Doctors and nurses looking for a new place to work may want to look for jobs at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston—considered the best hospital to work for in the country, according to a new report from the job search engine Indeed.com.
The teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is one of several academic medical centers on Indeed’s top 10 list of healthcare organizations that provide the best overall work experience for healthcare professionals. The data science team at Indeed analyzed 15 million employee reviews to determine the rankings.
Mass General, which was named one of the five best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report earlier this year, topped the overall list and individual rankings for best management and work/life balance. The 900-plus bed medical center specializes in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer and human genetics. Employees say that while the hospital may not offer top pay, it does provide great benefits, diversity and strong opportunities for growth and advancement.
Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president at Indeed, said in a blog post that the top hospitals had several factors in common. “Many of the employee reviews at these top-ranked institutions note ‘inspiring’ and ‘diverse’ workplaces with top tier research teams and opportunities for advancement,” he said.
Other teaching hospitals that rounded out the top 10 included Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, The University of Michigan Health System, Yale New Haven Health and Stanford Health Care.
Here’s the list of the top 10 hospitals with the best employee reviews and why their staff recommend the organizations to colleagues:
1. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston: “It was such a joy to work among the best and learn from the best,” one employee wrote. “The vast majority of staff at all levels are open and giving of their time and expertise.”
2. Baptist Health South Florida has knowledgeable and competent managers, as well as a diversity of cultures and personalities, according to employees. “We have access to learning tools, technical support, and guidance. Leadership is always available to listen and work to improve processes,” one employee wrote.
3. Houston Methodist in Texas offers employees excellent salaries, quarterly bonuses, strong benefits and tuition reimbursement. Best of all, employees wrote, it has a positive work environment and creates a "family feel" among coworkers.
4. Montefiore Medical Center in New York is described by employees as an extremely large organization that feels like a tightly-knit family and offers great pay, diversity and professionalism.
5. Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, the largest children’s hospital in the U.S., was individually ranked first for culture, second for compensation and third for work-life balance. The company is amazing, wrote one employee, who added, “everyone loves to put a smile on the children’s faces.”
6. Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor is a fast-paced environment, wrote one former employee, but staff respect their coworkers and work as a team to ensure patient care and safety.
7. Yale New Haven Health offers a great environment for learning and growth for students who want to gain experience in a hospital or medical setting without a medical school background, said one employee who works as a clinical research assistant.
8. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta offers great benefits and opportunities for advancement, wrote a former employee. The company also makes sure to show employees they are appreciated.
9. Florida Hospital, the largest hospital in the Central Florida health system, was described by an ICU nurse as a great place for a new nurse to start his or her career.
10. Stanford Health Care in California was described by one employee as a place of professionalism. While the workload is fast, it’s productive with a nice, friendly staff, employees said in their reviews.