Partners HealthCare

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Partners HealthCare Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
169 Reviews
3.4
169 Reviews
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Partners HealthCare President & CEO Gary L. Gottlieb
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/Life balance - work from home - most people are gone by 5pm (in 27 reviews)

  • Flexible working environment, good benefits, learned quite a bit, great co-workers (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • As with any large organization there are times when it is very political so you need to be prepared for that when working her (in 5 reviews)

  • The salaries are often not commensurate with the cost of living (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Stable, good benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II  in  Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, stable, good hours, regular cost of living increases.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to advance, but there are variety of teams -- lateral moves are plentiful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are great at communicating and I'm very happy with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity because it's so big and has so many local and national connections, strong mission, culture of strong work ethic, great employee perks, executive leadership is on point

    Cons

    It's really big and there can be red tape if you don't know the right people, parking is tough (I preferred to bike 8 or 9 miles each way), middle management not always well-placed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Partners Healthcare is an excellent company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Partners HealthCare as a contractor

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are very fair and reasonable. It's like being a part of a big family. The atmosphere is extremely low key and relaxed. They have great discounts for public transit, various movie tickets and sports games.

    Cons

    The training was a bit extensive. Management can be a a bit old fashioned. I often felt like you were in the club or out of the club. This can be hard when you're trying to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the company values are really good. There is always opportunity for personal growth and always room for improvement and I think the company does a good job of conducting evaluations to make sure this occurs.

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  5.  

    Partners is a fair company with decent salaries and excellent benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II  in  Wellesley, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Wellesley, MA

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Partners is so large that once you are there if you want to grow or change positions there are many opportunities to do so. Furthermore the managers are typically supportive of their employees moving within the company.

    In addition I am able to work from home 1-2 days per week, and my managers are very supportive of my need for work-life balance.

    Cons

    As with any large organization there are times when it is very political so you need to be prepared for that when working her. Also things tend to move very...slowly... here.
    Lastly the compensation, although very fair, is lower than many of my colleagues in other companies within the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Merit increases need to be more aligned with cost of living increases and need to encourage high performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Epic tidal wave changes everything!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Tons of learning opportunities, working with world class clinicians, focus on patient care, can move around within the company.

    Cons

    Dramatic culture change with Epic rip and replace of current systems. Lots of new people and confusion, deadline driven without attention to quality. No one talks about patient care or patient safety anymore, it's all about making your dates. Managers are in meetings all day and no longer able to provide coaching or mentorship. Feels like just another corporate job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget what made you great in the first place. Don't become another also-ran.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Mission is Awesome, Pay is not.

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

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mission - There is a real sense that you are part of something that makes a positive impact in Boston and on the world.
    Great People
    Innovative Hospitals
    Benefits
    Work-life Balance

    Cons

    Pay is terrible for the market. And it isn't going to get better.
    Low performers drag everyone down -- they don't let low performers go.
    Not a lot of room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know it is a tough financial market for you, but you have to do something about the low salaries. Also, don't be so afraid to let people go. Educate managers on what needs to be done so that they don't need to be so worried about having difficult conversations and lawsuits.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Revenue Integrity dept: Terrible management personality -thinks they own their role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlestown, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlestown, MA

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

    Pros

    great benefits - world class hospitals - great salary

    Cons

    too many posturing, and people-pleasers, management-pleasers within the dept.
    black managers prefer white employees
    managed as bully in that dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is both sides to an employee-to-manager relationshiop --hear the employee's AND your manager before allowing your faulty manager to fire an employee - which happened on my case.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance with work-from-hone opportunity, but no real growth opportunity unless you transfer out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Partners provided a work opportunity to me after being laid off from a prior position. Partners offers remote work opportunities (I work from home 2 days per week,) good work/life balance, decent medical benefits and perks (discounts on goods and service purchases.)

    Cons

    The open floor plan in my office is awful for productivity and the salary is low relative to what I was being paid to do similar work at another company. The paid time off is not that great -- all your holiday, vacation and sick time are bundled into one pool -- and you don't accrue a lot until you're at the company for a long time. You can buy up to 10 days, but at what Partners pays you, this can be somewhat challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please rethink the open floor plan, which is supposed to foster collaboration, but I find it to be terribly disruptive and counterproductive to my work. I would also encourage management to provide more career path options; they are extremely limited, virtually nonexistent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, no micro-management, can work from home as much as needed. Great benefits. Immediate group works well as a team. Hospital staff is generally pleasant to work with. Work feels meaningful because of its close connection to patient care.

    Cons

    No chance for growth. Everyone gets a flat 2% raise every year regardless of performance. Many meetings in which we are warned that Partners is "tightening its belt". Potential layoffs after Epic conversion. Corporate Values Statement doesn't match the reality of the culture. Teamwork between different corporate groups is not good; some groups are obstructive or unresponsive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sr Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer II  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Programmer II in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very good company , work life balance is really good , good people to work

    Cons

    you need to keep upto date for your beneficial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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