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Hospital for Special Surgery Reviews

Updated April 22, 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. "Amazing culture with truly caring management"

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Training and guidance happen on a daily basis, and everyone will take the extra time to help you understand what is needed. Truly incredible atmosphere.

    Cons

    One of the only cons I can think of is the commute, but the new Q train has made it so much easier.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a world class job, keep it up!


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "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.


  9. "I love this place!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great staff
    Good food

    Cons

    Crazy hospital politics
    Not easy to go from per diem to full time

    Advice to Management

    Get a better way to absorb per-diem employees


  10. "Summer Intern Rehabilitation Department"

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    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    HSS is a great place to work. It is demanding but the research skills you learn there and the connections you can make will help you in future positions whether it be in academia or industry.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be difficult. Additionally living in NYC on a research salary can also be challenging but it's not impossible.


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