Kaleida Health Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Kaleida Health President, CEO, and Director Jim Kaskie
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Passion for the patients, workforce and my leadership & management position

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Imaging Services in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Manager of Imaging Services in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Kaleida Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Administration supported celebrating workforce contribution, process improvements & re-engineering and delivery of patient care.
    Administration supportive of Management Team
    Administration very visible

    Cons

    Deadlines changed often with limited turn around time to meet deadline change.
    Difficult time taking all of PTO time- often lost PTO time
    Management was not allowed to roll over PTO more than 40hrs into next year.
    Work and life balance was more on work side.
    Middle management constant risk for lay-off regardless how well you performed

    Advice to Management

    Policy regarding no e-mails after 6pm, allowance to ensure using PTO and if unable allowed to carry all PTO into following year. Support for work-life balance

    Keep up visibility and acknowledgement of workforce...celebrate

  2. LPN in LTC

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Kaleida Health part-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Kaleida is growing and it's exciting to be able to participate

    Cons

    The expectations of LTC are unrealistic

    Advice to Management

    Shadow staff on each shift to get a REAL perspective of what we do

  3. Nurse Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Nurse Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Kaleida Health full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Very Few. You continually are asked to do more with less. Some good people who unfortunately don't perform to their abilities as they are too afraid for their job.

    Cons

    Everything! A thankless job. Good people are constantly let go while the same Morgan's stay in senior leadership roles. Then they wonder why scores remain low.

    Advice to Management

    Stop always kissing the unions and support your managers

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  5. Satisfied Overall

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Kaleida Health

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

    Pros

    I was passionate about my job, great project opportunities, good management and coworkers but was laid off due to business conditions without any prior notice

    Cons

    Pay is not up to industry standards, benefits are sub par

    Advice to Management

    Staff engagement is critical in high performance, pay should be up to market conditions

  6. Helpful (2)

    A churning culture...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Kaleida Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of good people, with good intentions who are focused on healthcare and helping patients. Experience is good as you are exposed to many different systems and learn a little about a lot of them. 28 days paid vacation is not bad at all.

    Cons

    Lack of communication! Nobody knows what others are doing. Common to have others working on similar projects, only to find out after the 2 systems are in Production. Too many applications to count. They could benefit from application consolidation and defining and streamlining processes. They are understaffed in IST and overwhelm all with endless projects some of which are already being superceded and replaced. It's a vicious cycle. They are firing people left and right so everyone is on pins and needles. They just show up with an empty box, and you are done!

    Advice to Management

    Define the problems that exist at Kaleida that technology can fix. Go after the root cause. Fix it. Have monthly meetings with EVERYONE from IST and our CIO to talk about our direction, vision, projects, timeline, etc. Inventory the hundreds of applications we have and consolidate where we can. Get systems connected and on the same page across the enterprise. Work with vendors/customers/3rd parties to put intelligent systems in place to fix issues that exist, without creating more issues.

  7. Proud to be associated because: patient centeredness, clinical excellence & best practices and customer satisfaction.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Imaging Services in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Manager of Imaging Services in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Kaleida Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    On-boarding process was very positive an valuable asset. Administration's visibility and supportive to management is outstanding and extends to the workforce. Celebrations are supported and encouraged.

    Cons

    Administration needs to support management work and life balance....unable to use all PTO due to frequent change in deadlines on reports, projects and or other work related issues. Provide Management perks to identify them as leaders. As management there was fear of lay-off regardless of your experience, competencies and positive evaluations

    Advice to Management

    Recommendation that actual provides time for management to use all of PTO time or at least roll-over all remaining time into following year. Policy regarding no e-mail correspondence after 6pm unless dire emergency (life and death). Continue to be visible not only to management team but to the workforce(that was a very positive influencer).

  8. Helpful (2)

    I liked my job, my boss, my co-workers but I was laid off due to business conditions.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Department Tech in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - IT Department Tech in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Kaleida Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My immediate boss gives workers ample opportunity for growth and advancement. He allowed us to make judgement calls without micro-managing his employees. I feel he is an exceptionally good manager.

    Cons

    The health insurance is expensive and requires a lot of high co-pays. It is a lousy plan and gets worse every couple of years when the company switches to yet another health insurance company. One would think a hospital corporation would have good health care for their empoloyees!

    Advice to Management

    Bring the IT salaries up

  9. generally good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Kaleida Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    salary and benefits are competive

    Cons

    construction mess, parking is difficult sometimes

    Advice to Management

    stick with a plan

  10. You are just a number

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Kaleida Health full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to change departments if you are unhappy.

    Cons

    Volume of work puts your license at risk; managers are unhelpful and clueless.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a day shadowing an RN in subacute care and you will be enlightened.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Company is going downhill fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Kaleida Health full-time

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

    Pros

    Great benefits & paid time off, coworkers are great

    Cons

    Many layoffs/downsizing, low salaries/opportunities for raises for many employees who are non-union, but not upper management. Certain members of upper management do not treat staff well. Employees are overworked and expected to put in lots of unpaid overtime. We are constantly expected to do significantly more work with significantly less staff & resources. We understand that times are tough, but management definitely needs to rethink strategy.

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