Hospital for Special Surgery

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Hospital for Special Surgery Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
48 Reviews
3.6
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best orthopedic central sterile department that I ever worked.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in New York, NY

    I worked at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Their staff are knowledgeable in everything they do, patience in showing you and welcoming new staff. They help you progress in the department with guidance from director and manager.

    Cons

    Hard work, transportation is difficult and it is difficult when you work nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The department cannot be run from the office only.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HSS

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

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great hospital, professionals at ortho, clean and high end compensation.

    Cons

    Some workers easily slip through the cracks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Practice Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Practice Administrator in New York, NY

    I worked at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For me, one of the best things about working at this Hospital was the tuition reimbursement program. My first year of graduate school was reimbursed 100%. There are limits as to how much will be reimbursed so it does depend on the cost of the program, but this was a huge perk for me. The medical benefits are also top notch. Salaries are competitive. The work environment was great, it's a Hospital without an ER and patients mainly come in for elective surgeries. Met some wonderful people at this Hospital, everyone that I've had to deal with seemed very happy with their jobs and created a very positive environment for me. This Hospital is home to many of the New York sports teams, will not state any names but was always exciting to spot a professional athlete walking down the hall! GREAT WORK/LIFE BALANCE!

    Cons

    I can't think of anything other than the fact that it's a Hospital that caters to the rich.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I left, the conversion to electronic medical records was very unorganized. I hope this has improved but the medical record system is very out-dated, some physician offices were using electronic medical records where others were still using paper medical records. I think the Hospital needs to be on the same page, using the same system, so things are more organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing Workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This workplace has such an amazing atmosphere - I love it! Everyone in the hospital really has "heart" - they strive to do their best everyday and more or less love what they do. There are often employee appreciation days for different departments, and other fun activities like Halloween bake sales, wellness meetings, and many more.

    Cons

    Some politics that can be frustrating, but I would expect that in any hospital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery

    Pros

    Very talented staff, many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    A possibly difficult commute for some.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not your average hospital!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay with night or weekend differential.
    Set schedule that never rotates; if you work 3 days a week then you have time for a second job
    Good benefits if your full time
    Great place to be towards the end of your clinical career; a lot of patients but doesn't take much medical management

    Cons

    Client happiness is all that matters with this institution, even if its not in the best of interest.
    You work with a very wealthy population that have more power than you in this hospital
    Not a good learning institution unless your a resident, fellow or Physical therapist. Not a good learning place for new PAs or RNs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depends on department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    An good place to work with great vacation package!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Prestigous hospital with very good benefits. Salary wage is pretty decent. An instituion with that tries to live up to their name. Usually there is a pay raise every year.

    Cons

    Promotions are not easily come by. You can easily be looked over and find yourself training someone for the position you are qualified for. You will be given an excuse that the person is coming in to add something new to the position and that this person knows how to do something new that is now required for the position, which is totally not the case. There is no loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depending on your department will determine how strict they are about your time off, lateness and sick time taken. Small hospital so everyone kind of know eachother.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Receiving Clerk in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment and awesome people for the most part. Kinda feel like you play for the Yankees of hospitals.

    Cons

    Growing too fast and not hiring the proper manpower to face the growth. Need a better job out of certain departments so it does not strain other departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIRE MORE PEOPLE!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Materials Management Clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clerk in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of people from different departments and you are never really bored on the job.

    Cons

    Some people can be rude and obnoxious and you can get taken for granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees what they actually need to do their jobs properly and be upfront about them whenever you can.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Phenominal

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery

    Pros

    Great salary, very nice people, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Hard when taking public transportation

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