Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Massachusetts General Hospital Chairman and CEO David Torchiana
David Torchiana
16 Ratings

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. MGH CRC II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    really great people, educational workshops,

    Cons

    cafeteria food could be better


  2. Human milk Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work within a clinical setting, helpful for a career in nutrition or nursing

    Cons

    the salary is on the lower side, good for a first time job out of college


  3. MGH

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Massachusetts General Hospital was a great place to work because of the people there. They are intelligent and know exactly what they want which makes for a place of little miscommunications and things that go wrong.

    Cons

    Some of the residents are cut throat, but that is because they are extremely driven and are trying to become one of the best doctors in the world. MGH overall is excellent and has a great environment.


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  5. Clinical Research Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mass General has great resources, good benefits, and an overall friendly environment. There was also good support for career development.

    Cons

    The compensation was suboptimal and the vacation schedule was fairly poor considering the pay. There are also some large egos, but that is to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    There could be better mentorship and pay salary for the junior people. Overall, a very positive experience and fantastic opportunities for employees at various career stages.


  6. Great research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, tons of resources, interesting projects, in city center

    Cons

    Late hours, old infrastructure, work environment can be competitive


  7. Mixed bag

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and some amazing physicians - very kind and caring. If you work with the right group you can really do well.

    Cons

    Salary tends to be below market even for comparable non profit. Look out for power-driven administrators especially in oncology research.


  8. Good starter position, not much room for growth

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    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Regulatory Affairs Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, time off, good for starting career or for advanced professionals, receptive to feedback, interest in streamlining processes

    Cons

    high managerial turnover, employee turnover, could be more attention to individual employee's career goals, some inconsistent standards


  9. Good company

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    Current Employee - CRC in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - CRC in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks great on resume Lots of opportunity to attend classes and conferences Great benefits Physicians are very caring and helpful

    Cons

    Low salary too much politics not enough internal promotion There can be too much reliance on reputation instead of actual quality of care.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to employee recommendations and implement changes bases on their opinions. They are the ones working day in and day out "in the trenches" so to speak and sometimes a plan that sounds great on paper or in the boardroom doesn't always translate to the realities of what actually goes on when dealing with patients, the public, etc.


  10. Inspiring place to work, management less than inspiring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Easton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Easton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MGH is unquestionably an exciting and challenging place to work. Pay and benefits are very good. Clinically, the hospital is superb and offers the latest technology available.

    Cons

    As a large academic medical center, there are many silos in the organization. People are protective their silos and can be defensive at times. I worked in a non-clinical area and was denied vacation time I had earned.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to increase employee engagement and cooperation between departments. The picnic and the dunk tank is fun but there needs to be more.


  11. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy/flexibility with my job.

    Cons

    MGH bureaucracy is a nightmare, and the payscale is rather low.



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