Massachusetts General Hospital

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Updated July 1, 2015
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Massachusetts General Hospital Chairman and CEO David Torchiana
David Torchiana
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Pros
  • GREAT experience, learned tons and great benefits (in 17 reviews)

  • Management are very understanding of work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Office culture is of course patient oriented which can sometimes throw off the work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Might have to work long hours if you are in the research side (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Working for Researchers at MGH

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    MGH has great benefits, great office space, and a lot of flexibility. Overall, there is a great work-life balance. This job has interesting projects and varied tasks, preventing me from becoming unhappy or jaded. Colleagues are interesting, intelligent, and very easy to work with. Most importantly, I feel that my boss cares about employees' well-being and does what's necessary to support them.

    Cons

    Working for multiple researchers can make balancing and prioritizing projects a challenge, but that is inherent in a research environment. While the workload can be high, flexible timelines mitigate some of the stress that introduces.

    Advice to Management

    At times, there can be too many meetings that disrupt the work day. My work may only pertain to a very short part of the meeting, or I may not be needed at all. It may be better to have staff block off the time for a recurring meeting, but only join for the amount of time needed (if needed at all). However, this is an extremely minor issue.


  2. A good place to be

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Resourceful hospital, good reputation, good place for clinical research, also have excellent basic research labs.

    Cons

    Could be isolated from the rest of academia; although Harvard affiliates, often not considered as Harvard proper; the organization is too big and often feel like they do not care about the postdoc PhD researchers.


  3. management non-clinical

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with some of the most intellectual innovative clinicians in the world.

    Cons

    non-profit implementation budgets can be challenging to execute big change management approaches

    Advice to Management

    invest in mid management new ideas, empower change agents


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great hospital, cutthroat staff

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    The research environment at MGH is brutal. It's a miracle that anything worthy of publication comes out of MGH, because the main thing most researchers are worried about is whether they will be the first to do something. The word "collaboration" has no meaning there.


  6. Administrative Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Intern in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the best and brightest people to work with

    Cons

    The work load can be unpredictable


  7. Rn

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Nurse in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    large hospital- many opportunities and resources

    Cons

    none to report at this time


  8. working at the walk-in clinic

    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    friendly staff, doctors, supervisor. Good place to be.

    Cons

    too busy with non stop walk in patients


  9. Critical Care Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Critical Care Technician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Critical Care Technician in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very supportive atmosphere with helpful colleagues. Learned alot about the nursing profession while working.

    Cons

    Worked the night shift, had trouble normalizing my life outside of work


  10. Great Place

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

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

    Pros

    great benefits package, vacation time, and yearly increases in salary, raffles and other hospital perks

    Cons

    varies by department, ask in the interview
    some sections/buildings much older than others

    Advice to Management

    keep office areas updated and clean.


  11. Postdoctoral Fellow

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Resources available and the opportunity to collaborate with world-class scientists are unbeatable

    Cons

    At times peer pressure could be too much to handle



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