Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
207 Reviews
3.6
207 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
Sandra L. Fenwick
21 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 to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    The hub of research and innovation.

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than what you might expect.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A place for motivated scientists

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great research environment, very good training for postdoc fellows, affiliation with Harvard, good medical insurance, beautiful city, great opportunities to find jobs after postdoc training

    Cons

    high living cost, low pay, demanding jobs, stressful environment., expensive parking, cold winter, long queue for daycare, troublesome paperwork

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Outstanding but tough environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    In my view this is the the leading Children's Hospital in the World. There are outstanding basic and clinical research opportunities. The Hospitalhas an excellent highly selected pool of talent. Having worked here certainly helps the resumee/job search.

    Cons

    There is a strenuous academic promotion process. There are steep hierarchical structures. The competition level among academics is high, which explains the high performance but also leads to high levels of stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a small portion of 'West coast'. It'll still be Harvard but decreasing stress levels somewhat may increase overall efficiency and productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place, lots to learn.

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    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
  6.  

    A great experience, friendly and knowledge employees but minimal compensation

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - ASR in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - ASR in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for the most part and friendly employees. Very accommodating for any personal needs to take time off.

    Cons

    minimal compensation. The benefits package is good BUTTTT if you leave within 3-4 years of your initial start date the hospital will retract any and all contributions to your retirement package. This was a big selling point upon hire, but it wasn't stated that the contributions are only applicable to employees with a 3-4 year tenure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote based on merit more. pay administrators based on performance not merely on tenure. you will retain a much higher quality workforce, as opposed to pushing most of the good workers out

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Rewarding work but terrible administration

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    • 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
  8.  

    Staffing Assitant

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    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
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • 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
  10.  

    Amazing

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    • 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
  11.  

    Good Preparation for medical school

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    • 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

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