Saint Barnabas Medical Center

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Absolutely wonderful

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

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits - Medical, Dental
    Flexibility
    Employee discounts - car insurance, rental cars, pre-paid legal, life iinsurance, etc
    Wellness Program

    Cons

    Work-life balance is poor, frequent layoffs, minimal opps for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR Dept can be more approachable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    All about the numbers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Pros

    They pay you to work there

    Cons

    Administration only cares about their numbers. They don't care how their staff is treated by the "customers" at all. Just want to keep up with Overlook and Morristown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop short staffing the units and staff them appropriately and the numbers will fix themselves. Get rid of this no-report business from the emergency department because it does no one any good for patients with the flu to be placed in rooms with roommates when they should be in isolation. Would be less common if report was actually given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Hospital

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Pros

    This hospital is great. Many job opportunities. Just about all the staff are very nice here.

    Cons

    For my particular position, I worked weekend overnights, they did not pay time and a half. They paid only a lil bit extra for working these odd hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Favoritism controls management decisions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomy in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Phlebotomy in Livingston, NJ

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are very friendly and treat patients well

    Cons

    Unfair scheduling. Certain employees got better shifts because of favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Glad I left

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Livingston, NJ

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

    Pros

    I liked the other RNs I worked with. The pay was decent, but most hospitals pay better.

    Cons

    Poor management (nurse manager was catty and talked about nurses behind their backs), the company does not care about the nurses, disorganized, very difficult to find supplies needed for patient care (I had to improvise a lot and find "creative" solutions).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and not just about your money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unhappy staff Rn's

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Livingston, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Livingston, CA

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    13 hr shifts, Wellness program

    Cons

    Performance based appraisals: how the employee performs, going above & beyond is pointless because the appraisal is the same for everyone according to Studor (outside company hired by barnabas to improve its performance). Studor says regardless, everyone is a 3 out of 5. If you go above and beyond, it's expected of you.

    Threatening environment by management

    Staff RN raises over past 4 years is 0$$. Healthcare cost of employee equals or exceeds the raise. Difficult to make it without doing overtime with increase in cost of living.

    Minimal lunches where you are not watching your patient or being interrupted, absolutely no breaks. Management rarely helps when it's a sink or swim situation.

    If you have an excessive amount of sick time & call out sick twice in 6 months you are giving written warnings. 3 strikes and you are out. Clearly someone with 300+ sick hours does not above the system and should not feel threatened.

    No clinical education for changes & updates in healthcare standards for nurses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Very nice place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Billing Coding in West Orange, NJ
    Current Employee - Billing Coding in West Orange, NJ

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are really good. The hiring process is a bit tedious. Been hard to get a raise lately.

    Cons

    Very beautiful place to work in. the staff are kind but it seems to be going downhill. It is possible they might be bankrupt

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Stressful, priorities change all the time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Patient Access Representative in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Certified Patient Access Representative in Livingston, NJ

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, they did try to be accommodating when scheduling shifts

    Cons

    The "way" my job was done, changed almost on a monthly basis. Training was done by several different people who all had different ways of doing things. Priorities were constantly changing. Management was not keen on establishing any personal connection with the employees and they play favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a clear, concise plan of action for how to execute the duties of the position and then stick to it. Monthly changes to protocol are confusing and frustrating.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    St. Barnabas Hospital in livingston, NJ is an OK place to work.

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

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Pros

    People working there are very nice.

    Cons

    Not very clean. Disorganized. Every other weekend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Mental Health Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mental Health Associate in Toms River, NJ
    Current Employee - Mental Health Associate in Toms River, NJ

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

    Pros

    Educational advancement opportunites
    family like culture

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility without RN license

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Saint Barnabas System is very large there should be upward mobility tracks availble for future leaders within the company that do no tpossess a RN license.

    Recommends

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