DeKalb Medical Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2020

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3.2
49%
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63%
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DeKalb Medical President and CEO John A. Shelton Jr. (no image)
John A. Shelton Jr.
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "The hospital in general is a great place to work for and the culture is steadily improving(in 8 reviews)

  • "When I worked at DM there were some nice people(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "high turnover and as with most places, nursing shortage(in 5 reviews)

  • "terrrible charting system, short staffed, running out of supplies, vendors going unpaid, CEO and CFO recently fired(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Overall role review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Emergency Department Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time

    Pros

    A lot of minority health professionals and allied health support employees in the Emergency Department.

    Cons

    Work environment can be toxic due to unprofessionalism amongst some of the colleagues and management in the Emergency Department. Management does not hold badly behaved staff who are not performing optimally on the job, gossiping/rude/bully’s/vindictive.

  2. "Nice work place"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Network Engineer 

    I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time

    Pros

    Good company..great place to work

    Cons

    Need remote days. Only once a week

  3. "Great Company- If you have the right people by your side"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb Medical part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mostly friendly staff Decent Benefits Nice Campus Good Location

    Cons

    Political Cannot trust top tier management Need to have a manager who fully believes in you to be "safe"

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  4. "DeKalb Medical is an okay place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This company is not an awful place to work. The best thing to do is start out in one area and try and develop yourself as much as you can. Do not become stagnant and complacent in your current profession.

    Cons

    There is a lot of minutiae between the different departments.

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  5. "Wellness coach"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time

    Pros

    The relationships you establish there can help further your career

    Cons

    They were unorganized and gave you more responsibilities without higher pay

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Patient Care Technician"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time

    Pros

    There is a diverse demographic!

    Cons

    Favoritism Management gossips Low patient satisfaction Laziness Terrible management HIGH TURN OVER RATE Consistently short staffed Illegal and dishonest activity (Lying on patient charts, discrimination, etc.) Overworked and overwhelmed staff Underpaid Inconsistent regulation Shady business practice

  7. "Okay - New Management Probably a Good Thing"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DeKalb Medical full-time

    Pros

    The actual employees of DeKalb were wonderful. Great teamwork, especially in the ICU.

    Cons

    Support from upper management was often lacking, even from direct supervisors. The new management of Emory will likely be very helpful.

  8. "I.T field support specialist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to work and wonderful Benifits and opportunities.

    Cons

    Hate getting up and driving to work in all that traffic

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  9. "ED Technician"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director Technician in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb Medical part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Dekalb medical respects their employees

    Cons

    ED Technicians would like to be paid a little more money.

  10. "Excellence in service and handling healthcare needs of the patients."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ER Nurse in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DeKalb Medical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are warm and treats you like a family.

    Cons

    I haven’t encountered any as of the moment.

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