Massachusetts General Hospital

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
240 Reviews
4.1
240 Reviews
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Massachusetts General Hospital President and Trustee Peter L. Slavin, MD
Peter L. Slavin, MD
135 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GREAT experience, learned tons and great benefits (in 17 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is promoted, but you are treated like a small fish in a big pond (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • for a researcher, there is no work-life balance in general (in 5 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Practice Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Practice Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great benefits, good work/life balance, convenient to MBTA, good training opportunities and perks.

    Cons

    some challenging/ passionate personalities can be difficult to work with, can get political

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Hospital Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities within after being hired. Large teaching hospital always looking for ways to improve.

    Cons

    None worth mentioning in this review.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    High level of independence and flexibility in the research lab I work in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Charlestown, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Charlestown, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, interesting work, good co-workers, location in the Navy Yard is great, earned time off, free transportation to north station/mgh main campus

    Cons

    Long hours during recruitment, screening, and testing, can be difficult with such low supervision to stay motivated, late nights, work on weekends,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interaction with employees who are still learning, more guidance and support, form teams to complete projects to minimize working alone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience as a college student

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

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a summer intern at MGH I learned a lot about neurological research and clinical encounters. Most of the experience was great and I learned a lot about different neurological diseases. The experience was very learning-focused and allowed me to make some great connections.

    Cons

    Only con I saw was that some MGH employees referred to some patients as "VIP" patients, which bothered me as a future doctor who believes that all patients should be treated equally regardless of wealth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A job where you can learn a lot, from some of the smartest people in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is never a dull moment working working at the MGH, especially in Finance. From my last job where I sat idle for about 6 months, I was thrown into really interesting work at the MGH, and learned a huge amount from my boss and colleagues. There is a lot of training available to take advantage of, health initiatives to participate in that come with free gym memberships, trainers, and nutritionists, and it is an environment where you are treated like an adult and have some level of flexibility that comes with a true work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are a couple of things that I would improve about my role at MGH - one of them being the exposure to management within the department. When I started, I had a lot of access to my boss and was able to build a great working relationship with her. As time went on, meetings were cancelled and I felt as if I was not being incorporated in the changes that were occurring within the department. It was also difficult to voice concerns about feeling overwhelmed and this difficulty in communication definitely lead to decreased job satisfaction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very busy environment, fast and hectic

    Cons

    The supervisors are not properly aware of their duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do your job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Financial in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    Good status for future job hunting

    Cons

    Can be political at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    MGH is a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for overtime, great group of people working for the dept.

    Cons

    You can only move around if you know someone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Parking for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I worked in MGH for over 4 years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    The benefit is relatively good especially for medical insurance. And employees are allowed to work in flexible working hours. Also bright colleagues.

    Cons

    As a researcher, we get paid relatively low. But we have to finish some weird training class which is set up for clinicians. It's is time consuming, boring and useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    excellent career development and research

    Cons

    not competitive pay, not easily promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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