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Review averages

  • 45 employees say

    Excellent (19)
    42.222222222222%
    Good (12)
    26.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (4)
    8.8888888888889%
    Subpar (10)
    22.222222222222%
    3.39
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

Reviews for Albany Medical Center

Reviews - What employees say

3.39 Employees say
5.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Management culture is strictly be a Yes-man or you will be excoriated.

Support from management

Management is solely in CYA mode continuously.

Freedom to work independently

Only people who agree completely with senior management will be rewarded; anyone with independent thinking and ideas will be either punished or have their ideas stolen and have an existing senior manager take credit.

Internal Communication

Only people who agree completely with senior management will be rewarded; anyone with independent thinking and ideas will be either punished or have their ideas stolen and have an existing senior manager take credit.

Career Development

Very little money budgeted for career development.

Office / Work Environment

Much of the office space is very old, antiquated. One building where some IT people work has been infested with huge cockroaches for years, and the problem just continues even when reported.

Work-Life Balance

You have to listen to the AMC radio station in the morning to find out what parking lot you need to park in...it may change by the time you get there. Then take a shuttle to the campus, then walk to your department. All of this typically adds 20-30 minutes per day to your commute.

Company Image

Company image in IT is well known in area; I was warned over 10 years prior to employment but thought it must have changed by then. I warn you now, you don't want to work there, it hasn't changed and isn't likely to.

Job Security

Worst job security I ever felt I had in my entire career.

Challenging Work

Impossibly challenging work, due to the fact that any ideas contributed by anyone other than upper management will be immediately discounted and complete lack of skilled management and any semblance of real project management. Many projects are disasters and require huge efforts to keep systems up once implemented. New purchasing system went into production affecting 900 people and was down over 40% in first week.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of CIO and most of IT VP's. Very ineffective group as a whole.

What I like about the company

Nothing.

What I dislike about the company

In my first management meeting the CEO said "employee turnover is AMC's number one biggest problem", but in 18 months I was there, it got worse not better. Lip service is the only thing that happens there to change the personnel problems, and likely will not change until CEO changes.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Albany Medical Center
  • City
    Albany
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    IT
  • 10.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

I'm sure this differs per department. The department I was in...you might as well have been talking to the wall. Everything you ask for help for will get turned around into a blaming session and make you do it yourself. I'm not one to push responsibility on anyone else but that takes management to an all new LOW.

Teamwork

Everyone is always worried about what every one else is doing, and no one wants to take responsibility.

Freedom to work independently

Always looking over your shoulder, taking every opportunity to tell you you're doing something wrong.

Internal Communication

There is always a policy that you didn't know of, until you're getting in trouble for violating that policy. And I'm not talking about obviously stupid things like drugs/alcohol. I'm talking about things like sending emails on certain days. Something really random that you'll get written up for and then you'll find out that you did it wrong...and then they'll tell you they already told you that policy. Truly mind boggling and awful.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Several "vets" of the practice whose benefits are capped and input completely disregarded, even though they've been there several years longer than the constantly changing management and have actual feedback to provide. Management always knows best.

Career Development

Again, I think in other departments this may actually be a possibility, but in my department it was a joke. You will absolutely take on the work of management, making you an unofficial manager, but you will never be compensated or acknowledged for it.

Overall compensation for your work

I was lucky enough to have my salary set before AMC-but those who are starting are always started at the absolute minimum they can get away with. They want people who are dumb enough to accept 9/10 per hour.

Office / Work Environment

You would be hard pressed to find a MORE stressful environment.

Environmental Friendliness

My part of the building was under "asbestos removal" for over a year. There was no windows or ventilation, and were next to the kitchen and the boiler rooms/sewage. When something backed up or spilled, the whole office was consumed in the toxic fumes and there wasn't anything you could do about it.

Work-Life Balance

They will ask you to work until you're dying at your desk and then ask you why you didn't get something done.

Company Image

They spend the money that should be going into salaries and benefits and put it toward making everyone know they are the best.

Job Security

You'll never get fired because they're desperate to keep the people they have. Usually, once people realize work is always like this, they hightail it out of there.

Challenging Work

Absolutely it's challenging. You will be doing 6 employees responsibilities as it the internal Motto of AMC is, "make them work as hard as possible, hire the least amount of employees possible, and pay them as little as possible without attracting too much attention."

Suggestions for improvement

  • It's hard to narrow it down to just a few things. The most glaring I suppose would be listening to your employees. We are the ones on the front lines, actually doing the work. Common sense would tell you we are the ones who would be able to give you feedback about how your policies are actually working. AMC...implements policies without telling you why, or even taking the time to tell you WHEN that policy will take place. Often you will find out when you're getting in trouble for not doing something correctly that they swear they already told you. Personally I would like to see the building leveled into a parking lot as I can't believe you are even allowed to treat patients the way you do....but if that isn't an option, what really needs to happen is the big people who submit the votes to changing the way everything runs, need to go down to the bottom of the food chain. GO TO THE PRACTICE. WORK IN THE BACK. FEEL THE PROBLEMS AS THEY ARE PILED ON YOU. PAY ATTENTION WHEN THE EMPLOYEES RUN OUT IN TEARS.

What I like about the company

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Truly struggling to find something to write here. Oh, well I did like that the company has such a positive image. It was nice being affiliated with a company that is so valued in the community. Unfortunately it was a rude awakening upon actually working there.

What I dislike about the company

-management support
-friendly environment
-stress level
-insane workload
I could go on and on. The point is, if you value your sanity at all, do not work here. It is not worth it. Honestly.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Albany Medical Center
  • City
    Albany
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better investment in technology, web development, intranet usefulness, and advertising. Websites are dull and useless, very outdated. Network relies on ancient technology. Needs more focus on customer service/patient experience.

What I like about the company

AMC is a responsive and pleasant place to work.

What I dislike about the company

AMC could benefit from improved communications between departments and divisions. The left hand rarely knows what the right hand is doing, and it is difficulty to find the right person when you need a service/department to help you.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Albany Medical Center
  • City
    Albany
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 45 employees say

    Excellent (19)
    42.222222222222%
    Good (12)
    26.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (4)
    8.8888888888889%
    Subpar (10)
    22.222222222222%
    3.39
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    5.00

kununu score comparisons

Albany Medical Center
3.43
46 reviews

Industry average (Hospital & Health Care)
3.30
100,065 reviews

kununu average
3.33
2,965,000 reviews