RN (Current Employee) – Northampton, MA – July 28, 2016
Job culture however is not cohesive and management allows for a atmosphere full of gossip and backstabbing. I prefer to work in an atmosphere where people work together as a team and collaborate instead of having to watch your back. Mostly the Medical-Surgical floor is responsible for such nonsense. However, if you can deal with that, the pay is great, insurance is OK (must use CVS for prescriptions to not get ripped off), Earned Time Off is great. Take note, there is a very long time-span between applying for and actually starting the job. HR is extremely slow processing applications, actually getting you an interview after weeks, telling you that you were accepted after weeks, and having a nurse manager start you on the floor in weeks to come. Took about 2 months total to actually start the job from application to start date.
Union Representation; ETO; Benefits; Competitive Pay; Nurses Get Overtime After 8 Hrs.
No 12 hour shifts, Benefits highly expensive if part-time, Nurses on medical floor vicious to one another
Notice that all of the "positive" reviews of this company have as many down votes as up votes? And, notice how the negative reviews are marked mostly "helpful"?
Draw your own conclusions about which set of reviews are real.
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physical therapist (Current Employee) – Northampton, MA – November 3, 2015
A really negative experience. Orientation was a bewildering experience. Very disorganized - the agenda provided was fiction. It appears that management is very pushy into getting people in the field with little support once they are in the field. Management - who knows who the managers are. They turnover very rapidly. Those who stay are deadwood. The staff has a huge number of contract providers which is a very bad sign. The staff also is very reluctant to support new employees. I felt like a leper when I worked there. The only time I was of any use was when my coworkers needed coverage for vacations - which is horrible you need to find coverage. The computer documentation system they use is horrific. It is not user friendly and is very redundant. The support for the computers are good although they seem to spend half the day in the bathroom. In a way this place is a good example for what is wrong with healthcare - no focus on patient care.
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toxic workplace environment, mckesson horrible documentation program, management turnover and those who remain are mouth breathers
Coding Coordinator, Coder/Abstractor II (Current Employee) – Northampton, MA – July 16, 2016
Cooley is a smaller hospital but offers many different services as well as recently joined Mass General Hospital and opening new services with them. They prepare for growth and strive for patient quality and care.
Cash Posting Specialist (Former Employee) – Northampton, MA – July 19, 2016
professional workplace, good coworkers. I did cash posting and opening the mail on a daily bases. I did some Medical Coding. After being there for a short time I was offered a job to work from home from my previous employer
At-Home Medical Transcriptionist (Former Employee) – Northampton, MA – August 13, 2012
Because of the potential budgeting issues with new healthcare reform, etc., the hospital is looking for all ways of cutting costs. This includes replacing people as much as possible with technology. If you are in a nursing or medical professional position requiring direct patient care, you are safe. Other than that, upper management seems to be safe, but all others are expendable. In spite of this, people are very kind and upbeat, for the most part. I worked from home, doing the same type of work, so really cannot speak to promotional possibilities or on the job training.
lots of hospital wide "programs" to get employees together.
Phlebotomy Technician (Former Employee) – Northampton, MA – February 13, 2014
A typical day at work was very enjoyable. What makes it enjoyable are the patients and co workers I worked with everyday. Management was great always there for any questions or concerns. I didn't have a hard days work because I know what my job entails and I do this profession with a whole heart I would never trade my career for anything.
Barista (Former Employee) – Northampton, MA – January 29, 2014
you mostly get regulars at the cafe, so that gives you the chance to really get to know your costumers management was alright, they're a bit wound up, but its a hospital, so that's kind of to be expected coworkers are nice, the doctors are always grateful for you giving them coffee since it is a hospital you get a lot of stressed relatives, but you learn to not take it personally note: this position is, i'm almost sure, only for volunteers. i was payed on stipend, by another company
Lab Assistant (Former Employee) – Northampton, MA – April 28, 2014
Great place to work. The lab at Cooley has one of the best people in the world. The Directors to the assistant are wonderful people and are very understanding. The work is culture is great. They put the patients first and give them the best. The people take great pride in their work.
Human Resources (Former Employee) – Northampton, MA – September 7, 2012
I was able to leave work when there was a child's event, although I worked 50-60 hours/week (in the office, in the evenings, and on the weekends). But as long as my work was completed, CDH was very flexible. Made many life-long friends working at CDH for 9 years.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Northampton, MA – August 8, 2014
It was a a very rewarding job working for CDH as an RN. It was great seeing patients get better and go home. I loved working with the families. It could also be a sad time but you get through with the other happy stuff.