Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Reviews

Updated 4 Mar 2021

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center President And Director Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
Thomas J. Lynch Jr.
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  • "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. "Research Assistant"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

    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.

  2. "Wonderful employer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Trials Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Diversity Equity/Inclusion program Excellent benefits and professional development

    Cons

    Lots of de centralized departments.


  3. COVID-19

    "A smart and supportive environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind. Honest. Handled the pandemic well. Felt protected and taken care of.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any

  4. "Review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Research Technician I in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, facilities, ODEI efforts, seminars.

    Cons

    Parking is expensive on campus.

  5. "Great mission and inspiring place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good team environment and best scientists

    Cons

    Less financial resources than similar organizations

  6. "Great IT department that strives to stay modern"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Applications Support Engineer II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the Fred Hutch IT department is full of growth opportunities. Managers encourage learning new technologies and improving processes. If there's a technology that you want to get more experience with, you can probably find someone who knows a lot about it and pick their brain. The company also provides ample time off. Fred Hutch observes all US national holidays, and your vacation time grows with each year of employment. Hiring from within is also something that is encouraged. Fred Hutch is also very adamant about diversity in hiring whenever possible.

    Cons

    Since Fred Hutch is a non-profit, it's hard for them to stay competitive with the big tech companies in the area.

  7. "nice company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Statistician 

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

    Pros

    excellent work and life balance

    Cons

    low salary and lack of career path

  8. "Could recommend, but with caution"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Data Control Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good health benefits, lots of on-site trainings available in a lot of areas from excel, coding (python, R, etc.), meditation. I've seen consistent dedication and commitment to diversity/inclusion initiatives, more so than I've ever seen in any orgs I've worked with (even social services); they didn't just drop the work once it became less trendy. this doesn't really apply to me but seems very family friendly (on-site childcare, feeding/changing rooms).

    Cons

    low pay. the environment seems to really depend on the department you're in. I've met people in some departments who are really happy, and others who are miserable. While it's trying very hard to change and move towards embracing diversity, it's very hat change you may struggle socially.

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  9. "Great environment but postdoc'ing is the worst"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    collaborative, laid back, innovative science

    Cons

    cost of living, typical lack of good benefits for postdocs but thats an NIH issue

  10. "Great company. Ok pay"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexibility in science position

    Cons

    The pay can be low for Seattle’s standards

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