Boston Public Health Commission

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Boston Public Health Commission Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
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  1.  

    Good Working Experience

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    Former Employee - Outreach Network Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Outreach Network Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Public Health Commission full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Department I was in did not have room to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of bureaucracy, but organization has some truly great people working in it.

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    Former Employee - Health Care Provider in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Health Care Provider in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Public Health Commission full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Benefits okay, pension incentivizes longer tenure
    -Mission-based work
    -Some stellar co-workers
    -Supportive supervisor
    -Worked with amazing clients in the community
    -Organization has required Racial Justice and Health Equity training, a must for anyone working in the field
    -Great work-life balance

    Cons

    -Pay is very low for industry standard, despite Union presence
    -Abusive and unethical employees are sometimes allowed to stay on for years, with their behavior excused or swept under the rug
    -So much bureaucracy, resulting in tons of paperwork and unnecessary meetings
    -Lots of top-down pressure from upper management players who don't understand the programs they are running, with threats of budget cuts. Often there was hearsay regarding BOHC's director's opinion towards program, with no direct input from her at meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management- take the time to listen to those who are doing the direct work. Hopefully new executive director will be a positive new asset!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    it's fine

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Public Health Commission

    Pros

    the people who work there are nice

    Cons

    not much respect between ranks

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bureaucracy gets in the way of a great mission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Public Health Commission full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ethos that comes with the name of organization, if you are focused on health, especially the socioeconmic-side you will be working with like-minded individuals

    Cons

    Few incentives, poor comraderie, heavy focus on ideals, but not implementation, a lot of bureaucracy, buildings and locations are unsatisfactory, not a lot of opportunity to move up

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great people, great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Public Health Commission as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As an intern, my supervisors were always willing to help me fully understand the scope of the project and were actively involved in my learning experience. They made sure that the assignments I had were on par with my expectations and the expectations that my degree program had. All in all, I learned so much from this experience and I'm confident that the skills I learned here will help me go far in the field!

    Cons

    Some downsides include the actual location of the building-- the fringe Dorchester area is a little scary to be in sometimes. During my time at BPHC, there were several robberies of people walking in and out of the building as well as car break-ins. Kind of scary, but nothing that building security wasn't actively trying to reduce.

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, but not for long

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    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate I in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Public Health Commission full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly great people, compromised with work.

    Cons

    Too many people too comfortable with their jobs, leading to mediocre performances.
    Too many directors = too much egos.
    Location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, get some training on how to manage employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good people, great mission, bad area

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    Former Employee - Development Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Development Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Public Health Commission full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Dedicated, professional work staff with their eyes on the goal. Great benefits, ample opportunity to learn new skills and languages, friendly environment.

    Cons

    Located in a not so great neighborhood with few restaurants and hard to get to by metro (though there are buses that stop right in front). Constituent services can always be rough.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great Student Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Public Health Commission as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, light workload, high compensation

    Cons

    Slow paced (which allows for great work-life balance)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more training opportunities for interns to grow

    Recommends
  10.  

    Challenging population to work with with little support from supervisors

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

    I have been working at Boston Public Health Commission

    Pros

    The population was challenging and forced me to think outside the box in my service approach. In leaving BPHC I was sad to say goodbye to my clients as the experience in working with them gave me a deeper understanding of their needs and challenged me to research ways to address those needs by finding evidence based practices to offer quality service.

    Cons

    There is a lack of professional boundaries held by much of the staff from the administrative level to the entry level. The organizational structure is one which promotes from within through a mixture of seniority and popularity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require professional development workshops specific to the service population to all staff. These workshops should be mandatory and respectfully attended/participated. Staff who are grossly negligent, prejudice, disrespectful, abusive to clients should be terminated on the spot with no movement to a different program.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    A great summer

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

    I worked at Boston Public Health Commission

    Pros

    The management is great. Everyone who works there has a solid sense of purpose - they are making Boston a better place to live. There are truly some talented people there.

    Cons

    From department to department, communications can be lax. It is a bureaucracy so it suffers from the things that bureaucracy tend to suffer from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communications amongst management

    Recommends

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