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Houston Northwest Medical Center Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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  1. "PCA"

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Houston Northwest Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good teamwork, like the schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Understaffed, to many patients for 1 pca.


  2. "senior ct technologist"

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    Current Employee - CT Technologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CT Technologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great co-workers, we work as a team and work well together

    Cons

    very busy not enough help and equipment is not up to date

    Advice to Management

    More help, upgrade equipment and better saleries


  3. "Medical Transcriptionist"

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    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Baytown, TX
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in Baytown, TX

    I worked at Houston Northwest Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Doctors are very easy to work for.

    Cons

    Was too far to drive for me


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  5. "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid time off rate is decent in comparison to other companies. Decent 401k plan if you decide to take part in it.

    Cons

    Management has alot of favoritism and it is clear in the way employees are treated.
    No set schedule always rotating.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees good and it will show in their performance


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Understaffed and unsafe"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a job
    convenient location
    If I think of more pros will come back and edit

    Cons

    -unsafe staffing
    -often so desperate for staff to cover patient load, they'll allow an unqualified nurse to care for a high acuity patient to 'get through' the night.
    -not enough equipment (or it's broken) to do job
    -if seeking certification or other training, you're on your own...no conferences or certifications paid by hospital
    -snap decisions made by administration that are not well thought out (causes lots of embarrassing confusion)
    -administration has NO connection with actual workers ( concerns and complaints are largely ignored-just get things done or else)
    -low raises, no incentive (except a $25 target gift card around holidays)
    -terrible benefits and retirement
    -high turnover

    Advice to Management

    -seek to connect with actual workers ( don't make a show or pretend, actually do it!)
    -listen to concerns and include nursing staff in decision making processes.
    -give us adequate equipment to do our jobs
    -less threats, criticism and more incentive and encouragement


  7. "It has been a rewarding experience."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leaders inform you of changes. The hospital is making great strides to compete with other hospitals and bring in more customers.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions. Compensation in comparison to other hospitals seems to be on the lower end.


  8. "Growing facility, needs a little nurturing"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team work
    coworkers
    Self scheduling
    gives new grads opportunities

    Cons

    Short staffed
    High turnover rate
    High volume of new grads

    Advice to Management

    Need more competitive pay/ benefits


  9. "Junior Volunteer"

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    Current Employee - Junior Volunteer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Junior Volunteer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    relaxed
    flexible
    can do homework during shifts
    free food

    Cons

    Instructions confusing sometimes
    Sometimes heavy pushing


  10. "I am experienced in technical training and tasks with in the lab. Implement successful events for the facility."

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    Current Employee - Lab Technologist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technologist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, and the people are like your family away from home.

    Cons

    Facility not recognized for their efforts in greate patient care nearly enough as other hospitals.

    Advice to Management

    More publicity of our great service rendered to the community.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "They do not care about their staff. No support."

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Houston Northwest Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    LOTS of overtime available due to shortage of staff.

    Cons

    No employee appreciation. Low morale. Administration has the attitude of "It's our way, or else!" No employee input. Changes are made quickly without input or any well thought-out processing. Low pay. Understaffed 90 percent of the time and workload increases daily. Whatever the max staffing ratio is, it's always pushed to the max and even then may go over the recommended ratio. Very high turnover. Unsafe.

    Advice to Management

    Consider needs of your employees. Make decisions after trying them out and researching. Show appreciation to your employees. Valuable staff will be likely to stay. Reduce workload of staff to reasonably safe levels.


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