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.
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.
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.
Post-doctorate Research Fellow (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 11, 2018
I enjoyed my time working at the Hutch. the people are great and extremely intelligent. The science is top notch and the environment is very collaborative. There are many seminars to attend and the Center attracts the people that are the very best in the field to give talks. If you are looking to learn and advance your career while working in an environment that treats you like family, then the Hutch is for you.
Research Technician (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 30, 2018
While the overall goals of the Center are admirable, it seems that there is a stiff working culture, where people aren't as enthusiastic about sharing ideas as they should be in a scientific setting. Depending on the lab, this could vary greatly, but it seems to be far more common than I had hoped. Without good collaboration and communication, new and exciting projects will be slow to appear.
Research Project Interviewer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 11, 2018
I cannot say enough good things about the fine people I worked with at Fred Hutch. It's a top shelf organization in all categories. Though not at salary, it did not matter to me. It just such an honor to be able to say that I was employed by such a famous and well-respected institution.
Honor of being associated with such a quality organization
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 1, 2018
It was a fun place to work and I loved the intellectual stimulation. We had weekly lab meetings and opportunities to attend professional talks that took place on a regular basis. The work was very interesting and I was able to set my own hours and treated as a professional.
Molecular Biologist/Technician (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 18, 2017
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a fantastic research facility, with great technical support, equipment, and laboratory staff. This is a very rich learning environment. This research center covers diverse fields of study.
Great place to work, respect shown to all, patients and staff alike
Research Coordinator (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – November 10, 2017
Very well informed leaderships, showing respect for all employees and each other. I was in a great position to learn from a top cancer researcher, whom I respected greatly. There was a lot of variety and the environment was constantly changing, which I found stimulating.
Hardest part of the job was when patients died or did not have a good response to treatment. But it was satisfying knowing we were moving forward with finding newer, better treatments for cancer.
Good people to work with
some instability as studies closed, management staff left (or, in my case, died)