Children's Hospital Boston Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
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  1. An amazing environment in which to work.

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for continuing education. Diverse work environment. One of, if not the best children's hospital in the world.

    Cons

    I only wish I could come back and get another job working here.

    Recommends
  2. Quality Improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Improvement Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Quality Improvement Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    This position provides an individual with the opportunity to experience the day to day runnings of a hospital, from admissions of patients to the signing off on procedures. Responsibilities will allow the employee to take charge more often than not, meet with processionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and grow into a professional themselves.

    Cons

    As an intern, you will more probably than not have to go unpaid and probably not have any access to benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider a means of compensating the interns in some way, whether it be pay or benefits in order to aid in their day to day responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Wonderful experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to work with world class physicians, many of whom would take the time to answer questions or explain a diagnosis to non-medical personnel was very interesting. Benefits at CHB are top-notch and you will probably have a hard time finding another employer who offers their employees so much.

    Cons

    The politics can get in the way sometimes but I think that happens at a lot of companies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Decent place to work If you can handle politics.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Very Very bad pay to techies. No career growth and no plans from management for employee growth. Way too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a career growth plan for employees. Do not waste valuable resources for personal gain work towards organizations growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Until Every Child is Well.... :-)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CRC in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - CRC in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can always find people who really care about what they're doing and why they're doing it. People do pull together. If I ever felt like I was having a bad day - I'd look around - and then realize I was only whining. These kids and their families are amazing people.

    Cons

    You'd think CHB would feel like it had a ton of money - and it may - but it seems like you're always trying to find the funds to cover this or that. It's a Harvard-Affiliated academic teaching hospital. There are politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to get feedback from your team, at all levels!

  7. A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Rewarding career. Opportunity to care for most wonderful and sweetest people.
    - Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and very caring staff.
    - Cutting edge technologies and services.

    Cons

    - Sometime stressful.
    - Limited parking.
    - Feels like working in a cubical job due to lack of space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Salaries in supportive field needs to be more competitive.
    - HR needs to be more responsive and supportive to internal employees' personal inquisitions.
    - Overall infrastructure expansion is badly needed. Ambulatory outpatient service space is becoming crowded due to increase in staffing and equipment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Internship & Interview Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - many opportunities to learn (shadowed for several interviews and throughout my internship)
    - had several projects that I was able to work on
    - benefits are good

    Cons

    - disconnected (don't know what's going on even in own department)
    - supervisors/management does not have much time for employees
    - HR is extremely unprofessional, slow, and unorganized (1. showed up to HR for interview & employee said she had to cancel so I should just wait for 30+ min. until I had to meet with dept. 2. HR employee told me to write another dept. thank you notes after interviewing <duh - I always do that. 3. was told I had to meet at HR 1st before interview w/ dept. b/c they don't want any "crazies at their hospital like where I currently work <BWH>)
    - salaries are low
    - very difficult to get in
    - slow to implement projects/programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - value your employees more
    - connect the hospital depts. more
    - encourage HR to be more professional when recruiting potential employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    Great community, good place to learn and start out, challenging but not stressful!

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits very low

    Recommends
  10. Good to employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Interested in healthcare innovation
    - Encourages bike commuting
    - Great teams and clinicians
    - Bonus and raise structures
    - Employer supported 403b

    Cons

    - Physical hospital layout is confusing to everyone
    - Lack of space
    - Lack of updated technology (my computer and windows are 2007)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and encourage more autonomy from your extremely talented and caring staff!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. research supervisor

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good place for research.
    Smart people are around you and lots of new instruments are waiting for you

    Cons

    low salary compared to industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more salary to research people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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