Solaris Health System

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "This was my second home."

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    Former Employee - Nursing Unit Secretary II in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Nursing Unit Secretary II in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solaris Health System part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work atmosphere is heavily dependent on the charge nurse. If you have a competent one, no matter how stressful or how heavy the workload is, you still survive the evening in one piece. For the most part of my career at JFK I have been blessed with charge nurses who go far and beyond their basic duties.

    Cons

    Like every working environment, the politics do get to you sometimes. Ironically, the staff are much worse in bickering than the higher ups. That was very troubling for me.

    Advice to Management

    Discipline is the key. I've noticed numerous instances wherein the subordinates becoming very disrespectful to their supervisors.


  2. horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    not available do not work for affiliates

    Cons

    can move around in company

    Advice to Management

    ha!


  3. Helpful (2)

    Good place to learn, but don't expect to be compensated well.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. There are plenty of opportunities to learn new things, you just have to be self-motiviated. The managers are very flexible and help with maintaining a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than the rest of the industry. Solaris is a not-for-profit. Annual raises have ceased in the past few years. Despite how much work you do and time you put in, you will not be compensated as good as you would somewhere else. Management would rather let you go than pay your true market value. They will replace you with a consultant or hire someone less experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees their true market value. You are losing your top employees...people who are great at their jobs and have knowledge of many inter-related systems. You will end up paying more in the long run by hiring consultants who have higher hourly rates and have no tacit knowledge of how things work in the organization. Ultimately, patient care suffers and your bottom line will suffer. Don't think that you can appease your unhappy employees with fancy toys. They'd rather have pay increases. They will get tired of the toys, and will use them to find new jobs like a few of us have already.


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  5. Hostile work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not much pressure with respect to producing research publications, as research is not actively supported or paid much attention. A few outstanding professionals work here.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't seem to care about anything beyond their paychecks. Low employee morale, and very hostile environment (see headline) with NO checks and balances.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to (or at least look like you care about) the plights of your employees. Just because problems don't directly affect your day to day life shouldn't mean they don't matter, especially given the chronic nature of some.



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