Children's Hospital Boston

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Updated June 25, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great community, good place to learn and start out, challenging but not stressful!

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits very low


  2. Internship & Interview Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    - many opportunities to learn (shadowed for several interviews and throughout my internship)
    - had several projects that I was able to work on
    - benefits are good

    Cons

    - disconnected (don't know what's going on even in own department)
    - supervisors/management does not have much time for employees
    - HR is extremely unprofessional, slow, and unorganized (1. showed up to HR for interview & employee said she had to cancel so I should just wait for 30+ min. until I had to meet with dept. 2. HR employee told me to write another dept. thank you notes after interviewing <duh - I always do that. 3. was told I had to meet at HR 1st before interview w/ dept. b/c they don't want any "crazies at their hospital like where I currently work <BWH>)
    - salaries are low
    - very difficult to get in
    - slow to implement projects/programs

    Advice to Management

    - value your employees more
    - connect the hospital depts. more
    - encourage HR to be more professional when recruiting potential employees


  3. Good to employees

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Interested in healthcare innovation
    - Encourages bike commuting
    - Great teams and clinicians
    - Bonus and raise structures
    - Employer supported 403b

    Cons

    - Physical hospital layout is confusing to everyone
    - Lack of space
    - Lack of updated technology (my computer and windows are 2007)

    Advice to Management

    Promote and encourage more autonomy from your extremely talented and caring staff!


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  5. research supervisor

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good place for research.
    Smart people are around you and lots of new instruments are waiting for you

    Cons

    low salary compared to industry

    Advice to Management

    more salary to research people


  6. Helpful (1)

    Big egos at a world-class institution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Lead in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Development Lead in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Great mission
    * Good location
    * Huge help with commuter services
    * Prestigious until you look under the hood.

    Cons

    * Huge egos - don't disagree with managers or you'll be in the dog house.
    * Very poor communication within and between departments.
    * Lots of politics.
    * Personal feelings get in the way of getting the job done.

    Advice to Management

    It's good that executive management understands the old way of command & control management is hurting them, but pulling this old institution into a 21st century mindset is going to be an uphill battle. Please communicate the "new way" to all levels of management, because the upper-level managers are not pushing the new values to mid-level managers. I had to leave because pointing out the problems that I saw and attempting to fix them was seen as a personal insult instead of a help to the organization.


  7. Good place to work, although Waltham office is a little boring

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to start, interactive learning environment, great benefits, opportunity to take classes and get reimbursed

    Cons

    Low pay, Waltham location is disconnected, doctors are stressed out


  8. Great place to work at.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hub of research and innovation.

    Cons

    Salary is a little lower than what you might expect.


  9. A place for motivated scientists

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  10. Outstanding but tough environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Great place, lots to learn.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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!



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