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Review averages

  • 29 employees say

    Excellent (19)
    65.51724137931%
    Good (5)
    17.241379310345%
    Satisfactory (2)
    6.8965517241379%
    Subpar (3)
    10.344827586207%
    3.90
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Reviews - What employees say

3.90 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 19.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • better pay, overtime offered to hourly employees

What I like about the company

Amazing opportunities for independent work and growth

What I dislike about the company

Employees are only paid for 40hrs/week, and it is in our contracts that overtime is voluntary and will not be compensated. However the structure of the projects here take many more than 40hrs/week (usually a bare minimum of 50-60) and some employees work much more than that to get ahead. Overall the pay is poor, but consistent with other academic research institutions

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Offer better incentives for employees to want to work with the organization, more flexibility.

What I like about the company

Everyone I work with is really nice and the mission of the organization is a compelling one.

What I dislike about the company

The organization is stuck in it's own ways, it needs to advance with technology and changing times. Work from home opportunities should exist, as well as paid snow days so you don't have to take a vacation day.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better admin but let's be honest it will always be about the patients. And that's how it should be :)

What I like about the company

The company likes to hire from within, so it's hard to get on the inside. However, I know people who've been at DFCI for over 20 years. It's an amazing place to work- it relies on its employees and all of their unique abilities. once you start working to ave someone's life, it's hard to think about doing anything else.

What I dislike about the company

People tend to have their way and their way only. It's amazing that people stay with with hospital for so long, but it's important to be flexible as new generations start to join the daily pool of people you see and interact with.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered

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Review averages

  • 29 employees say

    Excellent (19)
    65.51724137931%
    Good (5)
    17.241379310345%
    Satisfactory (2)
    6.8965517241379%
    Subpar (3)
    10.344827586207%
    3.90
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
3.90
29 reviews

Industry average (Pharmaceuticals/Biotech)
3.09
44,364 reviews

kununu average
3.32
2,788,000 reviews