Boston Medical Center

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Boston Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
86 Reviews
3.6
86 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, health insurance, friendly staff, good time off package (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits, coworkers who care about making a difference (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • internships aren't paid; doesn't seem to be a lot of opportunity for growth here (in 4 reviews)

  • Public transportation can be confusing (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worked as a summer intern in a clinical studies unit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Medical Center

    Pros

    Good coworkers, very laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not always a lot of work for me to do. Sometimes painfully little amounts.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rudderless Sr Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You are making a difference here. I love working with many of my co-workers. Despite complaints to the contrary, benefits are competitive with other major employers in the city.

    Cons

    There is a large amount of disconnect or lack of empathy between senior management and rank-and-file staff. Employees have been asked to do more with far fewer resources over time. Changes are made unilaterally in the name of cost savings, at the cost of quality patient care. HR moves slowly, even by the standards of most major employers, and there is little to no support for those seeking advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to seek, and listen to feedback from the people who do the clinical work to figure out how things can be done more effiiciently, instead of spending millions and millions of dollars on consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to be a nurse

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great pay, benefits, patient load, matching 401k, teaching hospital so you have a lot of young MDs with lots of enthuesiasm

    Cons

    very fast turnover in Nursing supervisors, once you achieved high salary you had target on your back. offerd overtime frequently by staffing office but made to feel like criminal by your nurse mgr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop playing the nursing unions against each other, stop using electronic documentation to nail high salary RNs, be more forgiving and put the Human back in Human resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sr Mgt follows Nepotism policy

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    Current Employee - ASR in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - ASR in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great mission helping needy patients

    Cons

    Sr management promote people with little experience who are young and inexperienced in healthcare who happen to be friends bypassing internal employees who are older. HR does nothing about it since they do it too! Several people promoted to white female Practice Managers promoted are barely out of college with no healthcare experience ! Directors promoted with no clinical background! The outlook is scary if these people are making decisions!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up or you will lose key people and patients will go somewhere else!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good benefits, not the greatest place for growth

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

    I have been working at Boston Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    5 weeks vacation, industry average salaries, relaxed

    Cons

    poor infrastructure, not much growth opportunity in the research capacity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    The most underrated hospital in Boston, an amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Resident Physician in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees and the patients are the best reason to work at Boston Medical Center. At BMC you can really be yourself, and be fully accepted. People have great senses of humor, but are also brilliant and great at their jobs. The patient population is unbelievably unique. The other Boston hospitals have good patient populations as well, but nothing quite compares to the BMC population, which is made up of a mix of various underserved populations, as well as a variety of middle and upper class patients.

    Cons

    Overshadowed in name by the Harvard hospitals, but probably should not be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Boston Medical

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Medical Center

    Pros

    Great staff, great mission, always look to improve

    Cons

    In need of upgrades in several areas

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steadily downhill

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

    I have been working at Boston Medical Center part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, coworkers who care about making a difference. People in the community really appreciate the care they receive. I like knowing that I make someone's day better.

    Cons

    Very top-heavy, HR is awful, no career or skill development. All the same people get the opportunities all the time, and nothing for people who want to advance. There used to be computer classes. Now you're expected to be proficient but there's no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People shouldn't have to leave to get opportunities and development, but that is what happens. There's way too much beaurocracy and no transparency. What happened to the VP walk-arounds? Stop spending money like you're not a safety net.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Gud job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Surgical Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Surgical Technician in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their pay is really gud

    Cons

    Butt the riders are sometimes crazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should do something dat can track customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was great!

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

    I worked at Boston Medical Center as an intern

    Pros

    Very intelligent and committed staff. Good benefits

    Cons

    May not pay as much as other Boston hospitals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more in incentives to keep them motivated

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