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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
201 Reviews

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201 Reviews
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Massachusetts General Hospital President and Trustee Peter L. Slavin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is promoted, but you are treated like a small fish in a big pond (in 8 reviews)

  • GREAT experience, learned tons and great benefits (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Everyone wants to work here, so be prepared for long hours, big egos, and an enormous amount of red tape (in 6 reviews)

  • As with other Harvard (and other academic) institutions, the pay isn't great, especially given the cost of living (I made (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Specialist in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Benefits are great, considering how they compare to other companies and even out of state.

    Cons

    Such a big place that often has silos from one department to the other. Compensation could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture varies by department, would be great to have more ways to spend time with senior leadership.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mgh can be great place for postdocs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Decent health insurance plans, good work environment, prestige, many potential collaborators

    Cons

    Working conditions vary from lab to lab. Some labs have good equipment, some have old broke down crap from the 80s. Coworker quality can vary pretty significantly. I have been very lucky to work in two great departments at mgh, but know of others that were in famous but sketchy labs ( where pi was committing academic fraud ).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Even if I lived in another state, I would come to MGH to see their doctors

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Boston, MA

    Pros

    The doctors specialize in a zone and excel in their knowledge base specifically for that area.

    Cons

    For a new patient with a legitimate reason for showing up late, their policy to never see them again is a little stringent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be thoughtful to let someone know in advance about schedule changes that will affect day to day operations, more than the day before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 401k Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - 401k Specialist in Boston, MA

    Pros

    friendly staff, good work flow

    Cons

    long hrs, management complains, benefits could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Good research environment and networking. Benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Salary is ok. Its a big place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of opportunities, come in prepared!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

    Pros

    everything is at hand to conduct top level research

    Cons

    Not a good place if you are married and have a family. Good for single ambitious people to work hard day and night..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good teammates but pathetic middle managers and bureaucratic behaviors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    I would say you can find good work life balance

    Cons

    Pathetic Technology (still form 1995), Toe the line of your boss, no incentive in being innovative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The thinking from 50's has to change in the org. Non performers are incentivized just because they don't challenge the norms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fantastic workplace with great benefits and a challenging environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Constantly challenging and always fast paced. A welcoming environment that never got old. The scale and quality of work being done is astonishing.

    Cons

    Mediocre experience with the HR department. It is very large and in some cases that is a detriment. Office culture is of course patient oriented which can sometimes throw off the work life balance. Can be very stressful on the more active floors of the hospital but this comes with the territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Best place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Engineer in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Highly challenging and fast paced environment. Highly motivated and smart people. Great benefits

    Cons

    Below average salary and no career guidance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work with opportunities for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN In Emergency Department  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - RN In Emergency Department in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Very Nurse Friendly, great pay, fast paced, always new learning opportunities

    Cons

    Extremely busy, hard work, but rewarding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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