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Danbury Health Systems Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  1. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danbury Health Systems part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family Birth Center and NICU provide excellent nursing care

    Cons

    Benefit packages are less than ideal

    Advice to Management

    Value staff nurses input


  2. "Terrible place not only for the people who do work but horrible patient care."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danbury Health Systems part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Theres ways to move up or around but went to crap.

    Cons

    Horrible place they just want paying patient's more mal practices then happy patients so so sad.

    Advice to Management

    I herd this dr. Murphy can make changes but what can he really do to change Danbury by himself just in year 2016 he should look up the poor people who lives have been ruin by these dr.s that a 30 million dollar Er u cant count on really one had great doctors. The sad thing is his smallest hospital is the best out of 3 hospitals

  3. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to be exposed to healthcare field.

    Cons

    random experiences for some interns.


  4. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Danbury Health Systems full-time

    Pros

    The CEO has a lot of vision and is an excellent speaker. The culture and values he aspires to for the entire hospital system is inspiring.

    Cons

    The CEO should be ashamed of the way some of the departments in the facility are actually being run. His vision is not being executed at all. It was sad to see, but impossible to work in such chaos. The unions have a good deal to do with that and seem to be running the hospital, most particularly in the nursing division.

    Advice to Management

    Get real with your goals and put them into practice without exception throughout the facility. Support Management!


  5. "Management"

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good medical benefits vacation time is fair
    coworkers become family like...they work together regardless of management..the only sad part of leaving was leaving my co-workers

    Cons

    Corporate style hospital..only worried about money patient care is bootom 10 on list

    management views employees as numbers

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as people not a way to get as much out of them as you can till it is borderline abuive


  6. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paid for my college tuition. Plenty of opportunities to grow. Pay scale was great. People were fantastic. Great opportunity for experience.

    Cons

    Arbitrary way of disciplining staff. Unqualified management. Favortism. Must have thick skin to deal with a very stressed out clinical staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and discipline everyone accordingly.


  7. "Ass kiss driven"

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Insurance is great from day one.

    Cons

    Management needs to show respect to employees

    Advice to Management

    Do as you say.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The ideal place to work at in Danbury, CT"

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    Former Employee - C. . . in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - C. . . in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can get as much overtime as you want. You can get whatever days off you need. A raise is given every couple of months. If you have a problem you can go to your superior and know that the problem will be taken care of. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Health Insurance wasn't too expensive, and you would only pay for what you needed. They also offered life insurance at no extra cost to you. Working at the hospital gives you a good feeling about your job. I actually looked foward to going to work, and when I left I felt like I accomplished something good in my life. If I hadn't moved to another state I would still be working at the hospital. They also have a tuition pay back program. If you want to go back to school or you are in school the hospital will pay back your tuition. The only thing that they ask back is that you work for the hospital for at least a year after you are done with school.

    Cons

    There weren't many downsides. Some nurses didn't help with patient care, and that was aggrivating especially when we were short staffed. The down side to the tuition program was that you had to pay the tuition yourself first and then the hospital would pay you back. You also have to keep good grades. Another downside was dealing with certain patients. Some people were just really needy, but there wasn't anything that anyone could do because we try to offer the best care there is no matter to who it is. One of the downsides, especially for those working the day shift, was parking. The last couple of months that I worked there parking was always full and was very hard to find a spot. The hospital started having employees park at the PAL parking lot and have shuttles go back and forth to and from the hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Management always did a good job dealing with employees. The management people that I dealt with were always friendly and were always looking for ways to make their staff the best there is.


  9. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - ER PCT in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - ER PCT in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience and good people to work with overall. It is the best community based hospital in the area.

    Cons

    Not sufficient recognition. Management has obvious favorites and it shows in unfair treatment and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Include the "little people" in communications more. Not just when you need a donation for United Way around the holidays or want to give a $.04 (that's CENTS) raise. It costs more for the stamp to mail such nonsense than the raise amounts to in one paycheck!