Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated August 4, 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. RN

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome community, pride in workplace

    Cons

    Salary, long hours, long commute

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, it's a great place to be! Everyone seems to take great pride in working for one of the country's best hospitals.


  2. Interesting First USA experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    supportive and cohesive environment. respectful employees and management. high standard values. it is a pleasure to be in a place where everyone is considerate and appreciative of your input at work.

    Cons

    sometimes too bureaucratic and change hard to implement. No sense of ownership, which limits enthusiasm and inhibits desire for creativity at work.


  3. MGH Research

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    Current Employee - Lead Program Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Program Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting cancer research working with cutting edge technology. The physicians are exceptional, at the forefront of their fields and abreast of current research in the field. Excellent team environment.

    Cons

    Can be challenging as there are many departments involved in each patient's care, organizing them all takes effort. Not a lot of room for upward mobility as a researcher.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to prioritize work life balance, especially in salaried employees with large workloads. The environment can be demanding, it's important to emphasize perspective on your role as a researcher.


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  5. Below Average Pay, Some Fun/Educational Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Access to top notch health care, exciting/fast paced workplaces, generally good employee appreciation (annual summer picnics, holiday parties, etc), offers many opportunities to join associations and attend self/career improvement classes

    Cons

    Pay is notoriously low, can be stingy with vacation/holiday time, new work initiatives can take an exaggerated amount of time to clear kinks in the workflow, can feel as though nobody matters but clinicians

    Advice to Management

    When creating new workflow plans, take into account the individuals who will actually be USING the new plan, offer a better option for vacation/holiday time


  6. CRC MGH

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    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)

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

    Pros

    Great name, everyone will know what it is - learned much about the research process

    Cons

    Low pay, benefits still cost a decent amount for working at a hospital


  7. Research PM

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

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

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

    Pros

    Work with amazing, smart, like-minded individuals

    Cons

    Difficult to increase salary, benefits are OK but 403b is not matched (however 5% of salary is put into 403b account at the end of the year)


  8. Finance

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    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Finance in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work, people, and benefits

    Cons

    Professional development can be stunted because of low turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear expectations


  9. Great place for postdoctoral training

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    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    MGH provides the best interface between the clinic and the lab. It provides all mean of performing ground breaking scientific research while keeping an eye on translatability of findings to the clinic. MGH provides an excellent mix of MDs and PhDs that are all experts in their relative fields.

    Cons

    As a PhD the environment at MGH is highly competitive. Potential for growth is non-existing without full internal support from superiors and bringing in extra-mural funding and high impact papers. However, this is standard for the current day basic science environment.


  10. Good benefits, horrid management

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    Former Employee - Cardiac Sonographer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Cardiac Sonographer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health/Dental Insurance, Employer Funded Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Top of the line medical equipment and facilities

    Cons

    Poor pay, horrible management, HR is not useful at all, you are told you are replaceable if you do not like that you work hard and get paid below average, no real opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and actually takes steps to make them want to stay, as opposed to placating them over and over without taking any action on anything. Simply telling them they "should be honored to work for MGH" is condescending and wears off fast.


  11. 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.



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