Massachusetts General Hospital

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
255 Reviews
4.0
255 Reviews
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Massachusetts General Hospital President and Trustee Peter L. Slavin, MD
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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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  1.  

    Good benefits

    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good time-off policies and relatively flexible

    Cons

    If working hared, relatively easy to get promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More useful training are respected

  2.  

    Excellent place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    Great place to work. I was surrounded by amazing people and was able to learn a lot from those around me.

    Cons

    The experience is dependent on the department or lab that you end up in. Generally, the culture is great though.

  3.  

    You are paid less than at other hospitals, but you get the name on your resume.

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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

    Pros

    The health benefits are great and affordable. But only if you see one of their doctors.

    Cons

    Low pay. 2% max raise each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about your bottom line and think about how many of you non- MD or RN employees need higher and fair pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very diverse and interesting environment

    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator II in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Attentive managers, Earned time, Benefits

    Cons

    Low pay
    Stressful
    At times treated as lesser by doctors and nurses

  6.  

    Great place to do research

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Top research center, smart people to work with, lots of opportunity to do research

    Cons

    Research positions are on soft money and you need to get your own funding to survive. Not much support when you're out of funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PIs should help postdocs develop their careers, not just use them to get their own funding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Outstanding place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    Lives up to its world-class reputation. Excellent health benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes the layers of bureaucracy make it challenging to get your job done. Challenges in the wake of health care reform mean fewer resources across the board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great place to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    endless growth opportunities, huge network of hospitals, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    not the best commute from the suburbs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Used to be great, now just ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist II
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist II

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security - always a job in healthcare! Good benefits, large hospital with access to great healthcare.

    Cons

    There is no real career ladder. If you want a promotion, you have to wait for the person above you to leave, transfer or die. Unfortunately people tend to stay for a very long time. Everyone gets the same "merit" raise every year - it doesn't matter if you do your job or not. Earned time is a joke. You take all of your holidays out of your earned time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MGH used to be a great place to work where you got the sense that if you were good at your job, they would do their best to keep you and keep you happy. Now, it's all about the lawyers and the budget. There is little to no opportunity to learn something new or to try your talents in other areas. Expected to act like professionals but are treated like assembly line workers. I miss the old MGH.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    An excellent working environment, more attention needed for postdocs and their careers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent history of exceptional science
    Strong funding
    Great working environment
    Strong sense of community
    High concentration of talented researchers

    Cons

    Salary does not take into account Boston's high living expenses
    Postdocs can feel overworked and undervalued
    Vague and uncertain career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The infrastructure of the hospital is exceptional but a lot of attention is needed for Postodocs

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Okay Place tow ork

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    - great work/life balance
    - ability to work from home
    - decent amount of vacation days
    - flexible hours of leaving/coming in to work

    Cons

    - So/so benefits.
    - Sick leave is encompassed in vacation time.
    - Lower pay than elsewhere in the industry
    - No feedback on performance
    - Training available at an institutional level, but no specific job training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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