William F. Ryan Community Health Center

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Community Health Center Disaster: Not a good place to receive Medical Care or to work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at William F. Ryan Community Health Center full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Locations around New York City, Lovely Motto (Health care is a Right, not a Privilege), sliding scale for uninsured, acceptance of many different Health Insurances

Cons

Patient wait times, patient appointment availability, poor phone access (no one ever answers the phone).

I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. Honestly!! The Administration is horrible. They are a bunch of bullies and gangsters. No matter how hard their employees work, they don't give them any respect or signs of gratitude. All they do is bully you and threaten you with unemployment. They don't treat you like a very hard working adult. We have lost great Nurses, Pediatricians, Specialists, and Receptionist for no good reason. They have no reluctance to fire anyone, no matter what their title. The turn over rate of all employees is faster than at McDonalds. When you go to a place and hear that this person is new and that person has been here for a couple of months then you know there is a problem. The Pediatric Director will boost about how long a couple of the Pediatricians and Nurses have worked for the Center (A COUPLE!) -- but will fail to tell you how many Doctors, Nurses, and Receptionist have left, or how many they have fired. They were GREAT workers too!!! Three of the Pediatricians within the past year have even sued them because they were VERY WRONGFULLY fired. Yeah, ask about all that if you are going to interview. They WILL call you for an interview too because they are terribly short staffed. The patients are even tired of the high turnover rate of Physicians and many of them have left the center because of it. Continuity is lacking! They don't care how hard any of their employees work or how late they stay each day in order to provide quality care to their patients. They just have the 'ON TO THE NEXT ONE' attitude. If you don't believe this review, ask them BEFORE your interview about the high turn over rate of Pediatricians, Specialists, Nurses, and Receptionists. The Administration can care less about complaints from the patients or the staff. As long as they can bill Medicaid or any other health insurance they are happy.
Their motto, "Health Care is a right, not a Privilege" sounds great but Treating Their Employees with respect should be a Right and not a Privilege too!!! Congressman William F. Ryan must be rolling over in his grave. Trust me, don't waste your time with this place. Visit if you want and talk to the staff. They are not happy at all. I'm tired of the high turn over rate and the VERY wrongful write-ups of the staff. After the holidays I am going to happily
resign!! That will be a gift to myself. I would tell you to print out this review and ask the Doctors, Nurses, front desk staff, custodians, and security guards to comment on it but they
probably won't give you an honest answer because they know the bullies will be after them. People have children to feed and bills to pay so giving you, a stranger, the 'Heads Up' may not be in their best interest (no matter how badly they want to tell you the truth). Seriously, keep looking. Send your resume
somewhere else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a heart not an open hand

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

14 Other Employee Reviews for William F. Ryan Community Health Center (View Most Recent)

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    Most rewarding experience as a former employee

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at William F. Ryan Community Health Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits, advancement and excellent trainings to prepare you for ever changing healthcare

    Cons

    very anal with lunchbreaks, breaks and unnecessary write ups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your workers to breathe and perform the job tasks that's required of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Bad Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I worked there in New York, NY
    Former Employee - I worked there in New York, NY

    I worked at William F. Ryan Community Health Center as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Central Park
    Starbucks
    Subway is right off of Broadway
    Lasker Pool 2 blocks up
    Columbia University near by

    Cons

    High turn over rate.
    Management is horrible, does not provide adequate training and expects you to learn overnight. This is just one way to prepare you to be overloaded with work.
    Too many contract positions, which is not good and not adequately explained during the interviewing process.
    I felt as if my movements more monitored and there was lack of communication between management and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest during interviews when you are hiring new candidates. I think potential employees need the right information to make informed decisions about their professional careers. Orientations should give new employees the opportunity to ask questions, no matter how long it takes. New folks should never be rushed through the process and ushered out of the office because you have no more time to talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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