Massachusetts General Hospital

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Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Low Salary for non-MD's and non-executive level employees - career ladder issues

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

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

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

    Pros

    Partners system is a giant and MGH is part of an incredible health enterprise.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive and only way to increase salary is to leave and find a new job outside of MGH. The merit increase is the only way up and at 2% per year it is a very slow climb. This is a disincentive to stay and perform like a rock star. HR policies do not support growth and the practice of equity among limited career paths further stifles opportunity and growth. New talent is held back based upon HR equity. Not smart.

    Advice to Management

    HR does not know how to run a business. Compensation policies should be reviewed and consistent with all competitors. MGH may initially attract talent but it is also losing talent due to compensation. The hospital needs to attract and retain competent and driven non medical professionals.

  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  3. Helpful (1)

    ED department is horrible....took over 24 hours to see a doctor.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    good coffee, nice Yawkey building, discounts on tickets

    Cons

    bad food in cafeteria, takes forever in ED,

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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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (2)

    Used to be great, now just ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. great place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    endless growth opportunities, huge network of hospitals, positive atmosphere

    Cons

    not the best commute from the suburbs.

  9. Outstanding place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Okay Place tow ork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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

    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

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