National Jewish Health Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2020

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2.9
40%
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42%
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National Jewish Health President & CEO Michael Salem MD
Michael Salem MD
98 Ratings
Pros
  • "NJH has helped so many patients(in 11 reviews)

  • "NJH has great people working there and a great reputation(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "For a non-profit institution all that upper management cares about is profitability(in 9 reviews)

  • "There were a lot of cons that I had experience while working at NJH(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Researcher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is really easy going and easy to work with

    Cons

    It sometimes can take longer to get things done because of the academic research environment

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Collaborative work environment -Pristine research facilities -Fosters good research and intellectual pursuits -Great morale

    Cons

    -Rank (i.e. Scientist l, ll,lll, etc) determined by HR, not lab PI


  3. "Top notch pulmonary hospital"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Occ in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Jewish Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Attracts specialists in the field

    Cons

    High paced environment, high intensity

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management, poor pay"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Jewish Health full-time

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume, but that's about all

    Cons

    This hospital is severely behind the times clinically. Additionally, pay is easily 30% less than surrounding hospitals. Ancient EMR system. Management entirely out of touch. Feels more corporate than a lot of for profit institutions.

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  5. "Great people to work with"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoy working with all of my colleagues, everyone is willing to take time to help

    Cons

    HR really doesn't seem to care about retaining employees or implementing even minor changes to improve employee satisfaction

  6. "Decent place to work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Jewish Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Doctors and laboratory directors are wonderful people and you get the chance to work with some of the best and brightest in the industry on cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    Some management decisions are confusing at best, and infuriating at worst.

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  7. "Good job but inconsistent between departments"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at National Jewish Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My manager is great, flexible, decent pay, no overtime.

    Cons

    Pay is on the low end, job varies greatly depending on department, overall HR is not as flexible as my manager.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Amateur Hour"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Jewish Health full-time

    Pros

    Friendly ancillary staff - cafeteria, housekeepers, security, admissions

    Cons

    Will do anything to look good to the media but no real work at the ground level. Extremely bureaucratic.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "PROFITS OVER PEOPLE"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Support Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at National Jewish Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a job. That's it.

    Cons

    No communication between departments, people are allowed to run things their way due to personal reasons rather than what's good for the institution as a whole, very "Good Ole Boy" club mentality, expect to be treated like a robot instead of a human being with feelings, actually heard a boss say to his staff after they expressed concerns about the virus and needing a day off for essential runs due to their age and risk that "Hey, it just like the flu right? Everybody eventually is gonna get it, but we have a business to run and when I need you here I expect you to be at my beck and call", their needs come before your own, YOU have to put your health and family first because they will not. They showed their true colors this year and many people have one foot out the door to find respectful employment.

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  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RPSGT in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Jewish Health part-time

    Pros

    work life balance, good management

    Cons

    not competitive in their pay

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