Children's Hospital Boston

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Updated August 24, 2015
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
Sandra L. Fenwick
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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 and it's based on department (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. good place for research but need to care for research fellows

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The talent and the science at this place is amazing! The institute and the professors are actively collaborating with each other and this allows researchers to get exposed to different areas of their work. Due to many other medical research institutes like Beth Israel, Dana Faber and Harvard Medical School being in close proximity, researchers are able to use their core facilities.

    Cons

    The institute doesn't seem to care about research fellows. It was great to finally see a postdocotoral association which tries to talk to the management to make sure all the research fellows get paid at the NIH payscale. it was shocking to see that there is no policy in place for fellows who bring their own money like NIH fellowships (e.g. T32 etc..). It is sad to see that the fellows have to go through a painful process of figuring out their benefits since they become an associated personnel and policy varies from department to department.

    Advice to Management

    Please donot take research fellows for granted. Try to give the same benefits to fellows as compared to the other staff members, especially those fellows who stay at BCH for more than 2 years and have their own funding. Currently fellows donot even get retirement benefits even when they work for more than 40 hrs per week.


  2. Software Engineer at Boston Children's Hospital

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with top pediatric physicians in the world, great location in Longwood Medical Center, great work-life balance, flexible vacation days, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Slow-moving IT due to security restrictions, makes technical innovation difficult. Lower pay.


  3. Sr, Compensation Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Compensation Consultant in Lynnfield, MA
    Current Contractor - Senior Compensation Consultant in Lynnfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fabulous hospital, best in world Great people

    Cons

    Bureaucracy Trusts and foundations control the organization--central service functions matter little in this environment

    Advice to Management

    Get people to understand that no means no.


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  5. positive 'office culture'

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very active and positive environment.

    Cons

    I only worked in one department and can't comment overall.


  6. Ambulatory Services Representative III

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASR III in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - ASR III in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant people and very innovative surgeries

    Cons

    No growth potential in role


  7. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, friendly engaged co-workers

    Cons

    poor pay for part-time employees, tedious work

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities for part-time employees


  8. Research Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with many very intelligent providers caring for children with complex cases from around the world. Great tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    Too much focus on ratings and competition sometimes resulting in lower quality of care.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises should be based more on quality of work rather than just job title.


  9. QI Data Analyst I

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QI Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - QI Data Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of classes for free to take advantage of.

    Cons

    Very tight rules and regulations, and can be difficult to work with the doctors who tend to maintain a clear power distance between themselves and employees who are not Ivy League graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Should try to reduce the power gap between the PIs and the employees. Also should allow for some flexibility with personal needs of employees.


  10. Great place for internship

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    Current Intern - Graduateand Curator in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Graduateand Curator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible work great supervesion and network

    Cons

    I haven't seen any so far to be honest.


  11. Boston Children's Hospital

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for advancement and role changes within the social work department. You receive a small annual salary raise with each yearly evaluation and also lots of professional education opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult and expensive parking situation in Longwood area. Very expensive benefits if you are a part-time employee.

    Advice to Management

    Offer lower cost benefit options for part time employees.



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