Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
189 Reviews
3.6
189 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
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Review Highlights

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

  • Good benefits and hospital is economically very healthy (in 9 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good experience, doctors are great. Other administrative staff works well as a team. Tuition reimbursement is a plus.Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Administrative management is bordering on imcompetent. Pay is low compared to hospitals in the area. Not much opportunity for advancement.

    Approves of CEO
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    Good research hospital

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    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

    Good reputation plus benefits.

    Cons

    Quite competitive for long term work as a research scientist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Wonderful place to work in Information Services.

    Former Employee - Computer Support Technician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Computer Support Technician in Boston, MA

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston as an intern

    Pros

    Great pay, happy people, great perks. Loved my boss.

    Cons

    Sometimes I got the sense that we were getting a bit complacent.

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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Abysmal environment for Marketing Department employees

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great institutional mission
    Talented and caring medical staff

    Cons

    Senior departmental leadership that is as mean-spirited as it is ineffectual. Complete lack of strategy or long-term planning. Expectations that seem to shift by the minute with no tangible results, even years later. Sky's the limit attitude on spending when it comes to consultants and pet projects, while claiming there is no money in the budget to give hard-working staff full-time status with benefits. Constant foul-mouthed, nasty snipes from senior departmental leadership, including about other leaders in the hospital. Verbal and emotional abuse of a group of staff who really care about the hospital but are exploited and belittled at every turn. And perhaps worst of all, top hospital brass that either doesn't know or doesn't care how bad things are...despite an almost 100% staff turnover since present departmental leadership took over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMO there is no advice that would improve things with the current departmental management. My advice to hospital leadership: take a real look under the surface. Talk to employees in private (not just through HR). And if you really want to preserve the institutional knowledge and commitment to the mission of this hospital that still exists in the department, replace senior leadership. Stat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Center for Communication Enhancement Graduate Student Clinician

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    Former Employee - CCE Intern in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - CCE Intern in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Great resources, knowledgeable staff, staff with years of expertise and passion for their jobs

    Cons

    Little follow-up and treatment plan development is possible to best-fit the client's specific needs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more SLP's to decrease waiting list for patients in need

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worked for the Health Informatics Program

    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great Cafeteria, Longwood Campus is bustling

    Cons

    Office wasn't very office like

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Organization, HR & Recruitment team is a joke!!!

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    Former Employee - Former Human Resources Employee (Not Disgruntled) in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Former Human Resources Employee (Not Disgruntled) in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Reputation. The work they do. Pay is.....well, fair for most....there are quite a few of overpaid leaders in their HR organization.

    Cons

    Old school, process and gatekeeper focused HR group. Very backwards thinking and very punitive in their style. Not a partnering department at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at shaking things up in your HR department. Remember the definition of insanity....allowing the same behaviors over and over and expecting a different outcome. Turn that department over....what a waste of resources!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Excellent research environment but low compensation

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    1) You get to work with some of the most talented scientists in the country
    2) Being affiliated with Harvard Medical School allows for good research exposure (i.e., ability to work on high impact projects, ability to ascertain funding and materials, and access to career fairs from employers only looking to hire from the HMS community)
    3) Good opportunities available to transition to alternative careers. E.g., access to consulting and scientific writing clubs.

    Cons

    1) Salary should be reflective of the fact that we are living in Boston and being affiliated with Harvard.
    2) Hypercompetitve research environment (this could be a good or bad thing depending on your viewpoint).
    3) Colleagues within the same institution may steal your projects/ideas .... keep a TIGHT lip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about how much your research fellows contribute to your success. Treat us better. Reward us accordingly and set an example for other top-notch academic institutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great working experience

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    Former Employee - Physician Billing Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Physician Billing Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are the best! You become after three years.

    Cons

    management is not the best. Seem to bit of a racial issue in getting promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for as nursing staff, but the inpatient staffing needs improvement.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Assistant II in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to co-op at as a nursing student, or to grow your skills as a Registered Nurse.

    Cons

    It seems like there's always nursing and nursing assistant staffing issues for the inpatient units. Sister units will horde resources at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advocate for your nursing staff!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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