Some units staff are allowed to be rude,have blatant disregard for chain of command and each unit is allowed to be an island
Nursing (Current Employee), Melrose – May 31, 2014
Pros: free parking
Cons: some units have a culture which allows staff to be crude, un afraid of consequences and self centered
Each unit is an island, directors have double standards, fight among each which is reflective on their staff. Your opinion does not count unless you're part of the special group. Staff's overworked and undertrained. Some doctors lie to families and patient when their ego is hurt. Unless you enjoy lip service, being ridiculed, you're not patient centered – more... and are easily mesmerized by certain achievements which look amazing on paper ...stay away. IT IS INDEED ONE OF THE WORSE PLACE TO WORK – less
Information Technology (Current Employee), Melrose, MA – November 28, 2012
Pros: great time off, people, work environment
Cons: low pay, tough communication between departments, too many managers
HHS has mostly great people to work with. In my group there is very little turnover. I have been promoted twice in under 3 years time. The medical benefits used to be outstanding but are changing come 1/2013 and won't be as good. Couple this with below average pay and it's a compromise. Do you stay because you love the work or go elsewhere for more – more... money?
Personnel wise, management is good although there are a ton of middle managers (supervisors, managers, directors) and it can be tough to get things done because of this. Restructuring is happening because of the impending merge with Partners Healthcare. This does have employees on edge as details haven't been very forthcoming. – less
Phlebotomist (Former Employee), Malden, MA – September 4, 2012
Pros: discounted movie tickets, the patient loved when i drew their blood because i performed a painless job on them.
Cons: not enough interaction with managers
my most enjoyable day at my job was looking forward to see my patients. I enjoyed drawing blood daily and interacting with my patients. the only dislike I had was the supervisors did not interact with their employees and alot of time I felt alone or I was not being recognized for my hard work. The patient recognized my good performance more than the – more... supervisor did. It felt really good to have patients only want me to draw their blood and not anyone else. I loved all my co-workers and I know for a fact they felt the same way about me because we stay in touch outside of work. – less