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JFK Medical Center Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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Raymond F. Fredericks
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Pros
  • Great place to work, great staff, flexible scheduling (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits and retirement plan (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor enforcement of protocols as they should be in certain areas (in 2 reviews)

  • Computer systems and units are outdated (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Dietitian"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JFK Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    discounted/free meals, flexible schedule for prn staff

    Cons

    pay could be better for prn staff


  2. "Patient account rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JFK Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Paid holiday and sick days

    Cons

    Raise very minimal each year


  3. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at JFK Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Can always pick up shifts if you want overtime

    Cons

    Very busy, not enough staff, high nurse to patient ratios, not safe, pay.


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  5. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Washington, NJ
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Washington, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at JFK Medical Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive with raises

    Cons

    Management tends to use underlying threats if you complain


  6. "Certified Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Edison, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at JFK Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great staff, flexible scheduling. I would recommend to a friend. Benefits are amazing!

    Rewarding and satisfying career working in a hospital
    Having a positive impact on patients' lives
    Job stability, which is not impacted by a recession
    Working in a team environment with other healthcare workers, including MDs, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, and more
    Good salary, which is dependent upon the specific facility and job title. Hospital nurses usually earn a higher salary than in a private office or other ancillary facility
    Healthcare benefits are usually offered, based on the individual facility
    Stimulating environment, which is non-stop, around-the-clock

    Cons

    Exposure to germs being around many sick people
    Sometimes the parking options are competitive, especially in large urban areas. Staff is usually offered satellite parking because patient-only parking is often adjacent to the hospital
    Frustration when patients do not get better. It is difficult to watch patients struggle or die in the hospital
    Hospital work requires 24/7/365 coverage, which includes weekends and holidays, not typical “office hours.” The expansive hours must be fully covered in order to deliver safe and efficient patient care throughout the hospital
    Exposure to unruly patients (anger, intoxication, belligerent, loud, physically reactive) in the workplace can create a difficult environment
    The unknown factor about what or who will be a patient can make some jobs unpredictable, which can increase the stress factor


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worst "management/supervisors" EVER."

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

    Pros

    NONE. None. None. None. None.

    Cons

    SEVERELY underqualified and unprofessional people allowed to be supervisors in the admitting department. Played favorites, decided to dislike me from the moment they met me for no reason at all. I was always super polite and respectful.

    Advice to Management

    Hire supervisors that areally qualified and actually know how to interact with other human beings without being spiteful and petty. The culture there is horrendous.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "diet clerk"

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

    Pros

    free lunches, 2 lunch breaks depending on how long your shift is. meeting new people. over time is offered.

    Cons

    no management whatsoever, treated poorly, you wont get recognized for anything you do.


  9. "Cardiac Monitor Technician"

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    Current Employee - Cardiac Monitor Technician in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Cardiac Monitor Technician in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly coworkers, clean environment.

    Cons

    Poor enforcement of protocols as they should be in certain areas. Patients safety over looked for sake of "budget". Short staffed frequently, floors staffed according to patient census.

    Advice to Management

    High more staff to accommodate patient ratios. Stick to "RULES FAIRLY" and apply them all the time to one and all.


  10. "Glass Door said so?"

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local, stable, continuity. The culture is long standing. Because of this you either will fit right in or need to move on just as quickly.

    Cons

    I think that a select group is "looked after" and it can be difficult to voice an opinion if it goes against the "norms" of a particular department.

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to acknowledge these are changing times and that we as an organization need to get with them.


  11. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    mostly okay, good coworkers at times

    Cons

    staffing, management, requesting time off



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