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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Reviews

Updated March 18, 2018
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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)

  • "they usually offer pretty good benefits" (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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!


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Registered Nurse for more than 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers (RNs & doctors) are good to work with.

    Cons

    Management doesn't understand how our department works

    Advice to Management

    They focus on patient care & satisfaction, not that there's anything wrong with that but they should not forget how they can get high praise for patient care & satisfaction-- it is through their employees. They should embrace the mantra that if they take care of their employees then their employees will take care of their clients.

  8. "Organizational Development Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Place to grow and the people in the department were nice

    Cons

    Management wasn't the best and need a better handle on that


  9. "IS Tech Support"

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

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

    Pros

    The people who work there are great and very supportive. Management demands results but that is expected. I will recommend this company to anyone.

    Cons

    Getting promoted may take a long time.


  10. Helpful (2)

    ""The Studor Way""

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Livingston, NJ
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Livingston, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the Doctors are nice and I met my best friend here

    Cons

    Very low morale among staff, severely understaffed on all units, extremely hard to take your break (and when you tell management they say oh well patient care comes first), you're only as good to management as your last favor (as soon as you forgot to initial something you are being screamed at in front of patients), do not call the safety patient hotline unless you are ready for retaliation by your manager, everything you say to your patient is scripted, lower than average pay scale compared to neighboring hospitals, awful benefits, management doesn't understand how their units run nor do they care to learn, management expects us to do it all (secretary work, IT, housekeeping, oh and nursing), consistently put down for teamwork by management, if one nurse makes a mistake the whole unit takes the heat for it instead of coaching or counseling that one individual, management only focuses on the negatives not the positives.

    Advice to Management

    Come work as a staff nurse of your unit so you can understand what we do and why we need more staff. Your expectations are impossible.

    Treat your staff like adults, its unprofessional to tell us that you treat us like your children. If you treat us with respect, we'll be happier and morale will increase.


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