Partners HealthCare

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Updated Jul 22, 2014

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3.5 153 reviews

87% Approve of the CEO

Partners HealthCare President & CEO Gary L. Gottlieb

Gary L. Gottlieb

(45 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 15 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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    Wonderful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture, challenging work, good compensation,

    Consthe long t ride all the way

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    Work with the best

    Applications Analyst II (Former Employee) Wellesley, MA

    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 Senior Management- 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

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

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    Healthy company to work for

    Accounting Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsBenefits (pension, health) are superb. Work-life balance is good. Culturally diverse and promotes service excellence

    ConsTraining is not great, no bonuses, not a lot of turn over and hard to move up

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the staff more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Home and Work life balance

    Applications Specialist (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsJob training, career planning. Opportunities to move around in Partners among the entities for job postings. Fantastic mentoring when you can find it.

    ConsBureacracy everywhere you turn. Process driven. I suppose this is what made Partners Healthcare what it is in the 1990's, but it's time to move on. Mediocre salaries (nobody's getting rich here, unless you are in R&D or an MD).

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are beginning to know their shortcomings and getting feedback from employees. This is great but the cost structures and reimbursement rates are not going to attract $$ for new talent. You spend quite a bit on physical buildings and new infrastructure, but dont forget this is nothing if you have mediocre talent to go with it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Complex Structure

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInteresting work; talented people; mission orientation.

    ConsLacking in strong middle management; too distracted with external forces

    Advice to Senior ManagementRe-assess who you are and try to reconnect with loyal employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a great place to work, now it's painful to go in every day

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLots 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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great hospitals, interesting work, uncertain organizational structure

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsCutting edge healthcare issues
    Mission-driven focus, sense of true purpose
    Committed to providing top-quality care
    Extraordinary hospitals and providers
    Great colleagues
    Challenging, motivating work

    ConsCulture varies greatly among hospitals and departments; hard to feel part of the "whole"
    Underlying tension/discomfort between Partners and hospitals
    Extremely varied opportunities for advancement, from a lot in some areas to none at all
    Lack of connection between stated values and actions
    Constant discussion of budget cuts while employees very overworked, trying to fill in gaps
    Managers not always suited for positions

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter, more transparent communication to employees, even if unfavorable news
    Find a way to address tension between Partners and hospitals openly; not discussing does not make it disappear; makes it harder to accept Partners' vision
    Evaluate management more carefully, 360 reviews, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Leadership and vision seriously lacking

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to work with globally recognized leaders in their fields. Benefits package very comprehensive. Accessibility to the "best of the best" healthcare providers.

    ConsVery cliquey with a culture of "what have you done for me lately?" Communication is tightly controlled, carefully scripted, woefully lacking in substance. Always a day late and a dollar short. Does not appropriately recognize and compensate high performers, particularly those early in their careers. Career growth and entrichment opportunities have significantly stagnated since the start of the Epic implementation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSenior leadership needs to lead by example and clearly articulate vision and strategic plans. Leverage internal talent, not hire expensive consultants. Be honest and timely about changes that will impact the workforce, and hold yourselves accountable for deliverables.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I enjoyed my position and most of my co-workers. Lots of +s to working at Partners. Extra hours and no pay is expected.

    Senior Administrative (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsTraining, schooling and on-line classes was available and encouraged. Some compensation available.

    ConsThe work load is tremendous and impossible to do within specified hours. You are expected to complete all tasks even if it means you stay after hours. You are NOT compensated for extra work. You must choose to keep your job or lose it by blowing the whistle. Most choose slavery to keep their position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to employees. In many ways, Partners is a fantastic place to work and learn, but you are insanely overworked ad undercompensated. The more stress, the more errors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood working atmosphere at Partners

    ConsLow starting salary but career opportunity

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job

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