Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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Cooley Dickinson Hospital Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Learning!

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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

    Pros

    Great mentors available to the student interns.

    Cons

    Parts of the hospital need updating

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    RN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooley Dickinson Hospital part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Modern equipment and clean, bright environment. Allowed to self schedule. Good benefits and yearly raises. Ability to precept nursing students and new grads. Safe environment in community.

    Cons

    Many times no nursing aides and your assignment could be 5 to 7 patients. If there is an aide could be used for 1:1 with patient. RN having to pass meal trays at times. Having to go to another med room to obtain a med.

    Advice to Management

    Not in touch with what was going on in direct patient care. Having expectations of staff that could not be met without proper staffing. Wear scrubs and come work on the floor for real time understanding.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Stifling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooley Dickinson Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Human resource department was strong.

    Cons

    Being disrespected by people in management was a hurdle unlike any other. Patients must be put before company politics and employees need to be valued. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with all employees. Treat your employees with respect.


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  5. Good place for entry level jobs, get experience to move on.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

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

    Pros

    Is a rapidly growing organization, recent Mass General affiliation has created a better range of patient care.

    Cons

    Very limited room for job growth, upper management still stuck in "good ole' boy" mentality, favoritism abounds. No merit raises, only very low cost of living raise every year.

    Advice to Management

    Get fresh management approach to managing people instead of just bean-counting.


  6. Helpful (1)

    not a keeper

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Counselor in Northampton, MA
    Former Employee - Psychiatric Counselor in Northampton, MA

    I worked at Cooley Dickinson Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    experience was useful in helping shape how working in the field differs from what you learn in school

    Cons

    Not appreciated. While experience was useful it was the most useful in learning how I didn't want to behave and work in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity and support to direct care staff.


  7. I went for one job, but was given another which was confusing, but I ended up liking the job they gave me very much.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Northampton, MA
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Northampton, MA

    I worked at Cooley Dickinson Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, small hospital, friendly people (mostly!).

    Cons

    In-house disagreements about staffing which were not worked out before I went on-site to perform the job for which I was hired.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to be sure that critical decision makers/staff are on board and supportive of hires being made. Have fail-safe measures to protect new employees from some of the in-house disagreements over clinical staffing.


  8. If it had not been for personalities that needed to control the situation I would still be there today.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Northampton, MA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Northampton, MA

    I worked at Cooley Dickinson Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    workplace in itself was up to date and expanding (2006) New wing being built.

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork. It was each man or woman for him/herself. There was nothing in place for lateral bullying.

    Advice to Management

    management needs training on conflict management. Hopefully this has changed since my time there,


  9. Receptionist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    Pros

    Parking, working at your own pace

    Cons

    No overtime, having to make up for other people's work


  10. A great local community hospital.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northampton, MA

    I have been working at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers who support each other and are there for the patients. The satisfaction of seeing a patient recover and go home.

    Cons

    Standing on concrete floors for 8 or 12 hours a day, Having a health insurance that is privatley funded so they have the right to deny services that should be covered by law.

    Advice to Management

    Consider changing the way the health insurance policy is written so that services that were once deemed as not medically necessary can be covered.


  11. Helpful (1)

    OK place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Not Available. in Northampton, MA
    Former Employee - Not Available. in Northampton, MA

    I worked at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

    Pros

    There are many good staff members who work hard to provide the necessary care for patients.

    Cons

    When I worked there, they seemed to be asking staff for their contribution to the hospital, yet spending money on a myriad of consultants. I thought that senior staff were employed because of their experience in specific areas. Why then is it necessary to bring in consultants for what seems like every little thing? Also, there was no system of merit raises, so that someone who was doing an outstanding job got the same raise as someone who, eg, could be on probation. Does that make sense?

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with staff and treat them as adults. Don't have rules just for the sake of having them (such as not allowing office staff - who do not usually go on the wards - from wearing open toe sandals during the summer heat).



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