Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
189 Reviews
3.6
189 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good benefits and hospital is economically very healthy (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low compared to hospitals in the area (in 6 reviews)

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

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    Regular

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Transparency. Truth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Exposed to many different departments and opportunities within one position

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide positive feedback to researchers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A constant push to be better.

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    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Boston, MA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sad, but true

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Generally an up-beat place to work with a very diverse and accepting environment. Working to help children and their families is very rewarding.

    Cons

    HR is horrible. Advancement can be elusive and with no explanation from management. People who want to advance their careers should be allowed to work hard and do just that. If its not happening they should be given a reason so they can improve themselves. Also, very cheap company. Annual salary increases have been locked at a sad 2 percent for all staff which doesn't even cover the increase in the cost of living. Oh an no bonuses allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the hospital is doing so well and gives the best care then the staff salaries should reflect that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK experience

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    It's a very good hospital. The research is encouraging.

    Cons

    Long hours and poor pay. The PIs are very pushing. Poor work and life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great facilities and resources
    Large research community
    Excellent health benefits

    Cons

    No training
    No room for advancement
    No job placement assistance
    Very quick to criticize and slow to complement
    Despite the high cost of living in the Boston area Boston Children's does not pay above the NIH guidelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many opportunities at the hospital ranging from clinical research, bioinformatics, technology/innovation development to lab safety. It would be helpful if Boston Children's provided formal opportunities to gain experience in these areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Okay environment, no where to go

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Stable. Job Security. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Always one version behind for technology. No room to move up. No career growth plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff's concerns. Be proactive to retain your talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good experience, doctors are great. Other administrative staff works well as a team. Tuition reimbursement is a plus.Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Administrative management is bordering on imcompetent. Pay is low compared to hospitals in the area. Not much opportunity for advancement.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Organization, HR & Recruitment team is a joke!!!

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    Former Employee - Former Human Resources Employee (Not Disgruntled) in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Former Human Resources Employee (Not Disgruntled) in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Reputation. The work they do. Pay is.....well, fair for most....there are quite a few of overpaid leaders in their HR organization.

    Cons

    Old school, process and gatekeeper focused HR group. Very backwards thinking and very punitive in their style. Not a partnering department at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at shaking things up in your HR department. Remember the definition of insanity....allowing the same behaviors over and over and expecting a different outcome. Turn that department over....what a waste of resources!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Amazing doctors and medical team
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Very political
    Managers don't advocate well for their staff
    pay is low and it's based on department.
    Don't offer education to advance in your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage!

    Approves of CEO

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