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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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4.0 142 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Massachusetts General Hospital President and Trustee Peter L. Slavin

Peter L. Slavin

(88 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Good.

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood research environment and networking. Benefits are excellent.

    ConsSalary is ok. Its a big place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic workplace with great benefits and a challenging environment.

    Operations Assistant (Former Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsMediocre 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best place to work

    Senior Clinical Engineer (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsBelow average salary and no career guidance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to work with opportunities for growth

    RN In Emergency Department (Former Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsExtremely busy, hard work, but rewarding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good teammates but pathetic middle managers and bureaucratic behaviors

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsI would say you can find good work life balance

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    As a whole working for one of the best US hospitals is a rewarding experience

    Registration Coordinator (Current Employee) Medford, MA

    ProsThere are many benefits and perks for employees. Great training people start this position coming from many different backgrounds and we all are able to be experts in this department by the end of training. Recognition for consistently meeting criteria. Monthly activities to build community within the department.

    ConsAttendence policy is difficult to adhere by when you have kids or you have certain issues that may come up. Policy interefers with otherwise great employees being able to shine and move up within the department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReform certain policies to let the staff know that you value them as individuals. Look at each person and their personal struggles instead of setting everyone up for failure. We all feel very replaceable and that can't be good for morale. Having a high turn around can't be good for reaching your productivity goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ideal place to do research

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsBest research hospital in the world

    ConsLot of admin work to get on the payroll

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research scholar

    Clinical Research Coordinator II (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood patient care, clean, doctors were well behaved, good Research hospital, good teaching hospital

    ConsWas unpaid, no benefit, no health insurance, did not keep promise, Self centered & politics

    Advice to Senior Managementtraining, grand rounds were good

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place for experienced administrators and those starting out alike

    Administrative Director (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsExposure to various components of healthcare - from patients, to training doctors, to research, operations, developments, events, etc. People with diverse backgrounds, education and experinces can find work here.

    ConsBudgets are often tight and departments are potentially understaffed, so the work requires people to function at a very high level and take on a lot of responsibilities. This is not a con in itself (the second part) but may not be doable for everyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay close attention to those who perform well and try to mentor them up/offer opportunities for growth or they would leave. The annual merit increase year after year is not is not good enough for those who go above and beyond.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Good reputation, but sub-par wages

    Research Technician (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsReputation, cutting edge research, resources

    Conswages, treatment of employees, management

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