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Albany Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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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 12 reviews)

  • This is a great place to learn and grow (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay and high cost of benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management boys club although they promoted a woman for CFO recently so this may change (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Working at AMC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Associate in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Support Associate in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good environment, decent room for growth for non-clinical staff. Really good benefits, after 5 years I had 5 weeks vacation a year.

    Cons

    No matching 403b, short breaks, stressful work, working with doctors can become a chore. Non-flexible hours, poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more flexible hours, provide more training and growth classes or developmental programs. So many companies succeed by growing their own employees, AMC sees a lot of turnover.


  2. "Utilization RN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Albany Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Nice Place To Work With Good Managers

    Cons

    Hours Are Not Flexible And Now Have To Work Weekend And Some Holidays

    Advice to Management

    Give More Flexible Hours


  3. "Center for Donation and Transplant under Albany Medical College"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The mission of this organization is amazing and you get to make a difference in the lives of many people. Flexible work environment and very meaningful work. Lots of great opportunities to be involved in clinical settings. Coworkers were dedicated and passionate.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits were not competitive for education and experience. Some employees treated unfairly in regards to salary. Somewhat restricted work environment due to being controlled by Albany Medical College. Management was somewhat combative with each other and they didn't always appreciate the hard work of their employees. No growth potential as this is a very small organization. You would have to transfer to another state organ & tissue bank for a potential promotion.


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  5. "Underpaid, great benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are decent compared to many other employers in the area. There is the ability to work a semi flexible work schedule. You are allowed to have a life outside of work, which is always a plus.

    Cons

    Underpaid, does not acknowledge any education you may have, tuition reimbursement is a joke unless your trying to become a doctor or a nurse.

    Advice to Management

    more money especially for those that are educated if you want to keep your employees!


  6. "ASA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASA/HUC in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - ASA/HUC in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and dedicated staff who puts the patients first

    Cons

    low pay and high cost of benefits

    Advice to Management

    pay employees what they are worth


  7. "watch your step"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some people will help you when you need it.

    Cons

    Feels like you are in high school

    Advice to Management

    Listen to both sides before making judgement, not by seniority


  8. "Good Experience Overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Busy learning environment. Fun to work and get to know a lot of different people and work with different patient populations. Experience gained is valuable and every day something different is going on. Most employees are dedicated to patients and values of organization. Senior leadership does a good job keeping the hospital financially stable and in the black.

    Cons

    Organizational Culture can be tough, a lot of long term employees stuck in the past in leadership positions. A lot about who you know. Some new leaders trying to create changes. Upper management boys club although they promoted a woman for CFO recently so this may change? Middle management is squeezed by top and bottom.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the RNs more, Including nurse managers. Leadership nursing positions stretched to the max. Should have a plan for turnover reduction and new grad support before pulling resources.


  9. "Albany Med"

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Associate in Lebanon, MO
    Former Employee - Patient Care Associate in Lebanon, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Albany Medical Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Best benefits you can probably find in the area short of being a state worker. You also get the benefit of saying that you work at the Med.

    Cons

    LOTS OF DRAMA!!! If you cant handle high school behavior than this is NOT the place for you. It all depends on the unit and the staff that fill it. Some are better than others

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.


  10. "Buckle up and hold on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work in Information Technology prepare to learn and then leave. Attitude toward IT is that you are replaceable. There are chances you could move between departments. Turnover is high so you won't have to worry about dealing with co-workers who have been there too long and the company now has the reputation that turnover is high so it won't reflect badly on your resume when you leave after only a year or less. If you stay longer, you will be considered an expert and will have leeway within your title and will be a senior team member.

    Cons

    No worries about your job performance because management doesn't follow through and has no plan in place for employees who want a real career. No respect for individual work styles and no assistance for struggling employees. If you don't work out, you can leave and they don't care. For some, even if you can't do the work, as long as you have others within your department that will cover for you, and you present well, then you are safe.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees and try to figure out why so many people leave. It is a problem.


  11. "My Status."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Associate VII in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Support Associate VII in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working alone on my own tasks.

    Cons

    Prefer personal cubbies and longer lunch breaks.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.



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