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Texas Orthopedic Hospital Reviews

Updated Sep 11, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    Former Contractor - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier 
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Orthopedic Hospital for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful staff it’s really like a big family!

    Cons

    Sucks being PRN because you literally get worked like a full time employee but get you none of the perks!

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2019-09-11
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Cst in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Orthopedic Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very friendly doctors and staff. Usually leave work on time. Most requests to leave early are granted. Free parking. Flexibility to take time off for family/school if needed.

    Cons

    Lower pay. No sick leave. Poor communication between management and staff; micromanagement. Favoritism. High turnover. New graduates start here for a couple of years, then transfer to a larger hospital for better pay. Company also fires people out of the blue while telling staff they left voluntarily, upper management is not immune. It is unsettling. Equipment is old and breaks frequently. Computer... system is also antiquated and very difficult to work with. Recent 'upgrade' has made charting even more tedious. Nurses spend around an hour after their cases to finish charting. Bonuses have switched to a point system. Get enough points and you can obtain a gift through their website. Obtain points through birthdays, company anniversaries, and staff recognition. No more cash/gift card bonuses offered. Staff asked to leave early or leave without lunch if census is low. CSPD needs a larger space area. It is extremely cramped. Flashing instruments for scheduled cases are common.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff and equipment to prevent quality people from leaving. In Houston, there are competitors everywhere. Listen to staff and give the tools they need to do a good job.

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2018-04-25
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Nurse retention is poor"

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

    I have been working at Texas Orthopedic Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good team, some employees are very happy with their job and have been working for quite some time. Tuition reimbursement is good. I recently found out they also pay for daycare if you have a dependent minor, so that is great. Good work life balance, because you get to do self scheduling depending on what unit you are working. New CEO has been nice based on all the interactions I had. He will always ask if you have... everything you need to do your job. It's good to be asked that because if you don't, he is the right person to have that taken care of.

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    Cons

    Health insurance is very expensive with high deductibles. Management is getting more and more unprofessional, hard to say why. Least concerned about employees' professional development. They cancel you a lot or send you home early due to low census. This is the reason why a lot of nurses are looking for employment elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    More incentives need to be offered for nurses to stick around. Patients are not always right, so listen to your employees when patients are not happy for some reason. Maybe patients are not happy people in general, so they will complain regardless of how well you provide care for them. Stand up for your employees when patients treat nurses badly. Management will never do this because they are money driven and to... them getting good survey is all that matters.

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    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2017-12-02
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    "Lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Orthopedic Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Small environment, had a lot of events for staff to enjoy, free garage parking for staff

    Cons

    If you aren't an original of the hospital, forget it. Current CEO is not involved with staff but this site does not reflect current CEO, Eric Becker. Lack of honest communication.

    Advice to Management

    CEO is Eric, not Jay, as shown on this site. Round on your hospital. Be visible. Act like you care.

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2017-11-15
  5. "Fondren Clinic"

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

    I worked at Texas Orthopedic Hospital full-time

    Pros

    If you want to start your medical career, fondren in the place to go to. They're easy unlike most hospitals you see in the medical center.

    Cons

    Low pay for most positions offered.

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2017-10-15
  6. "Pbx operator"

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    Current Employee - PBX Operator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Texas Orthopedic Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits and you can post out to different departments. Tuition reimbursement if you take classes pertaining to medical

    Cons

    Small hospital sometimes hours get cut when not that busy.

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2017-04-13
  7. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Surgical Technologist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Orthopedic Hospital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great surgeons. Friendly and professional. They are willing to help you and speak up for you. Because of this, many employees are fiercely loyal to their surgeons. New employees may have problems getting "in". Paid parking. Rare in the Medical Center. Helpful and friendly staff. I receive more support from coworkers than management. Smaller hospital; you get to know everyone. Main surgery has an RN... OR training program. It is designed to help train new nurses into the orthopedic OR. This was done in response to an inability to hire experienced nurses. This is a great Pro because surgery is not taught in schools and the experienced nurses are retiring...or going elsewhere for better pay. A certificate is issued after so many months. Next to St. Nicholas private school, although it is expensive. It is planning to move in a couple of years. It cares for babies up to 9th grade. Starting to hire 10-hr shift people; this helps the call crew from working too late, too much. Overtime is offered almost daily and is encouraged. Looks good at evaluation time. This is a con if you don't want overtime. Free Holiday meals, although the quality changes frequently; it is outsourced. Try their best to offer 30-minute lunches. If it's not possible, management buys pizzas or sandwiches and offers 15-minute breaks. It's a con if you're trying to eat healthy! Nice yearly company party held on Saturday every late January or early February at a hotel. Buffet food and gambling (for prizes). Outside the Medical Center, so most of the traffic in the area is avoided. New 5th floor offers a Starbucks coffee shop with a view. They also serve simple sandwiches. Open from 6am - 6pm.

