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Brigham and Women's Hospital Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Brigham and Women's Hospital President Elizabeth G. Nabel
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  • Low pay, Long hours, Repetitive work can be boring sometimes (in 15 reviews)

  • There isn't any room for growth (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Nurse in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Nurse in Boston, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The union gets nursing some benefits
    3 years gets you a pension, if you aren't tricked out of it by HR you can get an incredibly cheap heath insurance plan that is amazing, the scheduling is q 3rd weekend for anyone full time- which is only 40 hr employees- otherwise you could be working every other weekend depending on your manager. There is limited tuition reimbursement but they do give 1400 every two years for education.

    Cons

    The union has the hospital at odds with nursing on many issues- things are contentious at the moment. They are cutting educators and making them management. They are frequently short staffed but just added many ftes. They pay is great but I'm doing this review so I can scan Glassdoor for more info on other loca hospitals because I want a pet diem option elsewhere as the work environment isn't always great.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting corners on nursing. When you make the salaries you make but are increasing people's insurance costs and forcing them to pay you for healthcare I hope you understand why we all hope you lose your jobs.


  2. "Not the best pay for RAs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Cool place to work, lots of interesting talks

    Cons

    I think this varies on a department level but the pay sucks and in my case they made me feel bad about asking for a raise. They really really underpay RAs

    Advice to Management

    Pay your RAs more money! The turnover is high because you cand find the same job at Children's or MGH and they pay much better

  3. "Great chance to post-docs"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Natick, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment for medical research. World best Harvard faculties are there and open mind to new innovations. Many good seminars and advanced techniques tutorials are available in Longwood medical area. Again the best environment to grow

    Cons

    Post-doc’s salary may not be enough to survive as a family in Boston. Single may be enough to survive. Boston area’s rent is crazy due to coming students, biotech employees and post-docs.


  4. "Working as a pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, good healthcare, you get to work with the most intelligent people in the world,

    Cons

    Everyones overworked and stressed out, depending on what kind of manager you work for, some of them are very condescending and micromanaging


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very family friendly, flexible hours and supports employees that want/needs higher education for career advancements

    Cons

    None, for me I didn't experience any downsides to working there

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment with 100% commitment to patient care

    Cons

    Great amount of uncertainty in healthcare industry


  7. "great hospital job great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people, fair pay, good environment

    Cons

    long work days, long hours

  8. "Clinical Reviewer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good teamwork, exceptional patient care, never ending research, always something to do and always an opportunity to be helpful

    Cons

    Very busy, staff is overworked. Poor management has affected our department recently and has others in the department questioning why we are doing what we are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, don't rush to blame them and think about your involvement in a situation before blaming others.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Want to do 2 jobs, get paid for 1 and get 2% raise?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brigham and Women's Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative medicine and innovative research; dedicated people

    Cons

    No professional development, no support, everyone is so stretched with all the people leaving to retire while the ones who stay get burned out

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is completely out of touch. Can't reward good people with a measly 2% raise yet constantly overworking them.


  10. "Research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment - longwood area of Boston. Great working amongst a diverse interdisciplinary team of healthcare profesionals. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    Pay was inadequate. Bad/few work hours

    Advice to Management

    Create more hours and increase pay for the position as a better incentive for new graduates.


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