Barnabas Health Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Working at CMC

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    Former Employee - Radiology Transcriptionist in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Radiology Transcriptionist in Toms River, NJ

    I worked at Barnabas Health (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work as they really care about their employees!

    Cons

    None that I can think of...


  2. RN

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in West Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in West Orange, NJ

    I have been working at Barnabas Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good support. Great orientation for new employee

    Cons

    Overworked most of the time

    Advice to Management

    Find better ways how to handle workload and support nurses especially new ones. Need to be more involved to help new nurses,in order to retain new,staff.


  3. Senior Network Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in West Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in West Orange, NJ

    I have been working at Barnabas Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good learning environment. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Much lower salary compared to equivalent position in market. Benefits are decent.


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  5. radiology technologist

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    Current Employee - X-ray Tech in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - X-ray Tech in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Barnabas Health part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    its a very clean friendly enviroment to work in

    Cons

    i would like to get more hours of work


  6. RN in outpatient infusion clinic

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    Former Employee - Outpatient Infusion Nurse in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Outpatient Infusion Nurse in Toms River, NJ

    I worked at Barnabas Health (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff to work with, per diem hours.

    Cons

    Area in hospital had no windows. Depressing for patients.


  7. Staff RN

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    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Livingston, NJ

    I have been working at Barnabas Health (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When I worked there the benefits were excellent although salary was on the lower end for an RN.

    Cons

    Management was poor. If you are not on there good side and they don't like you or you question them believe me they will make you job more difficult and look for ways into getting you transfered or let go. Saw it happen to a few excellent nurses.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value the good nurses you have.


  8. Implementation specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnabas Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people
    Flexible
    Good benefits and pay

    Cons

    politics and hierarchy are a little much

    Advice to Management

    Let the younger generation thrive


  9. radiology technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Barnabas Health full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Patient interactions give you such satisfaction

    Cons

    constant negative changes and no praise

    Advice to Management

    Give praise to employees, not just reprimand


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    It's a good place to work depending on what you want in a job

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Livingston, NJ

    I have been working at Barnabas Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I work with great people.
    I like what I'm doing there and I never get micromanaged.
    It's a Monday-Friday job with an on call shift once every 2-3 months.
    Health care benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Salary is a joke, easily 15-20% or more below typical retail salaries.
    There are no bonuses.
    There are no merit raises (i.e. you save them a million dollars this week and you're lucky to get a thanks)
    Yearly raises border on non-existent, and the process is laughable. 10% of people get no raise, 10% get a 1% raise, 60% get a 2% raise, 10% get a 3% raise, and 10% get a 4% raise.
    Oh but you're not competing against just other pharmacists for those above mentioned crumbs, you're competing against everybody. So a clerk who's job is to alphabetize things is graded the same way a pharmacist is, so it's no surprise that since the clerk knows the alphabet really well that clerk is almost certain to get a 4% raise. Also lets not forget that 4% on a pharmacists salary is a lot more than 4% on a clerks salary. I'm basically telling you to expect 2% no matter what you do.

    Advice to Management

    See above. A 2% or less raise is actually a pay decrease because of inflation.
    Allowing 10% of your employees to get NO raise is simply foolish, trust me when I tell you that it only makes people bitter and angry. You see, in a system where the bottom 10% get nothing you create a situation where those employees may have done everything expected and possibly even exceeded expectations and yet they still get nothing. Not to mention the fact that the most likely raise they would have seen would have been a paltry 2% that doesn't even keep up with inflation.
    So people in positions with little responsibility and a low probability of errors, i.e. $15/hr employees are the most likely to see a larger raise than a pharmacist who is in a very problem prone position and yet both of these people are in the same pool for a potential raise?
    I work in a "For Profit" division of Barnabas, whereas most of Barnabas is a non-profit entity. It's extremely frustrating and disappointing to be a pharmacist that goes above and beyond regularly and has actively saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars in this "For Profit" division and to be told that there is absolutely NO mechanism in place for a raise outside of yearly performance reviews, and certainly NO mechanism for a bonus is both insulting and infuriating. All you do as an employer when you adhere to this system of raises is ensure that your employees do the minimum possible required of them. There is no incentive to go above and beyond. After a year or two of disappointing raises you learn to dial down your initiative and not contribute useful time and money savings ideas because after all, what's the point?
    For a time there Barnabas health actually had a little program called "Barnabas High Five" where if you did something noteworthy your supervisor would give you a "Barnabas High Five" which was worth points that you could redeem for all sorts of little things and you could accumulate points over time to get better items. A standard high five was worth 250 points which roughly correlates to about $25. So I had put together a few of these and was looking forward to getting a nice pot and pan set when suddenly.....this website cannot be found. Yes they discontinued the program all together with no notice, so if you had any unredeemed points you lost them all. This system of acknowledging your employees hard/exceptional work couldn't possibly have cost you much, but you decided to discontinue it abruptly and not tell anyone. But it's ok because you replaced it with.....NOTHING. Yes now you can't even get a rolling pin for all of your hard work.
    Ugh I need to stop now, you get the point.


  11. Awesome system to be employed with

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Barnabas Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Innovative, always advancing, benefits - health and dental, educational opportunities, wellness program

    Cons

    Unable to be employed by more than one affiliate.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to work for more than one affiliate. Keep up the great work!



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