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Ellis Hospital Reviews

Updated December 23, 2017
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  1. "You can work for better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellis Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Ellis hospital could be an adventure. The diversity of this place is such wonderful. Also the benefits are good

    Cons

    They are implementing to many changes that we the staff don’t approve. We want our overtime’s back. Also the census ratio per nurse it’s ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work conditions for everyone in the hospital


  2. "Bariatric Dietitian"

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    Former Employee - Bariatric Dietitian in Niskayuna, NY
    Former Employee - Bariatric Dietitian in Niskayuna, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ellis Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health insurance, people keep to themselves, jobs are rewarding.

    Cons

    Ellis often has mass lay offs, little regard for employees as people, low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Management should treat employees like people and consider how employees care for patients and their quality of work instead of looking at numbers. Employees are trained at orientation that they should focus on "patient-centered care" but in reality, Ellis makes it clear that the most important thing is to make money.

  3. "Money isn’t everything"

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

    I worked at Ellis Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff brings their heart to work every day. Since of camaraderie, family we help each other and look out for each other. It felt good working with compassionate and people with great heart always advocating to provide the best care.

    Cons

    ED gets to not give report when transferring patients when they are taking a lot of inexperienced nurses who’s lacking critical thinking and time management, provide them with very short training so no one to hold accountable. They are sending unstable patient to unit with no staff increasing patient acuity. I would never want to be a patient in the ER when I use to work there. The nurses are burned out and tired of the lack of support from management.

    Advice to Management

    All the management who was supporting the staff are all gone. The people who work there already bring their heart to work they wear it on their sleeve every day. There was no need to pay outside theatre to have a stupid talk on customer service. Now we have to save money. I worked places were PT ratio 5:1 in NY city and provide yearly raises and create an environment staff feel valued. Remember without them their would not be no Ellis they are the backbone and we need to support them if we need them to stay. Good luck their will be retaliation and those nurses are ready for change


  4. "Started good...at first"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Representative in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Representative in Schenectady, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ellis Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was close to home, convenient location, close to home, convenience, gained experience, learned what bad management looks like and better worker now because of that, good cafeteria food

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of community empathy, poor practices, no raises, gossip, poor insurance practices, favoritism, lack of training, huge turnover of employees

    Advice to Management

    Take a look around you


  5. "Patient Access"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ellis Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Staff are friendly and loyal

    Cons

    opportunity for advancement and growth

    Advice to Management

    Use the skills of your employees and encourage/support staff in professional growth.


  6. "Disappointing"

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

    I worked at Ellis Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was pleasant working with the staff. Increased HCAHPS by 20 points in my department.

    Cons

    Lead our Dept through numerous surveys with 0 deficiencies the let go at the completion termination came out of nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Not direct as far as possible concerns. Met all responsibilities then was let go. Disappointing.


  7. "PCT"

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    Former Employee - Pct in Schenectady, NY
    Former Employee - Pct in Schenectady, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ellis Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a medium sized company, easy to know lots about the different departments and coworkers. Everybody knows everyone.

    Cons

    Everybody knows everybody's story.

    Advice to Management

    Stop understaffing floors and putting patient care at risk and burning out staff.

  8. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They provide good wage and benefit.

    Cons

    Not enough training program for new comers.


  9. "Cna"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ellis Hospital part-time

    Pros

    The only great thing about it was the benefits.

    Cons

    The employees were stuck up


  10. "Ellis Medicine"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The Pros include great co-workers and a good work life balance

    Cons

    The Cons is that it lacks growth opportunities and trainings


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