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Catholic Health System Buffalo Reviews

Updated February 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, helpful staff, they are easy to work with (in 7 reviews)

  • Decent pay if you stay employed long term (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Limited opportunity for advancement (in 3 reviews)

  • case/assignment load heavy, micro managed by upper management without support (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "clinical laboratory technologist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Technologist in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Technologist in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    staff very knowledgeable and competent. administration values dedication and competency by yearly increase in pay without the presence of a union. in the present condition this system operates well without a union. all system locations have compatible staff and managers. managers very flexible and understand the value their staff provides on a daily basis. administration is very responsive in a timely manner to important issues.

    Cons

    the only issue is parking during busy periods. however, a shuttle is provided to staff to a designated lot as well as a parking ramp is available on site. this inconvenience only affects one system site.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing. listen to your staff....most have good ideas.


  2. "Nurse"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers. I just was offered a new job will be leaving soon.

    Cons

    Disrespected by management. Longevity means nothing !!! Very sad many nurses with expierence leaving. Short staffed EVERYDAY!! Patients suffer!! Nurses NEVER get breaks but manager is gone as soon as the clock strikes 12:00

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs not enough Indians and our patients are suffering.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Biller"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not a caring company to work for.

    Cons

    Boss is a bully and is supported by management


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Clerk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Clerk in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Just made above minimum wage. Overworked and underpaid

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing good to say


  6. "Fair and Caring"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dementia Care Program Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Dementia Care Program Assistant in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was so happy to hear that their mission statement included the statement that we are to help the poor,needy, and the sick...
    I did enjoy being part of that team at catholic Health that had our hearts set on going the extra mile to aide those who could not help themselves.
    The Catholic Health System of Buffalo was fair in wages and in had incentives for advancement.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring as you do !


  7. "Great company, staff, and mission"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catholic Health System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, helpful staff, they are easy to work with. Hospitals are clean. The salary is good. Excellent care for patients

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement. Often times it seems there are not enough workers to cover the amount of patients there are.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity for advancement


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Registered Nurse"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees of my former facility were terrific and hardworking. Everyone put the patients first and all specialties worked together well to serve the patients the best they could under the conditions.

    Cons

    We never had the proper equipment on the Medical Floor and often had to spend time searching for it. Sections of the hospital were very run down, dated and unclean. Suggestions from the staff were never welcomed or implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Tour other hospitals outside of the area and change to improve the overall atmosphere and conditions to meet the 21st century of healthcare.


  9. "Mercy south buffalo"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Catholic Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Union backed, decent starting pay, good benefits, cheap insurance, cheap parking, community hospital, easy advancement. Great place to get your foot in the door and gain experience

    Cons

    It's a union hospital so promotions are based on seniority and not merit. Also lack of security or enforcement of safety policies. Mercy Hospital is open to community and people are free to wonder to the third floor subway or Tim norton show in lobby with no security check

    Advice to Management

    Work with your staff and care about them and their safety and wellbeing just as much as the patients, as a team it is easier to do the difficulty job of nursing


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Rn"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Catholic Health System (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    case/assignment load heavy, micro managed by upper management without support


  11. Helpful (1)

    "A Stalled IT Career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Catholic Health System full-time

    Pros

    Light working hours. Relatively stable workplace. Very easy to maintain a low profile and just stay the course. No real sense of priority on projects and timelines.

    Cons

    Those who want to make a difference eventually get overworked, and many long timers in IT are "phoning it in" and play politics to just collect a paycheck. Poor technology decisions and poor project management have led to a tenuous infrastructure, where break fix is the norm. Fix one thing and uncover 10 more issues.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to step back and look at your team and environment. Really look at the root causes of problems and see if the best choices have been made when choosing technologies and the people to support them. Get over the attitude that "we're going to live with our decisions" and be willing to accept failure and embrace change.



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