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National Jewish Health Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at National Jewish Health

    Pros

    The compensation is constantly being reviewed to stay competitive. The time off and flexibility varies by department but I have never heard anyone complain when trying to get off a little early to go to a kids performance or activity.

    Cons

    Leadership can be a little combative when it comes to process improvement. Not a lot of money is spent on training for the employee, but they are working on changing that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work if you can handle huge egos

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Administrative in Denver, CO

    I worked at National Jewish Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Time off, promotions and good benefits.

    Cons

    Leadership and training is surprisingly poor for this excellent institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Docs should go through leadership/managerial training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate Professor in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Research Associate Professor in Denver, CO

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This was a very good research environment. Collaborative and enjoyable.

    Cons

    Leadership is declining. Lack of support to junior or mid-career investigators. Poor retention strategies. Salaries and benefit tend to be on the lower average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the leadership. Improve the research enterprise by providing support and retention of research investigators.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Quitline counselor - gotta stay busy!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quitline Counselor in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Quitline Counselor in Denver, CO

    I worked at National Jewish Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits - sick days and vacation time adds up quickly, affordable insurance. Great coworkers & they offer in depth training for the position, as well as continued education throughout the year. Distinguished hospital overall & good reputation. Occasional room for promotion.

    Cons

    Sitting in a small desk space, on the phone for the full shift was not easy. Difficult job if you don't like talking all day to various people (often grumpy people due to quitting smoking). Very micromanaged, little room for creativity & flexibility of break time or scheduling. Schedules often changed every 3-4 months to allow varying work days/times for everyone. Fast turnover of employees.

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inept management plays the blame game to create toxic work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, laid back atmosphere (depending on your department), onsite school for sick kids is one-of-a-kind, recycling program

    Cons

    Top-heavy middle and upper management, always growing in size and rules but never in IQ. One incompetent moron hiring another, each more clueless than the last. If you enjoy bureaucracy at its finest, this is the place for you. Completely forgotten is the original mission of the hospital to help people; it's been replaced with greed, lies, and stepping over anyone and everyone to avoid taking responsibility on the way to the top. Management will throw you under the bus without a second thought, and won't support you or provide you with the proper equipment and tools necessary to do your job (people from other hospitals often remark how outdated and old our machines/computers/buildings/equipment are). The IT department is a joke; I've never worked for another company that has so much trouble keeping things like the email system working. Patients' personal information isn't properly protected; you can even find some freely available online, but no one in charge at the hospital seems to think this is a big deal. There's much more, but I'd be sitting here for a week writing out the many multiples of flaws this place has. The people working on the bottom are the good ones-they actually do all the work while the overpaid management is in "meetings". Lower management and below staff are paid absurdly low salaries, far below the industry standard and fair wages for experience, skill, and cost of living. Annual salary increases are too pathetic for words, and promotional opportunities are practically non-existent if your sense of decency and intelligence are too high (hint: you'll actually be making less money every year you stay at this job).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None of you are actually going to read this or care anyway, so I'm not going to bother wasting any more of my time spelling it out for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Coach in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Health and Wellness Coach in Denver, CO

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance
    benefits
    team driven
    little micro management

    Cons

    Evenings and weekend work
    parking
    limited food other than caf.
    limited time off
    competitive for time off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    So much potential, but it just always falls short

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time

    Pros

    It is an easy, low-stress job.

    Cons

    It's an easy job - no challenges, and I don't see any interesting work coming down the pike. IT seems to be stuck in the 90's (on a good day), and although there is CONSTANT talk of change, nothing seems to happen. It doesn't feel there is any focus on fixing real problems, there is too much of a "we've always done it this way" mentality - and it goes all the way up the IT chain. All too often problems are ignored until they become critical, then everyone panics and rushes to resolve. The vacation policy is archaic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable for doing their damn jobs. Listen to people you hired to do the work rather than panicking and making knee-jerk reaction decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Jewish Health

    Pros

    Love the people I worked directly with

    Cons

    Invisible, weak, gossiping CNO.
    The three people in the c suite make all decision without any input whatsoever from the troops even though they say they want to be transparent and good communicators- THEY ARE NOT.
    Human Resources is the riches department with the most employees yet the people interfacing with actual patients have no support or adequate resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the CNO immediately followed by the rest of C-Suite
    Practice what you preach
    Involve the right people, not just the ones that have been there forever and little /no formal education and only on the job training they received at NJ. It isn't even close to standards in the real world. All across the board.
    Be fair, not fickle
    Never let great talent slip away as what has happened the last year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    less holiday than average, good interaction with other lab

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Denver, CO

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good interaction with other lab, people here are nice, 401k available for postdoc,

    Cons

    less holiday than average, small institute, not too many selection for basic research

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ok

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Access Representative

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Access Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Access Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at National Jewish Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Location, benefits, mostly friendly staff.

    Cons

    Non culturally diverse, salary, lunch hour, technology not updated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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