Bayfront Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Many great opportunities for experience being a trauma center.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center

    Pros

    One of the best hospitals to go if you are sick.

    Cons

    They are now for profit and don't treat employees very well. Health insurance is very expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your employees your appreciation and they will be willing to go above and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Bayfront Medical Center,

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Medical Assistant II in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Laboratory Medical Assistant II in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center

    Pros

    Pros: Nice staff, good training, really had no complaints plus I was given the opportunity to finish my degree and be exposed to some coding although not through the HIM dept., lab only.

    Cons

    Cons: Severely underpaid, less than $10/hr. for over 15 years experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to much drama, not enough appreciation for work done, feel like they could do a little better job at that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Very negative experience.

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    Former Employee - REgistered Nurse ER in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - REgistered Nurse ER in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Well rounded facility and opportunities to gain skills

    Cons

    Evasive about their 401K plan and matching (or lack thereof) upon hiring. Upon multiple requests for this info I was told by HR I would receive info in mail. Never received. No benefits discussion as part of orientation. Shows lack of pride in their organization.

    There are extensive "cliques" within this organization. If the staff accepts you into their clique then you should do fine. If not, there is extreme, unjustified criticism, manufactured exageration of circumstances and degrading accusations. If the staff doesn't accept you, they will find any and all ways of preventing you from learning and painting you as a poor performer, regardless of your proven career track record.

    Certain management is too close knit with staff to remain objective. Particular departments are extremely non-diverse. Not that this is normally an issue or an indication of how a facility is run but my work environment consisted of approximately 95 percent white women mostly in their 20's and 30's and most tied to a friendship clique. Preceptor spending the majority of her time texting on her phone. Being a male nurse in this facility was extremely difficult. I have never had an issue with coworkers in any of my prior careers including nursing. Be careful, if they don't accept you and you are counting on learning and gaining experience from them you will have a very difficult time.

    Overall hostile and disrespectful work environment. Quit on the spot after one month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen and train preceptors. Enforce cell phone at work policy. Instruct managers to be observant in the training process. Be upfront about your benefits package in detail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Amazing community hospital

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive staff and excellent hospital

    Cons

    Support staff should be paid more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Staff to patient ratios are not good.

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech III in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech III in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers work together as a team.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits. The company has been bought out twice since I started. CHS which is the largest hospital chain in the US is the new owner. Corporate greed is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long hard look at yourself, and try to see employees and patients as people and not a dollar sign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. RN II

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    Former Employee - RN II in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - RN II in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    All staff are team players

    Cons

    Quality of nursing care varies from excellent to poor. High MRSA rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more diligent in having all staff adhere to standard precautions, including Dr's and taking isolation precautions seriously!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Depends on the department, but overall a little behind technologically.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great trauma program, well known and respected hospital from public perspective. Approachable staff and physicians for the most part. Great interdisciplinary rounds in the intensive care units.

    Cons

    Difficult to contact physicians as there are not lot of hospital employed MD's, nursing gets stuck in the middle of pharmacy/MD problems because of that problem. Benefits deteriorated since buy-out by HMA. Most departments are also understaffed leading to employee dissatisfaction due to being overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing raises to match competitors. Lots of turnover because of non-competitive salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Great opportunity for new nurses

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    Current Employee - RN2 in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - RN2 in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Teaching hospital. Lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Traditionally low salaries. However, that is improved substantially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value your team members by paying them competitively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. how to learn what not to do

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -a good place to learn

    Cons

    -terrible management, no direction and very behind the times
    -poor salaries
    -one of the worst run companies I've ever seen

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. Poor Management and staff is okay with rude and gossiping among the staff

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Bayfront Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some fantastic Doctors.

    Cons

    Nearly always 8 - 9 patients plus students and new nurses to train, unprofessional behavior is always overlooked as long as they show up for their shift. Between mid 2011-2012 over 90 nurse graduates were hired, only two remained by the end of 2012 (the "nurses eat their young" mentality is ALIVE AND WELL here). If a manager leaves they may never be replaced as long as they can get away with it. If you speak with a higher up about issues with a tech or another nurse, they WILL tell them what you said, causing animosity which is left unchecked by management.
    Often floated to units where you have no experience.

    Doesn't Recommend

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