Employee (Current Employee) – Buffalo ny – March 10, 2018
No room for advancement unless you want to do anything “status quo”. The place just seeps nepotism and poor managerial decisions. They don’t care about patient care and best outcomes. They care about their profit margin. One of the worst places I’ve ever worked. Very unprofessional management. Favoritism runs rampant where management picks and chooses what to follow up on based on “who you know” or who you’re related to. Punitive environment. Does not value work/life balance for its staff or management team.
Too many to list! Definitely don’t outweigh the pros
Senior Patient Financial ServiceRepresentative (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – January 27, 2018
Any position at the hospital takes a special kind of person and a level of commitment that shows individuals who are willing to work hard, care for patients and represent Erie County Medical Center in a professional and compassionate manner.
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – July 3, 2017
Management is not fair to employees they supervise. Some people get away with murder because the management doesn't want to deal with them, while others who work hard are left to pick up the slack. You do not get rewarded for doing a good job, only by having attitudes or temper tantrums. Management needs more training on how to be professional. Workers dress like slobs.
Very high turnover in Prep and Pack Sterile Processing Dept.
Sterile Processing Technician (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – May 7, 2017
Horrible management in Prep and Pack Dept. Very high turnover of workers. Department is understaffed and people are overworked. People who show up for work are being punished by working mandatory overtime.
Behavioral unit (Current Employee) – New York – March 22, 2016
Stimulating environment but extremely political. It is all about who you know and who has been working there the longest and not your qualifications and your hard work. So some get away with everything and others get stuck with the worst shifts, patients, units etc... And watch who you talk to ... Very much like high school ... Disappointing place overall. High turnover.
Terrible place to work unless you are related to management
Fiscal (Former Employee) – Finance – November 8, 2015
The company has great benefits and pay. I was laid off due to reorganization after many years of service. They don't care about their employees, only the bottom line numbers. People who work there are cruel and will do or say anything in order to keep themselves above anyone. If you work there, do not trust anybody.
Environmental Service (Current Employee) – Buffalo,ny – August 24, 2015
I worked in housekeeping although the pay was good their was no room to get out of that position or growth . I have degrees and over qualified and applied for other positions and kept getting denied. I've been there for almost two years and I'm a very good worker come on time and rarely ever call off. Managment in housekeeping sucks too you legit have to kiss their butts not to be overworked , they show so much favoritism and not to mention the rest of the hospital looks at us like we're scum compared to other departments. The coworkers are ok but some act childish like we are in high school
Patient Financial Services Representative (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – April 22, 2015
I am one of two billers who review and correct outpatient Medicare claims to be billed on a daily basis. I have learned a lot about billing many kinds of insurances. No comment on management. Some co-workers have become good friends while others act like children. The hardest part of my job is to get my own work done in a timely manner on a daily basis while also helping fellow co-workers with their billing issues. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting a claim paid after several denials.
Patient Access Service Representative (Former Employee) – Buffalo NY – October 19, 2014
I worked for ECMC for three years. ECMC has no room for advancement. Instead of advancing internal employees like they say in employee orientation the supervisor hires external friends and family. I have not seen one employee advance that was not a friends and family of the supervisor. This place is run by family and friends if you question any promotions then you will be gone and another friend will take your position.
ECMC is county which means a civil service exam. Every exam is suppose to be available once a year. I worked two years before the exam was available. When your first hired your provisional and placed on six months of probation. After the exam scores are release you are placed back on six months probation before you are permanent. If you are not permanent ECMC can release or terminate you for any reason they choice and the union can not do nothing to help you in your fight for your position because you are not a permanent employee.