Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2020

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  • "understaffed, low pay compared to other hospitals(in 8 reviews)

  • "Toxic work environment - stay away(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Get your Foot in the Door"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Monitor in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were very friendly at Somerset. You get to learn so much about the healthcare industry working part time while being a student.

    Cons

    They were sometimes very understaffed in the nurse float department.

  2. "Great place"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team work and competitive pay

    Cons

    Lack of communication and efficiency by team

  3. "Thoughts"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Patient Representative in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital full-time

    Pros

    There are a few moments where you feel satisfied with helping but it comes very few times.

    Cons

    Very stressful. No room to grow. It doesn't pay well for the work that you do.

  4. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere and team organization

    Cons

    Big campus with lots of departments so its alot to keep track of

  5. "Do not work here."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Mental Health Associate in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are no pros to working here.

    Cons

    You receive no support from management. I was forced to restrain a patient by myself (after asking for help multiple times) and when I spoke up about how wrong this was (especially considering restraining patients in general was not something I should have been doing under my job title), management and HR did everything they could to force me to quit. The intense stress of working here took a severe toll on both my physical and mental health. Do not work here; it will most likely be nothing short of an awful experience.

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    "Somerset Campus - Terrible place to work as a RRT"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Registered Respiratory Therapist in Somerville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well...The staff in housekeeping and maintenance are nice.

    Cons

    If you are a RRT, do yourself a favor and steer clear of this dungpile. They don't want Respiratory Therapists, they want robots to sign off on paperwork so they can bill for respiratory therapy. Things you will do: - listen to pointless griping and micromanaging by the incompetent management staff. - be a cog in the machine and not a critical thinking staff member. If you aren't, this facility has a ridiculous "incident reporting" system that encourages the staff to write-up every little issue rather than working through person to person as adults do. - deliver so many non-indicated therapies that they border on fraud in order to help shore up the abysmal revenue this facility has. Things you won't do: - Intubate, place arterial lines, or any other skills that are at the high end of RRT scope of practice. - Enjoy any autonomy. - Work with professionals and be treated as such. Imagine a middle school complete with cliques and bratty attitudes. Now give them healthcare licenses and you have RWJUH Somerset. Oh, and they pay terrible compared to other facilities in the area as well.

  7. "Great Stepping Stone"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay, teaching hospital, lots of opportunity to learn & grow your skills

    Cons

    Trade off for the great pay is the union that only serves the needs & requests of the senior nurses--new people will be screwed with getting vacations approved, scheduling, or anything else the senior nurses call dibs on. Extremely political, lots of pandering to people's egos. Teaching hospital, so it's great for learning but also means everything will take longer because you're dealing with residents most of the time & waiting around for the attending physician. Management not very supportive due to fear/avoidance of having to deal with the wrath of the union.

  8. "rn review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment , management is helpful

    Cons

    the salary is low compared to other hospitals

  9. "Outpatient facilities have varying atmospheres"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Hamilton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Largest health system in NJ

    Cons

    - Management is very distracted from treatment in regard to therapist needs, out of sight out of mind is clear here - Double standards are evident

  10. "Nurse's Aide"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Monitor in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big system with different employment opportunities to move up and around to different departments,

    Cons

    Can be impersonal, not an intimate work environment

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