Massachusetts General Hospital

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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
210 Reviews
4.0
210 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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  1.  

    Committees for animal research largely abuse of their power

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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

    Pros

    Great things happens here, you can do whatever you believe you need to, because you'll always find the instrument you need and the latest cutting edge machine

    Cons

    The Subcommittee on Research Animal Care (SRAC) serves as the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) for MGH. SRAC largely abuses of their powers. Having an animal protocol approved or renewed takes forever (6-12 months). Committee members do not have the competence to judge an animal protocols. they ask you silly questions on your science. Still, if you want to do your experiments, you have to put apart your self esteem and be ready to lose plenty of time after their unnecessary bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The final perception is by far leaning toward excess concern with procedural correctness, at the expense of researchers' needs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Decent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Pros

    It has a good name in the field.

    Cons

    Low salary. Employees are not treated nicely here.

  3.  

    Limited opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Great research institution doing valuable work

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for jobs and growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring more employees from within your network.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Research Intern in the Vascular Surgery Basic Laboratory

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

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

    Pros

    Best and brightest scientists in the entire world gather here. You will get a great experience seeing how science is best conducted.

    Cons

    Expensive area. Intimidating to speak with people when you first begin. Partners has lots of red tape, but wasn't too bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    We had our ups and downs

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

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

    Pros

    The culture and values associated with improving the quality and efficiency of care, as well as redesigning care delivery. Also, it is nice to know you're making an impact every day and not just going through the motions.

    Cons

    MGH is very big on education and research, so there are not many career opportunities if you do not at least have your Masters degree. Also, many employees at MGH are stuck in their manual ways and refuse to take advantage of electronic options.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    GREAT experience, learned tons and great benefits

    Cons

    the salary was poor being academic research. But what you learn its worth it for future endeavors.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good environment with plenty of opportunity to grow

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

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

    Pros

    Great, intelligent, helpful people. Plenty of talks/seminars to learn about different subjects. Able to work independently.

    Cons

    Lower pay. Difficult to increase position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly staff, good networking and collaborative efforts for researchers but offers poor incentives.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For postdocotral fellows, this is a good place to expand your network. The quality of sceince is excellent.

    Cons

    Benefits for basic research scientist are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Annual reviews are good but sometimes do not offer the opportunity to the lower level enployees to review manager properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Extremely bad work-life balance in research

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    I have worked here for 8 months. So far, the pros are good resources, exposure to great minds, opportunities to learn, and for researchers, proximity and connections with Harvard, MIT and the Broad Institute

    Cons

    Fast pace, competitiveness with other labs to publish as much and as fast as possible
    -- often at the expense of doing good science and gaining a deeper understanding of the problem
    -- always at the expense of researchers' personal lives.
    I get the sense that a lot of hiring, at least in research, is based on who you know rather than what you can do.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    patient care observer

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    Current Employee - Pataiet Observer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Pataiet Observer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    top hospital in the country

    Cons

    get care at MGH working there in too much

    Approves of CEO

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