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Joslin Diabetes Center Reviews

Updated October 15, 2016
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  1. "General Development Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Every employee takes Joslin's mission statement and uses it to influence their everyday work, friendly people

    Cons

    Very closed off, it was hard to get to know other departments since we are separated by floor. Cliqury, hard to get to know others.

    Advice to Management

    Create a modern, collaborative environment where people can meet and mingle from ALL departments/functions.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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

    Pros

    being involved in cutting-edge research

    Cons

    limited job growth without going back to school


  3. "comfortable place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Lab Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Lab Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joslin Diabetes Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    this job give me time flexibility and very good benefits.

    Cons

    Very difficult/almost impossible to have a career advancement. The salary is below the average.

    Advice to Management

    improve employee trainings


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  5. "Former Emp."

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

    I worked at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time

    Pros

    Great location. Interesting work. Mostly Friendly people.

    Cons

    Bad insurance. Low pay for required work. Poor sick/vacation time. Poor retirement plan. VERY POOR yearly salary increase.

    Advice to Management

    Beef up the benefits and give the admin staff a LARGE salary increase. The yearly increase is a joke.


  6. "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, fairly reputable institution

    Cons

    No room for job growth, terrible managers.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Joslin Diabetes Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and surrounded by the smartest people

    Cons

    Work atmosphere could be better

    Advice to Management

    Try to make work atmosphere better


  8. "benefits not as good as nearby longwood area medical institutes"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    friendly people, full of intellectual stimulation, good life work balance, Tolerable if you only want to stay there for a short while to gain some experimence,

    Cons

    poor benefits, expensive health insurance, and small retirement saving matches, boston is an expensive area to live


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    "Former Employee Review"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with and learn from basic scientists who are well versed and accomplished in a variety of subject matter. A very international work community, which is really enjoyable - I learned a lot about a variety of different cultures and can now say I have connections with scientist worldwide. Good opportunity to learn about the work from some of the world's leading scientist and noble prize winners. Benefits offered were good.

    Cons

    The pay offered is not a living wage for the Boston-metropolitan area. Not very much room for growth, at least for a research assistant, unless you go back to school. The IT department is very inefficient and some employees (most notably the director of IT) are hard to work with. I had a very unprofessional interaction with the head of IT during my time at Joslin during which he yelled at me for something I held no responsibility for. The Animal Facilities are poorly run: during my time I witnessed a lot of health hazards to workers and the mice themselves including vast temperature differences in rooms, poor ventilation, and a leaking roof. Joslin seems to have a new president every few years - I feel the organization needs new leadership and president that is committed to hearing the current problems of the institution and is motivated to fix them and make Joslin a more modern, relevant diabetes research institution and clinic.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new mouse facility manager and put some time and money into making the animal facility conditions healthy for people to work in and for the mice to be housed there. The office of sponsored research should be more focused on promoting a positive environment where research is encouraged instead of focusing on paperwork. Make the IT department more efficient and ensure head of IT and employees understand the basics of customer service. Find a president who is motivated to help make Joslin relevant again.


  10. "Clinic Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Coworkers and physicians were amazing! Supervisors really cared

    Cons

    Salaries, benefits, staffing levels, was out of their hands of supervisor's hands. Stressful, poor staffing, minimum compensation, overall staff was burnt out

    Advice to Management

    clinic needs adequate staff to operate efficiently and effectively


  11. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joslin Diabetes Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ok location - close to Kenmore Square and Fenway Park.

    Cons

    Awful place to work. Management is stale and completely out of touch with current business practices. Refusal to embrace technology will be the downfall of this organization. For people with Diabetes coming here for care, it is unparalleled - but the people working her who are trying support that financial loss are seriously under appreciated and without resources to truly achieve that goal. One of the worst jobs I have ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at the people running this organization to understand WHY you do what you do. Is it important to deliver the best diabetes care? How can you do that without cutting corners? Provide your employees with the resources (technological, financial, etc.) that they need to do their job - and well! Introduce employees with forward-thinking mentality - healthcare is changing, figure out how to change with it (and quickly!) or you WILL be left behind and your employees without jobs.



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