Glassware Technician Lead (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 3, 2017
If you work in the labs it can be very stressful and fast paced.If you do not work in the labs some of the lab technicians and PI's will look down on you. There is a lot of politics that go on in this place of employment there is also not a lot of diversity at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. There is also a lot of favoritism that takes place.
Depending on where you work, it can be a laid back atmosphere.
You feel like you can not take vacation or take a sick day in fear of getting in trouble.
Admin Coordinator (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 5, 2017
Great place to get your foot in the door. The culture is comfortable and enjoyble. Plenty of opportunities to learn more. I've personally had and maintained a great relationship with my manager and have always felt supported.
Great benefits, opportunities to learn, educational work environment.
Lab Technician II (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 15, 2017
This is a true community of scientists. I have never met anybody who was rude or mean. Shared equipment, shared knowledge, shared fun and pride in the work. The lab spaces are excellent sized and well maintained, well designed.
Lab Aide (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 23, 2017
Overall I have loved the opportunity to work at Fred Hutch. I have learned so many skills that I didn't think I would learn in my position and feel prepared to take on larger roles because of the constant support from their employees.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 8, 2017
My superior asked me to work at least 80h/week, and he said it's all for science. Actually, it's all for him since he needs top publications to survive and get more grants but he never cares about his employee and their life. That's a really bad situation for a postdoc to work and plan for the next step.
Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 7, 2016
I love the Fred Hutch Environment! Great location and cause for the world. I was a help desk support analyst supporting 2,000+ users, its a little slow on the holiday seasons but your day to day has plenty to do and offer.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 23, 2016
My role was in a lab performing translational research in an academic science environment. Personally, the environment was too slow for my liking. In my lab, most management was more focused on creating a spinoff company than our current work in the lab.
Research Tech II (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 16, 2015
I love working here. In addition to the friendly people and atmosphere, this is a place where excellent research is done. There's even an advisory board that acts as liaison between employees and administration, and the administration actually listens! The only downside is funding; this is a non-profit that relies heavily on government funding, so when grants don't get funded, then neither do positions. Thankfully, Fred Hutch is also one of the top recipients for NIH and NCI grants in addition to other sources (i.e. Gates Foundation), and there's effort to move people within rather than layoff, so it's also fairly stable.
Top of the line lab environment with new age technology
Lab Intern (Current Employee) – seattle, washington – April 22, 2015
Being an intern, I dont get to delve to deeply into the life of a researcher, but all the researchers within the/ each lab are friendly and get along well with each other. I get to work with top of the line technology to extract DNA and analyze it. Its great when the whole lab takes a break and just chats with each other for a few moments when things get overly repetitive. It is a great work environment.
Statistical Research Associate I (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 23, 2015
The place in general is nice, but whether you will like it there or not depends on who you work with. It varies a lot based on your boss and your team. There is very little advancement/growth in this company, I'd say expect 3 years or more for it..