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Luxurious, talented, ambitious, well-equipped and very bureaucratic

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Current Employee - Graduate Student In Fundamental Research in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Graduate Student In Fundamental Research in Boston, MA

I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

concentration of talented ambitious people, nice new building in my case, a step up in any research career, downtown location is close to everything, vibrant international community

Cons

takes 2 months for even 2-mo summer students to get paperword arranged, even if not in contact with patients. Administration processes and maintanance organisation can be surprisingly inefficient and slow for such a highly praised, Harvard affiliated institute. Have had a broken printer stand around for 2 months now. Housing is expensive nearby, bike facilities only slowly being build up, and parking impossible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please create a simple and fast newcomers welcome with (temp-) building access and login in the first 2 days. Researchers that never come close to patients shouldn't automatically need all the regulation that hospital workers do for vaccinations and encryption. There should be a 'fixer' on each research floor that can get things like locker distribution, office supplies and fixes, internet cables, disoriented new colleagues, floorjobs sorted out right away. Now that is expected of an overworked grant manager who has better things to do and thus does a terrible job.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    No opportunities for advancement terrible pay

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great research facilities. Patients are generally treated well. Good location to work in terms of proximity to public transportation.

    Cons

    Terrible atmosphere to work in. Long hours with unpaid overtime. Boss would yell, make insulting remarks, and misplace blame. HR would not return phone calls, answer phone, or e-mail. I couldn't take it anymore and found a better job. Best decision ever!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your coordinators like they are expendable.

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  2. Good place to learn and gain experience, stress is high too

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great facilities, really smart people, good publicaiton and state-of-art research. location is good, lots of interactions with science communities in Boston

    Cons

    Competition is tough. Stress of getting funding, no tenure for faculty resulting in instability. career opportunities are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for research

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