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Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "PCA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital part-time

    Pros

    good benefits, flexible schedule, friendly staff

    Cons

    staff can also be unfriendly and unhelpful
    staffing problems


  2. "Former employee RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Kind and supportive employees. Great medical staff to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of floating to other units.


  3. "Registrar"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and support from management and an extremely rewarding experience.

    Cons

    I did not experience anything negative.


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  5. "Great internship!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They care a lot about teaching their student learners. Good training opportunities.

    Cons

    There needs to be more structural training around cultural competency.


  6. "Wonderful environment"

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

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Amazing staff and pay. Great team work.

    Cons

    It's a nightmare trying to get a hold of management.


  7. "HR Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hyde Park, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Hyde Park, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, the hours were great

    Cons

    Some people are there for more than just working and progressing their careers.


  8. "very demanding job when having split job roles"

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant/Unit Secretary in East Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant/Unit Secretary in East Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nursing staff at faulkner were always nice helping gain experience throughout my time there.

    Cons

    Supervisiors tend to get to involved with their employees personal life.


  9. "friendly environment,"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    customer service, friendly faulkner, welcoming

    Cons

    i dont see any cons


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Questionable Leadership/HR needs a big revamp"

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

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great hospital, friendly staff, amazing mission.

    Cons

    Bullying is treated as a fairly normal part of the office landscape - For example, I was mercilessly bullied by s Senior Officer in my department while the Director turned a blind eye to this behavior. In fact, the Senior Officer was eventually promoted to Director despite the fact that it was well known by many staff members, within multiple hospitals in the Partners Network, that her management style was combative, unnecessarily aggressive, and inappropriate.
    Additionally, it was a tension filled work environment because of long running departmental conflicts that were never resolved by HR. For example, the Fundraising and Marketing department were always at war with each other,which was further exacerbated by the fact that both departments shared the same office space.
    HR was aware of the friction between departments and did nothing, which effectively made the situation increasingly worse from day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Faulkner is a great organization. Unfortunately, in many instances, promotions are based on years of employment at the organization instead of true merit and leadership abilities. Faulkner has a great reputation as a hospital and can effectively recruit highly qualified candidates to fill leadership roles. The institution doesn't always have to tap into their existing pool of employees to fill vacant leadership roles. Unfortunately, institutionalizing this poor recruitment practice means that priority is placed on filling leadership roles with people they know versus identifying and recruiting external hires who have quantifiable and measurable experience in high impact management and workplace practices. This is truly a throw back to a time frame that no longer exists in the marketplace and really inhibits the institution from being on par with other hospitals (BWH, MGH) in the Partners Network.
    HR should also play a stronger role in smoothing out interdepartmental conflicts.
    For example, there are individuals in leadership roles who are abusing their position and working less than 35 hours a week but are being compensated as a full time hire. I know first hand of those who have reported senior managers who are excessively abusing work flexibility and little to no action was applied in rectifying this inappropriate behavior. Shame on HR and what a poor representation of a great institution! In sum, I think the hospital really needs to "clean house" in terms of the Faulkner Human Resources department. I felt as though HR placed more value in processing paperwork instead of creating a sustainable and healthy work environment for ALL employees.


  11. "interesting"

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    Former Employee - HVAC Technician Licensed in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - HVAC Technician Licensed in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good a pneumatics, replacing motors. and doing PMs also proficient at Siemens Building automation

    Cons

    getting wet from working and cleaning coils.



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