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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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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)

  • "supportive work environment, promotion of learning" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very behind in some aspects of technology, low pay , very busy with staffing issues" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Little room for growth, low salary" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great environment & promising future!"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work - challenged but rewarding culture; good benefits and pay; role allows for a great work life balance; potential merger could lead to awesome career growth. There are several long term employees here that show the great longevity the hospital can provide. Highly recommend!

    Cons

    Parking/commuting can expensive in the area; however this is subsidized by the hospital to help alleviate these costs. Some areas of the hospital need improvement from a facilities standpoint; however this has been an area of focus and improve mrs have been made.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all staff - no matter what level to learn how to improve processes.


  2. "Medical/Surgical Social Worker"

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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

    Great social work team and supportive management. Lots of opportunity for job movement internally

    Cons

    Emotionally draining and could use more staff to meet the urgent needs of all patients throughout the hospital. Hierarchy amongst medical staff continues to exist.

  3. "Pretty good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Spanish Medical Interpreter in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Spanish Medical Interpreter in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Warm, friendly staff throughout the hospital

    Cons

    Earned Time (time off) lumps sick time and vacation time all together and it is a very stressful system. If you get sick, you don't want to stay home because you lose vacation time, and holidays are not "free" as they are at other places, but they deduct hours from your Earned Time so you learn to resent holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Just give everybody a certain amount of holidays and have vacation time accrue separately. And pay your interpreters more--we provide a very important service!!


  4. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant
    Recommends

    I worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good and friendly environment to work in

    Cons

    I didn’t experience any cons


  5. "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The nurses and health care focus on excelling in patient care. They truly work together as a team and I feel so good to be part of that.

    Cons

    Technology isn’t as upscale as other hospitals in Boston.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in updating to the highest levels of equipment, nicer or bigger patient rooms, as well as hiring more staff.


  6. "Great"

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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

    Great benefits, people are friendly, loved the work!

    Cons

    Commute and parking are not ideal


  7. "Decent place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing research is being done at this place. Some of the smartest people in the world work here. Busy but still a good hospital.

    Cons

    Terrible salaries. It's to be expected when working for a non-profit organization, but the CEO salaries are still going up.

    Advice to Management

    A research organization needs to be competitive in a market like Boston. Paying such poor salaries to the technicians means we lose them as soon as they gain some experience. There are so many pharma/biotech companies around and they will immediately snatch up the talent.

  8. "Good research, unfriendly staffs, complicated system"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good research environment. Very supportive

    Cons

    everything you do including orientation, research information, billing etc., are very complicated


  9. "Awesome team to work with, poor management and downward communication in pharmacy department"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Clinical Pharmacist

    Pros

    Talented doctors, nurses, and fellow pharmacists to work with. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Very little prospect for professional growth. Even if you excel in practice and go above and beyond, it is unlikely to be recognized as management does not assess skill sets and would rather hire external candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the strengths of your pharmacists and channel those strengths to foster professional growth and promote from within. Show appreciation especially to staff who exhibit exemplary pharmaceutical care. Work for your employees, as hard as they work for you.


  10. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - CRA
    Current Employee - CRA

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

    Pros

    Great exposure for new grads

    Cons

    Tough hours to manage with school