Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
16 Reviews
3.3
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good learning experience, but position had no growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was interesting to learn about hospital politics and functionality. The people were definitely incomparable as everyone I worked with was sweet and went out of their way to assist patients. The department I worked in was always struggling for funding, but through it all, the staff remained optimistic and persistent.

    Cons

    Salary was good as a stepping stone. Benefits were sufficient

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall positive experience.

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Nurse in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Patients and MD's are great.

    Cons

    Management is poor. Personal growth is limited, unless you work really hard to advocate for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your coworkers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Smaller hospital with more interaction between departments, and more focused mission.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Close proximity of various departments made meetings easy to plan and to attend. Staff is always friendly, and the location in downtown Boston is convenient.

    Cons

    Smaller hospital than MGH, so there are not as many resources (ie: not as much room to grow career-wise).

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Short term stay, nice opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, easy to get to with a good staff of employees.

    Cons

    Seem to have a high turn over rate in certain departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address issues of certain departments high turnover rat.

    Recommends
  6.  

    How do we make money from hospital operations?

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Nurse in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The cafeteria serves excellent food at a 10% of discount to employees. Many of the nurses have been with them over 20 years. It provides relatively good care and some care that very few other places are equipped to provide.

    Cons

    My boss considered eating lunch to be a luxury. She very much wanted everyone to work overtime even if someone understood their job and could do it efficiently. The better the quality of your work the more you were given to do. If hospital operations do not make money, then you are going to lose money because the cost of health insurance or another benefit will go up faster than your paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As more patients get locked into tiered insurance, you need to realize and differentiate yourself as a good value. You are not in the top tier but because people feel you are owned by Mass. General, you are seen as prohibitively expensive.
    There is too much management turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good people to work with across the organization. The combined healthcare and teaching mission is excellent and provides great motivation. They offer a generous amount of time off. They also offer a pension and reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of politics, which is to be expected in an academic medical center. This gets especially difficult the higher up the leadership chain you are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Potential-for medical field

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    Current Employee - Registration in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Registration in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co=workers; location is great

    Cons

    Salary aren't the best-especially for a working mothe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to b more pro-active and interact more with employees

    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great staff, fair management. Overall positive experience.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of talent, opportunities to learn; enjoyed excellent management. Awesome that many problems from other facilities are fixed here.

    Cons

    Very small. Everyone knows everyone which can also be a challenge! Can be very political. Salary could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place and people, but poor interdepartmental communication and management structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This hospital is able to recruit the best and brightest physicians and researchers, making it an inspiring place to work.

    Cons

    Departments do not communicate, leading to a lot of wasted time, energy, and morale. Was also pretty concerned about the training of middle/senior management. It was pretty clear (from several examples during my time there) that promotions were generally a result of longevity and "playing politics" with the right people, rather than demonstrating excellence in leadership and/or managing a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Upper Management/HR:

    Managers who consistently "micro-manage" will eventually smother the productivity, confidence, morale, and spirit of their staff...and this is bad for all of us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Working there as an RN for six years, zero advancement, crap pay

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice employees, close knit departments, caring to new nurses

    Cons

    The money is horrible, administration is top heavy, very political advancement only, HR has no grip on middle management (probably because they are all buddies), cheap cheap cheap company both for patients and new employees. NEEDS A UNION. Building huge per diem pools instead of creating benefited jobs,75% department turnover-what does that tell you?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your 'lower' employees by hearing their concerns and protecting them from middle management. Please, spend some money on the place, certain floors are so run down they are a total disgrace and embarrassment!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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