Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
200 Reviews
3.6
200 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
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18 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • It is great place to work and learn (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is low compared to hospitals in the area (in 6 reviews)

  • big egos, no room for growth, "harvard" mentality (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place, lots to learn.

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

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston full-time

    Pros

    Many things to learn about hospital administration. You will be given a lot of responsibility if you show you are capable.

    Cons

    Things can get overwhelming as you start out. Push through it!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Staffing Assitant

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked with a recruiter to get this temp position as a staffing assistant however after i was hired the position and my duties slowly shifted. I was no longer doing what my position initially stated and instead I am just watching the front desk. However, the employees in the HR department are wonderful to work with, small environment, and very everyone is very personable and friendly.

    Cons

    I feel as if my position was misguided after I was hired though this is good experience. Want more responsibility and a little better training overall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great employee morale, needs a little more training and guidance for new employees/temps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Every department is different, but my department was great. We were team oriented and the VP took all department issues to heart and really tried to make a difference. Managers want you to be successful and try to help you when they can. The benefits are pretty darn good.

    Cons

    Sometimes the politics got in the way of the job. Pay could be better. Not much room to grow in the department. Limited resources to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help more with professional development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly work atmosphere
    Encouraging colleagues
    Great Mentors
    great compensation
    very geared to keeping publics interest at heart and at the center

    Cons

    Its a great organization to work for.
    No cons as such

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the openess and transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Preparation for medical school

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for people interested in pursuing M.D/P.hD

    Cons

    the compensation is pretty low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Many different companies under one roof

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

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

    Pros

    Good mission. It's handling healthcare changes well. Job growth is possible. They are making an effort to improve the sometimes painful corporate culture, and are (finally) providing a little management training. Many excellent people here.

    Cons

    Confusing mix of conflicting priorities from upper management, mediocre healthcare benefits ( !! ), siloed work units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rewarding work but terrible administration

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very rewarding work in clinical care and cutting edge research. The new CEO seems to be trying very hard to improve the hospital for patients and employees.

    Cons

    Salaries are not competitive and there is no path for promotion whatsoever. It often seems management actively impedes promotions and raises in salaries. I know several talented and intelligent staff that were excited to start working here but left after only 1 or 2 years for this reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward those that perform well. Don't be afraid to give them opportunities to take on new responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good starter job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate III in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate III in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    health insurance
    public transit subsidy
    professional development (varies by deparment)

    Cons

    no overtime
    no bonuses
    poor service centers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reassess cultural sensitivity training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great service overall. You won't regret having your child be seen their emergency service and care. You will be pleased with the service that's provided.

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful and caring staff. Very energetic, filled with people with knowledge. They gave my daughter great care when she broke her finger and required surgery. Everyone goal was to keep her comfortable and happy before and after the procedure. They checked on us very one during pre-op and post-op. Also provided her with movies to help with distraction.

    Cons

    Have not been there long enough to find cons, but if there is any, probably cause might have to pay for the garage. Emergency room gets very busy. Must know how to multitask and have great spirit for the kids and families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work, learn and grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The companies core values are tremendous! The people that you interact with on a daily basis is amazing, the care and support they deliver to families and children is second to none. It is great place to work and learn!

    Cons

    The benefits are still good, although not as good as they once were. The work environment is excellent, although in my experience, the morale over the years have dropped. They management is working hard to address the issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard and you will be rewarded.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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