Boston Medical Center

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Boston Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
71 Reviews

3.3
71 Reviews
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Boston Medical Center President and CEO Kate Walsh
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    BMC review

    Former Employee - Stork Consultant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Stork Consultant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Nurses and Physicians where very nice and prompt

    Cons

    Less nurses more patients in some departments

  2.  

    Senior Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent co-workers. It's a great location, so it's very accessible from anywhere in Boston. There are great benefits.

    Cons

    You'll lacks the tools to truly succeed, systems are out dated. There's a disconnect between the HR during the hiring process. High turnover within most departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money in IT infrastructure, listen to your employees they have great ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Action packed place to work, but poorly managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Student Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Student Intern in Boston, MA

    Pros

    If you can work here, you can work anywhere (lots of problem customers and high demand in this job).
    Flexible hours
    Pay was ok

    Cons

    Leadership/management did not understand employees needs and stress level and enforced policies strictly for the purpose of policies and not necessarily for fairness or efficiency (ex: not having lab coat on in hot basement floor where there was no customer interaction).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely need to listen to employees and understand the stress and adversity that come from a job at this institution. By being a little bit more lenient or fair in policies, this would help the employee loss rate and employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Backwards IT

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

    Pros

    Mission, thats about it, they serve people who can't afford healthcare which I can get behind, but this place is one of the most mismanaged places I have every worked at.

    Cons

    Very old school 1950's mindset, extremely antiquated technology, no clear indication of roles, poor management, very political, low pay, database system was one of the worst I have ever worked with and I have worked for every major healthplan and hospital in New England and NY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of anyone managing IT, very backwards, the database system was a complete mess, lots of people in positions they have no business in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work environment but the location is a little sketchy and pay isn't great for non-unions

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Work-life balance is good rarely do I have to work overtime
    Accessible by public transportation
    Good potential for growth depending on the department

    Cons

    Location isn't great. There are a lot of homeless and drunk people around campus
    Pay isn't great for non-union workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    An amazing experience and learning environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Boston, MA

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    A 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.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Boston 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more Indians and fewer Chiefs. The institution has become too top-sided in the non-clinical areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gone downhill

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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - IT  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Loved my coworkers

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep staff motivated

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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