Children's Hospital Boston
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www.childrenshospital.org Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

Children's Hospital Boston Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick

Sandra L. Fenwick


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    wonderful place

    Volunteer (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Prospeople are nice
    as a volunteer, you could discuss everything with your specialist, they're willing to answer your questions

    Consthe renovation construction takes long

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    Sad, but true

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGenerally an up-beat place to work with a very diverse and accepting environment. Working to help children and their families is very rewarding.

    ConsHR is horrible. Advancement can be elusive and with no explanation from management. People who want to advance their careers should be allowed to work hard and do just that. If its not happening they should be given a reason so they can improve themselves. Also, very cheap company. Annual salary increases have been locked at a sad 2 percent for all staff which doesn't even cover the increase in the cost of living. Oh an no bonuses allowed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf the hospital is doing so well and gives the best care then the staff salaries should reflect that.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK experience

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsIt's a very good hospital. The research is encouraging.

    ConsLong hours and poor pay. The PIs are very pushing. Poor work and life balance.

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

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    Challenging, stimulating and fulfilling

    Project Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsThe leadership encourages individuality, independence and trust.

    ConsThe building could use a major renovation. Computer hardware, cubicles, interior design feels like an elementary school from the 1980's, extremely outdated. Lacking sunlight from outside induces subtle feelings of claustrophobia.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn addition to the 'welcome new staff member' email, consider showing the new hire around the office space and formally introducing them to staff outside of the team that would serve as a valuable resource to them. Making this effort should demonstrate the importance of relationship building and help the new hire feel comfortable in the new environment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and learn.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsVery helpful staff. Very positive and friendly working environment.

    ConsNone so far. This place is truly the best pediatric research hospital in US.

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

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    Training and Technology (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Pros9 to 5 and good coworkers

    ConsThere is no potential for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGreat facilities and resources
    Large research community
    Excellent health benefits

    ConsNo training
    No room for advancement
    No job placement assistance
    Very quick to criticize and slow to complement
    Despite the high cost of living in the Boston area Boston Children's does not pay above the NIH guidelines

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere are many opportunities at the hospital ranging from clinical research, bioinformatics, technology/innovation development to lab safety. It would be helpful if Boston Children's provided formal opportunities to gain experience in these areas.

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

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    Okay environment, no where to go

    IT Staff (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsStable. Job Security. Nice coworkers.

    ConsAlways one version behind for technology. No room to move up. No career growth plan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff's concerns. Be proactive to retain your talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent

    Healthcare Quality Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsChill environment. Emphasis on work life balance at least in my role

    ConsPoor collegial relations; Limited guidance: Must take a lot of initiative to define your role/responsibilites

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation is not competitive enough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Incredible learning environment

    Mental Health Intern (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsTons of face-to-face experience working with patients, incredibly supportive environment and supervisors, a wealth of resources available, and the joy of working with people who truly care about children. There are also lectures and presentations available to employees to attend, which gives an amazing insight into the current field of practice.

    ConsSome employees can seem burnt out or tired.

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

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