Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
11 Reviews
3.6
11 Reviews
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Douglas A. Duchak
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in Englewood, NJ

    I worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good leadership, cares about employees

    Cons

    limited career growth and advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Review from Former Administration Perspective

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration Role in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Administration Role in Englewood, NJ

    I worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A very reputable hospital with dedicated doctors and high-level care, so you receive gratification with the work you contribute. The hospital is also taking major strides with their appearance, constructing new areas and modernizing the facility and technology which gives you a sense of pride as an employee. The environment is very professional (but many of the things that occur behind closed doors contradict that statement). Yet, the majority of the people you work with are very educated, articulate, and formal. I have met so many amazing and dedicated people in this job. The hospital organizes many great community events and employee events. Its a moderately big hospital, but still small enough where you feel at home and know everyone's name. Good work-life balance, I never really ever worked over-time or ever worked a weekend (yet while you are in work, you work hard. Never took lunch, it was frowned upon by management. Always ate at my desk). Decent benefits and fairly decent paid time-off (yet difficult to get approval for personal days. tend to be scorned for it). Good leadership, new CEO Warren Geller is a strong, forward-thinking, respectable, and gracious person. I hope he is able trickle this down into the middle management where the biggest issues exists.

    Cons

    Its a very political environment thus its difficult to advance if you don't have the right connections. Nepotism is in every department and are awarded positions even if they aren't qualified for the role, and they are treated with favoritism above everyone else. Sexual harassment and sex scandals are out of control, even former CEO Doug Duchak was accused of sexual harassment making public headlines and going to trial. The individuals who are negatively effected are all afraid to speak up, because it is known that HR has slime authority to make changes and are also politically tied. You work very hard, and aren't properly compensated. This hospital is one of the lowest paying hospitals in NJ, with the exception of Nursing. Nursing has one of the highest wages in the state. The business departments are low staffed, so you are overwhelmed and play multiple roles. Middle management will always take credit for your work, and never let you appear before their peers (they assure to keep you from getting praise or stealing their thunder).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go of the political nature, let HR be neutral so that they can be effective, allow for better transparency so that managers can't be abusive or inappropriate to their staff. Change the culture so that employees feel they are entitled to breaks without being reviled for it, feel they can advance in their careers, and aren't afraid to speak up when something is evidently wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Home Care PT

    Former Employee - Per Diem Home Care Physical Therapist in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Per Diem Home Care Physical Therapist in Englewood, NJ

    I worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    sufficient patient load on a regular basis
    good supportive staff especially the Rehab Supervisor
    Good pay
    Short commute to patients

    Cons

    not enough communication between nurses and rehab staff
    parent company was more attentive to nursing concerns than rehab

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be more interdisciplinary meetings on a regular basis

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Magnet status Hospital

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Englewood, NJ

    I worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lovely working environment. Convenient parking. Nice staff relationships. i enjoyed working per diem here and my head nurse was the nicest person ever. They are always striving to be up to date with the latest evidenced based practice. I had nice relationships with the doctors who were pleasant and responded to concerns. Great cafeteria choices. The best in any hospital I worked at. Pt staff ratios were excellent and very much appreciated

    Cons

    Manager/ union relationships could be strained at times causing some tension. This hospital has been on strike more than once.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A laid back environment, but not one to further your career in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, NJ

    I worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment is somewhat family oriented and laid back. A lot of people have been working there for a long time, so you will become familiar with your colleagues. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Growth, compensation, and a high turn-over rate for lower positions. Promoting from within is rare due to position being held for long durations and cross-training was non-existent for learning how to move into higher positions. It is expected for you to come from elsewhere with your desired position's skill set and then move into the position.

    Compensation was not comparable to the market area and there were no perks to compensation.

    The aforesaid leads people in lower positions leaving with 1-3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more opportunities to grown within the company and lessen the amount of external hires for positions that rarely come by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Typical bureaucracy of a large place of employment - the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Associate in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Patient Care Associate in Englewood, NJ

    I worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some amazing people to have as co-workers - very friendly and home-like environment for the most part - until you get to management. Many continuing education opportunities and great benefits, good location and friendly staff for the most part.

