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  • "They also have a great work/life balance as they say you should never take work home with you(in 33 reviews)

  • "Jude Children's Research Hospital is a great place to work(in 45 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
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    Working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Memphis, TN
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Global leadership as one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers, whose mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Cutting-edge research in understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Outstanding clinical research...

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    Cons

    After almost a decade, I can say that it is still an honor and a privilege to serve in this organization, and am truly humbled and amazed every day at the work that goes on here.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Keep doing what you are doing!

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    October 5, 2018Recruiter

    Wow! Thank you very much for the review. We truly appreciate your passion and dedication to our mission. Employees such as yourself are the backbone of our institution and are an inspiration to others. We are excited to have had you as an employee for almost 10 years and we are ...

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  2. Awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Technologist in Memphis, TN
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    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    St. Jude is a special place to work at! The energy that goes into the St. Jude mission is truly remarkable. The patients care and scientific research to further advance cures is the priority. I work in a leukemia research lab within the pharmaceutical sciences department. The research that is being done just within this department is inspiring. It is also great to work for an organization that values their employees...

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    Cons

    Memphis traffic and the commute.

  3. Outstanding organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
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    I worked at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The mission is incredible. The organization treats employees well through salary and benefits and open communication.

    Cons

    Nothing that stands out. All organizations face challenges.

    Advice to Management

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  4. St Jude is a wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Associate Member in Memphis, TN
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    I worked at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    St Jude is the best place I ever worked, by a long shot.

    Cons

    It is hard to see so many desperately sick children, but you can do something to help.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    February 19, 2019

    We're so glad you think so highly of working here! Sometimes working with sick children can be very trying on our employees. We hope you're taking advantage of the Staff Resilience Center and keeping yourself healthy so you can continue to contribute to the mission and take the best ...

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  5. Dream job come true

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN 
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    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a company whose bottom line is the patients and family. Working for this company means you get to provide the best care for your patients without having to worry about profit. You are given the tools you need and teamwork is seamless. This organization is always looking to become more advanced and implement best practices. There and endless opportunities for advancement in your career and education.

    Cons

    This organization has global impact, but they kind of exist in a bubble. They seem to be a touch behind the times with certain things related to providing care. For instance, there is not a streamlined communication tool like most major hospitals. Most places have started utilizing phones and HIPPA compliant apps, but nothing like that has been implemented here yet and most NPs and MDs have pagers.

    Advice to Management

    It would be very nice if orientation was more organized. It is being addressed, but there are a lot of unnecessary growing pains that could've easily been avoided. A lot of the staff that I've interacted with complained about dissemination of information.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    February 19, 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! As a member of our nursing staff, you provide some of the most important and valuable care to our patients. Your dedication is apparent and we are appreciative of your work. We are always working to improve the impact of our ...

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  6. Best place I've ever worked at. I don't plan on leaving.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    The culture, the mission, the people.

    Cons

    Parking. If you leave for lunch, you might as well just go home because there'll be nowhere for you to park when you return. Unfortunately the people in higher positions that should realize this all have assigned parking and no clue.

    Advice to Management

    See cons

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    February 15, 2019

    Hello! Thank you for your review. We are glad you value the culture, mission, and your colleagues so much. Parking is, unfortunately, a byproduct of growth. The growth is great! It's the growing pains that can be difficult. Leadership is working alongside FOM to seek solutions for ...

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  7. More than a Great Place to Work.

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    Current Employee - Learning and Development Coordinator in Memphis, TN
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    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Hands down, the best reasons to work at St. Jude are the kids, our mission, and the people/employees. St. Jude is a wonderfully unique and positive place, choosing to combat childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases with hope, happiness, and resiliency. So many of the employees embody that drive and ideal. The people here know why they're here; for the patients, what brought them here. My role is administrative;...

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    Cons

    While the vast majority of the people here are absolutely wonderful, there are some that believe they are entitled to more because of their status or degree. I understand respecting the people who have put in the time, energy, and money to obtain their degrees; but, I will never understand treating others as less than because there are a few extra letters next to your name. Again, not everyone. The majority are amazing,...

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    Advice to Management

    I do not always agree with the way our executives role things out to the employees. Often times, I feel we are pushed in a more business/big company direction with people resistant to the culture. Unfortunately, some of that cultural unrest or resistance to change comes from the top. There is too much business and science and not enough genuine love for the mission. Not simply enjoyment, appreciation, or encouragement...

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    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    February 15, 2019

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate having someone like you. You are dedicated to the mission and our patients and understand how your role contributes to the goals of St. Jude. Your devotion is very clear and we respect your thoughtful criticism. Regarding the degree level of ...

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  8. Top 100 best employer to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 2 years

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    Top 100 best employer to work

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    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    February 19, 2019

    Thanks so much for your review! We are glad you recognize the importance of being on Fortune's Great Places to Work. We hope you enjoyed your employee gift last week and thank you again for taking the time to write a review!

  9. Very Supportive and Appreciative Environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Technologist in Memphis, TN
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Besides feeling like you're part of a bigger cause, St. Jude really makes its employees feel appreciated and supported. Compared to other opportunities, a research position at St. Jude is more secure and provides better benefits and slightly higher compensation. It's also an extremely collaborative, non-competitive environment.

    Cons

    At times, there is a lot of red tape and things can be slow-moving (ordering supplies, new equipment, office space, etc). There also is a lack of space and a ton of shared space, which is not always ideal in science. However, a new research is currently being built so hopefully this will solve some of these problems.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    February 20, 2019

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review! We are so glad you feel appreciated and supported here. Your research is invaluable and we hope you continue to get the support you need to do meaningful work. Thank you for hanging in there when it comes to space! Once completed, ...

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  10. Incredible culture, workplace and coworkers

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    Former Employee - Intern in Memphis, TN
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    I worked at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture, opportunity for advancement and the management are only a few of the incredible aspects of this organization. They truly want you to succeed and will help you grow and develop new skills in order to do this. The mission is the driving force behind why so many people love it. Throw in an incredible company culture and it’s no wonder no one ever leaves.

    Cons

    I never experienced any major cons.

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    February 5, 2019

    Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you as well for the kind words; we are so glad you enjoyed your time at St. Jude! We hope that your internship with us equipped you with knowledge that will benefit you moving forward!

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