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    Cons

    Lower than average pay for area. For techs, usually $5/hr less than the bigger hospitals nearby, despite what HR says. Benefits not as good either. No sick pay. Low or no bonuses offered. Usually $25 gift card every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Birthday. 75$ quarterly gift cards if certain quality measures are met, usually reached only once a year. Bonuses are taxed. Quality measures are increased if bonus... is met. Must be full time to receive bonuses. It is partially owned by HCA, formally known as Colombia Hospitals. This may be a pro or con depending on your experience with them. HR waits until they can't hire anyone before they give everyone a raise or adjustments. In 2015, nurses received a large salary adjustment because of that. Lack transparency. Big time gossip mill, yet it's the only way to get information while avoiding the intimidating director. Management does nothing to manage the gossip. Policy discourages discussion of salary and bonuses that you must sign prior to employment. Never sure if you are being paid fairly. Difficult to get vacation time off; must plan several months ahead of time. Director discourages making plans over 6 months to be fair for everyone. However, people in general try their best to work vacation time in. Strict and strange rules on absenteeism. Measured on a point system. If you are late (1 minute or 2 hours), it's a point. If you have to leave early (within 4 hours), it's 1.5 points. If you call in sick within 4 hours or less for your shift, it's 2 points. Verbal warning after 4 points, written warning after 6 points, firing happens after 7? points. Points reset every year. Don't get sick! Management MAY sympathize if there is flooding/natrual disaster going on. Unusual call system. Do not get paid for simply holding a beeper. Call bonuses ($50 for surgical techs, more for nurses) are given after you work your 8 hours. So, you don't get a call bonus if you get called in on your day off (which sometimes happens), however you can get a call bonus for having to drive in to work. Yeah, confusing. Must make a written request and have it signed by a manager to receive call bonuses every time. Call can last well into the night. Must work normal shift the following day, although management trys to work in a leave-early request if you want to. No sick leave/time off. Must use PTO, expecially if you've worked less than 30 hours that week. Don't get sick! Mandatory call 3-5 days a month, depending on which department you work in. Call is a necessary evil. In general, surgical techs take more call than nurses. Outpatient surgery department takes more call than Main Surgery becasue Outpatient is smaller. Outpatient surgery is expected to cover for Main Surgery if short staffed, it rarely works the other way around because Main Surgery has the longer and more difficult cases. Usually stay late 1-3 hours past your shift when on call. Main surgery department is expected to take weekend call, which includes Friday through Sunday; luckily, there are crew teams that prefers weekend call. Holiday call is rotated and includes both Outpatient and Main surgery departments. Rarely called back in after working your shift. Favortism. Brown-nosing PAYS. It will help you with general flexibility in work and getting your ideas heard (unpopular employees that have excellent ideas or valid concerns are dissmissed). If this doesn't bother you and can work this system, then this is a great Pro. Lack of leadership at the management level Unprofessional director. Has yelled at people, made discourageing comments, belittles; very intimidating person. Different CEO/CFO every 2-4 years Salary caps after about 10 years of service. Lack of day care centers in area. St. Nicholas is the only school nearby, and it's moving. Work load varies daily. Can work overtime on one day and leave early the next. Employees often pushed to clock out before their shift ends (except for "favorites"). Undignified way they fire people. Firing usually takes place on Fridays at the end of a shift. Two security guards walk with you as you empty your locker and walk to your car. Everyone on the way watches. They have fired people who where employee of the year before. They have fired pregnant women before. If they want you to go, they'll find a way. Goes back to favortism. HR and management have told me they are like a family; don't buy it! It is a company like all others and should be treated as such. When the lion is fed, he's happy, if there's something better, you're the food. Not really a Con, just the truth...it's not your family. Knowing this should help separate personal issues with company issues, don't mix the two. In the end, despite what management says, TOH doesn't care about your personal problems when there's a bottom line to be met. Those who have worked here since it opened may be shocked, because it really was once a smaller, family-like environment. It has grown substancially since, so don't drink the kool-aid.

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    Advice to Management

    Do something about the gossiping. It is seriously undermining the morale and lack of teamwork of everyone.

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2016-08-06
  8. "RN"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Texas Orthopedic Hospital part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice place to work. Low stress compared to most hospital work environments.

    Cons

    Not the highest paying hospital but sometimes a low stress environment is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    none

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2016-05-27
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Really"

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     in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Orthopedic Hospital for more than a year

    Pros

    Great family environment, good place to work.

    Cons

    Poor management a little to laid back tenured employees know the ropes and will not do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a fresh start in management to end all of the bad habits

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2015-11-16
  10. "Really nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
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    I worked at Texas Orthopedic Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Have not had any major issues at this facility. Would recommend this place to work any time. Great growth opportunities

    Cons

    Doesn't pay much for an RN. I do not have any major cons. You do work long hours but that goodnight you like over time.

    Texas Orthopedic Hospital2015-10-21
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