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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center President & CEO Barry Ostrowsky
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  • Making money is the driving force, not patient care (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Every place has its strengths and weaknesses."

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    Former Employee - Clinical Tech in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Clinical Tech in Livingston, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like working with patients. If that is you, you will get a lot of satisfaction. If it bothers you to get grief from your coworkers and supervisors, there is a touch of that.

    Cons

    Caste system. The hierarchy is strictly stratified and help is expected from below but not given from above.working together is always better.

    Advice to Management

    Organization is top heavy. Lots of managers compared to staff.


  2. "Worst experience I've ever had"

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

    Reasonable pay
    Coworkers are kind and helpful

    Cons

    Constantly micromanaged
    Usually understaffed
    Unsafe patient assignment
    Every other weekend requirement
    Expensive benefits

    Advice to Management

    If the staff isn't happy, the patients aren't going to be happy. Nurses are undermined and overworked. Management is unprofessional and disrespectful to staff.

  3. "Go Somewhere Else ..."

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    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't seem to target any pros.

    Cons

    Disorganized is the best word to describe my experience. From interview stage all the way through training and on the job day to day process.

    Advice to Management

    If you've work there more than 5 years, take management courses or research the recent work culture trends, so you can stay up to date and refreshed when interacting with others. Plus, learn how to enunciate English well if you were raised in another country. It will do wonders regarding communication skills.


  4. "Technician"

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

    Pros

    Everyone is here to help you, the hospital is very team oriented.

    Cons

    salary is low for the responsibilities given


  5. "Aide"

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    Current Employee - Home Health Aide in Gibsonia, PA
    Current Employee - Home Health Aide in Gibsonia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring, understanding, flexible, funny and professional!

    Cons

    Wish there were more incentives.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "facility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livingston, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good teaching hospital, friendly working environment and good opportunity to learn new medical technology .

    Cons

    New top hill parking lot is not convenient and no shuttles during the weekends

    Advice to Management

    New parking lot needs to built simple roof for the snow day.


  7. "Staff Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Livingston, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Largest employer in New Jersey

    Cons

    Difficult working conditions, didn't schedule break times.

  8. "Management. Gets a grade of F for failure"

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    Former Employee - Administration in West Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Administration in West Orange, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Don't have any. SBMC has not treated their employees fair.

    Cons

    I didn't have a good experience. The pay sucks, no advancement, Management sucked did nothing to help their employees, Director was a big liar only cared about her inner circle. This hospital need to get rid of employees in management positions who only care about their paycheck and their next cigarette . The raises suck along with the salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody should be in a Management position especially a Director without a college degree!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Very immature environment"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Technician in Livingston, NJ
    Former Employee - Clinical Technician in Livingston, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The actual job was interesting, if you went to school to work in the healthcare environment don't let a place like this change your mind about what your career path is.

    Cons

    Working with people who were careless and only came to work to make money when in all actuality patient care should be 1st. This place has made me Change my entire career around. No one there really likes being there.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and learn to care for the patients. If the staff isn't happy then the patients won't be happy. The healthcare setting is not only a business, have sympathy and empathy.


  10. "Your colleagues make your day"

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    Current Employee - CNA in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - CNA in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you have a good team your day will be great.And the pay is ok

    Cons

    The work load is brutal.Your shift is always short staffed.And some managers are very unfriendly and condescending. Brings down staff happiness.

    Advice to Management

    Stop tearing your good employees down.Value them, treat them with respect.Only then will your hospital reflect that and it will succeed.


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