St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Reviews in Paterson, NJ | Glassdoor

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Paterson Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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Paterson, NJ

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St. Joseph’s Healthcare System President and CEO Kevin J. Slavin
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  • Getting time off, Low pay, unpaid vacation, repetition (in 4 reviews)

  • Always short on supplies, unreliable equipment (dynamaps, mobile work stations) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organization is very committed to its employees satisfaction and provides an excellent environment to perform in - with engaging communication and leadership interactions. The is one of the best health systems in New Jersey.

    Cons

    Like many charity care organizations - the health system is challenged only by its ability to care for everyone in need of care. Very impressive how they live their mission and values.

    Advice to Management

    Very forward thinking and interactive management style - keep up the current culture and you will continue to be a world-class organization.

    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Response

    May 24, 2017 – Account Executive

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Your insight is important to us here at St.Joe’s!


  2. "Patient Access- Registration Financial Rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registration Financial Representative in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Registration Financial Representative in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supervisors are very understanding, always willing to help and encourage employees to move up in their respective field.

    Cons

    Due to the high population of Hispanic speakers in the surrounding areas of the hospital, most front line staff members are required to speak Spanish. All new employees, are required to work every weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees who are required to work every weekend, at least one weekend off a month to avoid burnout or frustration.

    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Response

    May 24, 2017 – Account Executive

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take all feedback into consideration and are constantly working to ensure all St.Joe’s employees are having a positive working experience with us.


  3. "Staff Pharmacist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Progressive environment.

    Cons

    No cons to describe at all.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people and the work they do, not just their CVs

    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Response

    Jan 27, 2017 – Senior Account Executive

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time at St.Joe’s!


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  5. "Learning experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Great people to work with who become friends.
    -Friendly staff overall in the different campuses.
    -Great amount of experience learned working in any unit that you get hired for or floated too.
    -Can establish good rapport with interdisciplinary team members.

    Cons

    -workload can be very heavy at times, especially since its expansion
    -staffing office needs to get better training, when call outs or shortages are present, their simple reply is you guys call your people. So along with having to do your work, now the staff nurse or charge nurse has to spend some time going through the list of staff nurses to call and find someone who may/may not be available, as if enough work isn't done on the unit (taking time out of patient care to make calls ,when the staffing office can make calls instead)
    -When concerns are brought up to managers from a group of staff reagrding behaviors at work such as insubordination from certain staff or unavailability of staff who may be 'hiding away at times', sometimes managers don't take it seriously. seems consistent throughout certain units when discussed amongst nurses from different units. Appears that the concerns aren't worthy enough from our standpoint but if the opposite staff has one complaint on nurses, than nurses are immediately having their attention called. Makes for an unfavorable morale amongst staff.

    Advice to Management

    Provide different and ongoing training to managers throughout the year, especially on impartialness, consistency amongst listening to all staff and addressing all concerns instead of brushing them off.

    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Response

    Jan 27, 2017 – Senior Account Executive

    Thank you for taking time to write a review. All feedback is read and reviewed by the St.Joe’s HR staff. Constant efforts are always being made to improve the work environment at St.Joe’s.


  6. "Cardiovascular Technologist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cardiovascular Technologist in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Cardiovascular Technologist in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    CCL Staff is a skilled, supportive and overall friendly group of professionals

    Cons

    New and moderately CVT's hired at lower than competitive rates, and there is some issues with Call coverage with their newly expanded Neuro Call.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate the staff better in CCL decision making processes, and increase the pay scales to attract experienced talent

    St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Response

    Jan 27, 2017 – Senior Account Executive

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Your insight is important to us here at St.Joe’s!


  7. "PCA"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great hands on experience for pre med students

    Cons

    Chaotic, at times the floors can be boring. ED is great

    Advice to Management

    As with any hospital the typical things could be improved, those being staffing and management of that staff. Of course there are problems from upwards of the chain that always prevent things from being perfect.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great first job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting pay, great education opportunities, get paid to take classes, Co workers supportive

    Cons

    Always short on supplies, unreliable equipment (dynamaps, mobile work stations)


  9. "ER Scribe"

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    Current Employee - ER SCRIBE in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - ER SCRIBE in Paterson, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn about medicine
    Very friendly coworkers and work culture
    Most days are different and sometimes very exciting

    Cons

    When it is busy, there can sometimes be too much work
    When there is system downtime, get ready to work


  10. "Great Coworkers under appreciated by management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Teamwork. Experience in a variety of areas including trauma, pediatrics, and ICU.

    Cons

    Low pay. Understaffed. Not a lot of room for advancement once hired.

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitive salaries with surrounding hospitals and encourage employee development.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Major issues - BEWARE before even considering a job!!! A sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cannot think of anything that is considered a "pro" for this hospital system. BEWARE before even considering a job unless you are desperate!

    Cons

    1. The funding has been cutback from the state and charity care reimbursement has been reduced due the affordable care act. The company is out of money.
    2. Employee salaries are not equal to market value.
    3. 7 Vice Presidents have been fired or have resigned. The hospital's bond rating has been impacted because of this.
    4. Infrastructure is falling apart such as power, cooling, facilities, parking.
    5. Unethical practices including HR as mentioned by others.
    6. Most of the staff are afraid and do not know where to turn because their leaders are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to treat people, get a strategy that will work, and figure out that it's good people that made this place successful in the past.


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