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Western Connecticut Health Network Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, stable employment, good coworkers (in 7 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, Close by if you leave in Danbury, Great technology upgrades (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management has no clue what is going on (in 4 reviews)

  • Anti-union mentality among senior management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Restructing"

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    Current Employee - Nothing Just A Quota Filler in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Nothing Just A Quota Filler in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Western Connecticut Health Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There for 10 + years things change learned to be adaptable, learned skills in several areas, and worked under stressfully situations

    Cons

    Business is business the days of working at a place for decades is over not personal just business and it is not a place to become too comfortable with any longer

    Advice to Management

    Your staff is loyal as you are to them


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Access"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Western Connecticut Health Network full-time

    Pros

    Pay differential was a plus.

    Cons

    Entry level position. Other employees had lack of experience.

  3. "WCHN-Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Planning Analyst in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Western Connecticut Health Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Package * very encouraging team

    Cons

    Company structure is in hierarchy..

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry level job"

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

    I worked at Western Connecticut Health Network part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, mostly friendly staff, ability to move up

    Cons

    Some staff are a bit cliquey, some doctors act like they are above all others


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cover ups / Discriminations / Executive management failures"

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Business Operations Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Connecticut Health Network (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is for the most part independent.

    Cons

    If you have internal issues the company is not interested in resolving them but is really only interested in protecting themselves and could care less about their employees or contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be sexist and discriminatory.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Physical Therapist Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Connecticut Health Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    diverse patient base and caseload. good benefit package

    Cons

    some late hours, big business hierarchy can be frustrating


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst management ever"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Connecticut Health Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Almost none. Over the almost 20 years I was employed it continued on a downward spiral.

    Cons

    High nurse-to-patient ratios, increasing cost of benefits with less coverage. upper management more concerned about appeasing stockholders and big $ donors than caring for the community. Brans new ED but same story of no space because they cannot staff properly, new addition to tower where only 2 floors are used. Waste of money that could have been put to better use, but big EGO's need their name on a building. Do not follow their own values (people not patients, it is more like profits over people)

    Advice to Management

    Fire the CEO, staff your units properly, appreciate your staff.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place for someone with morals and values"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Western Connecticut Health Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours were decent. pay was decent, however not worth the toxic working conditions.

    Cons

    Management is inept and the upper management does not hold them accountable. Human resources is a joke. The organization is only concerned with dollars. They do not value employees and they do not treat the employees fairly. Illegal activity by management goes unpunished. Very anti union / anti employee.

    Advice to Management

    You may have many degrees however you lack common sense and decency. The organization needs to train managers. Find legal ways to save money and hold your management accountable for the illegal activity that they do. Altering time clock punches to avoid paying employees due overtime is Illegal not to mention goes against your own company "values". "Values you seem perfectly fine to overlook where management is concerned. Stop resisting the union embrace them, they may teach you a few things.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Senior leadership unwilling to work at changing the culture which prevents best practices from being implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Support leaders that are trying to make necessary changes.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Western Connecticut Health Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized, highly corporate institution

    Cons

    needs for cohesive middle management

    Advice to Management

    More communication with medical staff


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