Cooper University Hospital

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Cooper University Hospital Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
24 Reviews
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    Case Management department

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    Former Employee - Physician - Internist  in  Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Physician - Internist in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Cooper University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Since they are unionized you can expect excellent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    I felt as if I was becoming a trained robot. Too many rules and regulations, wasn't conducive to brain storming and forming new ways to achieve excellence with in my department. MD charting would reflect same information every single day even though certain orders had been d/c'd, it appeared as if they were still active.
    Also very quick to terminate your position if you are out on medical leave too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe a little compassion for your employees instead of being so COOPER hyper-focused. It seems to be all about what Cooper is doing within the health world and community to the point of too much pride and conceit just shoved in your face. Employees are just their tools they use to help accomplish their own agendas.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Working here will slowly kill you

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper University Hospital

    Pros

    The people in my immediate department are really very nice and make the effort to try and work cooperatively

    Cons

    You will never make any money. You will never get a raise....but always be asked or rather told to do another persons job when that person quits because they rarely, rarely hire a replacement. They simply divide that job up and throw the work load around an already skeleton crew type office and say "we are in a budget crunch, be a team player, follow Plaintree codes and work together to see our Cooper FAMILY through this please...". They are ALWAYS in a budget crunch but continue to buy Camden property to expand a failing hospital that has a horrible doctor turn over rate. Management is way under trained and some undereducated ....mine doesn't even have command of proper grammar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Remember we are actual humans and not statistics and robots. Be our advocate to the Higher Ups....just once.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Cooper University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    vacation time and the day I resigned.

    Cons

    if you are an hourly employee you will work your full 40 hours while nonsalaried employees come and go as they please. I did not think this was fair because I punched in and out. Then I found another job and gladly resigned. Job descriptions are underrated and then you find out differently once you begin learning your responsibilities. My position was recently reclassified in order for someone to stay since they have not found someone to stay for 2 years so far. Each person that had this position resigned. Isn't that interesting... I did not even get an exit interview since they knew I may tell HR everything that was going on in that department. Instead, I write it here and I left to never look back. It is not the best place to work at all. The hire ups almost force you to give a good review or else your job is in jeopardy. They say anonymous yet a number is assigned. So everyone feels obligated to lie on review for example The Best Place to Work Review but it is not. Cooper is the WORST place I have every worked and I am very happy I am out of there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check out your satellite offices especially Cherry Hill they are basically doing whatever they want in a certain department. They may work about 30 hours a week maybe even less. This is a very true statement. I know i saw it every single day. They live as if they are untouchable. Not fair at all to those of us who had to punch a clock and that my friend is total honesty. There are those that take advantage of not starting on time and then leaving early since they are salaried. However they fail to realize they are supposed to work the 40 hour week. They said they did not take lunch but every day they took one hour lunch. Go figure. Enough said now don't you think?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Traditional hospital

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Cooper University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generally stable for clinical staff and lower level administrative staff

    Cons

    Reluctant to change; Will not lead innovation but will adopt changes only when forced by CMS or NJ DOH.

    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Little Pay

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    Former Employee - Clinical Practice Assistant II  in  Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Clinical Practice Assistant II in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Cooper University Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the health benefits are great

    Cons

    You apply for one job and you end up doing several positions with no extra pay or increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    You will work for every penny.

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    Current Employee - Critical Care Technician  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Critical Care Technician in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Cooper University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There's always a lot of overtime available

    Cons

    The pay is very low and the raises are really petty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Data Manager  in  Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Manager in Camden, NJ

    I worked at Cooper University Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some people are nice and helpful

    Cons

    The place is full of people who love to tell you how wonderful they are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the way employees are treated at all levels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Clinical Practice Asst II

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    Current Employee - Clinical Practice Assistant II  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Clinical Practice Assistant II in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Cooper University Hospital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cooper has great patient care. They also have great opportunity to work with a variety of specialty doctors. Flexible hours. Tuition reimbursements. Credential renewal reimbursement.

    Cons

    Underpaid. No vertime allowed. Overworked. Too many chiefs not enough indians. Have to use our personal time off to cover vacations, holidays, sick days... etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LACK OF ORGANIZATION

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Horrible RN Orientation

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Cooper University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great Doctors, ancillary staff very helpful. Wonderful ICU and OR.

    Cons

    Orientation-I was told the ER RN Educator would teach us about some things not covered in orientation like the equipment. Did not happen. Was thrown in to the bedside with a part time RN who left me while she took breaks often, then could not wait to criticize me when she returned. No RN Educator ever reached out to me in the ER. Preceptor was only into socializing. Other ER nurse even contradicted what preceptor "ordered" me to do. Serious clique culture in the ER. Could not wait to get out of there to start in another ER.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on what really goes on with your "absent RN educators" and preceptors that only want the pay and power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    I enjoyed very much and the staff was very accommodating.

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    Current Employee - Legal Intern  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Legal Intern in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Cooper University Hospital as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Nice People
    2.Easy to work with.

    Cons

    Not sure if there is employment opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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