Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
186 Reviews
4.2
186 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    great work life balance, good relationships with management

    Cons

    not necessarily lots of room for advancement within a role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    good place, poor moral

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience and building of you pharmacy knowledge, you get what you put into it. you can learn a lot from all the technology available. busy workflow keeps you going. if you are a hard worker you get recognized. good benefits, good pay with experience.

    Cons

    very poor moral, lots of long timers that have become complacent in their position and have attitudes to people that have more work ethic. can be a rift between day and evening shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to fix moral. staff has become to clicky, to many small groups that just trash eachother

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    great place for an RN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    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
  6.  

    Fair Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    Best place I've ever worked. I'm not one of those saving lives, but admire and respect the work, mission and dedication.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Although I'm not one of those saving lives, I admire and respect the work, mission and dedication of all of our physicians and healthcare providers. I'm very proud of the work done here and the overall mission. Excellent benefit package (health insurance, time off, perks such as discounted tickets to science museum, NE aquarium, other attractions). Great salary, professional work environment. I have the benefit of a remote work schedule for a couple days a week and a very great work-life balance is enjoyed.

    Cons

    The commute is horrible into Boston.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less electronic communication and more personal communication - especially as related to major changes and initiates. Treat us like humans - look us in the eye and speak to us directly. - I suppose it's easier to send out bulk emails and newsletters, but the personal touch is so much more effective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I absolutely love this institution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    We talk a lot about the Brigham family, and that's exactly what we are. My role is nothing without the employees who graciously volunteer theirs time to our programs.

    Cons

    I think sometimes news takes a long time to travel from leadership to the folks doing the direct service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the more training that managers have on diversity, inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity, the better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Fundraising

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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