Baylor University Medical Center

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Baylor University Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
49 Reviews

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Baylor University Medical Center President & CEO Joel T. Allison
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  1.  

    Baylor was a Great place to work, That is where I was looking to retire from. But unfortunately I got laid off.

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Tech  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Care Tech in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Baylor is a good place to start your career training, benefit are great.

    Cons

    I have had so many great challenges at Baylor, all I can say it is a great place to achievement and accomplishment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is always room for other employees to grow. Try to leave a door open for someone else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    registered nurse

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse/NICU  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse/NICU in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great company to work for in terms of work environment, co-workers, and level of care delivered to patients. 401k and healthcare benefits are good.

    Cons

    Salaries are considerably less than other hospitals in the area

    Recommends
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    Weak HR, poor management, HIGH TURNOVER

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    Current Employee - Education Coordinator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Education Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Large company with the ability to move between departments somewhat easily and provides tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    There is VERY high turnover in employees at BUMC. There is preferential treatment in nearly every department I have seen. HR actively protects management and is not an advocate for employees. Directors do whatever they need to do to get a bonus while employees work hard and are punished for getting any OT or minor infractions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, think about the people in your department instead of your yearly bonus, avoid preferential treatment and get better HR representatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    excellent, except for the usual viciousness initially upon hire, which is same everywhere

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    Former Employee - RN, CCRN  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - RN, CCRN in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    good team effort once you're accepted, great and interesting experience.

    Cons

    lack of welcome by peers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Dedicated Employees, Research

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Coordinator  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk Coordinator in Carrollton, TX

    Pros

    Good Leadership, Hard Working, Caring Employees

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to work around construction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointing- completely undervalues their RN's

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Brilliant doctors
    Clean facility
    Evidence based policies and procedures
    Most current equipment
    High standard of care

    Cons

    Nursing staff is very cut throat. No teamwork. It's a very "every man for himself" environment. It's very rare for nurses to advocate for each other. I've seen them talk down about each other to patient families. Almost every shift that I worked, there was an email being sent to management to complain about a coworker.

    Baylor severely understaffs their units and floats nurses to units where they are completely lost. (L&D to ICU, floor nurses taking care of step down/ICU status patients) Towards the end of my time there, the charge nurse was taking at least one patient every shift.

    I worked in the neuro ICU for 9 months and in the time that I was there about 5 nurses left and more were actively searching for jobs elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your nurses more and take care of them! Do more to boost your employees morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad, could be better

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse/NICU  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse/NICU in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Coworkers are amazing!
    True team work among coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay is a little less than market.
    Management is somewhat out of touch with the reality of the clinical setting.
    Management is eliminating the TDA program.
    Not enough room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to keep valued employees, ensure that pay is commensurate with experience. Get more on the floor exposure to help make better informed decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    disappointing for such a large organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very patient focused, excellent place to be a patient.

    Cons

    slow hiring process, worked in an old underdeveloped part of a hosptial Baylor took over, and then neglected it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers and directors not in tune with employees needs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed working at Baylor and learned a lot at " Big Baylor"

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    Current Employee - RN II  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - RN II in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Baylor has a great reputation for care and research in society and they have the record to prove it!

    Cons

    " I had a hard time finding my way around campus because of so many hospitals were foreign to me. However, many of the staff were very willing to assist with directions. "

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    " I have a suggestion. Please include acuity in the new matrix. Patient care should not only include the number of patient to nurse ratio. It should also include the type of patient ex: is the patient at a higher risk for complications than the average patient on that shift? Staff from each type of floor may be the best at assisting to create an appropriate criteria of increased acuity. I found having a patient on IV insulin therapy and one on IV heparin should count as a higher acuity patient/ nurse ratio than an average patient/ nurse ratio." Please take a moment to consider this. Thank you. "

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Baylor is great as a whole. The unit I was on specifically was just overstaffed.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Irving, TX

    Pros

    Good reputation, great starting point for grad RNs, fantastic benefits. Very good internship program for new grads. Lots of facilities to work at.

    Cons

    PTO accrual could be better, work environment varies a LOT between floors (not just pt type), pay raise dependent on HCAHPS for unit/hospital as a whole along with personal performance. If your unit is overstaffed, there's a good chance you won't get enough hours for the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over-hire because you think some of us won't stick around. Develop a system for who to put on call besides "just pick someone".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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