Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Brigham and Women's Hospital President Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent pay
    - Great experience
    - Excellent work to have on resume
    - Opportunity to grow
    - Generous benefits package

    Cons

    - Turnaround on research studies makes assistants a dime a dozen
    - Location can be difficult to deal with, commuters nightmare at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really care about your employees, make the transition to being laid-off more comfortable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    work-life balance, excellent training, leadership, very healthy environment.

    Cons

    low compensation for research fellows

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    Experience benefits pay growth potential

    Cons

    Varied shifts management can be one wayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employee loyalty- give better raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interventional Radiologic Technologist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Interventional Radiologic Technologist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    vast opportunities in all areas of imaging

    Cons

    difficult to get around, leave the car at home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees, they need to be heard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Amazing place for postdocs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    lots of courses for scientific and personal development, good benefits, many core facilities

    Cons

    salary for postdocs is normally the NIH minimum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Meh experiences

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Care Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - salary is higher compared to other hospitals in Boston
    - quality of services is generally great
    - co-workers are all generally friendly
    - shuttles to the hospital from locations throughout the city

    Cons

    - parking
    - health benefits are really expensive for the 1st year you work at the hospital and then goes down (like 2x as much as other hospitals in the area for just employee)
    - no team environment
    - management is too busy (I have 3 supervisors for 1 job and they don't communicate and are definitely not on the same page ever)
    - my position is new and it is extremely slow
    - if you are not a physician, you seem to be looked down upon by the physicians
    - lack of training for positions
    - lack of upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - engage employees more in their jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Great institution with respected and talented individuals. Work comes in waves, making lull periods particularly dull.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    An opportunity to work with like minded individuals who are interested in some component of the healthcare industry.

    Cons

    You definitely plateau at one year. Slow times can be SLOW and busy times will be comparable to the jobs that most of your friends have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary to compensate for the ridiculous lengths research staff go to for their PIs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    great place for an RN

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    • 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
  10. great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Research Assistant II in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    great work life balance, good relationships with management

    Cons

    not necessarily lots of room for advancement within a role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great research institution

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    • 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

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