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DeKalb Medical Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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John A. Shelton Jr.
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Pros
  • Great place to work if you like helping people (in 5 reviews)

  • When I worked at DM there were some nice people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • high turnover and as with most places, nursing shortage (in 4 reviews)

  • Dekalb needs to higher well experienced managers and leaders to help make it a great place to work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mammography Technologist in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Mammography Technologist in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb Medical part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the friendliest companies I have every worked for. Everyone was so nice. It made working there very pleasant.

    Cons

    Not enough PRN hours offered.

    Advice to Management

    Update and streamline paperwork process.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just Don't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Older and Experienced RN Staff (not a ton of new Grads)
    -In a growing/developing area and community

    Cons

    -Not enough money is being brought to this organization!!

     This leaves middle management with their hands tied to make progressive changes, and staff stuck to deal with frustrated patients and families.

    -Experienced staff afraid of change

    People who have been here are tired and frustrated that their benefits have been mishandled. Their retirement plan is non-existent. Benefits suck beyond comprehension! You might as well have no health insurance.

    -Management doesn't listen to the needs of the staff
    You can voice you concerns til the sun goes down, no one cares, or knows how to make the changes because the entire system is messed up. Staff can't properly perform their jobs because they don't have the tools or the support they need.

    -Poor patient care

    Yes, they get the job done, but at what expense? Just know, your license is on the line every time you clock in. There is little to no staff, no incentive pay, and no support if you're in a crunch. Period. No matter what they tell you in the interview.

    Advice to Management

    Shut the doors. Start over. Or let someone buy the hospital out and revamp the entire workforce.....starting with middle management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Security Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Lithonia, GA
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Lithonia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very few pros as the work environment was difficult at times but remaining employed was valid.

    Cons

    Salary is the worst, terrible management and long work hours. Took away armed security.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, bring back armed security officers and reduce work hours.


  4. "Rehabilitation Aide"

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    Current Employee - Rehabilitation Aide in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Rehabilitation Aide in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is welcoming and supportive. There is also flexibility with scheduling.

    Cons

    As a rehab aide, there isn't much room for professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Limit financial waste as much as possible


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I wouldn't recommend nurses to work here"

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

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for nurses , great nursing manager , very diverse , they try to have employees live up to a high standard (ireach)

    Cons

    There's always a nursing shortage, high patient acuity and high nurse to patient ratio, food is over priced , staff will stab you in the back! You get floated a lot , charting system is old and frustrating!


  6. "Corporate Trainer/Facilitator"

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    Former Employee - Facilitating in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Facilitating in Covington, GA

    Pros

    29 years experience in management, teaching, small business and banking. Project work and marketing. Writing courses to teach online and face to face

    Cons

    Interested in leaving the banking world after 29 years. Took an early retirement to take some time to travel. Ready to go back into corporate life

    Advice to Management

    Very proficient in projects. Outstanding skilled facilitator.


  7. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you like helping people.

    Cons

    Nursing shortages contributing to patient complaints, lower than average salaries, not enough oversight from management. Employees aren't working full forty hours because managers aren't there to manage them.

  8. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and you can meet some of the nicest people.

    Cons

    Advancements are difficult. It's about who likes you and knowing the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be fair to employees across the board by taking off the blinders when it comes to how senior management treats the staff.


  9. "Ghetto Fabulous"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice doctors and great sign in bonuses

    Cons

    Ghetto staff and patients. Attitude for no reason. My boss put me on non return status when I left while fighting BC. She actually reported me to HR for my attendance after giving me a speech about wanting me to stay and have normalcy. Very two faced and immature leadership. If you are in case management run! Only place LPNs orient BSN nurses.

    Advice to Management

    Customer service


  10. "big changes happening"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great long time staff here! Close to other Atlanta metro towns/cities which allow for cheaper living expenses

    Cons

    terrrible charting system, short staffed, running out of supplies, vendors going unpaid, CEO and CFO recently fired

    Advice to Management

    sell the hospital to a company that will take this hospital up or it's going to get worse


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