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Helpful (1)

Excellent place to work for

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Good compensation/package - Employees are treated right - Great Vision/Mission/Values - Lots of opportunities to learn and growth - Leader in lots of things - Low turnover (except for nursing)

Cons

- As in any place, you can get stuck if you report to the wrong person - It is getting more bureaucratic

Advice to Management

- Take more care of the staff, provide career paths and more opportunities for advancement - Review performance and help the long timers that are coasting

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  1. Helpful (5)

    My personal experience employed at HSS for 5 years was great until cronyism reared it's head.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The myriad of issues that one would expect from a radiology dept upgrading from a mini-PACS system to full-PACS allowed me to hone my skills to resolve their IT related quickly and concisely.

    Cons

    -Managers hired because of their relationship with other senior managers not because of some skill set they posses. -Subordinates would have to deal with petty, mean interactions with management. Management would make it a point to harass someone just because they were in a position of power. Almost like a bully in school would knock another's student plate of food at lunch. Management would actively sabotage the work of subordinates in order to start a paper trail against them.

    Advice to Management

    -Senior management consists of physicians, department managers, and lead technologists who all claim to be professionals. They majority were great co-workers and a joy to work with. Below are some examples of the "professionalism" exhibited by the handful of upper managers. -An outside advertising agency was hired to develop material touting the department's diagnosing prowess. They prepared a poster with text describing an Ultrasound procedure yet the associated image was an MRI image. Several months passed as physicians would walk by the poster and shake their head in disbelief that someone would advertise erroneous material as educational tool for patients. When the professional who authorized the image finally caught wind of what had happened they tried to pawn it the mistake off as something the administrative/support staff did. During my entire 5 years not once was I approached for my exceptional diagnosing skills except this one incident? -If you decide to have amorous relationships with co-workers please do so within the confines of your own residence. By using hospital facilities as props it's counter-intuitive to maintain a sterile environment. After all you do work in a hospital and patients will be using your facilities having faith that the scanning platform their about to lay down is indeed sterile. Humans differ from animals in that they're supposed to have control of their emotions/desires. -If you're going to fire a staff member that obtains constant requests and praise from other depts that required his/her assistance, is consistently the last employee to leave the office, received the Employee of the Month award basic logic would indicate perhaps that employee is not problem. Lying about the termination to the rest of your department may not be seen as being very professional. You should be proud of your actions, by lying about it raises doubt on what truly transpired. -But as it turns out I would like to thank senior management for firing me. Had it not been for their "professionalism", micromanaging, and shortsightedness perhaps I would not have moved onto to greater things. -You know that adage about the best revenge is living well...... I work for a little fruit company based out of Cupertino that develops popular tech gadgets. Can you guess who? -Ironic huh? The world's greatest technology company thought I would be a good fit when the the professionals at HSS thought otherwise.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Beware

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Practice What You Preach! in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Practice What You Preach! in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Physicians here are treated like kings.

    Cons

    HSS is frustratingly slow at implementing clinical and administrative information technology. There's plenty of talk and not enough action. Advancement in your career will be grim unless you're friendly with a high-level manager. HSS says they value employee feedback but be advised not to ruffle upper management's feathers.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach when it comes to management and leadership training. Technology change must gain momentum. Appreciate and reward talent in the lower half of the organizational chart. Allow for growth up the ladder.


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