Maimonides Medical Center

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Maimonides Medical Center Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    pharm intern

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Maimonides Medical Center as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    its a great jon for personal growth

    Cons

    its challenging at times with people management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  2.  

    Many good worker-bees/some middle mgrs, but 1 of most greed-driven, dysfuctional, irrational upper management ever

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Technoloy in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Healthcare Technoloy in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Maimonides Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many decent, kind, hard working worker-bees only attepting to get jobs done, w/very limited resources. My area had a few great middle mgrs.

    Cons

    Good workers continually undermined, sabotoged by the worst upper mgmt. Scheming, irrational CEO & many other of the same 'yes-men' dept heads despite reality that things sure to end badly. This organization has make very bad, questionable, unexplained (possibly illegal) finincial decisions resulting in financial disaster. This includes on-going firing/departure of tons of good workers past 3+ yrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House starting with CEO who should have been 'retired' many years ago. All remaining mgmt, should immediatly start being openly honest, regurarly informing thier respective staffs ot the state of the organization...good or bad They're currently a complete failure at such leaderships functions. A warning to anyone considering employment at many of the depts in MMC should be aware, no matter how great a job you're doing, be advised this greedy organization will fire any non-management worker without reason and it will happen with less then hour of warning late on a Fri. Same mgmt then pretends the firing never occured. Do they really believe this is a sound strategy? This behavior is nothing more then personal greed, petty politics & thier own useless CYA games, This 'strategy' is clearly going on to-date in order for a few overpaid upper mgmt hacks to cling on to thier high priced jobs long past thier past due date.. There've been credible reports MMC will be swallowed by some larger Health Care organization, as they continue to bleed red ink for the 4th yr..

    After these unexplained disapperanes, rest of affected staff only becomes aware when co-workers vanishes week after week.. Unless drastic changes are made at the top of this 'food chain' and those who remain in positions of real power over others are even capable of dramatic change, sadly this organization that sincerly has some great potential will not survive, at least in it's current form much longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic work environment, engaging and diverse population and co workers.

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    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Maimonides Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, great colleagues and short commute. Cultural diversity and serious commitment to ethical practice. Great learning environment with an open perspective on critique and suggestions for improvement.

    Cons

    work load which is in part due to new medical practice laws and pushed by insurance companies and Medicaid. The bureaucracy is maddening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work to hire more employees and train administrative staff as well as promote their education.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A facility trying to grow into the premier hospital of Brooklyn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maimonides Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    I think Maimonides is trying to grow and develop a more open culture, but for now the pros include: decent salary and benefits,strong community ties, and it is one of the most successful independent hospitals in Brooklyn

    Cons

    There is a lot wrong here. A lot of the staff have been here for 10 years plus and are not the most welcoming to new hires and there isn't a lot of structured training. It is a sink or swim environment. I think upper management has good vision, but they don't necessarily have strong, well thought out plans to carry out that vision. There is a lot of lip service to investing in growth and development, but not a lot in place to make that happen. Only sign on if you feel confident in figuring things out for yourself. Also, Boro Park is desolate neighborhood to work in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more into staff development! There are so many dedicated people who have become disgruntled over the years because they feel unappreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Union is the big plus

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    Current Employee - Sleep Tech in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sleep Tech in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Maimonides Medical Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The only reason I work for this hospital is Union benefits. We have 1199 SEIU Hospital Workers Union which is one of the best unions in New York. City.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Management doesn't encourage the staff to grow within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage the advancement of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Do not value hard work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    None at all. You can come with a big heart, but hard work is not enough.

    Cons

    Too much politics and the upper management has no respect for employees. Politics even affect the normal course of routine decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in path to grow. Listen to the technical people you hire. You hire them for a purpose, not just say Yes to everything to say. There is no need to ask for advice if at the end, you never listen anyway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maimonides Medical Center

    Pros

    Great coworkers, high pay, good experience

    Cons

    Patients can get annoying sometimes

    Recommends
  9.  

    Research Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Maimonides Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I learned an enormous amount when working at Maimonides. The patient population is diverse making everyday an adventure. There are many opportunities to learn. The majority of the staff was very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    My direct supervisor who is quite high up in the hierarchy, was abusive and difficult throughout my sojourn. Even worse was her secretary, who was actually running the show. I was promised an abundance of help when I began working at Maimonides and received none of it. I was however, criticized quite often along the way, almost to the point of producing tears. The people with whom I worked seemed to think that work/life balance was not important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on staff that is not in the main hospital.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good colleagues, eccentric leadership, but poised for greatness

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Maimonides Medical Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some wonderful people work at Maimonides because they sincerely want to make a real difference in the world. Many docs who could be working at NYU or NYP stay at Maimonides because they like the diversity of patients and the unique Brooklyn vibe. Strong in cancer and cardiac, rivaling the big academic medical centers in Manhattan. Profitable for last 10 years.

    Cons

    The CEO. Pam Brier has stayed on too long and no one has the heart to tell her. She makes many irrational decisions and often pits staff against each other by spinning the truth. Bulk of other senior admin are at, or close to, retirement age, so there is a strong sense that many VPs are hanging on until they hit 65. Likely to be a lot of turnover in the C-suite in the next two years. If you are considering Maimonides for your residency, however, you won't regret going there. Never a dull moment but in a good way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bite the bullet and allow Brier to leave gracefully. Maimonides will never grow as much or as fast as it needs to with her in the driver's seat. Put more time and effort into connecting with "regular" staff. They are your best asset.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    ok place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maimonides Medical Center full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    diverse patient population gives you access to learn about many cultures and meet people from all parts of the world

    Cons

    long hours and huge patient load can be overwhelming

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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