Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
167 Reviews
4.0
167 Reviews
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Brigham and Women's Hospital President Gary L. Gottlieb
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69 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to learn and to teach with professionals who share similar work enthusiasm (in 13 reviews)

  • Dealing with real people (patients); good skills training; beautiful building, great area; good benefits (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • lack of clear pathway to indvidual career development (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Make the most of the enriching system

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Like any organization, figure out the pros and the cons and take advantage of the pros such as the access to world leading resources such as people

    Cons

    The system is codified and stratified into pay grades so it can be difficult to move ahead based on skills or networking due to the bureaucratic reality of the "system" in the first place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because this can be a stratified environment with less mobility between ranks than a non academic environment where credentials are less important, ensure those at the lower rungs are well incentivized and feel cared for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I had a great experience working there for 12 years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement plan, and also for students to gain experience

    Cons

    No union for nursing assistant to save your job in any situation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People like nursing assistant needs union, specially for those among us that can't speak up for themselves.

  3.  

    Good work life balance, average pay, great benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    Benefits are solid. Above average facility, free coffee, mostly friendly people, great company parties.

    Cons

    Promotion structure is flawed in my opinion, seeming strictly based on years worked, not aptitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the quality workers and keep them from running to the pharma companies

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  5.  

    Top notch research hospital

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Lab assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    good atmosphere. Sometime not much work

    Cons

    terrible hours. sometimes more than expected

  8.  

    Internship in research department

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Fantastic place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Good place to have hands on experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 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
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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