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Cambridge Health Alliance Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    a little bit of a small town feel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Somerville, MA
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Somerville, MA

    I have been working at Cambridge Health Alliance full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    caring co-workers, sweet patients, knowledgeable clinicians

    Cons

    CHA is too hesitant to let go of poor employees. There are certain employees that I feel would have been fired a long time ago at another facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on maintenance of the physical space and equipment, also see "Cons" comment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Cambridge Health Alliance full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    staff and managers are great

    Cons

    hard to move to different positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I have been working with CHA for almost 4 years and I love it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant

    I have been working at Cambridge Health Alliance part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Competitive Salaries ( ex Start CNA at 17 $ per hour and CNA can earn up to 26 $ per hour)

    Cons

    - It extremely hard to get a job there. I know people who' ve been trying to get a job there for over 5 years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Not very happy here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cambridge Health Alliance

    Pros

    I liked all the updated equipment and opportunities for on the job training.

    Cons

    There were a lot of dissatisfied enployees and a lot of drama and cliques.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Doing the best they can

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cambridge Health Alliance

    Pros

    Dedicated employees who are very smart

    Cons

    Dwindling staff and support, gets smaller every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to a big hospital.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I am beyond happy with my job!

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    Current Employee - CNA in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - CNA in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Cambridge Health Alliance part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Best health insurance and its cheap. Hours are great and very flexible and my boss is the best!

    Cons

    Commute isn't too bad, except for I'm supposed to be moving further away now. Cambridge is took expensive to live in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am beyond happy with the company. No Complaints!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cambridge Health Alliance full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The management system in place there is awesome, and geared towards helping workers improve! Pay is good too! Furthermore the diverse workforce if full of interesting people who are dedicated to the public health

    Cons

    The clinical lab department is often understaffed, but this is a problem in most labs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed bag

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cambridge Health Alliance part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent grand rounds/inservice trainings, dedicated long-time employees, teaching hospital environment with smart medical residents and nursing/social work trainees, chance to work with under-served populations.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management structure that does not elicit opinions from line staff. Precarious financial situation. Recent layoffs.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has been a good place to work for the last 10 yrs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cambridge Health Alliance full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    CHA is mission driven lots of great people to work with

    Cons

    Some of the good people are leaving and the replacements care more for beans than people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are becoming penny wise and pound foolish

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great educational and staff meetings. Terrific patients. Not great morale of staff at that time.

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    Former Employee - Staff Neuropsychologist in Medford, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Neuropsychologist in Medford, MA

    I worked at Cambridge Health Alliance full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the kindest, most knowledgeable, best-in-the-field clinicians worked there and were willing to share their expertise willingly. I loved my patients and the supervision I got from senior staff. The staff meetings were useful and educational. Problems actually got solved. I felt valued for 95% of the time.

    Cons

    A major downside was that there was some acting out of professional jealousy by one or two staff members that made life difficult for other staff. At one point, a staff person was presented as a patient at a case conference, with his/her identity only thinly disguised. Management was not able to stop these events as they happened without warning and damage-control in such situations after the fact is frankly a bit like trying to restore New Orleans after the levees gave way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give middle management the power to discipline staff who are disrespectful and discriminatory to others in their groups. Please continue with all of the in-house education and staff meetings. They were invaluable! Please continue all of the mentoring and staff development you were doing. I was proud to be part of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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