Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center President & CEO Kevin Tabb, M.D.
Kevin Tabb, M.D.
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  1. former intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Pros

    great agency, great work environment, everyone is really friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    i didn't experience any cons, maybe the commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Pros

    Good Staff and Administration, well maintained hospital

    Cons

    disorganized, management problems in the hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Clinical nurse four

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Four in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Four in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Pros

    Its a great place to work. Lots of interesting stuff going on and the people are great. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The traffic in and out of Boston is horrendous at peak times but shouldn't be too bad on the off shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should continue to promote patient centered care and process improvements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. It was fascinating and exciting.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot and there were people willing to teach you new things. Also the patients were also nice and accepting to the interns.

    Cons

    There were petty disputes between the actual workers due to different personalities and them being around each other in a small office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance was good the training was also exceptional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good company but overlooks poor management

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    Current Employee - Practice Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Practice Representative in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great CEO. Have the chance to meet a few friendly coworkers. Plenty of educational trainings. Super large company with great HR department and policies.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of management. Managers should be put through trainings and evaluated more closely. Not enough praise for the employees that deserve it. You're expected to do so much but get no praise or positive feedback, only nonproductive criticism. Communication is horrible, there is no conflict resolution from the manager, only told to fix any problems yourselves. When you're working with childish coworkers who know the manager personally, it's always going to be your fault. I'm unsure of how a manager can get away with such nepotism without someone realizing. Managers take all the credit for the success of the department and reward only the people they knows or is of the same ethnic/cultural background. Pay is all over the board, some are getting paid super large amounts while others get scraps for doing the same job. The ones that get paid the most don't deserve it and do the least of course. Manager goes missing/out for cigarette breaks every 45 mins and takes their employee friends with her.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your managers, they aren't as good as they pretend to be. The clinic may be great but it's the employees that make it run smoothly, not the absentee managers. Clinics need a shake up and different, in touch, progressive managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. it was a very vice experience

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

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management
    3 weeks time off
    full benefits
    T card discount
    Reasonable policy
    Very good cafeteria

    Cons

    The only challenge i was facing has nothing to do with BI, is the distance !! it takes me 1.5 hour to get to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good wok, they are doing an amazing job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Nice

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    Former Employee - Fiscal Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Fiscal Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People, health benefits, close to public transit

    Cons

    Little internal growth, low pay as a non profit for finance/accounting roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increased workplace flexibility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Not everything it seems...

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    BIDMC has great opportunities for recent graduates who would like to ease into their first "real" job. Training was very thorough and there were a lot of other young people with whom I could relate which made the day to day bearable.

    Cons

    There is little to no growth opportunity. This is truly a first job where you should learn as much as possible as quickly as possible so that you can leave. The salary is FAR from competitive and the upper management does not seem interested in helping you learn and grow outside of your specific role. Educational research should be about learning, and without this I see no reason to not take an industry job where you will get paid double, have more opportunity for growth, and maybe even learn more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees. Let them know you appreciate their work and show your appreciation at least annually. Other opportunities available in this area are far from a secret, so give your employees some incentive to want to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great work environment but needs higher pay

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    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is great. Nurses and physicians work well together. Great support from coworkers and fellow nurses. I learn a lot from the nurses and MDs.

    Cons

    Parking is very expensive in Boston. The salary for nurses is not enough. There should be better compensation for nurses. Also the ratio of patients to nurses is too high in the ICU. Most patients are doubled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate better and invest in more staff. It will benefit the company but helping the nurses provide better care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Review

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

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance
    good employee career training
    active research environment

    Cons

    benefit is relatively not as impressive as the other Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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