Sarasota Memorial Hospital

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
12 Reviews
3.6
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work if you want to become an R.N.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hospital offers tuition reimbursement and is very willing to work around your college class schedule.

    Cons

    Pay isn't all that great. Also, to qualify for tuition reimbursement you must work in a department that will benefit from your desired degree. I am in school for radiology and that doesn't benefit the department that I currently work in so I don't qualify for tuition reimbursement; now if I was already working in the Radiology Dept. then I would qualify.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The tuition reimbursement policy needs to be changed. I want to work for Sarasota Memorial once I get my degree so it shouldn't matter that I don't currently work in a department that would benefit from that degree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A hospital with excellent patient outcomes provided by great employees, physicians and volunteers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Sarasota Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The CEO leads with a team approach. The Directors make every effort to hire and retain "A" players.
    Great benefits and working environment.
    State of the art equipment.

    Cons

    Healthcare in general can be frustrating work. Employees who truly love helping others find a way to minimize the challenges in the healthcare system nationwide and focus on the patients and families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep including the employees in decision making as they are the hospital's biggest asset.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stay away!!!!

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

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    SMH will pay for nursing school. Co-workers. Not much else.

    Cons

    Horrible management, under paid, under staffed. A disaster waiting to happen. Overall, SMH only cares about certifications and the budget, not patients or staff. HR looks after management, not staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay staff better and provide better benefits. Listen to all staff and their ideas, not just management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Looks great on paper, in real life this hospital is a disaster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Self scheduling; great coworkers; PTO

    Cons

    Low pay; Terrible benefits; while this hospital does have magnet status, I'm not sure how it got it for the third time, there is no shared governance at all, management is horrible, most of the time the work environment is unsafe, work with 1 tech on a floor of 25 patients!

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

    High quality organization with high quality staff.

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

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, very caring staff members, upgrades to the building structure is awesome.

    Cons

    It is a big place, but starting with your home unit you will find the friendly family atmosphere and find your way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great move in appointing David Verinder as CEO, we should grow our own-they know us as an organization better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Can be a great place, but depends on your unit - horrible benefits, low pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN - Oncology in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - RN - Oncology in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, most doctors are great to work with

    Cons

    Low Pay, Very poor benefits, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain units are understaffed and make for a very unsafe work environment *8WT; while others are adequately staffed and make for a great work environment and high morale. Each floor should have the same budget to work with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work, this is a fast paced Hospital Pharmacy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers that pull together and pitch in.

    Cons

    Management is a bit removed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Understaffed, underpaid, and overworked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Patient Care Tech in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helps pay partial for education in exchange for a 2 year contract.

    Cons

    Understaffed on medical unit....... workload is unmanageable . The patient suffers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add additional workers in the trenches..... make your cuts with the excessive management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to be employed. Work life balance is valued.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in North Port, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in North Port, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Fun,Safe,Professional,Caring,Quality
    Management is in touch with staff.

    Cons

    It is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay in touch with all markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing..to work in outpatient facilities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Sarasota Memorial Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Down to earth supervisors who are easy to talk to, flexible work schedule, nurses helping other nurses

    Cons

    Slightly left out of "the loop" of what goes on in the hospital, but that may not be a bad thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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