Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
215 Reviews
3.6
215 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
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Review Highlights

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 compared to hospitals in the area (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good to employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Interested in healthcare innovation
    - Encourages bike commuting
    - Great teams and clinicians
    - Bonus and raise structures
    - Employer supported 403b

    Cons

    - Physical hospital layout is confusing to everyone
    - Lack of space
    - Lack of updated technology (my computer and windows are 2007)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and encourage more autonomy from your extremely talented and caring staff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great exposure for undergrad with public health interest

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    As an undergraduate intern, I was exposed to the internal workings of a professional setting. Lots of good opportunity

    Cons

    Limited work for a undergraduate to do.

  3.  

    research supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    good place for research.
    Smart people are around you and lots of new instruments are waiting for you

    Cons

    low salary compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more salary to research people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Still working towards the right mission

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The majority of people you work with are service-oriented, mission-based experts in their respective fields. They also compose a diverse educational and intellectual background so you're in constant awe of the creativity, expertise, and innovation happening there.

    Cons

    There is an unclear career ladder working in administration often leaving you to fend for yourself in terms of developing yourself and moving onto more challenging job roles that use your skills and expertise.

    Also, it's a tough decision to make when you want to work for the mission of children's health but you see that your peers with the same experience and background in the "for-profit" sector are making 20,000 + more than you ever will in the next decade. Although the benefits are good, the salary is tough...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Low salary. Bad benefit package.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    The hub of research and innovation.

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than what you might expect.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A place for motivated scientists

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great research environment, very good training for postdoc fellows, affiliation with Harvard, good medical insurance, beautiful city, great opportunities to find jobs after postdoc training

    Cons

    high living cost, low pay, demanding jobs, stressful environment., expensive parking, cold winter, long queue for daycare, troublesome paperwork

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Outstanding but tough environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    In my view this is the the leading Children's Hospital in the World. There are outstanding basic and clinical research opportunities. The Hospitalhas an excellent highly selected pool of talent. Having worked here certainly helps the resumee/job search.

    Cons

    There is a strenuous academic promotion process. There are steep hierarchical structures. The competition level among academics is high, which explains the high performance but also leads to high levels of stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a small portion of 'West coast'. It'll still be Harvard but decreasing stress levels somewhat may increase overall efficiency and productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place, lots to learn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Associate II in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Associate II in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston full-time

    Pros

    Many things to learn about hospital administration. You will be given a lot of responsibility if you show you are capable.

    Cons

    Things can get overwhelming as you start out. Push through it!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Staffing Assitant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staffing Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staffing Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with a recruiter to get this temp position as a staffing assistant however after i was hired the position and my duties slowly shifted. I was no longer doing what my position initially stated and instead I am just watching the front desk. However, the employees in the HR department are wonderful to work with, small environment, and very everyone is very personable and friendly.

    Cons

    I feel as if my position was misguided after I was hired though this is good experience. Want more responsibility and a little better training overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great employee morale, needs a little more training and guidance for new employees/temps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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