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Boston Children's Hospital Boston Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  • low pay for fellows and researchers (in 33 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. Helpful (2)

    "RUN the other way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits are okay; hospital is top ranked

    Cons

    pay is low, racism and privacy violations, rude, petty people at every level


  2. "Research Assistant II- great stepping-stone position"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great access to new scientific technologies, great access to seminars

    Cons

    sometimes RAs can be easily taken advantage of, often expectations that you work extra hour, no opportunity for advancing

  3. "Administrative"

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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 Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work is done here. I now work behind the scenes but when I started my career with BCH I worked on an inpatient floor which was a very humbling experience. It helped me a lot when I had to deal with my own family crisis.

    Cons

    I work alone and in a very demanding position. Getting time off can sometimes be a struggle. Egos run high and doctors are not very friendly. The pay is average and very little room for advancement unless you want to move to a different department.

    Advice to Management

    None. My manager is very hands off- which I like. When I have a question , it gets answered.


  4. "I love coming to work everyday"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator 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

    Great place to learn and become exposed to complex and interesting cases. Opportunities to have patient contact as a non-clinician and to shadow physicians. Research coordinators have a lot of independence and amazing options to learn from some of the worlds best doctors and nurses.

    Cons

    Departments are very independent from each other and don't always communicate well--creating challenges for multi-disciplinary protocols and cases. There is not a set pathway to advance from a research coordinator to a research manager--creating career growth stagnation and frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Provide mid level opportunities for research coordinators that want to stay in research (instead of transitioning to medical/nursing school)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Nurse, Inpatient Psychiatry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair pay, lots of time off, supportive human resources department, job security, plenty of opportunity for rewarding work with patients and families

    Cons

    Poor management structure, unsafe work environment, low staff morale, unprofessional standards of care, inequitable distribution of work, minimal opportunity for education, low accountability

    Advice to Management

    Hire a nurse manager


  6. "Great place to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Documentation Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Documentation Specialist 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

    The people, the culture, the facility....it is the #1 children's hospital in the US.

    Cons

    Long commute and crazy Boston traffic.


  7. "Quality Improvement Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Quality Improvement Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Improvement Data Analyst in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Great benefits, surrounded by brilliant coworkers

    Cons

    Low pay, low raise at annual review

  8. "postdoctoral research scholar"

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

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

    Pros

    great science
    amazing colleagues
    closely associated with Harvard in regards of research

    Cons

    Scientists here feel somewhat as second class employees since we're not part of the main focus of Boston Children's (providing medical care).
    Being a postdoc with second-class benefits amplifies that view.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make scientists regret joining you instead of Harvard Medical School departments.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay for the industry"

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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 Boston Children's Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is rewarding to help kids.

    Cons

    all about who you know and not how well you perform


  10. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, High quality Science, Very good Benefits

    Cons

    No real Cons, I would say the system is designed to help MDs/ MD.PhDs more than PhDs


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