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Reviews for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.07
Support from management
3.65
Teamwork
4.07
Freedom to work independently
3.88
Internal Communication
3.65
Office / Work Environment
4.06
Environmental Friendliness
4.04
Work-Life Balance
3.72
Challenging Work
3.74
Inclusive / Diverse
4.17

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.14
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.14
Career Development
3.58
Overall compensation for your work
3.53
Company Image
4.40
Job Security
3.95
Handicapped Accessibility
4.23
Workplace Safety
4.31
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 18 of 57 reviews Parking in 18 of 57 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 34 of 57 reviews Stock or equity options in 3 of 57 reviews 401(k) in 35 of 57 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 3 of 57 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 57 reviews Ability to work remotely in 4 of 57 reviews Desirable office location in 18 of 57 reviews Tuition assistance in 29 of 57 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 16 of 57 reviews 401(k) Match in 21 of 57 reviews Flexible spending account in 20 of 57 reviews Paid time off in 34 of 57 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 36 of 57 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 29 of 57 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 38 of 57 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 2 of 57 reviews Health and wellness programs in 28 of 57 reviews Employee discounts in 34 of 57 reviews Vehicle allowance in 5 of 57 reviews Employee events in 24 of 57 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 57 reviews Fitness center on site in 1 of 57 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 11 of 57 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Perhaps meal vouchers for employess working certain hours.

What I like about the company

Everyone on my team gets a long and because we all get along and enjoy each others company, it makes working together much more effortless and makes the job more enjoyable and more efficient.

What I dislike about the company

Perhaps they could bring back precepting pay for training since the job itself is already straneous and stressful so training on top of that can be too much.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
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
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance 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 Vehicle allowance is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Better performance review process, more support from HR.

What I like about the company

The people were great. I loved my direct teammates but our manager was very micro-managey and gossipy.

What I dislike about the company

The lack of communication among managers and the trickle-down effect it had on its lower level employees.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) 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 Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
  • City
    Brookline
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 14.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More transparency between staff and management

What I like about the company

Challenging and rewarding. Great place to wirk

What I dislike about the company

As with many large companies there is a constant drive to do more, sometimes without taking into full account the staffing needed to support “the more.” But we’re working on that.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
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 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match 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?
    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
  • 12.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • It will be nice if minorities have equal pay as the majorities

What I like about the company

It is a good place to work at, safe environment and good surrounding

What I dislike about the company

It will be better if wages are higher

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare 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 Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication. Work overload protection for employees

What I like about the company

Overall company culture is friendly

What I dislike about the company

Management needs better communication skills especially regarding responding to emails

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance 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
    Not specified

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 09.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better management and staff communication

What I like about the company

Patents are great and hours are flexible

What I dislike about the company

The management wasn’t great and it was very cliquey

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Brigham and Women s Hospital - Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified

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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 16.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The only improvement that could be made here would be to have discounted parking for employees who need to park on site.

What I like about the company

My overall experience here has been positive. My coworkers are friendly and helpful, as is our manager. As a team we communicate well, and are able to help save lives!

What I dislike about the company

I don't disapprove of any aspects of this company.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
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 Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) 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 Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • City
    Brookline
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified

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

  • Increased flexibility would inevitably lead to great employee satisfaction and would likely decrease the currently high employee turnover rate. Also, there is not enough room for or opportunity for internal growth and advancement.

What I like about the company

Everyone at Dana-Farber is committed and passionate about the cause - treating and ultimately curing cancer. It is very rewarding to work in patient-facing/patient-interactive roles, yet can also be very challenging.

What I dislike about the company

Unfortunately, the company does not offer a tremendous deal of flexibility to staff - despite having the means to do so. This includes limited accessibility or ability to work remotely, no parking available on campus, poor work-life balance, etc. There are also many talented and highly renowned medical providers with difficult personalities whom you are often required to work with/for.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave 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 Employee discounts is offered
  • 12.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat admin positions as less of a healthcare environment and incorporate more of a modern work/life balance.

What I like about the company

I am proud to work at the company I am currently employed at.

What I dislike about the company

More employee benefits/perks, option to work remotely

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
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
3.00
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 Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match 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, 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 Employee events is offered

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