- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)
Culture, Clinical Excellence, Research & Academic Missions.
Bureaucracy, Fragmentation, Fiscal Environment, Growth Potential
Advice to Management
More emphasis on talent retention and employee development
I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)
Working with some highly motivated people - many among the leaders in their fields - to help actual humans with their actual lives rather than just a bottom line (although hospitals have bottom lines, too).
Solid benefits. Good location. Generally collaborative work environment.
MGH is within the Partners network of hospitals, so you are part of a larger community than even just the massive MGH campus.
One benefit you won't find listed anywhere:
Since so many things in life come down to relationships and networks, being in this community could give you a leg up if you have a health issue, as you will likely know doctors who know other doctors... to the point where you might more quickly be able to get in front of the best person to be treating whatever ails you. I'm not saying that in a nefarious way, any more than saying "If you work at TD Garden (or Gillette Stadium or Fenway Park), you're more likely to run into world-class athletes and musicians than the average person." This healthcare connection is not so much cutting the line, as smoothing the path.
You could be an accomplished career professional in a non-clinical field, but you will always be "support staff". An experienced JD/MBA would be outranked by someone whose new white coat just got their name stitched in that morning. That seems to be true regardless of the topic of conversation.
While everyone is an individual, each handling interpersonal relations in their own way, the infrastructure of the hospital was (understandably) made by doctors, from the perspective of doctors, for the purpose of doing the business of doctors. The result is that if you are not a doctor, you are "support" - and your work matters less (or is perceived that way by the hospital at large). Sometimes the MDs even look down upon the other types of doctors (PhD, EdD, PsyD, JD, ...) in the same way that the general public might say to a PhD "Oh, you're a 'doctor', but not a *doctor* doctor..."
I was also told that people (esp. clinicians) are often paid less than market value in trade for the prestige of working at MGH and, for clinicians, the Harvard affiliation that may accompany it.
I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital part-time
Good staffing ratios, understanding management.
The pay isn't great.
I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than a year)
Awesome network, experience. Place where the best science is being done.
Best thing is to work here for a few years, then go on to grad school.
Salary for employees just out of college (lab techs) is low, but I was paid hourly and got OT at least.
Many benefits, takes care of their employees
Low salaries for non-medical staff
I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time
It's a very proud organization and many share a sense of pride in working there. Wide variety of people and skills. Plenty of budget for projects. Nice knowledgeable staff. People in healthcare are generally much more pleasant to work with than other industries.
Lots of cubicles. Lots of change related to Partners acquisition, but mostly good. The leadership is very reactive. Technology is outdated.
I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)
Great people to work with
Opportunity to collaborate
Culture not valuing employees
Benefit is not great
I have been working at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)
I heard nice things about MGH
I haven't hear anything bad about MGH
Advice to Management
I would like to work at MGH and be able to use all the skills that I have accumulated over many years in the medical field and be very helpful for the Institution and the general public.
I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time
Nurse friendly environment for all
large place with thousands of employees
I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital full-time (Less than a year)
Surrounded by amazing people.
Constantly learning new thinks.
Can be stressing at times dealing with unwilling patients.
Advice to Management
Maintain the current work culture.
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