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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Reviews

Updated 18 July 2018
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Pros
  • "good work-life balance, great cause" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Nice place to work, good benefits, a lot of opportunities for training" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack luster salary, perhaps due to non-profit nature" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Much lower pay than you'd expect, even for a part-time position and definitely much lower than it should be for Seattle's skyrocketing cost of living" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is has a fun learning environment.

    Cons

    There is limited job tasks to do.


  2. "Great non-profit in the medical research field"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    amazing dedicated people, great support structure especially for post docs, benefits

    Cons

    salary (non-profit) in combination with location

  3. "CM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Speciality job
    Great work life balance
    Friendly staff

    Cons

    Lower pay because non-profit
    Hard to move up


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, good benefits, a lot of opportunities for training

    Cons

    The work load really depends on which lab/ department you are working in. Don't hesitate in asking to former employees about their experience in the place where you are applying for.

    Advice to Management

    I think that there should be more information about internal applications.


  5. "Great place to work. Easy to stay for a long time."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for the Administration arm of the institution allows for a relaxed pace of work. Most departments understand the value of private life and working at odd hours is usually not necessary.

    Cons

    The academic pace of work can sometimes seem to slow to a crawl. There isn't much verticality to most departments, so advancement isn't really a thing (though they understand that is a problem and are working to solve it).


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance, great cause

    Cons

    pay is low for area because of tech, but better than other health institutions

    Advice to Management

    Work to get pay increases for staff because of Amazon


  7. "Great Culture"

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

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very supportive and flexible. Benefits including time off and sick leave, 403(b) contributions and selection, and health and dental are great.

    Cons

    Lack luster salary, perhaps due to non-profit nature

  8. "Very mission focused"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission, diversity in employees and jobs

    Cons

    Siloed, communication challenges across levels of the organization


  9. "Wonderful research center in an expensive city"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment for academic research; many smart and wonderful people for collaboration; lots of research seminars; excellent core facility; overall a very nice place for research. Bonus, recently the center has opened an on-site clinic for employees

    Cons

    Food is a bit overpriced; typical salary for a non-profit organization; career advancement is limited.


  10. "Fred Hutch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Great Staff and good benefits. 7% 401b contribution without employee matching.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as much as industry.


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