Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2021

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4.1
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center President And Director Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance and located in downtown(in 51 reviews)

  • "flexible work, good benefits, good upper management(in 42 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Non profit organization and as such focus on cure(in 30 reviews)

  • "Low pay with no opportunities for advancement(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Jul 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Work life balance and culture

      Cons

      Salary salary salary salary salary

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Research Assistant

      Aug 25, 2017 -  
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      Pros

      I loved the environment and the division I worked in. Everyone was helpful and invested in me building my career. Great place for young researchers to start off at!

      Cons

      Hard to move outside of division. Everything is very very siloed.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      pros and cons

      Jul 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      great learning opportunities if your supervisor supports and you are willing to go above and beyond

      Cons

      pay is bad, this line of work does not always follow department of labor standard

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      CIS

      Jul 21, 2021 - Cancer Information Specialist in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      -Great office culture and coworkers -Passionate management -Awesome location -Worthy use of tax dollars

      Cons

      They manage your time in 15-min increments. Work-life balance and flexibility sacrificed in the name of gov’t accountability. Very top-down. Burns most people out eventually.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Seattle, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance, good benefits

      Cons

      not a lot of support

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice research institute to work at

      Jun 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The campus is located at SLU with great view of the lake. Staffs are nice and friendly to work with. Remote working is an option. Great benefits on retirement plan.

      Cons

      As a postdoc, the salary is just enough to cover living expense. Not many options for a quick lunch around the campus.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Different departments treated differently

      Jun 6, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Previously Flexible work schedule, good health care benefits, amazing focus on diversity and inclusivity!

      Cons

      No effort in retention, in some departments over 50% of employees resigned and more than 80% of management resigned, no more work-life balance, desperate to hire but can’t be competitive

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good stepping stone, poor option for longterm research tech

      Jul 20, 2021 - Research Technician III in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Good science and great colleagues

      Cons

      Poor compensation (do not meet their published standards for employee levels), lack of work-life balance, little opportunity for upward mobility

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      HR Management has no integrity

      Jul 14, 2021 - Senior Technical Program Manager in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Great cause to work for.

      Cons

      HR leadership is in shambles. They promote based on friendships, not what you know. More gossip and backstabbing than most all high schools. Very top heavy management model. You're either a Director or an IC. Very little in between.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Unprofessional

      Jun 28, 2021 - Bio-pharmaceutical Manufacturing Associate in Seattle, WA
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      Pros

      Good for work life balance Good for people who are close to retirement Good benefits

      Cons

      No women equality. The glass ceiling definitely exists which is why I have seen women employees leaving. Even after promotion, there is no clarity when the salary raise will happen. Very ambiguous process I would say. Additionally, if the salary raise happens, it is lesser in comparison with the male counterparts. As a woman, I am saying this after thorough research. This has lead to lower morale and motivation even if the mission is for a good cause, I would still want to go to a place where my work is valued.

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