Supportive management along with the interaction with other staff and especially patients. A very organized schedule during the day and encouraged to go home on time and provided breaks during the day.
Admitting Representative (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 30, 2017
Supervisors are okay. They are very strict on attendance and there isn't a seven minute grace period.I loved the patient interaction and involvement. Also there are many other departments with in our department to work at.
Continues to go downhill for employees and patient care
Employee (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 7, 2017
Lowest paid in the area for most professions and very poor management all the way up the chain. It seemed to have potential to provide excellent patient care when starting there years ago, but has progressively become worse.
Human Resources I (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 5, 2017
I had clear defined duties and I was always busy. If I had down time it was has to most 15 minutes per week. I did loads of filing in my position and the best was the monthly on-boarding seminar that I facilitated.
I've been employed at Northwest for nine years. At first it was an exceptional place to work. Over the years things have changed tremendously. Poor management as well as very political. Healthcare is not what it started out to be.
Operating Room Assistant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 7, 2017
This job was very exciting because I was exposed to events and things that most people are not exposed to or get to experience everyday. I learned so much here and I would love to work for this company again if time permits me to. People are very friendly and they take the safety of their patients very serious and have the most skilled and talented doctors i have ever worked with or had a chance to get to know.
Float Pool, Primary Care Clinics (Former Employee) – Outpatient Clinics – June 20, 2017
I enjoyed my position as a float to the outpatient clinics. However, it is clear that the management is struggling financially. There was a good environment within each clinic but the upper management could use some lessons in treating their employees with a balanced perspective (ie, not just money)
Family feel to clinics
No extra budget, most clinics unsupported staff-wise, technologically behind
Northwest Medical Specialties Lead CPSS (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 16, 2017
I have really enjoyed the time that I have spent with this organization. I feel that the Hospital truly cares about both its patients, and its staff. There is some mild disconnect between the hospital and ambulatory side which can cause some frustration with progression of projects.
Management available and engaged with staff; friendly work environment
Clinical Abstractor (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – May 11, 2017
Excellent orientation and training for new staff; friendly work environment. My job involved commuting between widely varied outpatient and specialty clinics and hospitals in the UW system, so my experience is unique. Never had a problem with staff or management at any UW job site.
Admitting Representative (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA 98133 – February 25, 2017
Lowest Paid Hospital
Management is Dogmatic. Lots of tension between New management and workers.
Management is sneaky trying to cut your hours that you were initially hired for behind your back.
Do not recommend for college students schedule is not flexible. If you ask to change your schedule for a quarter even something as small as moving your shift up an hour they will tell you that you can`t unless you want to change your work schedule permanently.
Benefits are not good. Medicaid covers way more than First Choice.
Only women in Admin Rep all catty and talk about each other behind each others back. If you do not want to go back to HS environment do not work here.
Coworker Admitting are unaccountable leave early and call out sick last minute.
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 13, 2016
I worked at Northwest Hospital for 28 years. As you probably have concluded I liked it there ! The supervisors were supportive and there was always room for advancement. I would still be working there but I moved and the commute was too long. I would highly recommend working there if you can !
Small but big enough that you see a lot of variety.
Aligned with U of W. I think it was better before.