Administrator (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 5, 2019
If your PI is a wonderful human being then you likely would love coming to work. I have co-workers with different team members that hated to work with certain PI. If you have an interview, it will be good to observe the behaviors of the workers there.
Quality Assurance (QA) Associate II (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 10, 2018
FHCRC is a great place to work. There are dozens of labs all working to find cures for various diseases, and most labs have amazing work culture. I would recommend FHCRC to anyone starting their career.
Post-doctoral Fellow (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – November 28, 2018
The Hutch has some the best research scientists in the field. The collaboration with UW is quite beneficial in recruiting talent and increasing the collaborative effort needed for cutting edge science.
Data Control Technician I (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA 98109 – October 22, 2018
I’ve been working for Fred Hutch for a little over 2 years and it’s a wonderful place. I’m part of the HVTN VIDD decision working as a Data Tech and the work flow is very nice and balanced (some days slow and some days busy). The benefits are amazing and you also get 2 personal days a year on top of your regular vacation hours, not to mention plenty of sick hours. Only major con for me personally is lack of career advancement, or more like it will eventually advance but it will take years (5+). The pay is also not great but it’s manageable and expected from a nonprofit organization. Overall, I think Fred Hutch is a wonderful place to work for at.
annonymous (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 3, 2018
Very academic related institution and slow to change as a result. Cares about its employees and does what it can being a not for profit organization. Prides itself on the caliber of its researchers and cutting edge technology.
Management establishes unreachable expectations and maintains poor work life balance.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 17, 2018
Management gives unrealistic expectations. Unless you are willing to work +70hrs a week the work culture may not be for you. It is my understanding that HR is aware of the working conditions but only minor improvements have been put in place.
Network Technician (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 6, 2018
Very Cliqish. You have to remember it is only a job. Meetings are nice. People are funny. Watch what you say. The Hutch is basically a stepping stone for most people. There are some really nice people there. They should hire bosses who know about the actual job. Not about the management.
Extremely supportive of family , work/life balance, great collaborative atmosphere,incredible benefits
Research Technician III (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 27, 2018
Fred Hutchinson was a great place to work. They offered flexible work schedules , excellent benefits, and were very supportive of a work/life balance. The salary was acceptable and opportunities for advancement were provided. One of the best perks was that training was readily available if you wanted to beef up your computer/technical skills. Classes were provided in Excel , Powerpoint, Access, Adobe Acrobat ,JAVA , Python and R programming. Additionally special enrichment "courses" were available for learning Microscopy and Flow Cytometry. Campus is beautiful and the food service was pretty darn good too.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 11, 2018
As a Post-doctoral fellow, I cannot say much about working at the "Hutch" for a living. However, it was a great place to start my career with the collaborative environment and prominent scientist present.
Philanthropy and Events Intern (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 7, 2018
Fred Hutch was an excellent environment to work in. The staff welcomed me in with big arms and had an amazing way of making me feel like part of the family. I felt that there was a sense of individuality to every department yet a firm allure of cohesiveness.