McLean Hospital Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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McLean Hospital President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott Rauch
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  1. Counselor

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    Former Employee - Community Residence Counselor in Belmont, MA
    Former Employee - Community Residence Counselor in Belmont, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great job experience; great benefits; work with interesting, smart people.

    Cons

    Low salary; made to work 2nd shift.


  2. Executive/Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Belmont, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Belmont, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McLean Hospital (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work; great people, benefits. Beautiful location. Sense of pride to be associated with such a fine establishment.

    Cons

    Low pay scale; no security when working in research on contracts or grants, Not a lot of opportunity for advancement.


  3. Comfy, but moving into the future?

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Belmont, MA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Belmont, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong community. Lots of great talent.

    Cons

    Averse to innovation, novelty, innovation. Coasting far too much om past glories.

    Advice to Management

    See cons. Address.


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  5. Co-Op Student

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McLean Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great connections, very nice staff

    Cons

    Not much to do as an intern

    Advice to Management

    Develop a co-op program with set guidelines and projects


  6. Great experience, though those are definitely dependent on lab/group

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McLean Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For folks looking for research careers, the experience and name recognition that McLean/HMS provides is unparalleled. Obviously, as is true in any academic research setting, the culture, expectations, and experience vary from lab to lab, and thus you need to do your homework on a lab/PI as opposed to the hospital/school more broadly.

    Cons

    In some ways, McLean seems separate from other parts of Partners (including having separate HR, which seems to lead to lower salaries than at other Partners/Harvard hospitals), and it can be somewhat behind on the times technologically.


  7. Community Residence Counselor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McLean Hospital part-time

    Pros

    decent training program (CPR, CPI), good exposure to a wide variety of mental illness, easy parking, good cafeteria

    Cons

    The pay is not much, the place is incredibly disorganized. After my interview, HR did not get back to me for 3 months. HR also called to ask if I could teach the CPR class (a class that I had just been certified in, not certified to teach.)

    Advice to Management

    Good quality place that helps lots of people, but the human resources/organizational component could really use an overhaul. Employees are friendly overall.


  8. Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Per Diem Nurse in Belmont, MA
    Current Employee - Per Diem Nurse in Belmont, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at McLean Hospital part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    patient population is fascinating. Psych MDs and RNs are smart and helpful to new hires. People here really care about their patients.

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. Mental Health Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good experience, lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Not ideal hours, poor pay.


  10. Community Residence Counselor

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    Current Employee - Community Residence Counselor
    Current Employee - Community Residence Counselor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McLean Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and working with intelligent coworkers. Excellent opportunity to learn more about mental health in an established hospital. Overtime pay is great-and paid time off & vacation is a plus. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pay could be higher. Wish that the hospital would take into consideration each employee's degree/experience and fairly pay them.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay.


  11. Amazing experience

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Belmont, MA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist in Belmont, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McLean Hospital part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The past year that I've been working here I have learned a tremendous amount about mental health care, and have acquired superb crisis intervention, and listening skills that I plan to use throughout my mental health career. Some days are worse than others, but that's what your amazing co-workers are there for. Security is also pretty great. They have your bag when there's a psych emergency, and are overall awesome people to speak with.

    Cons

    The pay is the absolute worst thing about working here. You are paid pennies to do difficult work.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the mental health specialists more, and then maybe you wouldn't have such a high turnover rate.



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