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Hackensack University Medical Center Reviews

Updated February 21, 2018
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  • They do not promote unless you have close ties to upper management and/or directors (in 5 reviews)

  • Unorganized Human Resources Department (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing facility to be a part of"

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

    Pros

    Amazing facility to be a part of! great culture and environment

    Cons

    too large of a hospital

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "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.

  3. "Progressive and supportive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Progressive, academic, structured, good vision for future

    Cons

    lack some clinical services (CRRT, ECMO, etc) that are at competitor hospitals


  4. "Nursing Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay and compensation for the work

    Cons

    Depending on the unit there are shortages of techs


  5. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hackensack University Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Workload is not overwhelming.

    Cons

    Scheduling is difficult sometimes.


  6. "Swim Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Swim Teacher in Maywood, NJ
    Current Employee - Swim Teacher in Maywood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and free gym membership

    Cons

    Cancellations and you do not receive pay for them


  7. "Anonymous"

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

    I worked at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Teaching hospital, a lot of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    -the lower your education and social skills, the higher chance you will get promoted to become a manager of some sort (too many unqualified people are on top)
    -backstabbing on a daily basis. The more you backstab and rat about your coworkers, the higher the chance you will get promoted (you need to quack like they want you to though)
    -don't be too good at your job- someone will feel threatened and you will eventually get fired. Forget the reason for being fired, they will find one
    -gossiping everywhere by everyone, the more the merrier
    -right hand doesn't know what the left one is doing. You can't have anything done, you will be shooed off till you lose your patience...and even though, you still won't have anything accomplished, instead you will be labeled "arrogant" and "rude" (unless you know how to deal with idiots- again, unqualified)
    -if you complain, but it is not a good time for them to fire you (because no normal person would be willing to accept the job) they may keep you and in fact give you a "supervisor" title... so you can proudly go and upgrade your ID badge... now shut up and work like a dog (after all you just got "promoted"). Don't worry, you will get fired at THEIR convenience

    Advice to Management

    Change them all, disorganized, unqualified bunch of monkeys that pat each other on the shoulder

  8. "ER Technician"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Hackensack, NJ
    Current Employee - Technician in Hackensack, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work in NJ

    Cons

    Busy ER in NJ hospital


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Be selective"

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

    I worked at Hackensack University Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Seems like many people like working there. But its different in every unit working as an aid or a nurse. Cafeteria has a lot of great food and healthy options. One of the better paying hospitals in the area.

    Cons

    Many nurses said that its "just the name" and doesnt really mean anything. On this unit there was a huge turn over. Many nurses bad mouthing the unit and the manager. Word even got out that the manager wanted to leave but wasnt allowed. When I started 2 people were already leaving and more were ready to be out the door. Since there merger with Sloan Kettering they combined a cardiac telemetry unit with rapid responses every day with stroke and epilepsy patients that required monitory. Basically a busy step-down unit with many patients, high turn over rate for nurses, and the nurses didnt welcome the non-cardiac patients that well. But I could only speak for this unit.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with your nurses. It shows that you actually care.


  10. "Water Safety Inctructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hackensack University Medical Center part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. You assign the hours you're available to teach and your availability will be filled up. The pool is heated and uses a salt water system to reduce chlorine.

    Cons

    cancellations are never fun. But a 6-24 hour cancellation policy can be enforced.


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