Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
215 Reviews
3.6
215 Reviews
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Children's Hospital Boston President & CEO Sandra L. Fenwick
Sandra L. Fenwick
25 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 a 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.  

    Many different companies under one roof

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good mission. It's handling healthcare changes well. Job growth is possible. They are making an effort to improve the sometimes painful corporate culture, and are (finally) providing a little management training. Many excellent people here.

    Cons

    Confusing mix of conflicting priorities from upper management, mediocre healthcare benefits ( !! ), siloed work units.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    BCH faculty

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    Top-notch medical / scientific intellectual community, collegiality

    Cons

    Arcane bureaucracy and infrastructure makes logistics often frustrating

  6.  

    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 a 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
  7.  

    Great place to work, learn and grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    administrative assistant II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    the people you work with become your family, the medical coverage, the atmosphere is constantly changing, no two days are alike. Working to help families with their children, making them healthier.

    Cons

    Salary no enough to live on. Paying for parking, and the traffic makes commuting hard by adding hours to your day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like a living wage to pay the basic bills of life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  11.  

    there are good research labs and there are bad ones.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a 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

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