Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
184 Reviews
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184 Reviews
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Brigham and Women's Hospital President Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to learn and to teach with professionals who share similar work enthusiasm (in 15 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Lab work was not too challenging but did require a substantial amount of time to complete experiments (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great research institution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    Good benefits, great research from top notch faculty members who are devoted to science.

    Cons

    Not-so-trained managers who like to boss around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some management class prior to hiring "managers"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fair Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Academic Programs in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Academic Programs in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    good salary, flexible hours (within reason)

    Cons

    little room for advancement within division

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    great place for an RN

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    MNA, competitative rates, many specialities to choose from. Many nurses have been working at the Brigham since they began their career. That speaks volumes !

    Cons

    tough place to get an RN job sometimes...people just don't leave. Sometimes new RN's are overwhelmed...very sick patients. No parking on site unless you work nights....so you either have to take the T or park on an off site lot and get shuttled in. Depending upon what shift you work and traffic this can add extra time to your commute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always trust that your staff is going to try to do their best!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Clincal Research Coordinator

    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very professional, took IRB regulations seriously.

    Cons

    Lack of organization at times

    Recommends
  6.  

    Grants professional at Brigham and Women's

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grant Administrator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Grant Administrator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Supportive staff, opportunity for growth. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    "Government job" feel at times; unprofessional personalities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fundraising

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Officer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Development Officer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowing that your work is indirectly contributing to advances in patient care.

    Cons

    The office in which I worked was very cutthroat, which seems typical of fundraising and not representative of the hospital itself. The head of the office could have been more engaged with those working for him, especially those just starting out in their career.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    BWH Hospital PT Job review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    High-expectations, top-notch patient-centered care, facilitates growth/learning because it is a teaching hospital. Turn-over rate is high in some departments, but if you want to stay here for a long-term period, you will have no problem keeping your job.

    Cons

    Difficult to make changes in policies/regulations and difficult to reach upper management, Partners is going through a budget crunch so raises are given annually but they are minimal. Parking is a very difficult task for employees and it is unfortunate that people commute from all over the state to work at this prime institution and do not have proper parking access.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to do science

    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

    The number of quality labs and resources increases the possibility of doing impactful and interesting science. A good training environment with lots of agencies and personnel to help post-doctoral fellows like myself in their career.

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower side, and Boston is an expensive city to live in. Job security is based on funding availability from government or non-profit agencies.

  10.  

    Patient Care assistant

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

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Community is very inclusive. All my coworkers were very friendly, and allowed me to learn a lot while I was working. There is a lot of room to grow, and I hope to further my career here after I graduate from nursing school.

    Cons

    Per diem isn't valued as much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to research and the brilliant talent that comes to BWH to learn. Great health insurance- but expensive!

    Cons

    Parking is non-existent or too expensive. Everything else really depends on your relationship with your immediate supervisor and with HR. Because it;s such a massive organization, there are an enormous amount of rules and everything is mainstreamed (e.g., potential for raise only after a certain amount of time).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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