Partners HealthCare – Why Work For Us?

At Partners HealthCare, we know it takes a surprising range of talented professionals to advance our mission—from brilliant business people and tech experts to dedicated researcher administrators and systems analysts. We’re taking on health care’s toughest challenges by integrating patient information with electronic medical records systems, analyzing big data to streamline the delivery of care, reaching out to medically complex patients to better serve their needs, and managing grants that support critical research for specific conditions. Together, we’re connecting premier hospitals and health professionals to help serve their patients and communities with more accessible and higher quality care.






We’re focused on a people-first culture for our system's patients and our professional family. That’s why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Partners HealthCare is committed to aligning our employees’ personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development—and we recognize success at every step.


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At Partners HealthCare, we welcome diverse perspectives and innovative thinking. Our systems for leveraging data and digitizing patient records to advance patient care are just the start. We’re advancing the use of mobile technologies, too, like supporting patients with devices that allow them to share their vital signs with their doctors in real time, right from the comfort of home. (Center for Connected Health)


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As a not-for-profit organization, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, our organization delivers a complete continuum of care by working with community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and Partners HealthCare System is a national leader in biomedical research.


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    Great benefits, really large healthcare corporate

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

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In many ways a great culture - non-profit, working with healthcare professionals to improve care or a large network of leading hospitals. The benefits are great, from health care (of course) to employee perks like access to sporting and concert tickets and other corporate discounts. Time off is fair. I have a fabulous manager. Not only are the health care benefits good from a cash point of view, access to some of the best care makes up for what might be a slightly less competitive salary. Ultimately the best reward is positively affecting patient care, even in the most distant type of role that isn't directly helping patients.

    Cons

    So large, it's almost impossible to effect change. Bureaucratic - some of this is because of healthcare regulations and the like, but sometimes the number of middle managers gets in the way of decision making or structurally inhibits cross-team communication. Their excuse is that they're a non-profit, and that policy doesn't allow it -- a move to a role that should have paid 20% more did not see a raise of anywhere near that. Stayed because ultimately the skills built will allow me to move elsewhere in six months and earn significantly more. So I consider it an investment in my career, however if they want to retain talent this is a poor strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Work to break down silos and be transparent with decision-making. Regularly seek input and demonstrate that input can be translated into constructive action. Communicate wide-impact changes, and encourage all levels of the organization to not assume they know the impact. Retain your talent - do not cap pay increases if an employee is switching to a new functional role. Reward internal hires -- limiting growth by limiting compensation is not helping your bottom line. If you pay an employee significantly less than the people around them for the same work, this is not gaining you in the long run. You're essentially training me so I can go consult and then you can hire me back at 3-4 times the rate. You would've done better to invest in my career than count pennies, since replacing me will cost four times that much.


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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Partners HealthCare.

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    My individual position was in a matrix organization, I was interviewed by HR, admin. hiring manager, admin. director, then functional manager and director. I tend to be confident in interviews and found the process to be professional and respectful. I had the opportunity to ask questions about the job, as well as answer questions..

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Partners HealthCare Awards & Accolades

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Excellence Award for Supplier Diversity , VHA Inc., 2014
World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Health Care , Fast Company, 2014
Top Corporate Charitable Contributors , Boston Business Journal, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.partners.org
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care

As a not-for-profit, Partners HealthCare is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners delivers a complete continuum of care by working with community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical ... More

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