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Albany Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 1, 2018
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Albany Medical Center Chairman, President, and CEO James J. Barba
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  • "low pay and high cost of benefits" (in 14 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. "Director of IT"

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

    I worked at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours, too many projects

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "BACC Clinical Immersion Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great doctors and clinicians. Helped me to learn a great deal about bioengineering in the real world.

    Cons

    Some doctors were not as friendly as others.

  3. "ASA VII"

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

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great people, amazing talent, great for development

    Cons

    Lots of changes leading to weakness in mangerial structure, consistency and leadership

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on using staff as a resource to assist in future change


  4. "asa vi"

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

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

    Pros

    good place to work. lots of OT

    Cons

    sigh.. just mind your own business

    Advice to Management

    too many to say


  5. "Pharmacy Technican"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to get over time.

    Cons

    The time spent training the members is poor and should be focused more.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to train employees to ensure well-rounded team.


  6. "Most stressful working experience I’ve ever had. Manager is condescending. Promised premium pay and never get it."

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

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping sick patients, can pick up overtime

    Cons

    Understaffed, patient load, management, lazy coworkers, health insurance is a joke,

    Advice to Management

    You like getting paid for the work you do right? Treat your employees the same. Keep your unit well staffed! 4-5 patients per nurse and 8-12 patients per pca.


  7. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Many openings to choose from, they are desperate for good nurses so your chances of being hired are good.

    Cons

    No growth, high stress, poor management, toxic work environment, very disorganized, chronically short staffed with increasing patient ratios as the only solution.

    Advice to Management

    I have experience as a travel nurse and have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. AMC is the ugly. I felt that my nursing license was at risk working here. Chronically short staffed (nurses, NA's, secretarys, safety sitters, managers... all short) which leaves the nurses wearing many hats and still expected to produce great patient outcomes without basic resources. Nurses are spread so thin and no process is done the easy way... Their electronic documenting system is archaic, they still rely on paper charting (YES, not a joke) paging a physician is literally done on a BEEPER and can take an hour to hear back. When you are behind there is never any help and patients are just ushered through the system like an assembly line. Safety sitters are never available and you must pull a NA from the floor (which there are never any available) leaving you with a huge safety concern. The above issues create the perfect breeding ground for a toxic work environment, and I have never worked in an environment where bullying was so prevalent. Management is spread thin, often managing more than 1 unit, so don't expect anything from them... and quite honestly, my manager was so awful, even if she had the time to make improvements she was so unmotivated and unprofessional I think she was just kept around to fill a void because managers are so short staffed. And make sure to clear your schedule for an entire day if trying to contact HR because 4/5 times you will wait for 20+ min for someone to answer the phone or just no answer at all. There are a lot of issues here, I see why a union was voted in. Leaving this job was the easiest thing I've ever done, my final straw was when patients (plural) were getting injured and it could have been prevented with better staffing and policies. I lost sleep at night over the guilt of providing shotty care to patients who deserved better. If you have morals and value your license, I recommend a moment of self reflection before accepting a position here.

  8. "ASA VI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Nice office area

    Cons

    Very kiss butt atmosphere.
    Very click ish. Managers are no help. No accountability. Hardly any raises. Very toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Train Your managers teach your team how to have accountability. Stop blaming others for your mistake.


  9. "Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Very busy at most times


  10. "Pharmacy technican"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    You are given an opportunity to learn many facets of the position in a hospital setting the most valuable I find is sterile compounding

    Cons

    Department has an extremely high turn over and poor employee morale. technicians are made to feel that they are expendable. Pay is low when compared to comparable institutions with similar job duties.


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