Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.8 149 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

Brigham and Women's Hospital President Gary L. Gottlieb

Gary L. Gottlieb

(61 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Overall hard to move up but great environment.

    Senior Research Assistant (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood time-off, good perks, good culture

    Conslittle career growth, bad hours, compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    It was WONDERFUL

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people, great working environment, and great morale

    ConsNo challenges that I found

    Advice to Senior ManagementA little more communication can be made, but otherwise ok.

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    Ambulatory Financial Counselor (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat benefits and excellent opportunities for professional growth

    ConsSystem for benefit time can be challenging when balancing work and personal life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Inspiring place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe management is competent for the most part. Most employees are extremely hard-working.

    ConsDifficult to get to if you do not live in Boston or just west of the city.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Technical Research Assistant II

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours
    Great People
    You will learn a great deal of information in the field.
    Offer tuition reimbursement

    ConsLow Pay
    Sometimes there is a lack of organization in regard to certain projects
    Some disconnect between levels of managment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work! Very friendly people and atmosphere

    Temporary Assistant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThe training was very welcoming, the staff is great and helpful. It's a very comfortable feel for employees new and old. I had a great time working there.

    ConsThey could pay their hardworking employees a little better. It's a top notch hospital in many areas and the salaries should reflect that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job opportunities and great environment

    Clinical Research Assistant II (Former Employee)

    ProsWonderful culture, good job opportunities, the people to work with are great. Benefits are great.

    ConsNot competitive pay. The annual raise is not great either. Some office spaces are too crammed but this isn't true for all divisions.

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work, WOULD reccomend

    Consat times can be A bit dull

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    Nursing Internship experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHospital units are clean. One can easily page interdisciplinary staff that is needed. Staff lounge is stocked with essential utensils, microwave, and free filtered water.

    ConsMost of the nurses, not all, treat nurse interns as PCAs. As an intern, you need to speak and ask questions or else the nurses think you lack critical thinking. Some nurses don't look at patient's charts and simply chat with colleagues, are constantly glued to their phone, or are looking at fashion websites. Other nurses don't look at your technique to make sure it is done correctly and leave you with the patient. One preceptor dismissed the articles the school wanted the preceptor to read, stating that they have been trained. That preceptor should have just taken the articles and pretended to take interest in the articles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that the preceptors ask students questions and assure the student to ask question, even if the student thinks the question is dumb. Let the preceptor watch the student on their techniques first, instead of letting the student delve into the task without guidance. Let the preceptor and student have a 10 minute uninterrupted chat about the patients in every shift.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great to put on the resume

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOverall, there were good benefits. Always surrounded by smart people interested in cutting edge research. Boston, in general, is a great location for networking.

    ConsSalary was not great. Even though work weeks were often more than 40 hours (on an hourly wage), was not given overtime pay. Some policies often made it difficult to get work done.

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