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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Employer Reviews

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Great place to work but mismatch between perception and reality in some areas
Employee (Current Employee), Memphis, TNNovember 7, 2013
Pros: great place to work with a few exceptions
Cons: exceptions
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 – more... 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. – less
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stable work environment opportunities for advancement
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee), Memphis, TNNovember 1, 2013
Pros: great benefits and pay
Cons: 30 minute lunch breaks
stable work environment, great benefits, opp for advancement
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Stimulating and overall satisfying place to work.
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee), Memphis, TNOctober 14, 2013
The research here is excellent. As a post-doc, there are many perks such as (limited) personal expense accounts, early career opportunities/motivations, extra privileges, etc. Furthermore, seeing what the research is going towards, eg: the children being treated for cancer, makes it that much more fulfilling.
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St Jude
Patient Scheduling - Clinical Informatics RN (Current Employee), Memphis, TNSeptember 25, 2013
Pros: scrub allotments
Cons: very short breaks, inadequate staffing
The hardest part of the job is seeing the suffering of the children and parents. A typical day is a 10 hour shift of making sure protocols are followed and patient's time on campus is minimized. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the kids we have cured when they come back for follow ups.
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Amazing Work Environment
Immunology Intern (Former Employee), Memphis, TNSeptember 24, 2013
Pros: health benefits, free on-campus gym access, banking center and post office located within the hospital
Even if you don't interact with patients as part of your job, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is designed so that patients and employees mix in the cafeteria in the heart of the building. It gives each worker more motivation to do the best they can at their job to contribute to the health and well-being of the patients at St. Jude.
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Good environment
Bilingual Survey Interviewer (Current Employee), Memphis, TNSeptember 20, 2013
Pros: great place and encourages diversity.
Cons: short lunches.
I have learned a lot about the Childhood Cancer Survival ratio.
St Jude is able to keep an excellent atmosphere overall.
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Best place to work
Employee Relations Specialist (Former Employee), Memphis TNSeptember 8, 2013
Professional company. Can not beat the mission! Employee's at all levels work together to save the lives of children suffering from childhood cancer.
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Amazing non-profit with excellent work to help children
Entertainment Marketing (Former Employee), Beverly Hills, CAAugust 27, 2013
Pros: making a difference everyday
This was the most rewarding job ever. I loved the patients and their families. I had hoped to be there the rest of my life but one wrong hire brought the office to an end.

St. Jude is truly amazing and a very special place on earth.
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Great place to work
Senior Grants Accountant (Current Employee), Memphis, TNJuly 23, 2013
Pros: living well fitness center, kay kafe, work life balance - flexible
Great work and stress-free environment. Great management team.
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Beware!!!
Information Systems (Current Employee), Memphis, TNJuly 17, 2013
While St. Jude is providing valuable services in the way of attempting to cure cancer in children, this is definitely NOT a Christian organization. The employees are not to be trusted in any way. They will stab you in the back the first chance they get. Also, every move you make is watched and scrutinized to no end. I would recommend avoiding employment – more... with St. Jude at all costs! – less
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Healthcare Compliance Professional
Compliance Administrator, Clinical & Research (Current Employee), Memphis, TNJuly 2, 2013
Develop compliance policies and programs for senior management approval. Provide effective training to hospital employees on policies.
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Outbound caller
Telephone Representative (Former Employee), Memphis, TNMay 25, 2013
Helped raise money for the hospital by calling donors. Fun place to work.
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old boys club
supervisor (Current Employee), Memphis, TNApril 17, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: hr doesnt support employees
too much favoritism
old boys club
HR doesnt support employees, always takes side of managers
no room for advancement

May 4, 2013

For outsiders it's a great place when they here about St. Jude. However, management needs tremendous quality control, accountability, separation of powers etc to protect good world class employees who have been working there for a common goal. Management staff treat good employees by punishing them by intimidating at meetings, poor communication, bullying, harassment and so on because these staff have blessings from upper management who stand out being good employees. Need regulatory bodies involvement and management staff working for more than 5 to 20 years or more needs to be reviewed for their credibility, accountability, qualifications, and their cozy relationships with their fellow management staff and HR department. It is becoming big and big nowadays and if its management doesn't get proper guidance on how to treat employees with respect it will one day become a sweat shop. It must be stopped and this area needs to be reviewed by outside bodies immediately and informed to federal/state/county officials for further investigations. Luxury spending on infrastructures can also be minimized by cutting down on unwanted expensive non-hospital related items such as decorations, furniture, buddy style hiring and giving management positions to friends and so on and so forth.

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Working at St Jude is an enjoyable experience, especially when you enjoy what you do.
Sr. Systems Operator (Former Employee), Memphis, TNApril 17, 2013
My overall experience working for St Jude was very satisfying. The office politics is what makes or breaks a promising career. Seems like being polite, minding your business, doing your job and always willing to help in anyway possible for the greater good, punctual, and never causing problems would be enough; unfortunately it is not. I do not know – more... why but the employees that actually do there jobs are the one's targeted and are punished. – less
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Good place to work
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Memphis, TNFebruary 13, 2013
Fun atmosphere with great people with whom to interact with in a strong academic and research environment.

May 4, 2013

Credit goes to who ever has power above you. In plain language, our sweet English language taught us all in plain form "POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY". Stjude management team along with ALSAC management team must be reviewed, regulated, and made accountable for their decisions, and actions and be told of consequences after so accountability put them all below law of the land.

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Great Company to learn
Volunteer (Former Employee), memphis TNFebruary 11, 2013
Pros: interacting with patients and making kids happy
Volunteer during special services, Run marathon programs, make outbound calls for telemarketing for St. Jude.
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Forward thinking research
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee), Memphis, TNJanuary 23, 2013
Part of a research team with a passion for moving cancer research forward.
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The bioinformatics group is not a good place to work
biology scientist (Current Employee), Memphis, TNJanuary 5, 2013
The hospital overall is great, but working in the bioinformatics group is tough. I'm a biology scientist at St Jude and have regular interaction with the bioinformatics group.

If you don't want to work 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, don't go to the bioinformatics group at St Jude. Also, the job security is not good. Since the new manager took over – more... the bioinformatics group in the summer 2012, 2 people got fired already. – less

August 18, 2013

2 more people got fired since the above comment was posted. Totally 4 people got fired within one year. This is why they keep on recruiting.

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Amazing Place to Work
VSR (Current Employee), Memphis, TNNovember 13, 2012
ALSAC/St. Jude is simply an amazing place to work. The people are great, the culture is wonderful, and the mission is unequaled.

February 27, 2013

Do you mind if I ask what type of job you have at St. Jude? I am looking to apply there next fall and I wanted to get feedback from employees who already work there.

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Sponsor (Former Employee), MemphisOctober 19, 2012
I support by making donations to them. Trying to work on finding a cure for cancer is a remarkable wish for someone to take on.

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital studies and treats catastrophic diseases in children, especially pediatric cancers. The – Read more