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10 unexpected perks of working at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


St. Jude is going to share a best-kept secret that shouldn’t be a secret: We're considered a best place to work and here are 10 reasons why:

St. Jude occupational therapist Allison with patient Lily

10. Having the best coworkers (literally).

Our faculty and staff include a Nobel laureate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, and members of the National Academy of Sciences. We're also a Magnet Recognition hospital. Collaborating on teams with some of the world's most respected professionals, it’s impossible not to learn and grow.

9. Belonging to a community.

Our researchers, doctors, clinical caregivers, patients and their families work together on campus to achieve optimal outcomes. We chat with each other in the halls. We share meals in the cafeteria. Belonging to a tight-knit community makes it easy to see how the work we do every day here helps better the lives of the children we serve.

8. Live like a king.

Elvis called Memphis home and moving here, you’ll live like a king, too. There is no state income tax in Tennessee and housing costs are lower than the national average, which means your paycheck goes a lot farther. In fact, Memphis has been named the #1 Most Affordable City in America (

7. Having on-site services (and free parking).

St. Jude goes to great lengths to make life a little easier for everybody. We provide numerous on-campus services, such as mobile dry cleaning and massage, post office, car detailing, a credit union, and a farmer's market. Plus, parking is always free as are our workout facility and bike share program.

6. Walking on sunshine.

We enjoy, on average, 218 sunny days a year and a very comfortable 72-degree high temperature. Our typical morning commutes is only 22 minutes with minimal traffic, giving us more time to smile and enjoy the things we like to do.

5. Looking ahead.

St. Jude has helped push the survival rate of childhood cancer from less than 20% to 80%, but we know we can do more. We're currently executing a $7 billion, six-year growth strategy with significant expansion in clinical care, research and global outreach to help us continue making life-saving progress in pediatric cancer treatment.

4. Receiving benefits on day one.

St. Jude offers amazing benefits that are affordable and flexible enough to meet the unique needs of our families, and there's no waiting period! Our benefits kick-in on day one because we benefit from our people the minute they join our team.

3. Giving back.

The people of Memphis have always supported St. Jude and we do everything in our power to give back to our community. We offer school sponsorships, STEM programs, career guidance and mentorships.

2. Working is a pleasure (really!).  

We've earned the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award and has been named to its "Best Places to Work" list many years running.  Nearly a thousand St. Jude employees have visited Glassdoor to share their experiences about working at our institution. We encourage you to read the reviews on our Glassdoor page to get a firsthand look at the passion our employees have for St. Jude.

1. Contributing to the St. Jude mission.

Working at St. Jude is more than just a job. It's a calling. Everybody here, regardless of job title or career level, helps us get one step closer to our fulfilling our mission: Finding cures. Saving children.

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