Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
214 Reviews
3.6
214 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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    The review

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    Former Employee - Training and Technology in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Training and Technology in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    9 to 5 and good coworkers

    Cons

    There is no potential for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare Quality Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Healthcare Quality Data Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Chill environment. Emphasis on work life balance at least in my role

    Cons

    Poor collegial relations; Limited guidance: Must take a lot of initiative to define your role/responsibilites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is not competitive enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Okay environment, no where to go

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    Current Employee - IT Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Staff in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Stable. Job Security. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Always one version behind for technology. No room to move up. No career growth plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff's concerns. Be proactive to retain your talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Incredible learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mental Health Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tons of face-to-face experience working with patients, incredibly supportive environment and supervisors, a wealth of resources available, and the joy of working with people who truly care about children. There are also lectures and presentations available to employees to attend, which gives an amazing insight into the current field of practice.

    Cons

    Some employees can seem burnt out or tired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent community dedicated to health of patients

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Incredible opportunity to work with physicians, researcher, and scholars at the tops of their fields on new ideas and innovative treatments. Some of the best care in the world.

    Cons

    Because it is such a leader in care and research, you must be on your toes. Be ready to accept demanding challenges, but they are so rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hospital does a good job of seeming like a family rather than a bureaucracy, but that feel of an institution still creeps in at points.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 8 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
  10.  

    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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    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

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