Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – June 4, 2016
This was the worst mistake in my entire life when I took a position with Ellis. The management's attitude was that lesser people did the work and if you saw one of them on the floor it was to discipline someone. Associates were terminated and the supervisors were left hanging to fill in the schedule. Management showed favoritism toward associates and in the event of a dispute management took the associate's story over the supervisors. No support of any kind and everyone in the department lived in fear of being written up. Turn over was 75% because people who were not in the favorite crowed quit. I worked there for 2 1/2 years and every MONTH I was threatened with my job and it started in my second week of employment. NEVER consider working for this hospital! All of the departments were run in the same manner and every employee lived in constant fear of termination.
they paid you for showing up
Too many to list and I can't give them a zero or negative star
Service Response Representative (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – May 18, 2016
A typical day consist of answering phone calls and assisting patients bedside with their nutritional needs and meals for the day. Another large part of my job is taking service response calls, which can range from getting a hold of housekeeping to getting patients transported where they need to go. Anything that needs to be done can be called into us, so that we can direct them in the best way possible. I have learned a lot about team work in this job, as there are only nine of us in our department. I love my coworkers and all the patients I get to work with.
Good benefits, nice coworkers, pleasant environment, good parking, good dress code, pleasant job, much improvement in organization in recent years
Patient Registrar (Current Employee) – Niskayuna, NY – May 5, 2016
Enjoyable place to work, happy people having babies, nice environment, nice boss, surveys in place to help management know where problems lie, you are provided with free uniform budget; managment is striving to improve policies and streamline procedures; good benefits, reasonable priced health insurance; adequate time off
easy parking, nice environment
could use slightly better communication between departments
Utilization Review/Discharge Coordinator (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – May 3, 2016
A very challenging job. It was in this capacity that I began to understand the health care system, in particular the limitations on care options available to the elderly and disabled. Was involved in the then new Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs). A frustrating job,as the resources available to people in need were inadequate.
CareGiver (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – April 29, 2016
I currently work in a department that provides team work and excellent oversight. I have excellent support. The staff on my floor are busy and professional. I have many contacts/friends in various departments.
Yearly wage increases are not much, however I am gretful for them.
Patient Care Technician (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – March 22, 2016
Ellis Hospital is a great place to work. Everyone there is incredibly knowledgable and helpful. Working as a patient care technician is tough. The nurse will delegate many undesirable tasks to you, however that is part of your job. The hardest part of the job is becoming so close to a patient while caring for them, and then having them pass due to their illness. The most enjoyable part of the job is how appreciative patients are when you do something kind for them. It is a great feeling to be a part of a hospital team that does so much for their patients.
a basic and standard place to work close to home and an income for my family
Cleaner (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – January 25, 2016
Ellis hospitalis always busy nomatter the day or time but in the nights there are less cleaners and therefore more work task to be compleated. All cleaning assignments are expected to be finished by the end of the shift and therefore efficiency and effectiveness is highly required
Hospital Operator (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – January 22, 2016
I worked here for 1 year. Most of the people in my office was pretty cool. There was 1 or 2 that gave me headaches. Supervisor was ok as far as supervisors go. The office was very small and the equipment was dated but it worked, the bathroom was right there about 20 feet from cubicle. The hospital in it;s entirety was not bad. The other employees always seemed friendly.
Surgical Technician (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – January 8, 2016
Ellis has been very supportive of me and my efforts to advance and pursue further education. Management helped me to schedule shifts that allowed me to take classes and their tuition assistance program helped me pay for said classes. All in all I had a great experience at Ellis.
Unit Support Technician (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – November 5, 2015
Great for entry level folks trying to get their foot n the health care field the work is tough but rewarding. The folks you help become more like family rather than numbers. Overall great staff, benefits and financial compensation.
Emergency Care Technician (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – September 24, 2015
I loved the people that I worked with. It is hard to work for a company when there are so many 'hands in the pot'. To many people telling you what to do and things changing every day, and not for the better. There do not need to be five managers working on days just figuring out things to change. They can take that money and hire more RNs or techs that actually work.
people learn how to work as a team.
people who make the changes work in a office for the most part.
Cashier/ Customer Service (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – August 24, 2015
I worked at Ellis hospital on 1101 Nott st it was the best job I think I ever loved....... more of the people and my co-workers mad it great because we as a unit and everyone worked so hard and well together. I worked from 6am-2;30 pm that was a good shift for me every morning. I enjoyed working for them.
Medical Records Clerk at Ellis Hospital. EMR records were not implimented yet.
Medical Records Associate (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – August 20, 2015
A typical day at my Job was assembly and analysis of Medical Records and asking doctors for signatures on reports that were forgotten. Management was wonderful and I learned quite a bit from them on doing my job faster. My co-workers were always ready to help all employees. The hardest part of my job was actually taking turns working a Saturday shift. The hours were not too likable: 2:30-11:00 pm. What I liked about my job was the hospital atmosphere.
I was in an office with three other very nice ladies who helped me quite a bit when I first started, The cafeteria food was delicious.
The only con to me was the 45 minute drive to work. Winter was a bit scary.