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Hackensack University Medical Center Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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Robert C. Garrett
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Pros
  • "Good benefits here you learn a lot" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Great place to learn about various diagnoses and everyone truly enjoys working with each other" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "They do not promote unless you have close ties to upper management and/or directors" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Nurses are just part of a herd that no one really cares about" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "PM&R Department"

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    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in West Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist in West Orange, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is very understanding and it is a very friendly environment. Great place to learn about various diagnoses and everyone truly enjoys working with each other.

    Cons

    Very Fast paced which is expected however difficult at times due to the size of the hospital. The shuttle is at times a challenge, as there may not be enough for the end of the day or a great deal of time spent waiting during the middle of the day for additional riders. Not a huge problem though.


  2. "Good opportunity"

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    Current Employee - EMT
    Current Employee - EMT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits for full time AND part time employees.
    Tuition reimbursement.
    Room for growth.
    Good pay.
    Looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Hospital is often understaffed, high volume.

  3. "Fast paced environment to the max"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Very progressive hospital, residents easy to contact

    Cons

    Scanning missing medications and management


  4. "CT technologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Fast pasted; promotes higher education

    Cons

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  5. "It is what it is"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High compensation. You only work every 3rd weekend.

    Cons

    Parking off site and having to shuttle to work without compensation for the extra time it takes is seriously the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Fix parking issues. Or compensate for the extra time it adds to our day.


  6. "Nurse Practitioner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation time and salary.

    Cons

    Low raises and constantly squeezing more work.


  7. "Politics and poor morale cripple laboratories"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Hackensack, NJ
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Hackensack, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad learning opportunities. Non management coworkers very supportive. Tasks are easy. Job security.

    Cons

    Employee morale is nonexistent. Laboratory management clueless about employees. Zero opportunities to advance because seniority even in absence of skill trump all other criteria for promotions. Micro management by managers with huge chips on their shoulders. Employee appreciation events are an insult and a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Leave!!! If you have no interest in actually developing and implementing ideas to lift employee morale instead of more restrictions, demands and taking away little remaining incentives then just retire.

  8. "Research coordinator at cancer center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackensack, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    A good place to acquire a verity of experiences as a starter

    Cons

    Family atmosphere= micromanagement
    Seniority trumps everything, lack of respect, people are expected to be overworked (the culture) and under appreciated (by level of seniority), most staff are stucked here forever with associates degrees & 10, 20 years of experiences doing the same thing. Toxic work environment with lots gossip & connections behind doors. Horrible insurance coverage after the merger.

    Advice to Management

    Take a very hard look at your middle management, particularly the tiers below MDs.


  9. "Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Striving to be the best hospital in NJ

    Cons

    Fast-paced, expect a lot from staff


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work depending on the department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    teamwork, training, benefits, competitive compenation, and room for individual growth (depending on the department). If you have a strong manager this hospital can be a wonderful experience. I moved from the ER after 6 years to the Cancer Center. You want to talk about day and night! My current position, mangers, and team are phenomenal! I am truly happy to come to work everyday, versus the horrible and toxic environment I came from in the ER. You learn a lot in the ER but the politics and micromanagement can make the environment mentally and physically taxing. Proceed with caution if that's the department you're looking at.

    Cons

    Staffing is a major issue, there is also a great deal of favoritism in decidion making,

    Advice to Management

    Fight for you employees. Upper management will always apply pressure and demands. The day to day operations and success rely on the happiness of those carrying out those operations. A little appreciation and acknowledgement goes a LONG way.


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