Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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4.1
78%
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81%
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President and CEO Laurie H. Glimcher (no image)
Laurie H. Glimcher
95 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and entry level vacation time(in 42 reviews)

  • "Nice people, inspiring mission, fair salary, good benefits(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, can get pidgeonholed in role(in 23 reviews)

  • "Not a lot of room for growth on certain teams(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Lead Res Tech"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Pros

    Exciting project, great team and great facilities

    Cons

    no cons as of now :)

  2. "Good work bakance"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Better than the best

    Cons

    Salary hike is very average compare to other

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  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, lots of funding

    Cons

    Very competitive, pressure to succeed

  4. "....."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Scientist Fellow in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good location, nice people, lot of resources

    Cons

    Low salary, no parking spaces.

  5. "Great experience and much to be learned here."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    You get to work closely with the leading minds in science/research with plenty of learning opportunities (including seminars).

    Cons

    The environment was a bit cold/isolated when it comes to collaboration

  6. "Heavy workflow"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Prior Authorization Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people and much freedom

    Cons

    Very heavy workflow and even 8 hours a day is not enough to finish

  7. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Officer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great company with fantastic benefits!

    Cons

    Location is outside Boston proper and sometimes difficult to get to

  8. "Great work environment, leadership could improve"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Monitor II in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time

    Pros

    -Great benefits -Open, helpful community -Well-oiled "machine"

    Cons

    -Leadership doesn't always take into account employees' feelings about overhead decisions, simply because there are so many employees. Often out of touch with employees' needs.

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  9. "DFCI"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Oncology Infusion Nurse 

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute part-time

    Pros

    Professional, supportive network, room for growth

    Cons

    I did not have any negative experiences

  10. "Don't plan to grow here. get in, get experience, get out."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Zero career track or chance for professional recognition. Don't plan to grow here. get in, get experience, get out. Go take your skills to a company that will pay you and value your worth as an employee

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