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Boston Children's Hospital Boston Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and management, good vacation benefits (in 38 reviews)

  • Childrens is a Great place to work (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay for fellows and researchers (in 30 reviews)

  • You start at a very Low Salary with no room for growth within your first few years unless you make an internal transfer to a different job (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great group of scientists and researchers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very smart and dedicated PIs, postdocs and technicians

    Cons

    Boston Children's Hospital treats employees as monolith, so researchers who will never be involved with patients (and aren't even in the same building!) wind up wasting time on meetings/trainings that are meant for clinicians and hospital staff (e.g. proper record keeping, patient confidentiality, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Realize that you have a large group of researchers that are not at all involved in patient care and so do not have the same working environment/requirements/day-to-day events as your hospital staff.


  2. "Administrator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    sense of mission, intellectually stimulating, opportunity to move around within the institution, employee engagement, chance to feel like you are making a difference

    Cons

    long hours, multiple competing priorities - teaching, research, patient care; constant preparation for regulatory reviews

    Advice to Management

    take every opportunity to appreciate and recognize employees; continue programs to enhance work/life balance

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best in The Nation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admministrative Associate III in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Admministrative Associate III in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Boston Children's Hospital does amazing work for their patients and families. I have been very proud to work there because of what they do. The department I work in now, has the best atmosphere and really values their employees. The hospital encourages and supports use of the benefits they offer, which is many.

    Cons

    I've worked in a few different departments and it really depends on your manager whether you like your job or not. A year ago I would have gave a 2 star rating because I worked on a unit with really unprofessional people who did not uphold the hospital wide standard. There are no work from home opportunities. In this day and age to schedule appointments, and working in a call center position, you should be able to have at least some opportunities to work from home. Also while the BCH has great benefits, the pay is just not competitive. People in a variety of roles complain and eventually leave because of pay.

    Advice to Management

    The hospital makes so much money, it should be more up to par with salary compared to other area hospitals. Require more education and training of people who work with families in regards to customer service, or front end staff. Technology is growing, keep up and give people work from home options if qualified. Bring back bonuses, that would be nice :)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Account Supervisor in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Patient Account Supervisor in Westwood, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    BCH is very much interested in promoting from within and developing employees. Many opportunities for growth. Tuition reimbursement. Good benefits. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Located far from home. Limited telecommuting options. Communication from senior level executives can be sparse at times. Workplace rules vary between departments.


  5. "Research Assistant II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good research experience. You would be part of a great project that would bring you a lot of personal satisfaction.

    Cons

    Very low salary. Salary not competitive at all. You get over worked and paid very little. You would make way more money working in the same position elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    They should do better with the salary


  6. "staff nurse 1"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, excellent staff. Love my coworkers

    Cons

    Distance from my home, long shift hours.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work where you look forward to going everyday. The greatest coworkers who will remain family.

    Cons

    Seeing so many sick children

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Committed to a positive patient experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Warm and hospitable culture
    Lobby and entire hospital is designed to foster learning and enjoyment for children
    Friendly clinical staff and hospital workers

    Cons

    Low pay makes it difficult to afford costs of living in Boston


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's a great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Human Resources is terrible in that they take forever to get anything done which is extremely frustrating

    Cons

    It is very flexible, the people are great

    Advice to Management

    please put more pressure on human resources to execute promotions, pay increases, etc.


  10. "Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Children's Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment, long wood is hub of medical research

    Cons

    No work life balance at all


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