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Massachusetts General Hospital Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • flexible,relaxing work environment with great benefits (in 58 reviews)

  • Great work philosophy enables good work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance in some position (in 12 reviews)

  • Low salary, but that is to be expected in the health care industry (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place, nice people, good work-life balance, clear path for career development.

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain about.


  2. "top tier hospital for medical and research training and development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Life Sciences Postdoctoral Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Life Sciences Postdoctoral Researcher in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -cutting edge research
    -enough labs are well funded here to be able to work on optimal field of interest with the 1-2 yr job security given by a postdoctoral appointment
    -great professional networking opportunities for academia and industry options
    -great mental health resources/employee assistance programs

    Cons

    for the R and D sector:
    -stressful, fast paced, ruthless at times
    -re:health care package: the partners basic package is a rip off and very expensive the first year even with the convoluted system of partner credits which no one seems to explain satisfactorily in the employee benefits department--be warned! it is otherwise very GOOD quality health care though.


  3. "Good Hospital to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Swampscott, MA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Swampscott, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, strong retirement plan, decent benefits package, good location, free parking on nights and weekends, great co workers, 24 hour coffee shop

    Cons

    None that I can currently think of. Maybe that the wages are lower than other hospitals in Boston. Overall a good place to work


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    "Senior research specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technologist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Technologist in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues and teams. The people are help and great if you want to learn and acquire skills so you can move someplace else

    Cons

    Little chance to advancement with Phd in academic research


  6. "True leader in research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    MGH was a true leader in research and a top hospital in the nation. Research projects were cutting edge and fast-paced.

    Cons

    Hectic and competitive daily life with little oversight. Research often ended up being error prone. The salary was low for the amount of work.


  7. "Research Fellow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment with leading researchers, doctors and professors, 403(b) plan. Conveniently located basically in downtown Boston.

    Cons

    Long hours, but it depends on your project. Awful traffic at times, better commuter on the subway. 403(b) plan did not match employee contributions. No bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Research fellows perform a lot of hard and excellent work and they should be treated better. The PIs dictate what they want


  8. "Patient Services Coordinator III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator III MGH Psychiatry Department in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator III MGH Psychiatry Department in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance is good and that is about it

    Cons

    Paid under the poverty level, over worked, micro managed, no guidance or help with career growth they intentionally want to keep people down and poorly paid

    Advice to Management

    Get new management they are all incompetent


  9. "Radiology Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator II in Weymouth, MA
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator II in Weymouth, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have great benefits.
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Most underpaid hospital.
    If management really likes you, they will do everything in their power to make sure you can not leave the department.


  10. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Manager in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, great colleagues. Worked with some really smart and motivated people.

    Cons

    Lack of flexibility with hours and working from home even for administrative roles.


  11. "IV Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - IV Technician in Haverhill, MA
    Former Employee - IV Technician in Haverhill, MA

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

    Pros

    They are a super company to work for. Despite how large of a corporation they are, they really know how to cater to their employees.

    Cons

    I really enjoyed working here and have no complaints.


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