Boston Medical Center
3.3 of 5 66 reviews
www.bmc.org Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Boston Medical Center Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2014
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3.3 66 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

Boston Medical Center President and CEO Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh

(32 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great benefits, health insurance, friendly staff, good time off package"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Free health insurance if you choose BMC Preferred Plan"
    in 4 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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    An amazing experience and learning environment

    Pharmacy Tech (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsYou get to learn a lot from just by being in the environment. Co workers are always friendly and helpful. Management does a great job of keeping order despite the hectic workplace. Training teaches you the basics but you always learn on the job. There is always something to learn while at work.

    ConsSometimes training does not teach you everything. You are expected to know about procedures that you don't really know but you will learn on the job. At times you are expected to go beyond your job description without little guidance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA more solid front on management is the key to keeping everything in order. Also there are times when the upper level workers are rude to their team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Gone downhill

    Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee)

    ProsUsed to be mission-driven. There are still clinical areas that are but the administration doesn't care about that anymore.

    ConsI think the review of May 28th is funny. Imagine an HR person saying the politics are no different than anywhere else and quoting almost verbatim the mission and vision! What else is an HR person going to say?

    It's not true. BMC has become a terrible place to work. HR is spending money like it's going out of style and the rest of the place has nothing to show for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying to everyone. You're caught between the old mission-driven way and turning this place into a corporation. Decide what you want but then be honest.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boston Medical Center - a great place to work and receive care.

    Human Resources (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsBoston Medical Center is a highly ethical not-for-profit hospital with a clear vision of providing exceptional care without exception to all of its patient population.

    ConsYou find the same politics at BMC as you find at pretty much every other company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed more Indians and fewer Chiefs. The institution has become too top-sided in the non-clinical areas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great team to work with. Management needs to listen to them.

    IT (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat health benefits. Loved my coworkers

    ConsEmployees pay way too much for parking for a BMC employee lot

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good learning experience

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat benefits, health insurance, friendly staff, good time off package

    ConsBMC did not have much money, so pay is lower and layoffs are a concern

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep staff motivated

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    Quality Improvement Intern (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsIt's a good work culture.

    ConsHR is kind of slow and the process takes a while to get hired on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Only if you want to serve the community

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBMC truly serve the low end of the society and if you want to serve and ignore other issues, this is your place.

    Cons* Longs hours, I can deal with sometimes but not all the times!
    * Management truly values tenure rather than skills. The reason is that most of the senior management have grown up through the ranks at BMC and do not have outside experience that is needed to change direction.
    * BMC is set in its old ways and wasting money when they are in a hole to begin with!
    * Also, even thou BMC is no longer City owned or operated, the politics have not changed at all!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop rewarding people for tenure and knowledge of BMC politics and take a close look at skills.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Advancement Opps.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsLiked my co-workers in my department, good benefits

    ConsNo opportunities for advancement, difficult patient population, many departments have unmotivated employees in support roles (finance in particular)

    Advice to Senior ManagementReevaluate who you are hiring for non-clinical positions and support roles

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not a niece place to work if you are not black

    Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Prosis close to everything MBTA easy acces

    Consco-workers are unprofessional don't matter what is your degree of education if you are not friend with a supervisor you will go no where. friends of managers with out any education or training get promoter to manager positions.

    Advice to Senior Managementplease act more professional and look people beyond there race. just focus on individuals education, knowledge, skills and experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    other staff make you want to work there

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe staff (for the most part) in every department are wonderful people who will truly make you enjoy your work there. Working at a huge hospital like BMC can be difficult, but considering the populations that are primarily served there, it is worth every second because you are truly making a difference in your work. I had overall positive, wonderful experiences with everyone here.

    ConsHR can be a difficult process, but it's a hospital, so that's to be expected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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