Partners HealthCare Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
182 Reviews
3.5
182 Reviews
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Partners HealthCare President & CEO Gary L. Gottlieb
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Pros
  • Benefits are good, great work/life balance because everyone runs out at 5 (in 29 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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    Intern - Materials Management

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

    I worked at Partners HealthCare as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Huge company, great resources

    Cons

    Things move extremely slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hands Down My Favorite Place To Work

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

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In my section--because this is a hospital network. Was that every day was dynamic and different it's a large organization with many many people to interact with. The company cares about it's employees in that they give bonuses, allow lateral movement (promotion from within), offer good benefits, and just have perks and employee morale boosters. I really sometimes wish I wouldnt have left but I was not a fan of the wider city.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be a little bit of politics or people from other departments (aka The Suits) throwing their weight around but I suppose this is inevitable of any multifaceted organization with so many elements. Direct hire seems tricky to obtain for my department. Generally it's good to know of somebody and an opening if you are working your way in from the bottom. My department was 24hr operation which cuts into life in the city. Parking likely sucks if you can not take public transportation to most of the dense hospitals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way. At times you need to listen to the subordinate elements that are actually boots on ground.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    We have very smart, dedicated and talented people at Partners all working towards the mission of the company.
    Great Benefits including work from home policy.
    Leaders in the healthcare arena

    Cons

    Low college tuition reimbursement.
    promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time

    Pros

    easy 9-5 job, relaxed environment, great benefits are nice and location was in the pru in back bay ! It was a great job if you enjoy mindless work

    Cons

    there was a high turn over rate in upper management when I was there both directors left and the job fell on the Sr employees. just because you are a good employee doesn't make you a great manager. as i was there longer it seemed like a government job people wouldnt get fired for doing average work or slow work..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the people that drag the quality of work down

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    solid place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work life balance. Generally a convivial atmosphere with solid work ethic. Lots of opportunity and room to grow.

    Cons

    pay raises year to year are small.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits and fair pay. Lots of options in and around Boston.

    Cons

    For me, commute. There's also some difficulty with communication between IT teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great benefits, great people, and great values.

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    Current Employee - Audit in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do incredible work and it's nice to be a part of a company that gives back. Management is great and cares about what is going on in your life and what you can contribute to the team.

    Cons

    Non-profit does not have good bonuses or raises in general, Partners isn't the exception. Departments tend to be small so upward mobility is lacking because most people stay at partners for a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility for working from home for corporate employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience working for a not for profit

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    Current Employee - Corporate Card Administrator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Card Administrator in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible health benefits, perks, and training. Management encourages movement within the company. Incredibly diverse group of employees from all over the world.

    Cons

    Lower end of payment scale due to the fact that it is not for profit. Upper mgmt is often unaware of the discourse among the workers .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to build a health care career, but beware of the bureaucracy...

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    Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Client Services Representative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Partners is one of the strongest health care players in New England, and working there means working with some of the best hospitals in the country. If you are looking to build a healthcare career in the Greater Boston area, this is a great place to start.

    The company offers good pay and great benefits, as well as a vast array of career opportunities for clinical and administrative healthcare professionals alike.

    Cons

    As one of the largest integrated health systems in the country, Partners has a bureaucratic organizational structure that can be frustrating if not exceedingly difficult to navigate. At the same time, while the company's 501(c)3 nonprofit status helps it to maintain a focus on its mission to provide quality patient care and research, it has a distinctly corporate culture that one could argue is "nonprofit" by name only.

    Additionally, it is worth noting that there is a nationwide trend in which large health networks have moved to strengthen their market share by acquiring smaller community hospitals, research centers and physician practices within their region. With ever greater bargaining power, these health networks put upward pressure on prices and, in doing so, can challenge the affordability of health care services for many patients. Make no mistake: Partners is one of the organizations that has led this charge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management should at all times take inspiration from the constant innovation that is occurring at the organization's clinical front lines. These hospitals and research institutions deserve to be supported by finance, operations, and HR functions that mirror their mission-driven commitment to the stakeholders that matter most: the patients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Lots of red tape and bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to retire with company. Some of the smartest and hardest working people in the industry. Very professional environment. Good education programs within the company.

    Cons

    It takes forever to get anything done because of the size and bureaucracy. Lots of red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more introductions between department and different organizations within the company. Help employees to have better visibility in the business processes and how others may contribute or influence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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