Massachusetts General Hospital

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.9 190 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Massachusetts General Hospital President and Trustee Peter L. Slavin

Peter L. Slavin

(111 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • GREAT experience, learned tons and great benefits(in 16 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is promoted, but you are treated like a small fish in a big pond(in 8 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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    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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat name recognition, a full slate of resources at your disposal.

    ConsClique driven. Difficult for temps to feel like part of the team.

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    Great people, wonderful organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits and transit options with the red line station across the street are great! The people are friendly, and there's a culture of excellence. My department allowed us to swap shifts, so I didn't have to use much time off ever.

    ConsThe pay was abysmal for all jobs, and they knew they could get away with it because of their reputation. Some of the clinicians thought they were gods and could treat everyone however they wanted. They really distinguished between clinical and admin/management staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees more. There's plenty of money to go around. Teach respect to clinicians.

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

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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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    I loved working for MGH

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe staff is amazing and it's like a big family. The work is meaningful and the management is excellent.

    ConsNot much room for advancement in the administrative side.

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

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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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    HIV Research Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSurrounded by motivated, driven individuals

    ConsThe job got boring at times.

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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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