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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute experience report

  • 04.Oct 2018
  • Employee

I liked my peers and I was proud to support amazing physicians, but the management was terrible.

2.61

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would encourage senior leadership to remember that the administrative and support staff matter too - when they are happy and well cared-for, they provide crucial resources that enable all the physicians to do their best work. When the administrative team is unhappy and everyone keeps leaving, the physicians also suffer and the quality of their work and their research will go down.

What I like about the company

It was amazing to be part of a team that is literally doing cutting edge work to combat GI cancers. Brilliant physicians doing incredible research and clinical care - that's an honor to be a part of.

What I dislike about the company

The management treats the clinicians well, but does not seem to care very much about the administrative support team. I was expected to do an additional full-time job on top of my existing full time job when a team member quit and wasn't backfilled for 6 months. I even interviewed for the open position, but was not hired...and was not even thanked for doing two jobs for the price of one for half a year.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Flexible spending account 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?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered