Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
224 Reviews
3.6
224 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
Sandra L. Fenwick
26 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Staff RN I NICU

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    Wonderful team work, all about learning and excellent patient care

    Cons

    Have not worked long enough to find any yet

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Stressful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    strong teamwork, dedicated employees, great benefits, everyone is willing to teach
    magnet hospital (everyone has a say in improving the unit)

    Cons

    Even though most nurses are self sufficient, some nurses will treat CAs more like their own personal assistant like to get them something when they are 2 feet away from it.
    Poor outlook on job advancement

  3.  

    Wonderful people and mission, poor systems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Administrator
    Current Employee - Research Administrator

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

    Pros

    -Good pay/great benefits
    -Co-workers who are committed to the hospital's mission
    -Growth opportunities
    -Sense of community

    Cons

    -Poor systems in place (some of the hospital's departments and processes are outdated/slow/unproductive)
    -Poor work-life balance (a lot of employees are overworked, as there is not enough staff)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I do cleaning

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospitalist in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Hospitalist in Corpus Christi, TX

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

    Pros

    I do well with customers

    Cons

    I didn't like my schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have experienced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Until Every Child is Well.... :-)

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

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

    Pros

    You can always find people who really care about what they're doing and why they're doing it. People do pull together. If I ever felt like I was having a bad day - I'd look around - and then realize I was only whining. These kids and their families are amazing people.

    Cons

    You'd think CHB would feel like it had a ton of money - and it may - but it seems like you're always trying to find the funds to cover this or that. It's a Harvard-Affiliated academic teaching hospital. There are politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to get feedback from your team, at all levels!

  7.  

    A great place to work

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

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Rewarding career. Opportunity to care for most wonderful and sweetest people.
    - Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and very caring staff.
    - Cutting edge technologies and services.

    Cons

    - Sometime stressful.
    - Limited parking.
    - Feels like working in a cubical job due to lack of space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Salaries in supportive field needs to be more competitive.
    - HR needs to be more responsive and supportive to internal employees' personal inquisitions.
    - Overall infrastructure expansion is badly needed. Ambulatory outpatient service space is becoming crowded due to increase in staffing and equipment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Volunteer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    Very friendly and accommodating environment

    Cons

    Placement issues and slow days

  9.  

    Internship & Interview Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits very low

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good to employees

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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