    Cons

    There is a huge disconnect between management and their staff - management staff does not know the job of workers they supervise and are very bad at keeping good communication lines open, thus creating a gap in their understanding of the department they manage - no interest whatsoever in hearing their employees out - it's just how it is and you are supposed to deal with it even if they admit you are given the workload of more than one person (oh, and you can't have overtime because they don't want to pay for it - too bad if it's too much work and they admit it - you just have to deal with it). No clear relaying of expectations but certainly quick to blame the employees they supervise when that discrepancy becomes apparent. Management never takes responsibility for anything and blames everything on staff they supervise and create a fear environment by constant meetings which take up a lot of valuable time and constant reports to upper management (which is even further disconnected from the ground level of workers) - of course always skewing the facts to make themselves look good at the expense of their employees. Timeliness is expected from you but managers don't hold themselves to the same standard - whenever you have a question it's always "I'll get back to you on that". High turnover and can be a very stressful environment due to the workload they pile on one person especially given the generally lower salaries provided. No sense of awareness or care from managers and providers regarding their staff's suggestions/issues - you feel like you are left unsupervised/no guidance and then blamed for everything that goes wrong by management that is for the most part absent. High stress levels due to disconnect between management staff and providers - everybody wants is their way and you are the one who has to reconcile everyone's demand to come first and be a priority...maybe they assume their staff is an octopus with eight hands. Very haphazard and disorganized training and lack of effective management of staff workload - no proper coverage arrangements, thus coming back to twice as much work when you are out sick or on vacation. Management that fosters an environment of fear and apprehension in their workplace, thus staff is scared to make a move. What should be most embarrassing for management is how they show up in a friendly manner and ask you what you need help with and what you think can be done to rectify issues that you have - and then steal your ideas and bring them to providers and their management without a single mention of where they got those ideas, which is quite frankly, pathetic just the same as stealing from a blind person is. In sum, I felt like a number to the organization and not a human being - or like a lemon that is being squeezed dry for every ounce of productivity they can get out of you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't pretend to listen but ACTUALLY listen to your employees and don't cover your incompetence and absence at their expense. Create dialogue and constant communication so that issues don't take months to get resolved. Don't treat people who you supervise as if they are lower than you just because you are a manager - and certainly don't be stupid enough to admit to your own employees that you "get off" on being in control and "managing" - that is just plain unprofessional. Learn to manage your staffs workload or at least take the time to understand their workload and what your staff has to deal with on a daily basis before you blame them for everything and take zero responsibility for your part. And certainly refrain from presenting your staff's ideas as your own to your bosses - again, that is just embarrassing and pathetic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fulfilling and definitely I'm happy I can here to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary/Telemetry Technician in Englewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary/Telemetry Technician in Englewood, NJ

    I have been working at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    The staff is very helpful and welcoming. The education is provided depending on the position. If you wish to move up the jobs are posted regularly.

    Cons

    There are only two complaints: the parking can be a serious issue at times and the pay is the lowest in comparison to other institutions for the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay and keep incentives like the holiday bonus in your business plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging and rewarding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Associate in Englewood, NJ
    Current Employee - Patient Care Associate in Englewood, NJ

    I have been working at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The sense of reward from helping others, sense of family.

    Cons

    Short staffed and sometimes stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get more staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An excellent environment to work, great staff and facilities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Access in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Patient Access in Englewood, NJ

    I worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, and the technology is state-of-the-art, great benefits

    Cons

    not much, cant say a lot negative about them so i'll just fill this out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more opportunities for employees to advance their careers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    unfair

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Englewood, NJ

    I worked at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

    Pros

    the medical benefits package are amazing

    Cons

    never get a raise, and never get recognized for your hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management staff needs education. Most of these people have this position because they knew someone, and unfortunately have zero education and end up running their department in a very disorganized manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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