Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
195 Reviews
4.1
195 Reviews
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Brigham and Women's Hospital President Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
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9 Ratings

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.  

    Employed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    a great hospital in Boston

    Cons

    salaries are reduced for professionals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great institution with respected and talented individuals. Work comes in waves, making lull periods particularly dull.

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    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    An opportunity to work with like minded individuals who are interested in some component of the healthcare industry.

    Cons

    You definitely plateau at one year. Slow times can be SLOW and busy times will be comparable to the jobs that most of your friends have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary to compensate for the ridiculous lengths research staff go to for their PIs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Postdoc

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Provides great academic training and career development programs. Tremendous interaction with other Harvard affiliated institutes and teaching hospitals.

    Cons

    Salary is not good considering the high living expense at Boston. PIs are always demanding. Hard to balance work and personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good vibes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    Good environment with a lot of friendly people. The health insurance and other perks are pretty good. One should take advantage of all offers.

    Cons

    As post-doc we are not really employees and are subjected to NIH salary suggestion, which is not that great once you live in a city like Boston.

  6.  

    volunteer

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    Former Employee - Great
    Former Employee - Great

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    great to be there working at the hospitla

    Cons

    no reason thingk of on ton t

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Attending physicians

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    Great colleagues, intellectual environment, good benefits

    Cons

    No support, 30 percent of job at tasks well below grade level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your doctors more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to learn the ropes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    My colleagues were very supportive and assisted with the orientation and learning process.

    Cons

    There were some employment polices that were somewhat restrictive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fully vet newly defined positions before bringing on permanent staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place for an RN

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    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
  10.  

    great

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    great work life balance, good relationships with management

    Cons

    not necessarily lots of room for advancement within a role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    good place, poor moral

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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 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

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