WakeMed Health and Hospitals Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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WakeMed Health and Hospitals President & CEO Donald R. Gintzig
Donald R. Gintzig
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Pros
  • The staff is excellent and knowledgable (in 2 reviews)

  • Good ability to move from one department to another (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is somewhat out of touch with the average staff (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Float Pool Registered Nurse

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, great pay, current manager is amazing.

    Cons

    No benefits, no PTO. Need more CE's, and AHA classes.

    Advice to Management

    Current float pool manager is amazing.


  2. Nice place. Professional atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technologist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Technologist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Tends to have positive people. Education reimbursement.

    Cons

    Not many cons. I like working there.


  3. An okay place to work for a little while...

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Coworkers are fantastic, reliable, and knowledgeable. Decent benefits package. Onsite gym (at Raleigh facility).

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive to attract and retain best talent. Department/mid-level management is out of touch with staff. Department manager does not consider staff input, instead has a very "my-way-or-the-highway" mentality and operational philosophy. No internal training programs to prepare and develop staff. You're forced to learn the vast majority of what you will be responsible for as you're doing it, which leads to a lot of errors, double work, and staff frustration. Very little accountability is imposed upon staff who underperform. Raises are meager, if you get them--they're called "merit increases" here but everyone complains about the seemingly rigged fashion in which raises are awarded--there is very little difference between the raises of department top performers and bottom performers, so the "merit" system is rather socialist. Management does a lot of "covering" for each other when one of their ranks does something wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize which of your managers are actually contributing to the performance of the organization and which members of management only talk about "adding value" without truly delivering anything of substance aside from delegation. Train managers on how to relate to staff, how to communicate clearly, how to set reasonable deadlines, and how to follow through on maintaining accountability when standards are not met.


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  5. Surgical

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    Current Employee - Surgical Technologist
    Current Employee - Surgical Technologist

    I have been working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to take as much call as you want. Great surgeons.

    Cons

    No work life balance or raises.


  6. CNA I

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Friendly, helpful staff. Great benefits

    Cons

    Think they can pay a little bit more for people who are CNA II even if working in a CNA I spot.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate pay scale for non salaried employees.


  7. Employee Friendly

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, The Rules are made with the clinician in mind. Good educational benefits.

    Cons

    Management is rarely seen in the hospital, this creates a feeling of disconnect between staff and management. Little room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    A little face time would go along way to changing the feeling of staff that decisions are made in a bubble and with out the benefit of a clinical background.


  8. RN

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse

    I have been working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice hospital with great opportunities for furthering education.

    Cons

    Busy unit, high turnover. Haven't really been here long enough for full assessment.


  9. Healthcare system review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    The people who work there are wonderful, dedicated and very caring. I was employed there for over 10 years. I left due to an unrelated work issue but likely would still be there if this change had no occurred.

    Cons

    While there have been many positive changes made in leadership in the last few years, change was slow and it may take a while to overcome some of the damage done by the previous administration.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate the changes being made and how the team will be working together and why it is so important to the Mission of the organization. Expect accountability at all levels.


  10. Pharmacy Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly co-workers, wonderful management .

    Cons

    Not really much to share, Wakemed is a wonderful place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Always pay attention to your co-workers and listen to what they have to say.


  11. Cna

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    Former Employee - Nursing in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Nursing in Durham, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get help from nurses

    Cons

    Low pay No appreciation No respect

    Advice to Management

    Respect and acknowledge all employees



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