Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
169 Reviews
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Brigham and Women's Hospital President Gary L. Gottlieb
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to learn and to teach with professionals who share similar work enthusiasm (in 14 reviews)

  • Overall there were good benefits (in 13 reviews)


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

  • Long hours are expected and often go uncompensated (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Top notch research hospital

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    Former Employee - Technical Research Assistant II  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Research Assistant II in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Located in Boston, you'll make plenty of connections with Beth Israel, Children's, Dana Farber, HMS, etc. all within walking distance. Plenty of opportunity for collaboration. BWH is a top hospital with top doctors and researchers. The hospital also has perks such as discounted tickets to museums, aquariums, six flags, and even sox games.

    Cons

    Boston can be expensive to live in/near. Expect to pay $1400+ just in rent per month to live alone, plus amenities, and in my case my pay at the institution was barely enough to break even each month. Commuting into the city is extremely difficult and parking will cost you money, and as far as I know BWH did not have any reimbursement policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Didn't get paid the most but the work was incredibly rewarding and met great people.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't the best and did not always feel as if my voice was heard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Felt like there was no way for my opinion to be heard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to have hands on experience

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

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is good. I got a good opportunity to handle and learn various techniques. Another plus point is that my lab is at walking distance.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of time for the paper work to be done

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Internship in research department

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall there were good benefits

    Cons

    nothing to concern about the department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, flexible hours, great support

    Cons

    Yearly bonus would be nice, and better yearly pay increase

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, good vacation, sick, and holiday time

    Cons

    Parking for day shift is off-site

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work, great for networking

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    • 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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great benefits, top hospital, great for aspiring physicians. lots to see and lots to learn

    Cons

    lower pay than private companies, difficult to park as most lots offered to employees are off-site.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Adminstrator

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company and people to work for. Many different people and resources to help improve and advance your skills

    Cons

    waiting for admin system approvals inorderr to get your job done can be frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a pleasure working for this institution

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

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great place to work. supportive management staff

    Cons

    great benefits, takes care of employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Intern  in  Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Regulatory Intern in Quincy, MA

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very reputed organization, great work culture and very good opportunity to grow!

    Cons

    I do not find any cons with this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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