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Gary Gilliland
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Wonderful benefits, passionate staff, great work-life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • "Nice place to work, good benefits, a lot of opportunities for training(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lower salaries because it’s non-profit, so lose some people to industry(in 22 reviews)

  • "Low pay with no opportunities for advancement(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, passionate people, exciting science.

    Cons

    Low salary since it's a non-profit. Difficult to move up.

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-05-09
  2. "Great Science"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Energizing to work with such great scientists.

      Cons

      A bit lost in terms of its culture.

      Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-05-02
    • "Great Place to work"

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      Former Employee - Research Technician in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I love the Hutch. Great people, gorgeous place, and lots of great seminars. Beer hour was fun.

      Cons

      I left because the pay was too low. I found something with better pay.

      Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-04-25
    • "Great culture at the Hutch!"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

        I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        people, benefits, flexible hours, career growth opportunities

        Cons

        nonprofit, so pay isn't as high as other places in seattle

        Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-04-22
      • "great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Research Associate 
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        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great benefits if you are part of the "faculty", not as good (still good) if you are classified as "staff". Great, smart people to work with. Relaxed atmosphere

        Cons

        Difficult to grow out of a given post. Salaries can be low considering how expensive Seattle is.

        Advice to Management

        Certain benefits (like Paid maternity leave) should be a most in a company like the Hutch.

        Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-04-22
      • "Great place to work and science!"

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        Current Employee - Systems Specialist 
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        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great place to work and science!

        Cons

        Currently none at the moment.

        Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-04-15
      • "Great People"

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        Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        Fantastic people, relaxed culture, great science & research.

        Cons

        Salary and benefits are not competitive for Seattle. Opportunities for advancement can be limited.

        Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-04-14
      • "Great place"

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          Former Employee - Program Manager 

          I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time

          Pros

          Excellent mission Good work life balance Positive work environment

          Cons

          Expensive cafeteria Challenging commute (traffic) Lower compensation than private industry

          Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-04-04
        • "What you see is what you get"

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          Current Employee - Outreach Specialist in Seattle, WA

          I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center part-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Access to various ongoing trainings and presentations through Fred Hutch.

          Cons

          No room for growth. Maybe one person has gotten another position directly from this position.

          Advice to Management

          More room for advancement for marginalized individuals from impacted communities.

          Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-04-17
        • "Lot's of smart people with a mission, but can be a black hole ...."

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          Former Employee - Data Scientist 
          Recommends

          I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          There are a lot of smart people here, with very benevolent mission (cure cancer). This is a very academic institution (each lab is it's own entity), with the business/ shared IT resources being more like a traditional business. The academic flavor brings a fair amount of flexibility in terms of your work schedule/ arrangements (dependent on which PI you work for), and the benefits are great!

          Cons

          Because the institution is fairly academic, you can feel a little siloed from others (although that is changing with "The Coop" being a newly created entity to try to bring data scientists/ analysts from across the organization together). Career Progression/ continuing education is pretty much something you have to figure out yourself (there is no clear guidance in this regard, unless you are in a tenure-track lab-PI...

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          Advice to Management

          Make it more clear how one might build a career from *every* position, and **train** managers/ PIs to provide mentorship/ career building guidance to their employees.

          Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center2019-03-30
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