Barnes-Jewish Hospital Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Barnes-Jewish Hospital President Robert Cannon
Robert Cannon
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Pros
  • This is a huge company with very good benefits compared to others (in 9 reviews)

  • Prestigous company as far as one of the top hospitals around, decent health benefits, tuition reimbursement ( (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge (in 3 reviews)

  • Patient care techs are lazy, poor team work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great Atmosphere!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Care Tech in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Patient Care Tech in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management! My supervisor was outstanding. She was very helpful and hands on. They also had a great schedule setup... Work three days then off for four. Great pay!

    Cons

    Training was terrible. If you are not a natural you will struggle. Nurses are sometimes very swamped, they have to do almost everything.

    Advice to Management

    Please choose someone that is more experienced for training. Longer training would also be more helpful in order for people to be trained properly.


  2. Medical assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, security, doctors and coworkers were very equal and had great working relationship, technology up to date, very good team environment

    Cons

    Missing my kids as babies, getting attached to patients, trying to explain immunization a to crying children and new parents

    Advice to Management

    They did a great job as a team. I really have no advice. I had to leave due to my new baby having respiratory problems.


  3. EVS Supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Services Supervisor in Kirkwood, MO
    Former Employee - Environmental Services Supervisor in Kirkwood, MO

    I worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Met lots of people daily, enjoyed surroundings and pace of work.

    Cons

    Felt left out of loop and unattached to department operations. Felt forces to accept new position at busier facility.

    Advice to Management

    Involve Supervisors more in decision making process.


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  5. Overworked and Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse

    I have been working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume and it's good experience.

    Cons

    Staffing numbers are a problem. To make a decent salary you have to pick up extra shifts and work overtime, otherwise you will end up making less than $40,000/year.


  6. RN

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

    I have been working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great supervisors and team effort

    Cons

    Benefits decreasing and CEO does not work with employees

    Advice to Management

    Remember your employees are people


  7. Staff Nurse

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good staff to work with. Good sense of team on the floor among most of the nursing/PCT personnel.

    Cons

    Consistent short-staffing with high acuity assignments. Day shift/Night shift politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get good staff and enough of them. You lose people when under-staffing becomes a longer term problem, causing a downward cycle.


  8. Overnight Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Overnight Housekeeping in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Overnight Housekeeping in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Work was consistent and varies throughout night

    Cons

    Having time to take care of calls and still get your general work done when there is not that many people at work.


  9. Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unit Coordinator
    Former Employee - Unit Coordinator

    I worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth if you connect appropriately and work endlessly; you will increase your ability to work hard, long hours and sometimes there is acknowledgement and monetary reward.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance, Diversity, Competitive salaries are terms that are used frequently however leadership has an opportunity to really initiate actionable responses to the employees who annually tell them these are areas for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Review the employee feedback and gain understanding of why people are leaving. We all know that a company will have turnover, however we should also understand and work to improve turnover;


  10. Management

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

    I have been working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, mentorship

    Cons

    promoting clinicians to management without providing them the necessary education to succeed as a leader.


  11. Cutting Edge Technology/Procedures but base compensation is lagging behind the market.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible scheduling that is perfect for work/life balance
    - Leading in technology and procedures
    - Autonomous nursing depending on the unit and shift

    Cons

    - Benefits are being cut very agressively this year.
    - Pay is not based on work experience but based on what their starting rate is for BSN prepared nurses.
    - Focus is strongly based on statistics and surveys while the focus on patient care declines.
    - Turnover in staff nursing is very high which leads to lower quality of care.

    Advice to Management

    Please return the focus to patient care instead of graphs, spreadsheets and surveys.



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