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Partners HealthCare Boston Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • talk about work/life balance but it's simply not true at this organization (in 11 reviews)

  • Lower than average pay and not much room for growth and career advancement within the company (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Social worker"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The salary is competitive and hours are flexible. Great team of professionals to work with. The work environment is pleasant.

    Cons

    The lack of supervision. Lack of advancement opportunities. Limited encouragement to attend continuing education conferences. Focus on productivity over patient contact.


  2. "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    No room for professional growth, advancement


  3. "Sr. Admin Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, and work enviroment

    Cons

    several changes that dose'nt allow growth for all staff

    Advice to Management

    Offer more advancement opportunities to staff looking to advance


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company but"

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    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Clear deadlines
    great benefits

    Cons

    The are not sure if they have the budget to retain their best analyst, so they are losing a lot of top employees.
    pay below market value


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Partners Healthcare - Brigham and Women's Hospital"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The environment is a rich opportunity for a lay person to learn about hospitals and the art of healing.

    Cons

    The Hospital tends to hire those who were not brought up in the tradition of good old fashion American teamwork. Instead, they see every work day as a competition just to look better than the rest of us by lying, cheating, mud slinging and taking undeserved credit. They resort to daily micro-aggressions to wear out anyone trying to do good work. When they eventually connive their way into group leader and manager roles there was a mass exit of the good team members. For crying out loud, a hospital is no place for dirty politics, where all that energy can be better directed at saving patients' lives, not enhancing one's own career.

    And there are the arrogant MD/PhD types who are so full of themselves that they can't tolerate being contradicted by subordinates and are very vindictive. They squash open, honest discussions by yelling and ridiculing the opposing points of view. Just because they are high up in the academic pecking order doesn't mean they are mature, intelligent, sensitive adults. They are not qualified to manage anything more intelligent than a potted plant let alone a lab.

    It is an understatement to remark how Partners Healthcare lacks transparency. In the past, employees are suddenly "disappeared" with no explanation. Wide reaching decision-making even at a laboratory or sub-department level is done behind closed doors. Inexplicably, obviously unfit candidates are nevertheless hired by the managers disregarding the honest feedback from the interview panel. It raises suspicions that something nefarious is always going on.

    Don't be fooled by the claim that Partners Healthcare provides a generous vacation package. You may work tirelessly and without a break all year long but managers will not permit you to take more than 10 days off at the end of the year even though you will lose your unspent vacation days.

    Also don't be mislead to think you can find ways to compensate for the low salary offered to work at Partners. The maximum raise you will get is 2% annually, if at all. The benefits are much less generous than what you can get elsewhere in this economy of 2017. Your coworkers will turn out to have been hired with sub-standard technical, communication, and social skills because they were rejected by more selective employers. Taking the whole compensation package together plus the quality of life, you will carry on a miserable, meager existence compared to your counterparts outside of Partners.

    To put it into proper perspective, the big name surgeons and scientific researchers are the superstars of the Hospital because they bring in the revenues and the prestige. Everyone else are considered merely auxiliary and dispensable. Compensation and benefits are doled out accordingly.

    As sure sign of management's disregard for employees, we were a team of 6 programmers who were crammed into a two-person office. Being elbow to elbow like that made it extremely difficult to concentrate and be productive . It felt like being on an 18th century slave ship every day, year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of screening out unprincipled candidates instead of trying to hire anyone just because they will work for low salaries. Otherwise you will find that they are not good team workers. Allow people time off when they need it instead of making it hard on them to do so.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "What happened to the world class place we used to be?"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative medical breakthroughs, good care

    Cons

    Senior Management is out of touch. Too top heavy management at Partners and BWH.
    Employees are overworked and underpaid in most jobs - except management while the rest of the people get a measly 2% a year.
    They cut benefits and keep salaries down but keep bringing in more management people.
    We keep hearing about costs? Why do they keep hiring people? Is it they can't keep them?

    Advice to Management

    Maybe some of the execs at Partners and Brigham should take a lesson from "undercover Boss" and really see what's going on before taking things out on the hide of the little people. We are the ones doing all the work while you all sit in meetings!


  8. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Project Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good amount of time off, working with people passionate about their research

    Cons

    Not able to work from home

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be compensated for the responsibility/level of work they are completing, regardless of title/pay grade. Employees do not want to be doing the same amount of work as someone and getting paid less just because they don't have the same title.


  9. "EM Residency"

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    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Resident Physician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hospital with great resources

    Cons

    Large hospital system where it is hard to implement change.


  10. "Low pay, interesting work, flexible schedule"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, kind colleagues, competent management, interesting work, flexible hours

    Cons

    >20% lower salary than comparable private company; selects for people who are looking for this flexibility/income tradeoff, which creates an odd work environment

    Advice to Management

    Varies by group, but for me the door is always open


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Full Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Partners HealthCare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, co workers, health insurance

    Cons

    Shrinking pay, 2% raises, no promotions, bad management

    Advice to Management

    You're losing and burning out high performance employees due to lazy managers who can no longer due the job or manage a team. Stop the politics and favortism and start promoting some of these high performers, instead of losing them, if you want to stay cutting edge.


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