Partners HealthCare

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Partners HealthCare Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
163 Reviews
3.4
163 Reviews
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Partners HealthCare President & CEO Gary L. Gottlieb
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 is a fair company with decent salaries and excellent 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 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
  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Sr Software Engineer

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    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Lack of Culture and Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Naaaaah

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Partners takes care of their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Amazing Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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

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