Houston Northwest Medical Center Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Rewarding experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It really is like extended family and the focus is definitely on the patient. Staff is treated well by management and the pay is pretty much the community standard- maybe a little higher - probably not as much as downtown but who wants to drive there?

    Cons

    Can think of no negative. Glad I work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for your support of the staff. We appreciate the integrity you demonstrate daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Paid time off rate is decent in comparison to other companies. Decent 401k plan if you decide to take part in it.

    Cons

    Management has alot of favoritism and it is clear in the way employees are treated.
    No set schedule always rotating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees good and it will show in their performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Pharmacy technician position

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management tries to schedule you at your preferred schedule which is good. You will have a lot of learning experience here because you don't do a single job everyday.

    Cons

    No room for improvement. Salary increases is minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to take care of your quality technicians by providing them incentives and not hire people who think they have experience but in reality are not doing a good job.

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  5. Fair Position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center

    Pros

    Good people, Friendly environment to work in most times. Good Float Pool Supervisor.

    Cons

    Not very much opportunity for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use people with potential to grown within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Understaffed and unsafe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job
    convenient location
    If I think of more pros will come back and edit

    Cons

    -unsafe staffing
    -often so desperate for staff to cover patient load, they'll allow an unqualified nurse to care for a high acuity patient to 'get through' the night.
    -not enough equipment (or it's broken) to do job
    -if seeking certification or other training, you're on your own...no conferences or certifications paid by hospital
    -snap decisions made by administration that are not well thought out (causes lots of embarrassing confusion)
    -administration has NO connection with actual workers ( concerns and complaints are largely ignored-just get things done or else)
    -low raises, no incentive (except a $25 target gift card around holidays)
    -terrible benefits and retirement
    -high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -seek to connect with actual workers ( don't make a show or pretend, actually do it!)
    -listen to concerns and include nursing staff in decision making processes.
    -give us adequate equipment to do our jobs
    -less threats, criticism and more incentive and encouragement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. It has been a rewarding experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leaders inform you of changes. The hospital is making great strides to compete with other hospitals and bring in more customers.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions. Compensation in comparison to other hospitals seems to be on the lower end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Growing facility, needs a little nurturing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX

    I worked at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Team work
    coworkers
    Self scheduling
    gives new grads opportunities

    Cons

    Short staffed
    High turnover rate
    High volume of new grads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more competitive pay/ benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Junior Volunteer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Junior Volunteer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Junior Volunteer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed
    flexible
    can do homework during shifts
    free food

    Cons

    Instructions confusing sometimes
    Sometimes heavy pushing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. I am experienced in technical training and tasks with in the lab. Implement successful events for the facility.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technologist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, and the people are like your family away from home.

    Cons

    Facility not recognized for their efforts in greate patient care nearly enough as other hospitals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More publicity of our great service rendered to the community.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. They do not care about their staff. No support.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    LOTS of overtime available due to shortage of staff.

    Cons

    No employee appreciation. Low morale. Administration has the attitude of "It's our way, or else!" No employee input. Changes are made quickly without input or any well thought-out processing. Low pay. Understaffed 90 percent of the time and workload increases daily. Whatever the max staffing ratio is, it's always pushed to the max and even then may go over the recommended ratio. Very high turnover. Unsafe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider needs of your employees. Make decisions after trying them out and researching. Show appreciation to your employees. Valuable staff will be likely to stay. Reduce workload of staff to reasonably safe levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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