Massachusetts General Hospital

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Updated July 2, 2015
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Massachusetts General Hospital Chairman and CEO David Torchiana
David Torchiana
11 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. Helpful (1)

    Human Resources

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

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

    Pros

    I loved being a part of the mission. Lots of passionate people and it truly feels like a close-knit community.

    Cons

    The compensation is markedly lower than industry standards. The politics are difficult to navigate and it is extremely difficult to be promoted.


  2. Great place to be an intern

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good supervision & lots of support; cutting-edge research

    Cons

    Can 't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  3. 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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  5. postdoc

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    working environment,PI is nice

    Cons

    something is slow, old and


  6. Working for Researchers at MGH

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    MGH has great benefits, great office space, and a lot of flexibility. Overall, there is a great work-life balance. This job has interesting projects and varied tasks, preventing me from becoming unhappy or jaded. Colleagues are interesting, intelligent, and very easy to work with. Most importantly, I feel that my boss cares about employees' well-being and does what's necessary to support them.

    Cons

    Working for multiple researchers can make balancing and prioritizing projects a challenge, but that is inherent in a research environment. While the workload can be high, flexible timelines mitigate some of the stress that introduces.

    Advice to Management

    At times, there can be too many meetings that disrupt the work day. My work may only pertain to a very short part of the meeting, or I may not be needed at all. It may be better to have staff block off the time for a recurring meeting, but only join for the amount of time needed (if needed at all). However, this is an extremely minor issue.


  7. Safety officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Newton, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Very safety minded. Great organization to continually improve processes.

    Cons

    Continuous opportunities with changing technologies

    Advice to Management

    Would recommend


  8. management non-clinical

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

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with some of the most intellectual innovative clinicians in the world.

    Cons

    non-profit implementation budgets can be challenging to execute big change management approaches

    Advice to Management

    invest in mid management new ideas, empower change agents


  9. MGH!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    Lots of educational opportunities and events that are free and open to employees. Loved the work culture here.

    Cons

    Low pay for research coordinators! I gather this varies from one department or specialty field to another, though.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great hospital, cutthroat staff

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator II in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation. Nice facilities.

    Cons

    The research environment at MGH is brutal. It's a miracle that anything worthy of publication comes out of MGH, because the main thing most researchers are worried about is whether they will be the first to do something. The word "collaboration" has no meaning there.


  11. Helpful (1)

    High-Class Reputation in Healthcare

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

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time

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

    Pros

    You work within an organization that is responsible for some of the modern-day miracles of healthcare services.

    Cons

    Since the organization is large, and under the umbrella of an even larger organization, easy to get lost in the shuffle as a mere cog in a very large machine.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to list, basic managerial skills and traits lacking in a lot of areas.



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