Partners HealthCare Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Partners HealthCare President & CEO Gary L. Gottlieb
Gary L. Gottlieb
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Pros
  • Benefits are good, great work/life balance because everyone runs out at 5 (in 30 reviews)

  • Great benefits; opportunity to work with world-class doctors (in 22 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)

  • Upper management doesn't seem to care much about the staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Very good experience gave me the opportunity to advance in several areas.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    Good chance of promotion and connections to many departments and entities. Great to have Partners on resume.

    Cons

    Without promotions, expect 2-3% raises per year at most. Need to work hard to stick out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good place to intern - if you get a good manager

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    - Very approachable and knowledgeable Team Lead who handed out new tasks and exercises reguarly to spice up the routine work
    - Responsibility from Day 1
    - Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    - Repetitive tasks
    - Outdated technologies in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your technologies - it will spare your employees stress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst - Financial Related in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst - Financial Related in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. The company is very flexible to suit employees' schedules. Options to work from home when we need to. The best health benefits I could have asked for. Nice environment and people. The opportunities to transfer somewhere else within the organization are endless if you are qualified for the positions.

    Cons

    Not a lot of potential for upward movement where I am currently. The new boss in my department does not like to listen to anyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not familiar with the CEO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    Work life balance, really good culture.

    Cons

    Salary. Nothing else, loved to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they are really great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Excellent benefits, suportive culture

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist
    Current Employee - Project Specialist

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    The mission of the company, patient care, is not beaten into the staff's heads. Management and staff are all dedicated to supporting the mission, however minor or removed from patient care we may be. Healthcare benefits are excellent and cost-frienndly, and are not contingent on using the company's hospitals or providers.

    Cons

    IS management culture is all over the place. Some very focused, others appear to fly by the seat of their pants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate the prescription plan implemented in 2015. Effectively cutting out independent neighborhood pharmacies for all maintenance drugs was unwarranted. CVS Caremark is not at the top of its class as a provider.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    Very committed, professional staff - low turn over. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    health insurance is very expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to see more women in top leadership positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Great people, the management needs work and employees are not satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    1) The people you work with are always willing to help if you need it. This is not a company that frowns upon someone who is willing to learn

    2) Hours are usually 40 hours a week and is does not deviate from that

    3) There is a good mix of people. There are plenty of young people and more seasoned individuals in the latter part of their careers.

    Cons

    1) Pay is not great and promotions are based on tenure not achievement.

    2) Management is not particularly helpful in everyday work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more screening on who can become a manger. It seems as though managers are not experts in their specific roles. Also there needs to be a merit system in place. Often times there are high expectations placed on individuals but they're underpaid and will not receive any accolades or monetary gain for going the extra mile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Decent place

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

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    great benefits, convenient location, people are for the most part easy to work with. Prestige of working in a large notable health care system

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for advancement and there is no privacy when you want to make a move to another job.
    Salary is low as compared with the surrounding market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanagement is prevalent, the workload is lopsided and the corporate culture is about 10 years behind the rest of the country in strategic management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    Good work. Good work.life balance

    Cons

    Things move very very slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more than 2% yearly raise to retain the good help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Nurses beware

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    Current Employee - Nurse
    Current Employee - Nurse

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    Mandatory five words for Pros.

    Cons

    Overworked. Long hours everyday with very little support, What you will be told in the interview is not what is reality. No vacations for a year. Poor communication from Management. Poor quality equipment, computers that don't work, poor software systems. If that is what you are looking for you have come to the right place. 6 Nurses hired and 4 of us resigned before the end of orientation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage your staff, staff correctly and communicate properly. Get some help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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