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Interesting Place to Work with Smart People -- Where Quality and Safety Matters.

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Current Employee - Director  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

Pros

People are here to provide the best care possible for patients, advance science, and train the next generation of care providers. People are mission-driven. People do care about safety and quality. The hospital has the resources to invest in technologies and people to make this place better. It is expanding and growing. Not too political or old fashioned. Many smart people with great ideas. As this is a teaching hospital, people are willing to teach. The overall culture is collaborative and stimulating. A great place to learn as much as one can and advance as much as one can. Talents are recognized. Also, it's nice to work for a well-known and respected institution.

Cons

Nursing union where there's not enough accountability and ownership. Too much "that's my job" attitude for the amount of money they are paid. That said, the nurses here are good to the patients. Turf wars between specialties, though that is common in other hospitals as well. Some of the people here have been here forever, so they are stuck in their old ways. There's a new crop of managers with MBAs and MPHs so they bring an element of business discipline to this craft. That balances nicely with those who have been here for a while and are politically savvy. The pay isn't competitive but I am told that the benefit package is generous. The hours can be long simply because those whom we serve (physicians) are workhorses. Some meetings are held 6 or 7am in the morning or 6pm in the evening. They meetings are interesting but difficult to juggle for those with little kids.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create more career ladder and develop more internal consultants/experts.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Brigham and Women's Hospital

  1.  

    a fast paced place to work and learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Pros

    Stimulating, academic, keeps you on your toes. There is a lot of cutting edge reseach taking place, and lots of meetings and presentations on campus to keep yourself current and abreast of the research taking place. There is tuition reimbursement so one can continue their education or pursue new avenues of learning to enhance their current job or pursue new positions.

    Cons

    lack of employee parking, cumbersome communication at times because of size. One of my pet-peeves is the amount of time it takes to get reimbursed from out-of-pocket expenses after taking mandatory trips. More in-house training for entry level and mid-level positions would be appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increased communication

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Had the best co-workers, good pay

    Cons

    work can be stressful at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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