Does anyone have any info on Mass General Hospital Police and security?
I am looking for things like starting pay, benefits, training, how they are to work for, ect. I have an interview soon and am just wondering what to expect.
The woman who called me today to schedule the interview stated that they had a lot of openings, at all different locations. As far as my experience goes, I have the reserve academy, a degree in CJ and I am certified as an EMT. I worked as a campus police officer for about three years.
I worked there for several years before I got on full time. The pay is great and the benefits are even better. I can't say enough about them. The actually care about there employees. The job depends on where you work. My advice is to go to the main campus. There is much more to do and it is balls to the wall non- stop. However, The likelyhood your will ever arrest someone is few and far between. It is a good stepping stone because you get all the blood and guts out of the way. I saw things that would make most people faint. More importantly it's a get JOB... which are hard to come bye. You will have to lock and unlock doors, do escorts, release bodies to the funeral homes, and fight patients. If you go to charles town it is cake. just patrol and unlock doors. Revere and chelsea has a little of both. Stay away from the charlestown clinic it is boring beyond all belief, and you have to delivery files :hmmm:
I agree with PPD. I have worked at MGH for the past 18 months. It is a great department to work for. The management take good care of their people. You want to work the main campus if you are looking for a mix of police and security work. I just gave my notice today (got hired by DOC) so there is an opening. Good luck and don't get frustrated, their hiring process does take time.
Your best bet is to apply online. I am pretty sure you can apply through Bostonworks.com and try partners.org and then search jobs for Mass General and then apply for the security position. It is best to apply this way.
MGH is a great stepping stone and a good employer. Good pay, Good bennies and good treatment. 6 Health plans to choose from. Can you say vacation? (lots of it) \/ and good training opportunities as well. Pay ranges $11 to $18+/hr ($11 if you're retarded.. 1 brain cell gets you $12+... 13+ is the avg. start and goes up based on your background. Good shift and weekend differentials too. Plenty of OT. A set schedule (you'll know your schedule for 365 days ahead! - unless you change it). EVERY other weekend off!
Like PPD30 said, If you're looking for action, then the Main Campus is where you wanna be. If you wanna do Office Building security :sl: then the Charlestown Navy Yard is the place to go. And Chelsea and Revere are a mix, but very slow.
Not sure when PPD30 was here (or who he is) but arrests do happen and have been increasing over the past 2 years, but you won't be arresting many. If you have the "lock 'em all up attitude - this place is NOT for you! But if they're a scumbag, book 'em! Don't expect to get your Police powers right away either - there's a waiting period for that here... but you'll still see plenty of action. nfire: This is a great place to develop your "people skills" (verbal and physical).
People usually leave for other LE Agencies(i.e. Federal, state or Local). VERY rarely does anyone leave for a Campus job - the pay can't compete unless its for a big school (Harvard, UMASS, BU). People don't leave because they don't like it.. Over the past 3 years 3 guys left to try another line of work and they are all back here again. You'll be amazed how recognized this Department is when you interview elsewhere.
NOTE: you better be able to handle the sight of blood, guts, urine, feces, etc. as well as god aweful smells. Be prepared to be spit on. Can't be afraid of confrontation too. :sb: Right CampusOfficer?
Like ejk said.. the process is long - like most Police Jobs, so don't get discouraged [-o< . They recently interviewed 13 candidates for 3 previous openings, so the competition is tough.