CaroMont Health Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, great staff

    Cons

    None to note at this time


  2. Environmental Services Director

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    Former Employee - EVS Director in Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - EVS Director in Gastonia, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CaroMont Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very Progressive and employee friendly institution

    Cons

    Managment team members with tenure have been terminated using tactics that were not allowed on hourly staff.

    Advice to Management

    Find your strength within the dedicated staff members and show sincere care


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    If the public only knew

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    Former Employee - Critical Care Nurse in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Critical Care Nurse in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CaroMont Health (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I kept people alive at least

    Cons

    There are so many. Where to start? Management is the obvious place. The blind lead the blind. If you arent in the "club", guess what, there is no room for advancement. The clinical ladder is merely a way for the clinicians to get their grunt work done and the "raises" are a joke. Drug diversion was rampant, but instead of addressing it, it was easier to pick on the nurses who stood against management. I watched shift managers double dose patients to keep them docile so they could surf the net, when I brought it to upper managements attention, the witch hunt started. I personally know of five nurses who diverted in the units, one turned herself in, two were caught, one quit and one died. Yeah, thats right, instead of stepping in, management allowed her to divert until she OD'd. Again, all this from myself and 9 other nurses fell on deaf ears. Interesting how none of that nine is still there. Nurses were sleeping with doctors in the break rooms, nurses were writing their won narcotics orders and shift management was taking assignments so their pets could go get their hair done. Now, this happens every where, dont be no naive, you say. No, it doesnt. I am a 20+ year critical care veteran and having worked at Duke, ECU, CMC, Presby, MD Anderson and some of the nations better facilities, I can honestly tell you, it does not. I stayed in bedside nursing as a travel nurse for another four years after leaving this place. But no assignment, not even Hawaii, could get the bad taste out of my mouth. I left the bed side and have never looked back. Public, beware. This facility is staffed with nurses that try hard, but if they arent in managements back pocket, it wont matter at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? They didnt listen when I was there, they wont listen now.


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  5. Instability at its finest and Management at its worst!

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    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Gastonia, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers who work on the same level Pay is comparable to other hospitals

    Cons

    Management in ALL Levels. I have worked at Gaston Memorial Hospital/Caromont for many years. In the past few years I have seen so many people suddenly disappear from the company. There is no value of years of loyal and hard work. Look at management and you will find inept people overseeing those even more experienced and qualified. It's a great mix for corruption and disaster. Check out the turnover rates in many of the departments... that should tell you what you need to know! If you want to advance... it's who you know, not what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your turnover rates. Example, you have a department with 6 positions that have had AT LEAST 10 people who have come and gone in the past 2-3 years. It's poor management that cannot keep a stable department.


  6. Nurse

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Gastonia, NC

    I have been working at CaroMont Health part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a moderately sized system, there are opportunities to change positions.

    Cons

    Mostly twelve hour shifts for floor nurses


  7. Great little, community hospital. Must be a "yes-man" to grow your career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nationally recognized, great employees/co-workers. Family like atmosphere, for the most part.

    Cons

    Those that advance are generally chosen prior to opportunity for others to apply or be considered!

    Advice to Management

    Be available to all employees.


  8. working at caromont

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work for

    Cons

    benefits could be better, needs improvement


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    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Gastonia, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small community hospital. Most staff care

    Cons

    Leadership is poor, self serving senior leadership do not care about staff nor quality care. Too much good old boy buddy in management. Small minded.

    Advice to Management

    Your hurting yourself and your HR dept leadership is clueless.


  10. Poor management from top to bottom.

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CaroMont Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    2-3 work week (RN), Large employer in Gaston County

    Cons

    Continually taking away from employees i.e. benefits and wages. Some of these decisions are not equal meaning mgmt. decided to take away Non-Benefited pay (25%) but left We-op pay (40%) shift diffs. Employees do not receive more than 2% pay increases and the ones receiving those are not always the best employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management should spend the time and money to retain employees instead of having the mind set that the employees are replaceable. It does cost more to hire and train vs. retaining and paying appropriately.


  11. Hospitalist NP

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    High quality care with a wide variety of subspecialists. Caromont system offers competitive benefits.

    Cons

    It was a difficult for a MLP at the time I was working there as we did not have a clearly defined role.



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