Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

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Northwest Hospital & Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Director, Hospitalists

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    Need to be more academic


  2. Northwest has a collaborative work environment between staff, management and senior leadership. You feel supported.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very collaborative between departments. You don't have to watch your back. Senior management has a very open door policy. The physician-nursing relationship is very strong. People are listened to at all levels. Senior leadership changes show potential.

    Cons

    Always financially challenged. Wages are low and capital spending very tight. Union employee wages are much more positive than non union, only do what they have to. There is no management incentives other than do a good job.


  3. NAC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nac in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Nac in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some staff members are very nice.

    Cons

    People who whine sometime get better treatment.

    Advice to Management

    People should have merit raise.


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  5. Good company laid back environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company with laid back enviornment

    Cons

    Not enough training for existing employees

    Advice to Management

    More staff development


  6. Nice slow place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    It's a nice place to work. The pay is better if you are a nurse or in the medical field. The hospital itself is in a nice slow area unlike some of the larger hospitals in Seattle. It has plenty of room to expand and grow throughout the years and it would be fun to come back in 20 or so years and see what the hospital looks like. The best part about the hospital is the health benefits. You don't find a company willing to pay for most of everything. Like a said a great place to work if you are in the medical field or just starting out in it.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is the communication with the hospital. Although it's a nice place to work. You hear very little from senior leadership in the way of communication. We have good people in charge of the hospital that look out for the employees and are willing to help out if need be. It sometimes takes forever for things to happen but I guess that happends all the time in a work place. A lot of customer service is the biggest down turn as we deal with more of the "low lifes" of the hospital. Like I said nice place to work and start a career in the health care field.

    Advice to Management

    None really. It's pretty good.


  7. Like the people no room for advancement without college degree

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cardiac Monitor Tech in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Cardiac Monitor Tech in Springdale, AR

    Pros

    People are nice and the schedule is great

    Cons

    Low pay poor benefits and adanvcing is hard

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  8. Tough times

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Handler in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Materials Handler in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    . Lots of nice people work here. Vacation time adds up fast. Decent Health Insurance, but you have to participate in "Living Well" program to avoid a fifty dollar per month increase.

    Cons

    Even though vacation time adds up, very hard to use when you need it because of skeleton staff. UW Medicine is inserting their people and they think they know everything, but people that have been at NW for years are being let go or their life is made miserable. Have been given the runaround about a minor promotion when people doing the same job have gotten it without jumping through hoops.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the trenches. They have this"Rounding" program but not much gets done and the hard questions you ask never get answered. You should work on making the deeds match the words. Get rids of crazy managers.


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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. You will be busy - the slogan "Do more with less" must have originated in a hospital. Acquisition by UW Medicine makes resources a bit more available.

    Cons

    Poor communication flow from upper administration down through the chain to directors, managers, supervisors, and on to staff. Acquisition by UW Medicine seriously impacted morale.


  10. NW is generally a very good facility that the UW is trying to bring into its system. Needed but NW losing individuality.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Care, focus on doing what is right, providing a strong resource to the North end of Seattle/Shoreline/Edmonds.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are less than all other area hospitals. They can't attract full volumes and therefore don't have the finances to pay market. UW admin is not trying to keep any of the individuality that makes NW so good, becoming a drone of the UW system.

    Advice to Management

    Blind support for UW/Harborview marginal players brought in or kicked out of those locations should be dealt with. It is great if you are from UW/Harborview. It is unfortunate if you started at NW.


  11. Nice people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice people, nice campus, okay benefits.

    Cons

    Communication is not the greatest



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