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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Reviews

Updated April 11, 2019
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center President & CEO Barry Ostrowsky
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Pros
  • "It's a great place to gain experience" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Wonderful co-workers, good teaching hospital" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Understaffed, inadequately renumerated, scripted patient care - micromanagement" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "The hospital is great it's the leadership that isn't"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love the environment, people are nice and friendly, we have good benefits although some may disagree.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. They get increases and increases but us little people get nothing. Some things apply to some in a department and others nothing. You can work so hard and get nothing in return but someone so lazy can get whatever they like.

    Advice to Management

    Stop caring about yourself and actually do something to improve your employees morale.


  2. "CNA"

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    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA in Livingston, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is good. Hours are good.

    Cons

    Not enough nursing assistants on the floor sometimes you’re on the floor by yourself and no one there to help you. Some nurses act like they’re too busy or too good to help out.

  3. "Switchboard operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work enviroment. Room for promotion. I preformed excellent communication skills while protecting patients privacy. Call codes in emergency situations, remaining calm and having total control of situation. Was able to work well with others assisting with work schedules. Worked weekends and holidays b

    Cons

    There were really no cons. I had to leave to relocate due to personal reasons. It was a behind the scene position.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide a great environment for your employees. Continue to update equipment for faster and more efficient service.


  4. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Livingston, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nurse team work from nurses.

    Cons

    High stress environment and no breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Be helpful and show your staff that you care.


  5. "Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Nurse in Livingston, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I’ve seen a lot of great nurses in action and patients do benefit

    Cons

    Poor management focused on their consultancy investment (most, but not all). Staff nurses are simply a commodity. Managers do not walk the talk behind closed doors and the climate is cut throat if not toxic. Downright mean. Outsiders not welcome here.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you give terms of your behavior toward subordinates and even your peers. You speak volumes when you stand silent in an elevator next to a newly hired nurse or manager or silently pass them in the hallway. The CEO took the time to stop and greet me when I was filling out my new hire paperwork while nursing administration and the person who hired me didn’t even acknowledge my smile...I should have known!


  6. "Director"

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

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Benefits were good
    The Location
    Institution

    Cons

    Not aligned
    Culture of
    Resistance was difficult for change


  7. "work load"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    they usually offer pretty good benefits

    Cons

    most of the units usually short staffed

  8. "RN NICU"

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    Current Employee - NICU RN in East Rutherford, NJ
    Current Employee - NICU RN in East Rutherford, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great NICU, excellent outcomes for newborns

    Cons

    coworkers might seem harsh at first but there are more good ones than bad

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly towards staff members and more approachable


  9. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, good teaching hospital

    Cons

    Understaffed, inadequately renumerated, scripted patient care - micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    Staffing issues need to be addressed, take care of your nurses


  10. "Good for experience, that’s it"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and you’ll definitely gain experience since they give you as many patients possible.

    Cons

    Poor patient to nurse ratios. Upper management doesn’t listen to their staff at all and is hostile towards ideas and recommendations.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your staff and do the right thing for your patients instead of filling your and the hospitals pockets.