DeKalb Medical
3.5 of 5 11 reviews
www.dekalbmedicalcenter.org Decatur , GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

DeKalb Medical Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014

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John A. Shelton Jr.

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Manager

Staff Nurse (Current Employee)
Decatur, GA

I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time for more than a year

ProsMy department manager was the best leader ever!

ConsSome fellow staff nurses were a little ghetto

Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to keep the good ones.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time

ProsThey have self scheduling which is flexible

ConsNot really appreciative of staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of history, people who know the ins and outs. Bringing in new leaders, staff.

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Decatur, GA

I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou can make a difference. There's always plenty of work and challenges to solve.

ConsLack of resources. Hold raises for staff yet management gets bonuses.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a great experience!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Decatur, GA

I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDiverse, family oriented, they care about their employees and staff! Got many oppurtunities to learn and be challenged. My managers provided great training and support.

ConsSome bureaucracy like another company, and some managers work to benefit themselves or get promotions so just got to watch out for that. Salaries are average, nothing over the top, raises are minimal.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent with your staff. I understand it takes time for change but if management is more transparent about changes then the transitions will be easier for all involved. Do as you say, false hope is tough to deal with.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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For the most part the experience has been good. Last part of employment has been filled with deceptions.

Department Systems Coordinator Materials Management (Current Employee)
Decatur, GA

I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEnvironment is friendly for the most part. Great working environment with my peers and others throughout the system.

ConsPolitics has taken on a bad environment which leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Upper management not being overly truthful about the daily operations.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone fairly when it relates to growth opportunities when they should come about. If you are going to be an equal opportunity employer ACT like one...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Accountant (Current Employee)
North Decatur, GA

I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time

ProsThe staff there are great and they are very nice. This is why I did not give the place a 1 rating.

ConsThey need to place more qualified individuals in management. There has to be some organization and structure which there is not. They need to invest in updating there software programs. They are very behind and there processes are very manual. There is a lack of a team environment and as with every company out there right now, employees are completely under appreciated. There are to many Chiefs and not enough Indians.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more qualified middle management and get rid of those that cannot accomplish the goals and progress the organization. Stop hiring and promoting those that are just brown nosers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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overall good place to work

Ccrn (Current Employee)
Decatur, GA

I have been working at DeKalb Medical

Prosarea for growth in you job

Consto many non english speaking people

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For IT Professionals, DeKalb Medical is Pushing Beyond.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at DeKalb Medical

ProsFor the IT Professional, DeKalb Medical is great place to work. They are committed to excellence and are utilizing industry leading tools and processes. Leadership and Management is top notch.

ConsBeing not for profit, don't expect too many frills.
Being a large employer, some things take time to turn.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay committed to being the best.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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There is a family environment at DeKalb, but the benefits are decreasing every year.

Credentials Coordinator (Current Employee)
Decatur, GA

I have been working at DeKalb Medical

ProsThere is a family environment at DeKalb Medical. Many emplyees have worked there over twenty five years. You can transfer to a different department for advancement or a different challange. Supervisors do seem to be quite lenient when it comes to discipline, so employees are given every chance to improve themselves.

ConsYou've got to know the right person to get a chance for advancement. The benenfits have gotten worse every year. Communication to employees from upper manangement is usually only once a year. Oppotunities for a raise are given each fall, with a chance at one to three percent. Each department is given a certain amount to be divided between the employees for a raise, so chances are slim you will get above the one percent.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest and communicate more often with the employees. Benefits are in great need of improvement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good work experience when staffing is good!

RN L&D (Current Employee)

I have been working at DeKalb Medical

ProsTeam work among coworkers. Good salary. Friendly atmosphere

ConsAlways short staffed and overworked! Too much criticism from management. ,

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a better method of retaining employees!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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