Children's Hospital Boston

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Updated May 24, 2015
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
Sandra L. Fenwick
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Pros
  • Good benefits and hospital is economically very healthy (in 11 reviews)

  • It is great place to work and learn (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • pay is low and it's based on department (in 6 reviews)

  • big egos, no room for growth, "harvard" mentality (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    has become very political

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    clean work environment. World reknowed. Lots of international patients. Lots of managers. Will hire new grads and train them. Good benefits package. Free CPR classes. Has self scheduling but bosses often change what you put in.

    Cons

    no transport so nurses have to bring their patients to all their tests. Peer review and eval. process is lengthy and repetitive. Units don't talk with each other so often times ideas don't travel that could be helpful. Nurses are so busy there is no time for lunch/diner break (maybe 10 min). Have to fight for when you want to take vacation even though they give you hours to have it. No rewards for seniority. Getting rid of 1946 Prouty Garden despite petitions of thousands of staff and families( there are pt's ashes there!).

    Advice to Management

    listen!!!!! Management has their own ideas about everything and never listens to front line care before they make a policy. They care more about their image then employees and patients. Hir nurses and rely less on travelers


  2. Decent place to work If you can handle politics.

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Very Very bad pay to techies. No career growth and no plans from management for employee growth. Way too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Have a career growth plan for employees. Do not waste valuable resources for personal gain work towards organizations growth.


  3. Internship & Interview Experience

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    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - many opportunities to learn (shadowed for several interviews and throughout my internship) - had several projects that I was able to work on - benefits are good

    Cons

    - disconnected (don't know what's going on even in own department) - supervisors/management does not have much time for employees - HR is extremely unprofessional, slow, and unorganized (1. showed up to HR for interview & employee said she had to cancel so I should just wait for 30+ min. until I had to meet with dept. 2. HR employee told me to write another dept. thank you notes after interviewing ) - salaries are low - very difficult to get in - slow to implement projects/programs

    Advice to Management

    - value your employees more - connect the hospital depts. more - encourage HR to be more professional when recruiting potential employees


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  5. Good place to work, although Waltham office is a little boring

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to start, interactive learning environment, great benefits, opportunity to take classes and get reimbursed

    Cons

    Low pay, Waltham location is disconnected, doctors are stressed out


  6. A great experience, friendly and knowledge employees but minimal compensation

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    Former Employee - ASR in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - ASR in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for the most part and friendly employees. Very accommodating for any personal needs to take time off.

    Cons

    minimal compensation. The benefits package is good BUTTTT if you leave within 3-4 years of your initial start date the hospital will retract any and all contributions to your retirement package. This was a big selling point upon hire, but it wasn't stated that the contributions are only applicable to employees with a 3-4 year tenure

    Advice to Management

    promote based on merit more. pay administrators based on performance not merely on tenure. you will retain a much higher quality workforce, as opposed to pushing most of the good workers out


  7. Helpful (1)

    care about your PI

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor/Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Instructor/Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits affiliated with Harvard Medical School

    Cons

    Watch out who you work with. Especially professors are self-centred and has a huge ego and never listen your ideas

    Advice to Management

    make more surveys about your professor. Try to give warning if they treat their postdocs and grads just because they have "power" which can destroy their employee's careers.


  8. there are good research labs and there are bad ones.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    potential exposure to the cutting edge of research. good benefits.

    Cons

    the hospital itself might be great, but regarding to my specific experience- Lab specific- depends on your director. you can end up in a poorly managed place with lack of resources where there is nowhere to grow to. there are other amazing labs in the hospital.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Regular

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people in my department

    Cons

    non-transparent, no parking, shady leadership

    Advice to Management

    Transparency. Truth.


  10. Exposed to many different departments and opportunities within one position

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relationships with clinical teams expands your network Opportunity to work with the best clinicians in the world, who are all open to teaching and allowing you to shadow to get an idea of where you want to end up

    Cons

    Salary is tough to increase within research department The office I was in was pretty low maintenance and old/depressing

    Advice to Management

    Provide positive feedback to researchers


  11. A constant push to be better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's rewarding to know you are part of something great and easy to find the motivation to push harder and be better when you know it improves the lives or care of patients.

    Cons

    It's frustrating, however, that this is generally the only reward - the privilege of working at BCH. The compensation is sub-par, work-life balance is non-existent and you are constantly being asked to do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your talent! Cut your dead weight. Treat your employees as if it is your privilege that they work so hard for you instead of theirs.



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