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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    MGH is consistently rated one of the best hospitals in the world as well as one of the best places to work in Boston. The people who work here are some of the finest people I've ever worked with. There is a lot of room for growth as the hopsital has an endless number of opportunities. Work life balance is also great.

    Cons

    Advancement can be slow if you aren't willing to move from department to department and the pay is a little lower than other hospitals because MGH looks so good on a resume

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide positive feedback to employees, but find ways to reward your top performers more consistently or provide them with more opportunities for growth.


  2. "NA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    intellectual environment, supportive coworkers, focused on teaching/learning

    Cons

    low pay, prestige over a high salary

  3. "Clinical Research Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, would definitely recommend

    Cons

    Cant think of any at this moment

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Work experience"

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

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Big hospital with very wonderful and talented doctors

    Cons

    The diversity is very small. It would be good to have some diversity

    Advice to Management

    Please consider having more diversity


  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and health insurance.
    good company culture and patient first environment.
    great resume builder.

    Cons

    lower salary range compared to similar positions


  6. "good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to learn; great for career

    Cons

    work is a bit stressful at beginning


  7. "Good People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great mentorship.

    Cons

    Low salary. Hard to survive in Boston.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees a little more - will increase length of stay.

  8. "Psychiatric Neuroimaging"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Charlestown, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Charlestown, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    All these comments are specific to Psychiatric Neuroimaging. The hospital is huge, so I would have no idea whether or not these statements apply to other areas at MGH.

    -Lots of opportunities to get involved with research projects
    -Cool speakers/educational opportunities if you look for them
    -Start with 29 days/year for vacation (also including sick days and holidays)
    -State of the art resources for neuroimaging

    Cons

    -The salary is really poor, specifically when you consider how most people are working for more than 40 hours a week
    -For most labs in my area, CRC's are expected to work on the nights and during weekends if there is a participant that needs to be scheduled
    -If you are leading analyses/projects, there is a decent chance that the PI will try to downplay your involvement in a study once it comes time to prepare a manuscript... I have heard of at least three situations from different people where they have either been booted or almost booted from the first author position on a manuscript so that someone with more experience in the lab could have the 1st author position, even if this person wasn't very involved in the study. A related positive about the area's misguided authorship allotment, is that there are opportunities to be a random author on a paper even if you didn't play a role in experimental design or analyses.
    -There is a LOT of low-level labor associated with these jobs. Expect to do lots of tasks like data-entry, calling participants, managing documentation. There are still opportunities to do cool research, but that is most commonly low on the priority list.
    -I guess this can be a pro and a con - but many labs don't have experts in the different modalities that they work with, so CRCs can at times be given a lot of responsibility for analyses (this is a pro, because it can be a good way to get exposure to new tools and gain new skills, but a con because you end up having to teach yourself a lot from literature and there may be times where you have questions but no one in your lab will have the expertise to answer them)
    -PIs often have their hypotheses drilled into their head. Because of this, they may want you to redo analyses over and over again with different processing steps until they see something shiny. Sometimes it can come off as a little p-hacky...

    These comments apply to a decent portion of labs that I have seen, but I would be shocked if they apply to all labs. It seems like there are at least some PI's who are great scientists and truly value their employees' development.

    Advice to Management

    -First, move everyone to hourly, AND THEN LET THEM TAKE OVERTIME. When we have to work late or on the weekends it is especially annoying because (1) we lose our time to relax, and (2) it is free labor.
    -Second, be more honest with new hires about what you expect of them before they agree to take a position.
    -Third, think more carefully about research ethics.


  9. "Best workplace"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator A in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator A in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing cutting-edge research opportunities and a great workplace atmosphere

    Cons

    no cons! I really loved working here

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "MGH"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits some people are the sweetest

    Cons

    Definitely don’t care about people with just entry level jobs


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