WakeMed Health and Hospitals Reviews

Updated July 20, 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. Employee Friendly

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  2. CNA I

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. RN

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    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


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  5. Healthcare system review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  6. Pharmacy Tech

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Cna

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    Former Employee - Nursing in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Nursing in Durham, NC

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get help from nurses

    Cons

    Low pay No appreciation No respect

    Advice to Management

    Respect and acknowledge all employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    Better Management, unless you're in the IT department

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mission. Good values. Great physicians and nurses. Good Senior Management (except for the IS department)

    Cons

    The "Wake Way" is only followed by the staff at the hospital locations, not in the Operations or Administrative off-site locations, which it should.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend looking at your Information Services Management and see why all of the institutional knowledge is walking out the door. It could possibly be bad management decisions, lack of IT ability and "people skills" that are having your talent walk out the door. There was a day where "The Wake Way" actually meant something in the IS department, but when Epic came through that had been thrown by the way-side. Would definitely recommend replacing almost all of the IT management, because if you don't do something soon you will lose the rest of the talent that you still have. Don't promote managers into positions that they are not qualified for. When your management in the IS department have no technical ability, they will not be able to guide your "technical" staff. The only part of the IS department that has technical ability within their management structure is the Infrastructure team, I would recommend following their lead!


  9. WakeMed is back!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place I have ever worked. Great leadership with clear vision and a plan to get there. Inspired daily to do excellent work. Surrounded by the best and brightest, we are on a great trajectory.

    Cons

    The only con is something they can't fix. The trend in health care reimbursement is driving costs so low that it drastically changes how we have to operate in order to thrive in the new system.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Under our new CEO there is a clear vision. Follow his leadership and keep looking out for the best for all of us.


  10. Just don't

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Youngsville, NC
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Youngsville, NC

    I worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free parking Decent benefits That's about it.

    Cons

    Poor morale with nurses. Management does not have your back. Multiple other things. I just don't care anymore.

    Advice to Management

    If 3 people give their notice and 2 go from full to part time within one month...... Something is wrong with the management, not the Nurses. Stop blaming EVERYTHING on the Nurses.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Clinical Services Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Clinical Services Technician in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at WakeMed Health and Hospitals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits are the best part of Wakemed

    Cons

    About 50% of the people who work here are "fake nice".

    Advice to Management

    Don't just listen to your employees but act for your employees.



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