Senior research management needs to use their resources better. There are unused capacities.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jun 21, 2016 – Recruiter

    We are very gracious for the excellent review! It is great to read all of the incredible things you have to say about your time with St. Jude. It is employees like yourself that help carry the ... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great research at a great place to work

    Cons

    Departments can be a bit insular

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    May 27, 2016 – Recruiter

    Thanks so much for your review! Keep up the incredible work.


  3. "Excellent Postdoc training"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great access to resources. Well paid as far as an academic postdoc position can be. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Really hard to think of any

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Aug 7, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thank you so very much for taking time to complete a review. We also appreciate all of the work you do for the institution as a postdoc. St. Jude's mission is furthered every day because of your ... More


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, family atmosphere, friendly coworkers, good benefits

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you are enjoying your position here at St. Jude. We are always working on improving our employee experience. It's great to hear that yours is going ... More


  6. "St Jude is a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The resources are outstanding for scientists.

    Cons

    I have no cons to add.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Mar 13, 2015 – Recruiter

    We really appreciate your review of St. Jude! It is great to hear that the resources are available to you so you can change people's lives for the better. Keep up the great work!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and fantastic core facilities with cutting edge technologies; unique place to improve both personal skills and team work abilities. Salaries are in the average or higher than national average.

    Cons

    Not major concerns. Excellent place where it is easy to go a step ahead with their own career. Friendly and professional environment.

    Advice to Management

    High competitive environment, specifically for the research. In this contest, mentorship is fundamental and the Principal Investigator should take this aspect in great consideration.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment, feel like part of a team.

    Cons

    Often periods of high stress and long hours, but this is balanced against the ultimate outcome of knowing you are contributing positively to biomedical research.


  9. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful mission, a lot of very smart people. Wonderful resources.

    Cons

    INformation isn't shared across departments as it should be.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The organization does truly support its mission to find cures for childhood cancers and catastrophic diseases

    Cons

    Slightly limited in career opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Different managers have different styles due to the diversity of staff but generally fair so keep it up.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent colleagues and great cores

    Cons

    Memphis is not the best city