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"OK but heavily complacent and a mildly arrogant research culture"

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Current Employee - Instructor in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Instructor in Boston, MA
Approves of CEO

Pros

World class facility
High profile research mission
Good benefits package
Strong academic links
Strong pediatric sub and ultra-specialties
Good CEO and COO
Excellent preclinical research infrastructure
Diverse research portfolio
Intramural funding and support strong
Some excellent department/division heads
Visible acknowledgement of support staff such as lab techs, environmental services etc

Cons

Complacent culture "we are the best"
Low compensation for junior staff
Needs to work harder for underserved and minority communities
"Foundation" structure encourages good department heads but leaves weak and/or incompetent division/department heads to do a lot of damage
Arrogant and complacent scientific leadership at VP level- should be replaced by real scientist/s
Clinical research other than cardiology and oncology/hematology very weak and relegated to second division compared to basic/preclinical sciences
Poor scientific and clinical mentorship in a number of residency programs

Advice to Management

Listen to more junior staff and faculty
Give more emphasis to clinical research in the research mission
More focus on health disparities in economic, ethnic and social minorities
Have more rigorous evaluation of executive performance in the Foundations
Competitive compensation
Have some humility and willingness to learn from good performance in other institutions outside Harvard

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Children's Hospital

  1. "Fulfilling, exciting, encouraging"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant II in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Boss (PI) extremely encouraging, skilled and motivated. Culture and atmosphere of the hospital and staff very supportive, warm and welcoming. Felt like a community. Longwood Medical Area is also a great place to work and be involved with on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Would have liked to been paid more, but that is an across the board complaint for any institution. Training modules were somewhat annoying, but super minor complaint (kind of fishing for things to say here)


  2. "Mouse Colony Management"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant I in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The overall mission of Children's Hospital Boston is to ultimately cure child illness. I am proud to be a small part of the hospital because of that. The employee benefits are also amazing. I really like the people I work with within my lab.

    Cons

    I feel like the inter-lab community is lacking. Rarely do I have conversations with people in other labs. The administrative staff is wonderful and knowledgeable though.

    Advice to Management

    I would definitely make more of an effort to increase the sense of community, at least within the laboratories.


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