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Updated January 17, 2018
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Hospital for Special Surgery President and CEO Lou Shapiro
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  • 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. "Decent hospital to work in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Excellent residency program
    -Pays well
    -tuition reimbursement
    -they contribute around 3-4% to your 403B
    -decent vacation time

    Cons

    -not well rounded hospital (limits skill)
    -not much support from management
    -more like a hotel than hospital
    -takes around 2 years to transfer from night shift to days.

    Advice to Management

    Do not dismiss expressed concerns. You will lose employees that way.


  2. "radiology"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people,great pay,great benefits, upscale, caring employees, growth everywhere

    Cons

    I have no cons to say, this a great hospital with potential to grow

  3. "Good pay and benefits but boring as sin"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Challenge wears off, and then theirs little or none


  4. "radiologic technologist"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and room to grow!

    Cons

    they do not let you work part time or per diem. only full time.

    Advice to Management

    no complains!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Needs Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume!

    Cons

    One place where everybody outside wants to work and everybody inside wants to get out.

    Advice to Management

    Doctors/directors need to stop mistreating and speaking condescendingly to staff.


  6. "Great for orthopedics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time

    Pros

    Complex and interesting orthopedic care
    Great salary

    Cons

    Nursing doesn't have a lot of autonomy


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Hospital for Special Surgery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Besides great benefits, you can attend different medical/research talks and workshops held at the hospital. Your coworkers, even those in different departments, are friendly.

    Cons

    Since HSS is in Manhattan, parking was an issue.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome Place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hospital for Special Surgery part-time

    Pros

    I've never worked somewhere that has fostered such a sense of community - you really feel as if your supervisors care.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Incompetent Leadership, Unrealistic Expectations and Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Annual Ice Cream Handout Day

    Cons

    HSS IT department, was in the past, a wonderful place to work. Ex-CIO ran this department efficiently, effectively and to the satisfaction of all concerned. There was hardly any turnover.
    This draws a stark contrast to what has become of this place under the new IT leadership. Self-aggrandizement of the new CIO is constant and unrelenting, even though nothing positive can be said
    of her and all the layers of sycophant directors and managers that had been brought over. Anyone with opinion that is not in line with the party line are promptly shown the door. Demands to work
    hours significantly beyond a normal workday, and action plans that are contrived by “know-nothings” whose lack knowledge or understanding of matters in the IT and clinical realms, create a hostile
    working environment that has led to a mass exodus of experienced, knowledgeable employees who are experts in their field. Turnover has become an avalanche. Hardly any analysts with experience
    or knowhow are still working at HSS. Consultants have to be brought in to fill in the gap but even they do not stay long enough and leave prior to end of their contracts.


  10. "Office Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Generally a pleasant place to work. People are friendly.

    Cons

    No raises. Work you really hard so if you don’t enjoy what you do, you can feel underappericiated

    Advice to Management

    Let your staff know that they are valued before the y stay to walk out the door


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