Baylor College of Medicine

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Baylor College of Medicine Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
132 Reviews

3.3
132 Reviews
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Baylor College of Medicine President & CEO Dr. Paul Klotman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Located at the Texas Medical Center, which includes many of the best medical centers in the US (in 18 reviews)

  • benefits are good, but that doesn't matter now with obamacare (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Relativel salary is low compared to other institutes and hospital (in 8 reviews)

  • No work/life balance; Competitive within own group; PIs micromanage and verbally abusive (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place for graduate student to mature

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Highly research oriented and multiple opportunities to collaborate and get help if you are proactive.

    Cons

    Opportunities can be restrictive if some principal investigator likes to play in his/her own niche. (playing Han "solo")

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to get feedback from students and keep improving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at BCM has been awesome, considering I work for one of the most trifling and non-people friendly boss.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Houston, TX

    Pros

    The good thing about working for BCM is that you get a wonderful chance to build experience.

    Cons

    The hard part about working for BCM is that everything you request or have an issue with takes forever to get taken care of....no sense of urgency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give personnel the proper equipment and help to perform duties, don't burn out the help you already have and learn to talk, take employees into consideration and consider incentives.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been a great opportunity to work for BCM in the past 10 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist, Senior  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist, Senior in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Location in the Medical Center
    Reputable organization
    Diversity
    Learning opportunities
    Culture and Values
    Professionalism

    Cons

    No professional growth opportunity at Baylor College of Medicine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Benefits package

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tripping over itself

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager - Finance  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager - Finance in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with and not too big an organization that work doesn't get completed.

    Cons

    The entire medical college including top management is ruled by the 40+ person board of directors. You cannot effectively run any organization with that many top people and the board should not be making day-to-day decisions. Hopefully this has/will change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let management actually run the medical college.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unique institution in the Texas Medical Center

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

    Pros

    A challenging environment working with some of the brightest minds in medicine and clinical research.
    Highly collaborative academic and research environment.
    Integration with many other institutions in the Texas Medical Center.

    Cons

    Tight budgets.
    Inefficient institutional governance.
    Ever shifting strategic vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication of the College vision to all employees on a consistent basis. Implement the governance and management processes needed to implement this vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Limited Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Billing Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Physician Billing Specialist in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for some, work-life balance, benefits are excellent, particular job duties are high stress.

    Cons

    Pay not conducive to today's cost of living, raises are minimal, not much room for growth for all, very few opportunities to advance only make lateral moves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic place to work!

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

    Pros

    Compassion for animals, teamwork, and friendly colleagues. There is a great wellness program associated with the college as well.

    Cons

    6 months before vacation time is vested and 3 years before 401K matching program is vested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to show your appreciation to the husbandry staff that takes such amazing care of our animals. They are the ones that keep this place running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I learned so much about HR and I was able to become very involved.

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Houston, TX

    Pros

    - Head of HR was really interested in me getting the full experience as an intern and therefore included me in weekly meetings, asked for constant feedback, gave me several projects to work on, and allowed me to participate in off-campus recruiting events

    Cons

    - The environment was a little dramatic at times, some of the girls really did not get along and they definitely made it obvious

  10.  

    no opportunity for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Houston, TX

    Pros

    n/a there are none. benefits are good, but that doesn't matter now with obamacare

    Cons

    low pay compared to others, tell you they have no money but keep sending out self congratulatory emails about buildings/donations etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this job is a test. it is only a test. had this been a real job there would have been bonuses, raises, and promotions...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    okay place to work

    Current Employee - Research Tech III  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Research Tech III in Houston, TX

    Pros

    401a plan, good medical, tuition reimbursement, flexible with schedules especially if in school

    Cons

    not a lot of room for advancement, a lot of work required of you, with evolving technology downsizing is a possibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more perks for the employees, rather than allocate more money for raises for hr why not reward those who are doing the bulk of the work

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