Partners HealthCare Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Good benefits & work life balance (in 30 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Large organization so things move slowly (in 5 reviews)

  • 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 (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great benefits, really large healthcare corporate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    In many ways a great culture - non-profit, working with healthcare professionals to improve care or a large network of leading hospitals. The benefits are great, from health care (of course) to employee perks like access to sporting and concert tickets and other corporate discounts. Time off is fair. I have a fabulous manager. Not only are the health care benefits good from a cash point of view, access to some of the best care makes up for what might be a slightly less competitive salary. Ultimately the best reward is positively affecting patient care, even in the most distant type of role that isn't directly helping patients.

    Cons

    So large, it's almost impossible to effect change. Bureaucratic - some of this is because of healthcare regulations and the like, but sometimes the number of middle managers gets in the way of decision making or structurally inhibits cross-team communication. Their excuse is that they're a non-profit, and that policy doesn't allow it -- a move to a role that should have paid 20% more did not see a raise of anywhere near that. Stayed because ultimately the skills built will allow me to move elsewhere in six months and earn significantly more. So I consider it an investment in my career, however if they want to retain talent this is a poor strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Work to break down silos and be transparent with decision-making. Regularly seek input and demonstrate that input can be translated into constructive action. Communicate wide-impact changes, and encourage all levels of the organization to not assume they know the impact. Retain your talent - do not cap pay increases if an employee is switching to a new functional role. Reward internal hires -- limiting growth by limiting compensation is not helping your bottom line. If you pay an employee significantly less than the people around them for the same work, this is not gaining you in the long run. You're essentially training me so I can go consult and then you can hire me back at 3-4 times the rate. You would've done better to invest in my career than count pennies, since replacing me will cost four times that much.


  2. Spend your career here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Training Specialist in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I first heard about Partners in 2000 from two directors who were taking a professional development course. During a converation, they raced about Partners Healthcare and expressed their expectation to spend their careers here. So far, 14 years later, one is still here. One great thing about Partners is that it's so big so there are many opportunities to move and try different roles. I know this can vary tremendously, but I've been able to work for some of the most competent managers who have given me freedom to be creative in my roles supporting training and taught me a lot about how to be more effective. I've also had access to leadership and have been impressed by their knowledge of employees, their decision-making, and their inspirational messages. The healthcare benefits and other are really good.

    Cons

    Because it is so large, there is little flexibility negotiating benefits, PTO, and salary. It is pretty market driven and fair, but I wish managers had more influence. My last promotion took a couple years to be approved based on how roles are structured.

    Advice to Management

    Though times are leaner now, the various tokens of appreciation that used to occur - annual Partners gifts, dinner with execs at the Pru, and holiday parties were a great way to stay connected and feel appreciated. I'll always remember John Glaser dancing in his socks to the IS band at the holiday party!


  3. your manager matters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant Applications Analyst/Project Specialist in Avon, MA
    Current Employee - Consultant Applications Analyst/Project Specialist in Avon, MA

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere...I have a great manager so great

    Cons

    Cutdown scares due to epic takeover


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  5. Financial Analyst Ii

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing work life balance, constantly working to improve employee relations

    Cons

    Somewhat low salary compared to industry standards but benefits more than cover the differebce


  6. Registered Nurse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best health insurance my family has ever had, excellent short term disability, earned time accrues quickly.

    Cons

    Upper management either unaware or ignores bullying and harassment from lower management (Nsg Supervisor and long time nursing employees) to newer non-management nurses, favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Promote fairness, don't automatically believe everything said by a supervisor, if something happening now, please check for past incidents.


  7. Decent place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pepperell, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Pepperell, MA

    I worked at Partners HealthCare (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, colleagues are friendly

    Cons

    Lots of cronyism and favoritism. Some managers are top notch, while others are moved up the ladder due to years of service and not actual qualifications.


  8. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensing Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Licensing Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very relaxed but serious environment. The team is small, but fun to be around. No two days are the same.

    Cons

    s I mentioned, it's a relaxed environment but can it can quickly change. I guess you just got to keep your focus.


  9. Quality Organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Speech-Language Pathologist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Speech-Language Pathologist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Management very flexible and helpful. Good pay, excellent PTO and medical benefits. Wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    Needs more integration of "front line staff" in corporate decision making. Hard to advance from a career perspective: very few opportunities to move out of a clinical role into management/administrative roles.

    Advice to Management

    Getting loyal employees is easy: be flexible.


  10. Partners

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, decent pay. Can be a bit stressful at times but other days are laid back so it evens out.

    Cons

    On stressful days there can be a lot of overtime, but they compensate so not too bad.


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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Partners HealthCare

    Pros

    This company has good benefits

    Cons

    Since it is such a big company, pay range is not as high



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