Massachusetts General Hospital

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
210 Reviews
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210 Reviews
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Massachusetts General Hospital President and Trustee Peter L. Slavin
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A great hospital to work for!

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    Current Employee - Research Technician II  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, talented people
    Clean and organized
    Good mentorship and leadership
    Great name to have on your resume

    Cons

    Benefits could be better
    Pay could be better for researchers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fringe Benefits outweigh Salary

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Real employee oriented place, focused on cohesiveness of staff and hospital. Truly a place where one can gain one-of-a-kind experiences and learn a lot about the cutting edge of healthcare

    Cons

    Salary is lower than average, perhaps because the hospital gives back to it's employees in other ways, they feel comfortable with uncompetitive wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great workplace bad salary

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    Current Employee - Instructor In Immunology  in  Charlestown, MA
    Current Employee - Instructor In Immunology in Charlestown, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vibrant and stimulating work environment, vicinity with top-notch laboratories and access to virtually any technology. Plenty of growth opportunities in science. Nice people.

    Cons

    In my Division, there is little recognition of merit. Everybody becomes Instructor after 5 years of postdoctoral work - totally independently on the number and quality of published papers. Little support during transition to independency. No help on research project - no tech or student assigned to any of us, which means little opportunity of honing supervision skills and slow-paced research. Bad salaries - after 6 years of service I have the NIH equivalent of a 3 year postdoc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uniform compensation to NIH standards. Take seriously any request for help in research.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    My personal experience with MGH is generally positive.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great job (for me), schedluling is a breeze when you are only part time.

    Cons

    Some nurses are no longer effective, some "eat their young", That mentality should've stopped long ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a better advocate for your nurses. Many managers are "against" nurses not backing them when they should.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Patient Services Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Staff really connect with each other/Salary

    Cons

    A person would need to get use to the culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good learning experience for beginning career

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

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive staff. Everyone seems to encourage higher education and trainings. Benefits are good, but tough to break out of department.

    Cons

    Salary not great since the focus is on benefits. You need to work at least 3 years before becoming vested in the company so it's better if you plan to stay within the Partners network.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Phenomenal experience!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as an intern

    Pros

    As an intern, I was challenged to see the ways "the thread of compassion" is strung between all facets of the hospital. I was surrounded by caring managers who wanted me to benefit and learn more than the amount of work I would be doing for them. They genuinely cared about my well-being and I was happily surrounded by intelligent coworkers.

    Cons

    This internship unfortunately was unpaid.

  9.  

    Subpar compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros are cutting edge research, smart and driven people, decent benefits

    Cons

    salary is not competitive, while the hospital as a whole has a good environment specific centers may not have the same supportive environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work but salaries not great

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    Current Employee - Compliance Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Compliance Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good atmosphere, cutting edge science and healthcare

    Cons

    Salaries are low, partners a giant bureaucracy, attitude is you should be grateful to work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are great but the bureaucratic bloat results in slow turnarounds and organizational inflexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Security

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    Current Employee - Security Officer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good people. Great job to gain experience.

    Cons

    They sell you a dream but its nothing like that once you are in. The pay is sufficiently low for all that we do. Personal growth if you are willing to sell soul. Not respected or appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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