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Updated May 10, 2021

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Interim President  Sunil Eappen, M.D.
Sunil Eappen, M.D.
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits within the company(in 79 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and workplace culture(in 60 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay regardless of education status(in 32 reviews)

  • "Low salary for amount of work that is actually asked to be done(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A nice place to work

      Apr 1, 2021 - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many available resources for employees

      Cons

      Not all departments are innovative

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Chemistry department, Brigham and women’s

      May 8, 2021 - Medical Technologist in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fair pay Full suite of optional benefits, health insistence is around $45 a month, dental and eye are each around $1-2 dollars a month. Inexpensive life and disability insurance. Accessible location by public transit, 50% public transport discount, and free hospital busses with many routes Most of the other people working there are really nice. I have many good coworkers I’m thankful for No drug testing upon hiring. Recreational marijuana use is legal is Massachusetts but not federally Big organization, lots of departments and jobs (over 75000 employees in the Mass health Brigham system) Chemistry department shifts run 8:30 hours with overlap, and you’ve got 30 minutes of breakfast in the morning, and an hour for lunch. Chemistry is pretty generous, most other departments like micro average about 15-30 minutes fewer. You’re on the clock for 8.5 hours, you’re paid for 8 hours, and you work for 7 hours

      Cons

      You’re most over directly monitored by a supervisor working in the same area as you. Helpful, but always being seen means no slacking off Work is super automated so everything you’re doing is operating the machines and making sure the information is entered and that all tests are accounted for. Very little hands-on work Local area is very expensive to live, rent for apartments I’ve browsed range from $800-1500 for living with roommates to $1200-1800 for living alone a month My commute is an hour, and I live 4 miles as the crow flies from the hospital. I leave for work at 6:30am and get home at 5:00pm. That’s 10:30 hours, and it’s noticeably long Very few young people (under 30) in managemer and supervisor roles

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A fine place to work

      Apr 27, 2021 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The benefits are really the perk of working in a hospital system - healthcare is phenomenal and access feels easy. There's a generally proud and positive attitude at BWH.

      Cons

      For those wanting to feel like part of a community at work, it can be easy to feel lost in such a large system.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great if you have a good boss

      May 4, 2021 - Nursing Director in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Benefits. Stimulating environment. Lots of opportunities.

      Cons

      It can be hard to learn how to manage up of you have a bad boss.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Academic medicine still could be improved

      May 6, 2021 - Bioinformatician in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good perks, world class research

      Cons

      salary low (typical of academic medicine)

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Bad "leaders" are running that ship to a berg

      Mar 30, 2021 - Systems Redesigner in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Has the structure, opportunity and potential to be a great employer and impactful community hospital system. Also, there are some amazing people working there with hearts of gold at all levels. The higher you go though, the shadier they get generally.

      Cons

      Unfortunately their focus is money and greed over patients and their own staff, wish there was a nicer way to say it and I wish this was not my view. They have an office of strategic communication, lawyers, branding team, HR and overcompensated executive leadership team who are the ultimate pros at white washing, glorifying and virtue signaling everything they do, including themselves; it's kind of impressive really, and awkward and weird. They have major ethical issues, discrimination issues, pay issues, leadership issues, training issues, collaboration issues... If you are looking for a job to make ends meet you are the employee they are looking for to pay you as little as possible and push you around until you give up or give in. If you are an critical thinker and respect yourself and others you may have a tough time.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good job

      May 5, 2021 - Program Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture and opportunities for growth

      Cons

      Lower pay than comparable research jobs

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Apr 28, 2021 - Medical Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Educational advancement encouraged, effective follow through with management, standardized protocols and workflows, benefits

      Cons

      Parking situation was inconvenient, but not an issue

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Wouldn’t recommend staying long term

      May 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Transportation, good coworkers, free lunches after meetings

      Cons

      Bad pay, terrible management, toxic work environment, I could go on

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Apr 20, 2021 - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly and happy place to work

      Cons

      When hired, research assistants were told after one year with good standing of clocking in/out we would be converted to salary instead of hourly. They changed their policy and we had to begin clocking in and out again.

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