Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
171 Reviews

3.6
171 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits and hospital is economically very healthy (in 11 reviews)

  • Compensation is competitive, although the benefits package is not (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • no room for growth, salary, no bonus and health insurance increase (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior Management seems to refuse to work fixing departments that are broken (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Home for professional and educational advancement.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Children's is the opportunity for growth. Most of BCH's employees started their working careers there or have been there for most of their working career. There is plenty of room for advancement, and because of the amazing networking opportunities with very notable people you learn more than you even realize!

    Cons

    The pay could be better but it is competitive with most clinical assistant positions in surrounding hospitals. Also it can be hard to ignore the hierarchy of positions, at times you are reminded where you are on the totem pole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concerns should be taken seriously no matter what position the person complaining holds. Everyone should feel equally important to the team.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Resource Specialist

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    Former Employee - Resource Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Resource Specialist in Boston, MA

    Pros

    great leadership, flexibility, lots of room for growth

    Cons

    No cons that I found.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Broad range of expereinces and a great learning environment for people interested in working with Mental Illness.

    Cons

    There are no cons at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice to management at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to start off in healthcare industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    invested in young employee development, mission-driven organization

    Cons

    minimal or no performance based compensation at lower levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A constant push to be better.

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    Current Employee - Applications Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Boston, MA

    Pros

    It's rewarding to know you are part of something great and easy to find the motivation to push harder and be better when you know it improves the lives or care of patients.

    Cons

    It's frustrating, however, that this is generally the only reward - the privilege of working at BCH. The compensation is sub-par, work-life balance is non-existent and you are constantly being asked to do more with less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your talent! Cut your dead weight. Treat your employees as if it is your privilege that they work so hard for you instead of theirs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    wonderful place

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    the renovation construction takes long

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad, but true

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    If the hospital is doing so well and gives the best care then the staff salaries should reflect that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK experience

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, stimulating and fulfilling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Boston, MA

    Pros

    The leadership encourages individuality, independence and trust.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    In 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work and learn.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Very helpful staff. Very positive and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    None so far. This place is truly the best pediatric research hospital in US.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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