The hosiptal is an awesome place to work. It is very rewarding and makes you appreciate the life you have. It teaches one to live for each day as tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Laugh, live, love is on motto you will leave St. Jude with
Registered Nurse Solid Tumor Inpatient Unit (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – March 10, 2016
St. Jude is a wonderful place to take your children for cancer treatment. It's a wonderful place to work as well, however it can also be a dark place to work. We have miracles but we also deal with death and bad news on a daily basis and eventually it can take it's toll. My manager is amazing and I work with some of the toughest people I know. They handle stress well. The hardest part of my job is saying goodbye to a child I've gotten close to as they take their final breath. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing kids come back cancer free to visit us.
Great facility, state of the art equipment, good management
Patient Care Associate (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – May 19, 2015
My typical night at work is a pretty busy one at the beginning but it slows down in about the 3rd hour into the shift. I have learned a tremendous amount of information about St. Jude and their values. They value the care of the patients and families. I work with patients that have catastrophic diseases and the hardest part of my job is getting attached to the patients especially the ones that you know will loose their battle. But on the other hand, the most enjoyable part of my job is meeting people from different countries, races, religion and creed along with interacting with the patients especially if I can make them smile on one of those not so good days.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, participate & support the Trike-a-thon April 2011 – Present Teach children riding-toy safety lessons while helping save the lives of children battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases. As a Trike-A-Thon coordinator, you can utilize your passion for educating kids. As a participant, your child can learn valuable safety skills while earning prizes based on the donations they raise.
Former employee (Former Employee) – Memphis Tn – December 30, 2014
The racism and nepotism that exists at St Jude is unbelievable . If you are white and not related to someone it is very hard to get a job in the support staff positions ( Par Linen Tech) or other support depts.. I was laid off from St Jude through no fault of my own. How HR and the dept. director handled the situation was disgraceful . You would think being a former employee with a good work record it would be easy to get re-hired ? NOT SO !!! if a dept. was all white with all white mangers there would be discriminations lawsuits filed . Why does HR allow reverse discrimination to take place ? If you are white you will not get hired at certain departments at St Jude.
Research Technician (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – February 2, 2015
Everyone that I come into contact with on a daily basis is thrilled to be at work. That sort of attitude is contagious and makes it inevitable to love your job there. My co-workers have come from all over the world and motivate me to do the best I can.The hardest part of my job is going home at the end of the day. Everyone is so driven and excited to be there, making the people the best part of working there.
talks/speakers all over campus, great benefits, gym, community
prepare to work 100 hrs/week for little to no money or thanks
EVENT MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) – united states – June 1, 2013
it's for a great cause but management is severely lacking in experience. you will work 80hrs/week at least most of the time and supposed "comp" days will really be days used for you to work from home. expect a constant barrage of emails expected to be answered even on your "days off". do not expect fair compensation for this position either. growth is contained to head office in memphis so if you are in a regional office don't expect to be promoted. managers don't keep same schedule as employees and often work only a typical 9-5 so any complaints you have are met with "this is the job" attitude. you will be exhausted all of the time and underpaid, i would advise searching other non profits. asking for a raise will get you a guilt trip!
Specialist (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – January 3, 2015
Working at St Jude has been great. Other than the wonderful mission of help families with their sick children, St Jude has been a great place to expand in knowledge and expertise. Even though I do not work in the field in which I received my degree, working at St Jude has helped me learn from different management styles.
Great place to work but mismatch between perception and reality in some areas
Employee (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – November 7, 2013
A + for marketing itself as a world renowned cancer center for children that is compassionate and caring.
C - For actually carrying out its patient focused mission. With an exception of a few physicians, most leave too much patient care and contact to supporting nursing staff.
A for research although at the expense of delivering better quality patient care.
A - F for Senior Management. Most very engaged, supportive, and informed. But a few who are disconnected, uninformed, and lack ability to manage their areas. Result - unable to adequately evaluate those who report to them, indecisive, and manage by consensus.
A for culture and compensation. Overall, very employee friendly and supportive, perhaps too much so. HR continually strives to make it a better place to work, although too many employees complain no matter how well they have it.
Great team work and fundraising for the children of St. Jude
Office Manager/Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – July 10, 2012
Loved working there. It was the fundraising arm of St. Jude located in Norcross, GA. Got to arrange fundraisers and participate in them. Helped with setting vendors getting free food for volunteers. Enjoyed working there. The hardest part was seeing the children and their history. Some were so happy even though they were sick. Being able to be part of an organization that took care of employees also. Benefits were wonderful and no questions were ever unanswered.
helpful staff and easy to get along with
found no cons, wish i could go back there but no openings.
Work with customers needing service. People worked with were great to be around and we had holiday luncheons together, picnics every year.
Office Manager/Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – March 28, 2012
Helped raise funds for research for the main hospital in Memphis. This was a rewarding position as funds covered 92% of research. Administrative fees were not used from donations. The people have so much love and care so much for the children. It was a very rewarding position and wish I could have stayed but my husband's job moved us to SC and I had to go with him obviously.
Institution is good, however department leadership is extremely poor at the lower level management.
Management (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – June 9, 2012
Too much work load for the pay. They do pay lower than similar jobs and place way too much work load on their employees. Management needs great improvement. Coworkers seem always stressed. Negative environment. Hardest part of the job is not being able to trust the department management. Best part of the job is the benefits. However salary is not comparable to similar positions.
Any reasons, why only you face a negative environment and think that pay is low.I think you still have not forgotten that it is a NPO. Just queries. take it in a positive way. I m working on my research.