Massachusetts General Hospital

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
204 Reviews

4.0
204 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.  

    Lots of opportunities, come in prepared!

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    everything is at hand to conduct top level research

    Cons

    Not a good place if you are married and have a family. Good for single ambitious people to work hard day and night..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good research environment and networking. Benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Salary is ok. Its a big place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic workplace with great benefits and a challenging environment.

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    Former Employee - Operations Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Constantly challenging and always fast paced. A welcoming environment that never got old. The scale and quality of work being done is astonishing.

    Cons

    Mediocre 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Best place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Highly challenging and fast paced environment. Highly motivated and smart people. Great benefits

    Cons

    Below average salary and no career guidance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent place to work with opportunities for growth

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    Former Employee - RN In Emergency Department  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - RN In Emergency Department in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Very Nurse Friendly, great pay, fast paced, always new learning opportunities

    Cons

    Extremely busy, hard work, but rewarding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good teammates but pathetic middle managers and bureaucratic behaviors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I would say you can find good work life balance

    Cons

    Pathetic Technology (still form 1995), Toe the line of your boss, no incentive in being innovative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The thinking from 50's has to change in the org. Non performers are incentivized just because they don't challenge the norms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Temp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  9.  

    Great people, wonderful organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    As a whole working for one of the best US hospitals is a rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Registration Coordinator  in  Medford, MA
    Current Employee - Registration Coordinator in Medford, MA

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    Attendence 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reform 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I loved working for MGH

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement in the administrative side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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