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The Memorial Hospital of Salem County:What's it like to work here?

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The Memorial Hospital of Salem County experience report

  • 19.Oct 2017
  • Employee

Awful place to work! I've been an employee and a patient and I wouldn't advise anyone to be either at this hospital.

2.72

Support from management

You get little to no help from your managerial staff so you're on your own even if there is a problem and they are always understaffed because employee turnover is awful. So you definitely need to be able to work on your own.

Teamwork

Employees don't get recognized for being team players so there is nothing that encourages teamwork. Managerial staff aren't team players either i.e. If a section is understaffed and they can help fill the void they won't.

Freedom to work independently

You get little to no help from your managerial staff so you're on your own even if there is a problem and they are always understaffed because employee turnover is awful. So you definitely need to be able to work on your own.

Internal Communication

Communication within departments and communication between different departments needs improvement

Gender Equality

I didn't feel gender was an issue

Attitude towards older colleagues

This is a dead end job so most of the people that were there in my department were older. The young employees quickly realize and then move on.

Career Development

No opportunity for growth here. No opportunity to learn anything new

Overall compensation for your work

Employees are under paid but they expect you to go above and beyond for the organization.

Office / Work Environment

People were miserable in the department I worked in. All of the employees complained all the time and there was an overall dislike for the department head because she was rude and unprofessional

Environmental Friendliness

I will mark this with 5 stars because I honestly don't know what their environmental footprint is

Work-Life Balance

No issue here

Job Security

They are desperate and need employees so there is no fear of losing your job unless the hospital folds.

Workplace Safety

I requested more biohazard sharps containers in my work area that would make the workplace safer and would prevent biohazardous sharps from being exposed and was denied.

Challenging Work

The job it's self wasn't challenging but it becomes a challenge when you're under staff, under appreciated and management doesn't help you.

Inclusive / Diverse

This is an issue. The entire institution doesn't have a diversity problem but some of the employees were against diversity and treated others poorly because of it. If you file a grievance you'll be dismissed and your grievance is made public knowledge and you'll face retaliation.

Suggestions for improvement

  • This hospital needs more resources and a complete over haul of management. They should look into offering career development plans to their employees that are looking to go to the next level in their careers. If you do file a grievance it doesn't get you anywhere so the HR department as well as department head needs to do better in how they handle these situations. They do not keep confidentiality with patients or employees information.

What I like about the company

Nothing

What I dislike about the company

They are bad at following policies and procedures and if you try to follow them you can get penalized and face scrutiny depending on which department you work in. The organization doesn't care about you as a person or as an employee and it's reflected in how they treat you

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    The Memorial Hospital of Salem County
  • City
    Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Others