Nursing Office made this job unnecessarily stressful
Patient Care Technician (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – June 10, 2018
I was excited to work at Norwalk Hospital. The learning experience was good and I learned much as I was floated to many different departments to work weekly. This was also a difficult thing as I was not able to really build relationships with my co workers and barely had any stability while working there. For the most part, the nurses there were great, except for a few snobs and rude ones, but that is to be expected in Healthcare apparently. I would consider going back to work there, but not as a float tech. I would much rather work on an assigned floor to be more of a team member for a department. Reason being? The nursing staff office had a supervisor who worked there and was the rudest human being I have ever met. Condescending and flippant with many people and was not liked at all. Hopefully they got rid of that individual and has someone much more people friendly!
A very fast paced place to work . Where every second it seems like a new adventure. There's so much to see and learn and your co workers are so helpful. Great job security with plenty of room for advancement.
Manager (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – June 5, 2018
Norwalk Hospital is a standard in the community it serves within its primary, secondary and tertiary catchment area. The employees take great pride in being part of the great work that is happening there!
My duties were varied. Pretty much did everything in the department above and beyond what my duties required due to the fact that we were short staffed. We had a high turn over as far as administrative staff due to the nature of the work and I don't think some people could handle working in an oncology environment.
My manager was wonderful. I had a great boss who I learned a lot from
I had no ability to grow and the atmosphere changed once my manager left.
My issue with Norwalk hospital is the pay is too low for all the deductions they pull. Yes some benefits are great but if you’re going to withdraw 500$ for medical, dental, vision, 401k, union dues etc you should compensate employees accordingly, medical sucks too. My direct supervisor is terrible. I feel like if I worked in a diff department making more money Norwalk would be ok, but my dept is cutthroat, no real camaraderie. I’ve been here a few months and honestly can’t wait to leave.
Life insurance, cafeteria discount, 401k, short term disability
Short break, poor management, high deductible medical, low pay
Reimbursement Analyst III (Current Employee) – Danbury, CT – March 22, 2018
The work in itself is not bad. It can be repetitive. The company lacks of a good training program for new employees. Not very happy with the management style and the handling of situations. Advancement based on favoritism, not merit.
Intern (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – March 19, 2018
I learned a lot working here. Slow some days, fast paced other days. Supportive staff, beautiful facilities, plenty of space to provide treatment. Everyone working here seemed very competent in what they were doing and were friendly.
Great Work Environment with Knowledgeable Co Workers
Analyst (Current Employee) – Bethel, CT – March 10, 2018
Family atmosphere, knowledgeable colleagues, and a real team workplace. I found no major roadblocks when asked to do my job, however with any organization there are workflow flaws that prevent you from completing tasks in a timely manor. This would be my only complaint about WCHN.
Medical Assistant/Secretary (Current Employee) – Danbury, CT – February 23, 2018
The work environment in this network is decent. You learn a lot and learn to deal with a fast paced environment.The hardest part of the job is making sure the patient is satisfied with the care they are provided. The best part of the job is being able to help a patient get better.
Norwalk provided a good work environment, and provided respect for employees. The health care field is an ever changing environment and they meet it to a certain degree. I would have liked a little more flexibility in work hours. My day was very busy from beginning to end. Would have liked to have seen more up to date data information for patients. My most enjoyable part of the job was success in helping facilitate referrals for patients for further care. The comradery was the part which made the days go quickly.
Awesome job, all around. From start to finish, my days were fast-paced, full of learning and, devoted to patient care. I learned all aspects of surgery at Norwalk Hospital, worked with great surgeons, nurses and, everyone in between.
This position took me from the basics to the intricate in the years I was there. I have never learned so much on a daily basis...
very collaborative enviornment--very team oriented
Norwalk, CT Director of Surgical Services (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – February 5, 2018
great governance model; everyone team oriented. Very friendly, professional staff. Great advocate for education and professional development. Excellent customer service. Surgeons always willing to teach staff--surgeons collaborative and professional.
Medical Technologist (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – February 2, 2018
One of the worst places I've ever worked at, gross abuses of power and disregard for workers and their needs. When I complained about not having time for a bathroom break I was told by the lab manager to wear diapers! Constantly overworked and underappreciated, poor compensation and demeaning management attitude towards lab staff.
Emergency Department Technician (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – December 20, 2017
I would say that there are a lot of opportunities at that institution. Similar to any healthcare organizations, the environment is fast-paced especially in the ER. If anyone would like to work there, be ready for a large amount of patients and trauma.