Strong Memorial Hospital

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Strong Memorial Hospital Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
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  1.  

    Great employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Tech in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Floor Tech in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Strong Memorial Hospital

    Pros

    Flexible, pay is good, raises come with good work performance, Insurance benefits, retirement, time accrued can be used for vacation, personal time, sick day time totally seperate.

    Cons

    No cons, company is very professional, supervisors work with you, are friendly, no micro managing, as long as you do a good job, you will not be bothered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job, continue trying to better supervisor, employee relations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work most of the time

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    Former Employee - Laboatory Technician IV in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Laboatory Technician IV in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Strong Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working here, the research I was involved in was fantastic, the people that you interact with were always very nice and easy to get a long with. The benefits were good, and the premiums were quite low. The tuition benefits were a great incentive to continue education.

    Cons

    Paying for parking that was thirty minutes away that required you to be shuttled into work, was absolutely inconvenient, overpriced, and a hassle. Especially if you missed the shuttle and ended up late to work. Salaries are low, the claim is that our benefits are great and premiums are low, so it is offset. After being forced to pay for expensive parking that keeps going up every year, and benefits that keep rising, dwindling raises to keep up with inflation, constant hiring freezes, the available positions to apply for having the salary bases lowered, and nonexistent promotions, it eventually became too expensive to work there for the compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is an excellent company to work for, the research is fast paced and ground breaking. Compensation, promotions, and advanced training should be a high priority to not only recruit, but keep the excellent work force needed to continue making this company great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Not a good place for long term career path.

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    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Facility Supervisor in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Strong Memorial Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Training management is pretty good.

    Cons

    No consistent leadership through out the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benefits and compensation is the worst.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great hospital, power trip middle management

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    Former Employee - Patient Representative II (APRII) in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Patient Representative II (APRII) in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Strong Memorial Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great employee diversity, lots of opportunities to move within the hospital system.

    Cons

    Middle managers in the clerical departments have little overhead supervision which means that they often end up on power trips and micromanaging their employees. Parking stinks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves available and have more accountability for floor supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good experience, got plenty of on the job experience.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Service Worker in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Environmental Service Worker in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Strong Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Keeping busy enough to regulate my days.

    Cons

    Always a challenge to learn new oppertunity also to meet, work with and train new employes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take or find time to listen to employe insite.

    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Okay place to work part time, clerical

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    Current Employee - Outpatient Access Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Outpatient Access Specialist in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Strong Memorial Hospital part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Management in this hospital dept is receptive to employees' needs. Highly flexible schedules. Solid benefit plan. Tuition benefits and access to university facilities.

    Cons

    Obvious challenges of work in medical setting, such as conflicts with patients and visitors, stress, etc. Bureaucratic inefficiency is a problem in some cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities for advancement needed. Pay raises that track inflation. Nicer break rooms. Better structure needed to encourage changes that would streamline the institution.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Largest Employer in Rochester, management has many ego driven issues.

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    Former Employee - Hospital in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Hospital in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Strong Memorial Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong Memorial Hospital offers a benefits package that is pretty good. Healthcare, dental, 401K options, etc.

    Cons

    I would echo what I see many others writing here and say that management is the largest issue. There is such a lack of communication between all areas of management and staff. The majority of managers have no clue what staff is actually doing nor do many of them care. They just care about keeping their management positions.

    In addition to this, they are generally speaking incredibly ego driven and arrogant. It is not uncommon for management to believe the employee is lucky to be working for an institution like Strong. It is a culture problem.

    Beyond that, it's essentially a "boy's club" up at the highest levels. I don't mean this in the actual "Male/Female" way, but more so it's impossible to advance in this organization as the same basic 10 individuals control all aspects of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It might be time to seriously consider some fresh blood in the middle, senior, and executive ranks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Marketing Contractor: Interesting work

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rochester, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Strong Memorial Hospital as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work was very interesting. Able to learn a lot about medicine and hospital administration

    Cons

    Division between hospital and University of Rochester

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    salary

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    okay for rochester living standards

    Cons

    pay is below national average and isn't enough if you have school loans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Work place bias

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    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Largest employer
    major medical center
    resume builder

    Cons

    Horrific parking
    Unfair working environment
    Poor management
    Limited opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage transparent work practice. Provide actual career advancement versus paper pushing documentation for state compliance. Promote collaborative work environment over petty tattaling amongst professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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