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
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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.  

    Rewarding work but terrible administration

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    • 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
  2.  

    Good starter job

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    • 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
  3.  

    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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    • 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
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  5.  

    Great place to work, learn and grow.

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    • 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
  6.  

    Great place to learn

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

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with people at the top of their field.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to report.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for hiring students and giving us the opportunity to learn from top-notch doctors and nurses.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    care about your PI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor/Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Instructor/Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits
    affiliated with Harvard Medical School

    Cons

    Watch out who you work with. Especially professors are self-centred and has a huge ego and never listen your ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make more surveys about your professor. Try to give warning if they treat their postdocs and grads just because they have "power" which can destroy their employee's careers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    there are good research labs and there are bad ones.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    potential exposure to the cutting edge of research. good benefits.

    Cons

    the hospital itself might be great, but regarding to my specific experience- Lab specific- depends on your director. you can end up in a poorly managed place with lack of resources where there is nowhere to grow to.
    there are other amazing labs in the hospital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Regular

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people in my department

    Cons

    non-transparent, no parking, shady leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency. Truth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and very friendly atmosphere. Work/life balance is great, supervisor was very willing to accommodate for any personal needs.

    Cons

    Compensation was below industry average.

  11.  

    Boston Children's Hospital provides many benefits and opportunities for employee enrichment and advancement.

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

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

    Pros

    Very high quality of fringe benefits. Unparalleled scientific research environment. Many opportunities for professional enrichment through mini courses, seminars and interaction with career specialists.

    Cons

    As a basic researcher, this is a highly competitive environment with little margin for error. Children's does not pay salaries for research personnel and if you lose your grant you're in jeopardy. They demand a lot from their researchers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of the overhead funding that Children's reaps from grant money is wasted on excessive security, frills like automated paper towel dispensers and minute name changes. This could be directed towards supporting research in a substantive way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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