Massachusetts General Hospital

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
219 Reviews
4.0
219 Reviews
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Massachusetts General Hospital President and Trustee Peter L. Slavin
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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 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Might have to work long hours if you are in the research side (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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  1.  

    Research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    work-life balance, personal growth, environment, co-workers, supportive mentors. Best thing about it is its people - smart, hard-working, committed.

    Cons

    High living expenses in the area compared to income. Otherwise it's a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, knowledgeable professionals willing to lend a hand but also challenge and lead cross-cutting research

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, but a rewarding environment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good reputation, but sub-par wages

    Former Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Reputation, cutting edge research, resources

    Cons

    wages, treatment of employees, management

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  5.  

    MGH is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff Assistant III in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Assistant III in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent, you can't beat the location. Depending on your role, department and manager it really is a great place to work. I've been happy here for quite some time. There are many wonderful people here in which to work with.

    Cons

    job satisfaction is very much dependent on the department you work for and your managers. Pay is not always that good depending on the budget of your department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience, but gets frustrating quickly.

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    Former Employee - Resource Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Resource Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Salary is just OK, benefits are just OK, but it's a great resume builder. Work-life balance is promoted, but you are treated like a small fish in a big pond.

    Cons

    With so many employees, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. You are a small fish in a big pond, no matter what. It's tough to shine and get ahead because hard work isn't valued as much as being related to someone in charge. Nepotism runs rampant here, which makes it easy to become discouraged.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience at Mass General in no way helped me become a better worker

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlestown, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Charlestown, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Close to where i live
    Good hours

    Cons

    -Miserable environment
    -Low pay
    -work wasn't challenging enough
    -terrible learning experience
    -stuck in office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Absolutely wonderful

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

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

    Pros

    Research is cutting edge, with many big names as employees

    Cons

    It sometimes seems to big, with a lot of bearocracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to not let politics get in the way of research

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Technician II in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Most of the research technicians are young graduates which creates a good foundation for collaboration in the lab.

    Cons

    Research Technicians are only paid about the cost of living. Its difficult to pay to live in Boston and pay down student loans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great job, OK salary

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Working at a top 5 U.S. hospital allows for opportunities to work in cutting edge research with industry leaders. Working downtown and work/life benefits are also huge pros.

    Cons

    Salary is extremely low, mostly as a result of low funding and budget allowances.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    top notch

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

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    MGH sets the bar high for patient care, research and education. Excellence is part of the culture. working in such an environment polishes skills.

    Cons

    not a lot of options for job sharing or flex time. also, parking is limited and expensive.

    Recommends

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