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Albany Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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Albany Medical Center Chairman, President, and CEO James J. Barba
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Pros
  • great place to work great people (in 14 reviews)

  • This is a great place to learn and grow (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay and high cost of benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management boys club although they promoted a woman for CFO recently so this may change (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "POST DOC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the staff and albany med is really very friendly and application process is very eaxy

    Cons

    The HR and management office is at the distant place

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Education Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Albany Medical Center has good benefits : health insurance, pension, and discounted prescriptions.

    Cons

    The high turnover in management can affect job duties, expectations, and responsibilities.
    Emphasis more on profits than patient care

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any.

  3. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Decent hours. Off street parking

    Cons

    Low pay. little work/life balance. Constant cchanges


  4. "Taking Advantage"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Albany Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will gain a great deal of experience, you will see and take care of a diverse patient population and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to or respect you
    Wages are not good, comparatively
    Restructuring is frequent, and no one cares if you are demoted due to the
         structure change
    The CEO sends out frequent emails reminding employees that he makes an
          obscene amount of money and benefits
    The Chief Nursing Officer does not listen to requests or suggestions about
          improving staffing ratios, overcrowding, reasonable accommodations for
         employees, safety concerns etc.
    They are only concerned with the bottom dollar.
    Final paychecks are not sent in a timely manner. I did not receive my paycheck on my next regularly scheduled payday.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and consideration.


  5. "Very high turn over in IS! That says something! Beware!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    None! Good place if you are beginner

    Cons

    No growth , unpaid on calls

    Advice to Management

    You don’t need 300+ IS staff for bureaucracy. Can’t have staff working free as part of “on call”! Don’t join unless ready to do charity work in name of “on calls”


  6. "Manager Information Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albany Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most employees, especially nurses and medical support staff are dedicated and friendly.

    Cons

    Upper level IS management is very poor and anti-people. Very high turnover in IS, over 25% the year I left. No managers, directors or even VP's can make any significant decisions; everything is controlled 100% by CIO.

    Advice to Management

    Replace CIO and most of the IS VPs; they are collectively ineffective, anti-people and the primary cause you experience extremely, abnormally high turnover.


  7. "Great purpose and mission driven organization"

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    Current Employee - Director in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with who all understand the mission of excellence in patient care, education and research. The patient is always the most important

    Cons

    High volume and high stresses environment. It can struggle under the weight of its own size and complicated simple things more than it needs to some times.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the simple to be simple. Not everything needs to be a complex 5 year plan.

  8. "32 years on staff BSN-PICU, ED, Transfer Center"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wide variety of available services for whatever your specialty is in, opportunities to advance your degree, large hospital with both clinical and non-clinical areas to work.

    Cons

    In midst of possible unionizing and it is not a smooth process. At times the increase in deductibles and calling if salaries is quite unfair when higher positions are getting fewer charges like parking and raises in salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t use scare tactics to ward off union card signing. It’s pushing some undecided staff to the union. Also listen more to your staffs suggestions. They are the ones in the trenches.


  9. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience, great doctors and nurses!

    Cons

    Hard on your body and need more RN's.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more patient care technicians!


  10. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Excellent teaching opportunities and clean hospital.

    Cons

    Poor staffing, lower pay, and unsafe working conditions as times.


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