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Hospital for Special Surgery Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Hospital for Special Surgery President and CEO Lou Shapiro
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Pros
  • tuition reimbursement, surgeons are some of the most intelligent people ive ever had the pleasure of working with (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are comparable to others in the city (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance in administrative positions is non-existent (in 4 reviews)

  • Lots of stuff to do - demanding but interesting work - Lots of committees to join if interested - conferences clinical and non clinical (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Postdoctoral fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This hospital provides good insurances without additional payment from my salary. They also have free clinical staffs like vaccination and medical check.

    Cons

    They doesn't have any accommodation for researchers except for resident doctor. It is better if that have daycare survive for employees. I have only that things.


  2. "Best company I've worked for yet!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture with an incredible support structure. The IT department is always willing to help each other. Truly rewarding knowing you support a place that helps people get "Back in the Game".

    Cons

    The hospital is expanding extremely fast, and it can be hard to know what every team is doing and what steps are next.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Their system for per diem employees is ot very good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registrar in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Registrar in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay is great
    atmosphere is nice

    Cons

    disorganized
    managers aren't well trained in management skills but are knowledgeable in everything else
    It seems

    Advice to Management

    Please get more organized


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  5. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Practice Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Practice Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hospital for Special Surgery (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is friendly and very positive, people have a true desire to help. The benefits are great, including vacation and personal time.

    Cons

    Differences among different medical practices within the hospital, sometime difficult to get an answer about a concern as some practice may do things differently.

    Advice to Management

    Improve upon the HR experience


  6. "Prestigious Institution"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Visionary CEO
    Culture of excellence
    Strong operational leadership
    Very competitive salary
    Strong employee engagement scores
    Significant IT investment
    Outstanding CIO

    Cons

    Difficult to commute to
    Pockets of blame culture
    Medical benefits
    Pockets of arrogance in some leadership areas
    Fear of making mistakes - non clinical areas


  7. "Great work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Applications Analyst II in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Clinical Applications Analyst II in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hospital for Special Surgery is very focused on employee engagement. Upper management seems to really care about the advancement of the staff.

    Cons

    The campus can seem somewhat isolated, there are not many options for breaks and lunches unless you go outside of the hospital. The cafe is small and there are not many break areas for employees.


  8. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - New Jersey in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Former Employee - New Jersey in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved my co workers was like a family environment. I worked in a small practice at a satellite location.

    Cons

    No growth with no degree

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  9. "Great place to work with generous benefits package"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent culture; competitive salary; generous PTO: opportunity for clinical staff to growth and advance salary.

    Cons

    Growth for administrative staff is nonexistent. Title changes will be given but a true opportunity to learn and grow doesn't exist.

    Advice to Management

    Look at comparable healthcare systems to find ways to create opportunities for admin staff.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse in Dallas, GA
    Former Employee - Clinical Nurse in Dallas, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hospital for Special Surgery (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive upper management. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Nothing that stands out to me.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be supportive of employees in education aspirations and career growth paths.


  11. "Summer Intern Rehabilitation Department"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hospital for Special Surgery (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved working in the Rehabilitation Department. Had many invaluable experiences with management and therapists.

    Cons

    Team wasn't used to having an intern, so some days there was less to do, but was able to shadow on those days


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