Partners HealthCare Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
159 Reviews

3.4
159 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 22 reviews)

  • Flexible working environment, good benefits, learned quite a bit, great co-workers (in 16 reviews)


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

  • Large organization so things move slowly (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Partners takes care of their employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits, sick and vacation time and job security

    Cons

    the pay could be a little higher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Mission; Being a part of innovation and high quality care; Executive Leadership is excellent and very forward thinking. Flexible work schedules. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible. Very little room for promotion. Bosses would rather hire outside than promote from within. PTO and holidays are rolled together which is very confusing, so if you take the 4th of July off, that comes out of your PTO bank.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the PTO to work like other companies. I understand that you are in tight times, but you pay less than much smaller and poorer non-profits -- you have to increase the pay. Encourage succession planning and reward loyalty -- as much as the mission means to some people, if they can't meet their basic needs and they aren't moving up, they won't stay.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lack of Culture and Support

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

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, no micro managing, benefits are awesome

    Cons

    lack of culture, lack of support from upper management, lack of process improvement, pay isn't that great, lack of growth opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Slow and steady growth at bureaucratic market leader

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Brilliant minds, interesting work, good benefits.

    Cons

    Fundamentally flawed governance model. Lacks shared vision at corporate and institutional levels. Bureaucratic, indecisive, sluggish, demoralizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline governance. Align incentives for coordination at all levels. Rationalize decision making processes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Naaaaah

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    Former Employee - Project Specialist  in  Charlestown, MA
    Former Employee - Project Specialist in Charlestown, MA

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

    Pros

    It's a job. You get paid.

    Cons

    Management is terrible at managing people, projects, short and long term goals. The people in management for the most part have no business being in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not promote to management as a reward for seniority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare as a contractor

    Pros

    Great culture, challenging work, good compensation,

    Cons

    the long t ride all the way

  8.  

    ugh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    decent hours and free parking

    Cons

    general under appreciation of employees

  9.  

    Work with the best

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    Former Employee - Applications Analyst II  in  Wellesley, MA
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst II in Wellesley, MA

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

    Pros

    - Phenomenol world class talent in a world class organization, even in IT
    - HIT projects out of star wars, things you can only dream of in the corporate world
    - Tremendous Clinical R&D opportunities
    - Potential to move around in the organization
    - PHS influences not only the US but the rest o the developed world

    Cons

    - No upward mobility in IT. You do what you do and that's that
    - Stagnant management tenure. Same folks in the same position for 15-20 years. No room for new talent.
    - 25-40% lower salaries in IT compared to industry (it's your 'privilage to work here - remember that)
    - No new innovation since Epic is in the house

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Leave OR at least move around. You have been there too long. Make room for new talent.
    - Pay better salaries. You will get better talent.
    - Provide upward mobility career options for folks. Currently its ZERO. At least in IT.
    - Bring Glaser back! Seriously . . . . his time is up @ Siemens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Used to be a great place to work, now it's painful to go in every day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work with some amazing clinicians, good benefits, ok pay.

    Cons

    Lots of stress, lots of almost mandatory OT. Upper management doesn't seem to care much about the staff.It's drifted away from it's "family" feel. Pay rates could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some more time listening to your staff and not pandering to them. You can only work people to the bone for so long without so much as a simple thank you before they give up on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Complex Structure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting work; talented people; mission orientation.

    Cons

    Lacking in strong middle management; too distracted with external forces

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-assess who you are and try to reconnect with loyal employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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