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Washington Hospital Healthcare System Reviews

Updated August 12, 2017
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  1. "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    hospital staff is nice and hard working

    Cons

    administration/management- micromanagement, favoritism, punitive approach, old school, million of committees/councils - all talk about the same stuff - not much gets done. No possible advancement if one is not a brownoser

    Advice to Management

    address areas such as micromanagement, favoritism, punitive approach, old school,


  2. "Stationary Engineers Be Warned - Stay Away!"

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    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Stationary Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washington Hospital Healthcare System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most managers have retired and are now gone - at least I think so.

    Cons

    You have to be part of the click to get along. Boss acts like he knows about maintenance but doesn't. This is the worst place I have ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Get an education, and learn how to fund your buildings for repair, and don't blame others for your mess ups.

  3. "Strong Arm Tactics and Dangerous cover-ups"

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    Current Employee - Caregiver, CNA in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Caregiver, CNA in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Washington Hospital Healthcare System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's better than being unemployed.

    Cons

    I've been employed at Washington Hospital for more than 20 years, and have seen Managers threaten staff (with firing, in a staff meeting), if they speak up about unsafe conditions. I've seen doctors threaten staff with firing if they document a complaint about unsafe doctor care. I've seen Managers focus only on there budget, and patients left to have bad care when staff is cut. I've seen Managers rewarded with bonuses and promotions for these tactics.

    Things like sitters for confused patients, security guards to protect staff from abusive/dangerous patients, enough staff and supplies to provide safe care. These only are available when there are state inspectors in the area. Once the threat of inspections is over, it's right back to budget cuts, bad care, and big management bonuses.

    If you care about yourself or your family, don't come to this hospital. It's not safe.

    Advice to Management

    Stop caring just about your bonus, and start caring about patients.


  4. "Too many chiefs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Washington Hospital Healthcare System full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great Pay, that's it

    Cons

    Backstabbing, gossiping. Too many people in management, not enough workers. Everyone wants to be a boss or manage and do none of the dirty work

    Advice to Management

    Find out why nurses are leaving and we are always short


  5. "Registered Nursing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Washington Hospital Healthcare System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good work ethics at this hospital

    Cons

    Far from where i live

    Advice to Management

    Great work ethics and great location great pay


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    "Emergency Dept Technician"

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    Former Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Emergency Department Technician in Washington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Washington Hospital Healthcare System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Emergency Dept staff is like a big family. Watch out and help one another. Great Physcian/Staff relations.

    Cons

    Management is very much about themselves.
    Scheduling is done in a manner that seniority means nothing. In the Hospitals eyes, you are nothing but a number.

    Advice to Management

    Loose at least half of your 15 Vice Presidents.
    Very much "top heavy"
    To the Dept Management.... realize that the staff is what makes that Dept run the way it does. They are the ones that spend holidays, nights, weekends,and countless hours there without you down there back. Your Mo day threw Friday,7-3 means nothing. So you go to countless meeting.... the staff are in the pits, saving lives, dealing with all sorts of issues and illnesses.


  7. "Staff Nurse 4 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you are in one of the "cliques" you will have much support from your coworkers.

    Cons

    Terrible management. The few staff nurses in the managers pockets are treated very well, schedule/OT preference. It is very hard to trust your coworkers, not knowing who is really a mole for management. This is a widespread sentiment. Very weak CNA representation, also cuddled up to management. Pt care is far below power plays in importance. I was told by the long term RN's it was a great place to work until approx 2012-2013, when pt care, staffing, morale, etc all tanked.
    One of the very few hospitals that mandates benefitted RN's start at 5 days a week (40 hour). After 2+ years you can decrease to 4 days a week! Work/Life balance is nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Simple- Support your nurses and they will bend over backwards for the hospital they are loyal to.

  8. "Caring for the Community"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Washington Hospital Healthcare System full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are very dedicated, hard working and caring. The benefits are great.

    Cons

    None. It's within walking distance of Bart and easy to get to if you are driving to work.


  9. "overall good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington Hospital Healthcare System full-time

    Pros

    good health care benefits and pay

    Cons

    cost-inefficient and time-inefficient processes, "penny rich but pound foolish"


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible place to work!!!"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Washington Hospital Healthcare System part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice teamwork amongst the nurses.

    Cons

    No breaks in 8 hours- happens regularly- no one cares!
    Hateful management and HR is a nightmare. If you appreciate intimidation and hatefulness this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up!


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