Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
204 Reviews
4.1
204 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. Featured Review

     

    I absolutely love this institution

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    • 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
  2.  

    Data Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to grow in any of the positions someone starts off as when they enter the organization

    Cons

    Depending on the department you are working in your feelings might be different since many departments operate as separate entities and do not collaborate much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the millennial workforce since this is your largest and best chance of successfully transitions in the future and cultivating the next generation of leaders who are excited to work at this great institution already you just need to tap into this resource more and show you care and value them working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Caring and compassionate company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Generous healthcare benefits, feeling of community, great career development programs, promotion of work-life balance, job security

    Cons

    Compensation is inadequate for level of work expected, raises and promotions are difficult to achieve, can be difficult to contact and engage with various administrative departments (e.g., HR, research admin, IRB), increasingly debilitating administrative hoops for researchers to jump through

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    great benefits for health insurance, discounts at local businesses, flexible time off benefits, courses to improve your skills and work that are totally free, and tuition reimbursement to further your education.

    Cons

    expected to know a lot and do a lot - it is a harvard medical teaching hospital

    its also pretty disorganized in a lot of small ways, not too many good healthy lunch places around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work out the little bugs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    people are supportive and good team work.

    Cons

    I am not finding any challenges.

  7.  

    Meh experiences

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    • 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.  

    excellent

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    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
  9.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    supportive, dynamic, great people, benefit

    Cons

    transportation - boston's problem, daycare expensive for families with little ones

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing place for postdocs

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall experience was beneficial for my future.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    I learned a lot! I loved to work with the patients. You always felt good about your work when you help someone who is ill.

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement and growth. A lot of work but sometime you felt unappreciated. I wanted to do more but felt held back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think long term employees that show dedication should be allowed to train in the many courses that are offered without the approval a manager. If an employee wants to excel that shouldn't be held back regardless if the course is out of their job scope.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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