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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center President & CEO Kevin Tabb, M.D.
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Pros
  • "The people are friendly, benefits are decent and you can get cheap red sox tickets" (in 17 reviews)

  • "BIDMC is a very supportive work environment" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of communication, extremely low pay" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Poor pay, poor management, limited room for growth" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good research institute"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great research environment. Many research teams with sufficient NIH funding.

    Cons

    not sure what to say


  2. "Not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot from everyone.

    Cons

    work a lot of hours for little money

  3. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and friendly environment

    Cons

    Lack discussion in career development


  4. "culture change starts at the top"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Exemplary, inspiring colleagues, collaborative culture, and a great President. There are amazing people at BIDMC who truly care about the organization and about the patients.

    Cons

    Technology is stuck in the 80s which makes it difficult to train new people. Salaries are not competitive - the organization seeks to be middle of the market for pay and yet wants performance to be at the top. That would be okay if there was a culture that was significantly better than competing organizations. Senior leadership in my particular area pays lip service to caring about employee engagement, but at the end of the day it is only about checking boxes and looking good to the very top. Behind closed doors (and sometimes in front of them) there are frequent disparaging, disrespectful and dismissive comments made about others by senior leaders, and it's evident there is no real care for people.

    Advice to Management

    Headed in the right direction strategically but pay attention to the leadership style of certain key leaders and ask whether some styles truly reflect what you are preaching. Consider executive coaches for those who may perform well on the hard skills but need (a lot) of help on the soft skills, as financial and operational skills should be valued at the same level as people skills. Current leadership styles in some areas will completely undermine efforts to improve culture and will ultimately torpedo the bottom line.


  5. "Happy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Lots of respect for each other.

    Cons

    Understaffed and sometimes people are given too much work.


  6. "Lab Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
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    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment. Decent Benefit. Decent vacation time

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit better


  7. "Just ok, not the best research environment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient location and Earn Time system allows to accumulate time off quite quickly.

    Cons

    Benefits and salary are worse than other nearby hospitals affiliated with HMS. Some of the core facilities are very inefficient and expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Start considering the research staff as an active and valuable component of your institution. We contribute to the hospital reputation as the clinical staff!

  8. "My Time at BI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    strong clinical mission of excellence, great physicians/clinicians.

    Cons

    Poor corporate culture, struggled with scaling leadership and managing the company's growth.


  9. "Great Place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enviorment, colleagues, value the RN role

    Cons

    Parking prices, commute, cafeteria food


  10. "IT Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, stability, and good work life balance.

    Cons

    It depends on the group you work in but it's really a mixed bag as far as the quality of peers and managers.


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