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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital named to Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2018

Ranking No. 9 out of Top 100 large companies follows other key distinctions in 2017

Memphis, Tennessee, December 8, 2017

St. Jude employees and #ILoveStJude sign

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been named to Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2018, receiving a No. 9 ranking out of the top 100 large companies.

The annual list relies on voluntary, anonymous feedback from employees, who are asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO, and rate key workplace attributes like career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, senior management and work-life balance. Employees are also asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is so honored to be recognized,” said Dana Bottenfield, vice president of human resources at St. Jude. “Thanks to our employees’ outstanding reviews and constructive feedback, we earned a spot on the list for the first time. We’re grateful to everyone at St. Jude who makes our hospital a wonderful place to work.”

The hospital’s strategic plan calls for increasing faculty positions by 28 percent and other staff positions by 25 percent by 2021 to strengthen basic laboratory research programs, enhance patient care and advance cures faster. St. Jude currently has more than 3,600 employees.

“We are committed to creating a place where people want to work and where they can do their best work,” said James R. Downing, MD, St. Jude president and chief executive officer. “By recruiting and retaining the brightest talent, we can achieve our vision of accelerating scientific progress and advancing treatment for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases around the globe.”

The Glassdoor distinction follows several other recognitions in the last year, including being named the top children’s cancer hospital in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report and being named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune magazine.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. To learn more, visit or follow St. Jude on social media at @stjuderesearch.