Productive and fun, but a lot of ping pong between groups.
ISD (Current Employee), Boston, MA – March 14, 2014
Pros: easy access to major commuting routes. great work vs life balance.
Cons: unmotavated employees, terrible management, low moral, zero growth.
No one likes to take ownership of issues. "Managers" are really not qualified to be in management. If you don't self promote, you rot in a cube and never advance or move on. Highly unqualified individuals in their positions.
Transpoter (Current Employee), Boston Ma – June 13, 2015
Pros: Working for Children's Hospital in Boston
Boston Children's Hospital is number 1 in the country. The hardest part of the job seeing very sick kids from all around the world. They come to Children's because we are the best in all areas of the – more... hospital. Seeing the doctors working with these kids and caring for them like there own. Everyone is friendly and positive attitude. It makes me feel good and who i am and appreciate things in life. – less
Trainer/Analyst/Support Specialist (Current Employee), Boston, MA – May 21, 2015
Exceptional leadership and outstanding work environment. Management and staff members are pleasant and helpful, providing for a great atmosphere to work in. The compensation and benefits are excellent, and it has been an overall great experience working at Boston Children's.
Ambulatory Services Representative II (Current Employee), Boston, MA – April 29, 2015
Pros: Many office parties and free food & coffee, great co-workers
Cons: poor management, high turnover rate
Many of the coworkers are great to work with. The team has a great unified culture and most make an effort to smile and maintain a high level of positive energy. Parties are frequently hosted for other – more... staff members and physicians at the hospitals expense. Great autonomous team spirit.
However, this is a fast-paced, high-stress environment with poor management that cycled between hands-off and micromanaging. Supervisors never have your back when stressful situations arise. Physicians never accept responsibility for errors and the heat falls squarely on the employees. Work is given with little practical training on how to implement it. More work keeps piling on endlessly and employees are expected to stay late to finish a never ending list of duties without overtime pay. Workers are treated as robots rather than human beings. Focus claims to be on teamwork, but workers are frequently undervalued and little respect and consideration is given to individual needs causing workers to be pitted against each other when called to account. Small breaks throughout the day are frowned upon as one is expected to work until burning out. Little to no opportunity for advancement.
Definitely not a place for long-term employment – less
Great hospital with below average pay for non-clinical employees
Credentialing Specialist (Former Employee), Boston, MA – April 29, 2015
Pros: environment, co-workers, best practices
Boston Children's Hospital offered a great working enviroment at a state of the art pediatric hospital. There is much to learn and plenty of intelligent people to learn from.
There are a reasonable – more... amount of opportunities for professional growth but you will most likely have to change departments.
Salary is definitely on the lower (maybe lowest) when compared to other hospitals in the longwood medical area. With that said, matching 403b (up to 5%) is a positive but is not vested until a tenure of 3 years.
Overall great hospital to work for, but needs to pay non-clinical employees more to increase retention – less
Milieu Counselor II (Current Employee), Boston, MA – April 14, 2015
There's a reason why I have stayed at Children's Hospital for as long as I have. I enjoy working in an environment that allows both personal and professional growth. I am hoping to continue to work within the hospital as a social worker upon my graduation in May 2015.
Lab Technician (Former Employee), Boston, MA – March 18, 2015
Pros: Nice people, good baseline exposure to lab environment
Cons: not research
On a typical day at work, I complete many tasks around the lab. Usually, I extract DNA from blood, saliva, or plasma. After the DNA is extracted, I perform quality and quantity control analysis by using – more... Nanodrop and Quant-it machines. In order to track samples throughout both of these processes, I label them and record their information (patient age, date collected, sample volume) in the Progeny database. Depending on the preferences of the client requesting the extraction, I must aliquot a certain amount of the DNA and then store it in our freezers. I use the Progeny and BioStor databases to do so. Storage requires extensive knowledge of the freezer maps, which I update weekly. I also perform lab maintenance by cleaning the freezers and other machines in the lab, such as the Autopure LS. – less