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Hartford Hospital Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Overall, professional work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • awesome place to learn and great people to work with (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Clinical staffing should have more 3x12hrs or 4x10hr shifts to allow for better work/life balance, as oppose to 5x8hrs (in 8 reviews)

  • The worst aspect was the top-heavy, tone-deaf senior management (hospital administrators who had little or no clinical background) (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Public Safety"

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    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Public Safety Officer in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Hartford Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many different posts and job duties.

    Cons

    To far away from my home


  2. "Institute of Living"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -decent coworkers (hardworking and team players, willing to learn and genuinely care)
    -great pay (can only speak for contracted position)
    -great benefits
    -good training (I had a short training period and still learned so much also once I got on the floor most of my coworkers were excellent and willing teachers)
    -beautiful hospital with excellent resources (i was very impressed with how well the staff ran therapeutic groups in the institute of living, it may vary depending on what floor you work on)

    Cons

    -anti-blackness (black and Latino patients were treated with less compassion and care than white patients)
    -staff unable to relate to community they serve
    -homophobia and transphobia

    Advice to Management

    Educate staff on history of hartford so they can better relate to the community they serve. treat patients the same regardless of race, cultural background, sexuality, gender, etc.

  3. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community of employees! A lot of room for grow- work hard (and know people)

    Cons

    Dingy, aging facilities. Upper management only looking at their bottom line, putting pressure on floor management and bedside RN/staff to do more with less. Third shift scheduling is very difficult. Au Bon Pain day staff (not hospital staff) often unprofessional and unkempt, evening/night shift seem to be more put together.

    Advice to Management

    If you want good patient care- take care of those taking care of patients. Stop only focusing on money and focus on staff satisfaction (FYI a cupcake once a year and an occasional 👍🏼 isn’t going to cut it) if you want HCAPS scores to go up. We have real concerns and we lose sleep over our patients. Help us give better care by giving us more staff to work with so we can ensure there won’t be falls and HAIs. It’s an investment on your part, which I believe, will pay dividends in the end.


  4. "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Resident Regional Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Resident Regional Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hartford Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and grow!

    Cons

    Culture must be changed in order for this institution to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Help Change Culture


  5. "Paa"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hartford Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Good job, good pay, great people

    Cons

    Bad hours, hard working 3rd shift


  6. "organization too large"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hartford Hospital full-time

    Pros

    compensation is good. There are always other opportunities within the organization.

    Cons

    Very demanding. A lot of the tasks requested are unnecessarily laborious. The organization is growing and expanding rapidly in an arms race with competitors of who can acquire the most healthcare facilities. In my opinion the organization is already too large.
    The facility is old and dingy in some areas.
    Also, Hartford is not a fun city to work in.


  7. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hartford Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    opportunity for growth, many jobs openings

    Cons

    management not great, work like can be stressful, work load not evenly distributed

  8. "Patient Care Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hartford Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility so I can go to school and work at the same time.

    Cons

    You have to use up all you're PTO except one week that can be rolled over to the new year. Change in the system


  9. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hartford Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting environment where you'll see a lot of different things. 401K is pretty good, PTO is sufficient, especially for new employees.

    Cons

    To much upper level management, now enough lower level clinical employees(i.e. nurses, aids, techs, etc) who have the biggest impact on patient care. Raises are minimal and everyone get 2%, regardless of contribution which is irritating, ultimately, employees stop caring to put in extra effort as its not rewarded. Hours for staffing has changed over the years, from flexible to more rigid with an office mentality. Clinical staffing should have more 3x12hrs or 4x10hr shifts to allow for better work/life balance, as oppose to 5x8hrs.


  10. "Meh… it's a job"

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    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Microbiologist in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cheap parking on site ($10.00 annual); interesting work.

    Cons

    Some buildings very aged & in need of updates & general repair; poor pay, about 20% less than what industry pays elsewhere; benefits are so-so. Career development based upon seniority with no regard to education or experience. Associates are over-worked, and micromanaged; not much work-life balance. Too much stress on working ergonomically and not enough on the outcome-- HHCH worries about Worker's comp constantly -- which creates more work for everybody, and screws up the metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Business etiquette seminar should be a must for associates; hiring and promoting should be based on qualifications, not seniority -- fellow employees should not recommend by-passing a candidate just because they worry that a new hire will progress higher than themselves. Your pay scale should be more competitive-- you want the talent but refuse to pay for it!


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