Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Brigham and Women's Hospital President Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
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Pros
  • great place to work, WOULD reccomend (in 15 reviews)

  • Great benefits and excellent opportunities for professional growth (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • There is lack of communication between employees, drama, and low pay compared to industry (in 3 reviews)

  • potential for raise only after a certain amount of time) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Research fellow

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

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent access to mentors, collaborators

    Cons

    Competitive environment at times, lower salaries than other cities


  2. Research

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

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Varied research interests, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Very limited interaction with the PI's


  3. Helpful (1)

    Very large company w/ pretty good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Solid benefit time (~4 weeks/yeak, including holidays)
    * Lots of perks (though I don't use any of them)
    * Accessible location

    Cons

    * Very large organization (don't know anyone outside my immediate department)

    Advice to Management

    Fewer perks, but better ones


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  5. Assistant Professor/Research Scientist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor/Scientist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor/Scientist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Close to a lot of other researchers. Easy access to a lot of seminars on various topics. If you have questions you can always find a researcher who is an expert in the field.

    Cons

    Stronger support for clinical workers than for basic research. Position is dependent on obtaining your own funding (grant money).


  6. Registered Nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed that there were a groundbreaking things happening during my tenure there, however I found that there was very little training and that the expectations were extraordinarily high regardless of your level of training. I enjoyed that there were a groundbreaking things happening during my tenure there, and having Brigham and women's on my resume was an extraordinary addition.

    Cons

    very little training, and a lot of attitude from people at my own level, managers, and all other staff I had contact with.

    Advice to Management

    you need to have more training, less attitude, and more incentives for people to work as hard as they're expected to work. How did


  7. A nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hospital has a great mission statement and culture. Everyone is friendly, and because it is such a large institution, the benefits and support services are top notch.

    Cons

    I have very few cons for working at the hospital. Perhaps the most would be salary. Although the hospital has a decent work to life balance, as a non-profit teaching hospital, the salary can be a little less than expected, but of course, this can also relate to position.

    Advice to Management

    As Socrates, I know enough to know that I know nothing about management, but I am required to write 20 words. The only advice I could have would be for implausible, over-sweeping changes that would harm more than heal. So I obstain.


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    CNA

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CNA in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - CNA in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people from the management were very helpful and theres a teamwork

    Cons

    salary make it a little bit high


  9. Great Professional Development

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

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great salary and locations are accessible

    Cons

    promotions are not performance based but

    Advice to Management

    make promotions performance based and not on years of service


  10. Research Fellow

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a very exciting research environment with the best researchers. It is a great place for learning.

    Cons

    There is not too many promotion opportunity for research fellows. You learn and you leave.


  11. Research Assistant II

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

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Casual dress, Flexible start- and end- time (Project-based)

    Cons

    Grant-based funding, Limited ability to rise in position

    Advice to Management

    Pay overtime to overworked techs



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