Houston Northwest Medical Center

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Houston Northwest Medical Center Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Registered Nurse

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RN Med Surg
    Former Employee - RN Med Surg

    I worked at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people work there and you know everyone. Staffing is always a struggle but that is healthcare.

    Cons

    The area around the hospital has declined somewhat. And the area competition from many hospitals is intense.

    Advice to Management

    Stay competitive with salary.


  2. Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Treat employees good and it will show in their performance


  3. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

    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

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

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not very much opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Use people with potential to grown within the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Understaffed and unsafe

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    -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


  7. It has been a rewarding experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  8. Growing facility, needs a little nurturing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Team work coworkers Self scheduling gives new grads opportunities

    Cons

    Short staffed High turnover rate High volume of new grads

    Advice to Management

    Need more competitive pay/ benefits


  9. Junior Volunteer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    relaxed flexible can do homework during shifts free food

    Cons

    Instructions confusing sometimes Sometimes heavy pushing


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    More publicity of our great service rendered to the community.


  11. Helpful (1)

    They do not care about their staff. No support.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.



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