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"It was the best job I have had thus far."

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Former Employee - Senior Histotechnician in Brookline, MA
Former Employee - Senior Histotechnician in Brookline, MA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

A teaching hospital is a great place to learn and teach others. A very positive experience. The benefits are fantastic. Here you can make a difference in many children's lives. The surrounding town is fun and beautiful to be in. Children's will teach you necessary skills to move up for free.

Cons

It can be far to drive and traffic troublesome. If you are not use to strangers, this is not the place for you.

Advice to Management

As human beings, we learn from our mistakes. When those mistakes are not corrected for every department, suspicion arises. When suitable replacements can not be found in a reasonable amount of time then those covering should not be held responsible. Team work is the key.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Children's Hospital

  1. "A good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits packages
    Mission of the hospital
    Research is important

    Cons

    Career structure and guidance for postdocs isn't fantastic, although this is also the case in many hospitals/universities.
    Lack of structured annual review.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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