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SUNY Downstate Medical Center Reviews

Updated March 4, 2019
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center President Dr. Wayne J. Riley
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  • "There are no Cons about the job" (in 5 reviews)

  • "No room for growth, upper management do not consider the in and outs of their staff" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "PhD Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good location, professors, student activities.

    Cons

    School ranking, not a lot of labs to work in due to insufficient grant money


  2. "attending"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great leadership, hard working residents

    Cons

    day time ancillary staff can be difficult to work with

  3. "Working for Downstate"

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    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Training
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    No opportunity for promotions within the department


  4. "Good people, management needs help"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union, retirement package matching, benefits

    Cons

    Salary below industry, leadership turnover, management ineffective, low potential for career growth, budget cuts

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect employees


  5. "Good work culture depending on which department you are in"

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    Former Employee - Research Intern
    Former Employee - Research Intern

    I worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, diverse in certain labs, individuals are usually friendly, cafe is really good and inexpensive

    Cons

    Some departments compensate more than others


  6. "It was great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    the hours were awesome and it only 2 shift per tech, I loved it

    Cons

    technology system needs to be updated

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  7. "Quality of the work facilities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Not bad state benefits and insurance

    Cons

    Very low old not clean facilities

  8. "Orthopaedic surgery resident physician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great training, good trauma experience, blue collar program, good people

    Cons

    Every hospital/program has its cons - here it is probably turnover time between OR cases


  9. "Opens Doors"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Academic medical center opens doors to new clinicians, advancing new practices for patients. Good work-life balance. Affiliations with trainees, students, fellows.

    Cons

    Salary less competitive than some other institutions, but pension plan and employee matching are stronger.

    Advice to Management

    Develop more internal staff training programs for management. Breed more leadership within.


  10. "Good to start your career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clean and friendly environment, lots of research opportunities

    Cons

    Work requires that you often skip lunch, work late into the evening and sometimes even on the weekends