Partners HealthCare
3.5 of 5 130 reviews
www.partners.org Boston, MA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014

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Partners HealthCare President & CEO Gary L. Gottlieb

Gary L. Gottlieb

(32 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Benefits are good, great work/life balance because everyone runs out at 5"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Flexible working environment, good benefits, learned quite a bit, great co-workers"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Large organization so things move slowly"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Like any large non profit- difficulty in clear decision making and planning"
    in 3 reviews
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Research Assistant

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than a year

ProsExciting projects within the hospital network (MGH-SRH-BWH), For international applicants, PIO handles all paperwork.

ConsGuidance depends on the immediate supervisor.
Advancement within the institution is limited from research point of view.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more room for career growth for young professionals other than healthcare professionals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Unless your related to a manager RUN!!!

Manager (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 5 years

Prosthe coworkers are nice, thats about it

Consmanagers hire there direct family members, and rules depend on who you are and who your manager is. One person is NOT allowed any flex time, yet the person sitting beside you is. The pay is WELL BELOW average median, and if any reviews are given it is not merit based, no matter how hard you work

Advice to Senior Managementstart treating everyone equally, and pay people a decent wage

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Healthcare Culture very restrictive

Senior Project Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsA lot of nice people who want to elevate the culture

ConsSenior management very closed to change

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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disorganized, highly group dependent

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Charlestown, MA

I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than a year

Prosvery nice people, working on important things

Consmy boss kept giving me mixed signals: you're doing well one week, the next I got written up and a warning.

they also don't give people enough space...programmers were crammed into a room, 5 into a two-person office, 12 into a room that should have fit 6 or so.

Advice to Senior Managementbetter communication. better space.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great healthcare network

Resident Physician (Former Employee)

I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time

Prosreputation, opportunities, culture, great place

Conslots of red tape, its harvard so there are a lot of egos

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great coworkers!

Speech-Language Pathologist (Current Employee)
Salem, MA

I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people are definitely the best part of the job. I absolutely love my coworkers and the patient population. No two days are ever the same. Compensation is competitive, parking is free.

ConsLike any place, there are good managers and poor managers. The commute is horrible if you're not immediately in the Salem/Peabody area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rip-off for Home Health Aides

Home Health Aide (Former Employee)
Braintree, MA

I worked at Partners HealthCare as a contractor for less than a year

ProsAccess to many clients with medical issues.

ConsDo you want to get up at 6 am and leave at 7 am to get there at 8 am. ? Get dressed into a uniform that you pay for and get in your car that you pay for including gas and then drive 10 miles or more to a job where you get paid for only an hour ? Once you get there, then YOU do all of the work for the client which is all physical labor. Then have to pay for driving home again. Meanwhile, you are wearing your car out and only making $ 60 to $ 70 per week.
Since you can't get any day hours, then you have to be available for nights, too. I was so tired one day from working mornings and evenings that I fell asleep behind the wheel on the highway and was in front of the guard rail when an angel woke me up. The most hours you will ever get is 3 or 4 per day because she divides a full time client shift up so each HHA can only get a few hours because they've hired too many employees. The shifts aren't even daily, but can be every other day. They don't give any money for gas unless employees complain. If you feel that its too far of a drive for just an hour worth of work then the Manager tells you that if you refuse again that you will be fired. They don't pay well and they make 6 times what they pay the HHA's from the clients. I saw the clients bills. They have you going into Nursing Homes and working there, too. I wasn't told any thing about what to do for the Nursing Home client or her medical condition. Manager, doesn't give written warnings so you don't know that you received a warning until you get another one. Then the receptionist doesn't call you for many weeks for work because they don't have enough work for all of their HHA's and CNA's. I had to quit because there was no hours. Now, Human Resources gives me a poor recommendation.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement doesn't value their employees and is all about making money for their company. If there's a problem, they will stick up for the company and never for you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Graduate Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Partners HealthCare as an intern for less than a year

ProsNice People, nice culture and they are proud of what they do. Their Hospital areamongst the best in the world and they try to keep it that way. They also ready to start adapt in the changing environment and bring innovative methods of healthcare delivery.

ConsCareer progresion may be slow in some departments. Salaries may not be very high. Also Some places are overstaffed

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Clinical Scheduler (Current Employee)
Beverly, MA

I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly coworkers and great atmosphere

ConsMay work longer hours due to having to finish your work for the day

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow what each staff person does

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Program Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat place to work. Great employees

ConsBig institution. Some times it is hard to get things done.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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