Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

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Albert Einstein Healthcare Network Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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Albert Einstein Healthcare Network CEO Barry R. Freedman
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Pros
  • Overall Good benefits, friendly atmosphere, (in 3 reviews)

  • The people are friendly and the ones who aren't always make for a great story (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • bad management with favoritisms and less compassion for people (in 2 reviews)

  • In my position, they want you to work full time hours with part time (no) benefits (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Good hospital working on becoming great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, engaging and dedicated co-workers, constant work in progress to improve environment. Good range of benefits to choose from. Supportive of personal schedule needs.

    Cons

    Lots of egos in management, sometimes works against the culture they are trying to create to move the organization forward. Layoffs are painful, often resulting in short staff, and a bigger burden of work, without commiserate pay increase, to the remaining staff.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be reluctant to seek out employee ideas and implement them. The employee community really wants to see Einstein grow and succeed, but many feel that management is more interested in their numbers than in their staff.


  2. Dirty Politics

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get a pay check and a decent amount of PTO. Did I reach the twenty word minimum yet?

    Cons

    It's all about whose butt you kiss. If your coworkers are brown nosers and you don't "play the game" expect to be left out in the cold. Management is super sneaky and conniving. You won't ever get fired but you'll be driven to quit if they want you out. Since they don't fire people, there's lots of incompetence. Dont get me wrong, they will lay you off and stick you somewhere else when the ax comes down and they start cutting jobs (happens at least once a year). No union, and they are fighting tooth and nail to keep the union out so they can continue to underpay, overwork and break the law. Stressful and hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the dirty politics, the grandfather system that looks at seniority over everything. Get in touch with those on the ground.


  3. Helpful (1)

    It's Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    If you get to the top of your salary range, they will not change it. You can keep making the same rate for ten years. As everything around you goes up, your salary doesn't help you manage your current bills. They also will not change your position title to help you get past the range to be able to receive the cost of living increase as everyone else does who is not at the top of their range.

    Advice to Management

    Help change the rules regarding salary ranges. This rule is helping to increase the level of working poor, especially if you are a single parent. It's hard to watch others around you get an increase every year, while others don't. It creates digruntled employees who inturn leave the company.


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  5. Medical Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only good thing about this company were that the staff stuck together and the option to use payroll deduction.

    Cons

    They hire anyone to be a supervisor or an administrator with no clue as to what they are doing. Management does not support the staff at all. The compensation is low.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the actual people that makes you're company grow.


  6. Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable Organization, expanding geographical reach

    Cons

    red tape complicates day to day tasks


  7. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Junior Network in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Intern - Junior Network in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network as an intern

    Pros

    Positive environment, this is a place where any one love to work in.

    Cons

    I cannot see any thing that is wrong about this organization

    Advice to Management

    The organization is doing a great job


  8. Working in behavioral health was challenging but rewarding and interesting.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Psychotherapist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Psychotherapist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice, friendly coworkers Freedom to plan group activities Never a dull day Satisfaction of seeing patients' mental health improve over time Flexible supervisor

    Cons

    There are only two units - adults and geriatrics. This made planning groups that were inclusive and accessible to all patients difficult. Some patients lack boundaries and are sexually inappropriate. This position requires a lot of compassion and understanding to avoid frustration and burnout.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Go in with eyes wide open

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous tuition assistance which is great if you need academic credits to move up in your field. If you are not on a career ladder then tuition assistance is of no benefit. Medical benefits are superior IF you use Einstein's doctors and facilities and IF they have doctors and facilities for your particular medical needs.

    Cons

    There are so many processes and procedures in place it's difficult to get anything done. They are consistently understaffed, turnover is high, morale is low and people are always afraid of being laid off - with good reason! Things will get worse before they get better.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing people to drink the Kool Aid. Enough with all the employee surveys. The problems are obvious. With few exceptions managers are not supporting staff, people feel undervalued and overworked and conditions are ripe for the unions to come in and force the changes management does not have the will or willingness to undertake.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student Nurse Exern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Student Nurse Exern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and understanding of school commitments. Allows for student nursing experience all over the hospital. Great pay for a extern position. They allow you to extend your contract if you do not find a nursing job right after graduation.

    Cons

    Some people did not like always being moved from unit to unit around the hospital.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Word of advice, runaway as fast as you can!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Albert Einstein Healthcare Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits were impressive at one point in time, but Einstein is slowly but surely going bankrupt these days. Those once impressive benefits have been subject to cutbacks.

    Cons

    Einstein is a union-less for-profit organization. They do not care about their employees, especially in the Protective Services department. The management discriminates on the basis of gender (They do not hire female officers). You are EXTREMELY over worked and under paid. You think you're signing up for security but you're actually signing up to be: a receptionist, a pathologist (removing bodies from the morgue), a mechanic, escort, RN, environmental services, etc...You are the "Jack of all trades," yet the lowest position on the totem pole. Despite all security does, you are treated as if you're a contractor rather than a hospital employee. You will never get time off or even breaks because they are extremely understaffed and unwilling to hire except for per diem positions. Also, there is no room for advancement (the politics are ridiculous). I fortunately resigned after two years, but others aren't so luck these days; beware of the layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    This organization needs a complete makeover, I cannot begin to explain how negative my experience has been. Particular management exhibits arrogant, prejudiced, immoral, impractical, patronizing, and most of all deceiving behavior. Next, work of improving the quality of the hospital in general. The non existent customer service at Einstein needs improvement and please cutback on the invasion of employee privacy.



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