Massachusetts General Hospital

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
230 Reviews
4.0
230 Reviews
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Massachusetts General Hospital President and Trustee Peter L. Slavin, MD
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132 Ratings

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 learning experience for beginning career

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

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Great Overall Experience

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

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at MGH as a pediatric oncology social worker, and the support that I received from supervision and staff members was some of the best I've ever received.

    Cons

    One difficult think about MGH is that the competition for positions is so high that the time off can sometimes be very minimal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    Lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Benefits could be improved.

  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, considering how they compare to other companies and even out of state.

    Cons

    Such a big place that often has silos from one department to the other. Compensation could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture varies by department, would be great to have more ways to spend time with senior leadership.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Mgh can be great place for postdocs

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent health insurance plans, good work environment, prestige, many potential collaborators

    Cons

    Working conditions vary from lab to lab. Some labs have good equipment, some have old broke down crap from the 80s. Coworker quality can vary pretty significantly. I have been very lucky to work in two great departments at mgh, but know of others that were in famous but sketchy labs ( where pi was committing academic fraud ).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Even if I lived in another state, I would come to MGH to see their doctors

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

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The doctors specialize in a zone and excel in their knowledge base specifically for that area.

    Cons

    For a new patient with a legitimate reason for showing up late, their policy to never see them again is a little stringent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be thoughtful to let someone know in advance about schedule changes that will affect day to day operations, more than the day before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - 401k Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - 401k Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    friendly staff, good work flow

    Cons

    long hrs, management complains, benefits could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (less than an 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
  11.  

    Lots of opportunities, come in prepared!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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

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