Feel as if they have overlooked areas that required planning when merging two sites. Needed more input.
Lower management. (Current Employee), Buffalo, NY – October 7, 2012
Pros: co-workers who still care about patients.
Cons: shift changes. no thought of employees and how things effect them.
Hectic. & stressful place. Management are not helpful in many ways. Co-workers were great however some need to be evaluated & released. Some doctors rude and act like kids. Talk down to people & it seems to be ok. Why is this allowed? Did enjoy helping and sharing. Seems Kaleida cares only about being Corporate not about employees. Talk both sides of – more... the fence.Was better place to work before all the new campus. – less
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (Current Employee), Buffalo, NY – November 5, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at work consists of a high volume or orders being processed and well as medication requests. I have learned that no matter how much you try to perfect the system and the process, the system will never be 100% efficient. Management tries there best to help accommodate the needs of the workers and if patients and staff that it services. – more... My co-workers are very intelligent and helpful people who are great at doing their jobs. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the nursing staff because sometimes they cause us to do double and triple the work because of the negligence. The most enjoyable part about my job is knowing the I am apart of the process that helps patients. I am not a direct care giver, but I am apart of their healing process. – less
Student Volunteer (Former Employee), Buffalo, NY – August 19, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short breaks
Each day, I would arrive at work at 10:00am to start the part-time shift of making deliveries to various hospital floors and buildings and transporting patients from one floor to another. I learned my way around, going to every floor in the 18-story hospital. Management was pretty good. I was the youngest volunteer there at 18. The hardest part of the – more... job was having to bring patients from the 16th floor all the way down to the main lobby when they were being discharged. The most enjoyable part was getting holidays off. – less
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee), Buffalo, NY – March 13, 2013
Pros: excellent 9-5 schedule
Working a temp position, learned a lot in a short amount of time. Everyone extremely helpful, always willing to work with you. Learned a ton about how integrated absence works within a 10,000+ employed company. Hardest part was getting a hold of people who were having problems taking leave time from work. Enjoyable part was always being able to learn – more... something. – less
I rate this company overall good pt care and it help's me to take care of my two children
Secretary (Current Employee), Buffalo, NY – March 2, 2013
Pros: making the income i make as a sec...
Cons: i don't know of any right know
My typical day at work would be helping patient's and their family.I have learned people just need love and kindness overall.My management team here is patient care to the highest degree. My co-workers usually are working as a team and when their is a breakdown I know to go to my manager. The hardest part of my job is to keep reminding myself not to – more... sweat the small stuff. the most enjoyable part of my job is me being myself and helping people who appreciate my efforts and work. – less
Security Officer (Former Employee), Buffalo, NY – February 20, 2013
I learn how to be better on customer service skillks and communication with visitors, employees and patients. working at Buffalo General Hospital was like family oriented and friendly. My co-workers was great on working as a team and on same page at any situation. After getting to know patients & theirs family members than finding out about that patient – more... pass away was the hardest part because they came like family to me. The most enjoyable of the Job making Patients and Visitor laugh and putting smile on their faces and also making them welcome.I been trying to get back working for kaleida again and wish could return back working for them because this was the best job I ever had. – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Buffalo General Rehab Unit – January 20, 2013
I worked at Buffalo General for a short time and had a terrible experience. I don't recommend Kaleida if you're in the field of Administrative Assistant. Cannot get full-time work & management just did not care.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Buffalo, NY – December 20, 2012
Pros: helping someone in need
Cons: not afforded the opportunity
Very productive days, engaged with caring co-workers but management was distant and disconnected. Spent too much time de-valuing employees rathern empowering & encouraging employees. Very disappointed in the lack of respect and concern for fellow employees from the management team down in a "healthcare" atmosphere. I'm sure patient satisfaction & care – more... is constantly compromised in the healthcare industry. So very disappointed being a Administrative Professional "Caring" is a natural instinct! – less
RN (Former Employee), Williamsville, NY – November 24, 2012
Kaleida Health is a union dominated facility. The major problem is that management is extremely weak, and human resources department does not stand up to the union. I was an employee who was affected by the consolidation of hospitals. The union handled the consolidation poorly as well as the human resources department. I would not recommend this company – more... to anyone. Employee seniority always reigns, and unfortunately more competent, experienced employees are losing jobs or being turned away. – less
Pharmacy (Former Employee), Buffalo NY – October 21, 2012
Cons: see above comment
I was hired and worked @ Millard Fillmore Gates before it closed. I found a lot of the staff to be lazy, rude and only willing to do what they believed was in the realm of their own self made job descriptions. Because it was union, the "old-timers" had a real sense of entitlement just because of seniority. Human Resources uses a private firm to do record – more... checks, and my record check was botched so badly I had to do all this running around and getting finger printed just to prove I wasn't the person they said I was..and the name and birth-date did not even match!!! From the very beginning until the day I was bumped from my position by a senior employee with NO pharmacy experience, it was a nightmare. I would not recommend this employer to ANYONE who is truly dedicated to their profession and wants a pleasant and fair work environment... – less