Children's Hospital Boston

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Children's Hospital Boston Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
207 Reviews
3.6
207 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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    Quality of work at Children's Hospital Boston

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    Good training for people interested in improving medical skills.

    Cons

    Not good place for technical people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities for starting your career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston full-time

    Pros

    Culture, values, colleagues, networking opportunities

    Cons

    Limited growth potential within individual departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People respect each other and value different opinion for the sake of patients.

    Cons

    It is hard to get parking space near the hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish they can offer more full time positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    There are too many politics and not enough training. Nobody cares about low level specialists.
    It is a good place for a resident.

    Cons

    Evil.There are too many politics and not enough training. Nobody cares about low level specialists

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    Fine

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    Good perks like pro-rated T pass.

    Cons

    Boring job, little opportunity for growth in position listed

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely Bureaucratic, not great unless you're a doctor, valuable to the research process, or upper level manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is an organization with an admirable mission, and everyone is pulling in the same direction, working to deliver world class healthcare for children. If you are in newer buildings/labs the facilities are decent. Hours are pretty good in administration/back office jobs.

    Cons

    The further your job is from the actual delivery of healthcare and research, the less important you are. Upward mobility is hard, as most people are entrenched. You're not really shown around and taught how the place works, supposed to figure it out for yourself. Really big organization, very political (favoritism), docs and upper/mid level management walk around like they own the place. Pay is poor on the administrative side. Alot of mid-level managers I encountered have attitude problems and treated their employees poorly. Not a lot of effort put towards rectifying poor management, as long as managers do their job nothing really happens, without regard to low employee morale/ high dissatisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    My research was based at MIT, rather that at Children's Hospital. I was more familiar with people at MIT then

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work, friendly environment. Awesome research opportunities

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement, and over time is not paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have more opportunities for research assistants who want to stay and pursue longer career in research. Not that much learning opportunities either

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    wonderful place

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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    people are nice
    as a volunteer, you could discuss everything with your specialist, they're willing to answer your questions

    Cons

    the renovation construction takes long

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    good place to work in boston

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Hospital Boston

    Pros

    salary atmosphere environment location review

    Cons

    hierarchy salary hours environment location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sad, but true

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    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally an up-beat place to work with a very diverse and accepting environment. Working to help children and their families is very rewarding.

    Cons

    HR is horrible. Advancement can be elusive and with no explanation from management. People who want to advance their careers should be allowed to work hard and do just that. If its not happening they should be given a reason so they can improve themselves. Also, very cheap company. Annual salary increases have been locked at a sad 2 percent for all staff which doesn't even cover the increase in the cost of living. Oh an no bonuses allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the hospital is doing so well and gives the best care then the staff salaries should reflect that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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