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Upstate Medical University Registered Nurse Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2019

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Upstate Medical University CEO Gregory L. Eastwood
Gregory L. Eastwood
5 Ratings
  1. "Good organization to work for"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Upstate Medical University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PEF Union benefits for RNs are the best in the organization. There is work being done to receive Magnet status which is improving the culture of the organization.

    Cons

    It is quite challenging to obtain an internal transfer because it is such a large organization. There is a lot of competition.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and empower your staff.

    Upstate Medical University2019-07-08
  2. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Upstate Medical University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at University Hospital since a teaching/academic affiliated medical center. Liked caring for high acuity and medically complex patients. Some benefits were good, such as the pension plan.

    Cons

    Frequent turn over in staff. Work place bullying a significant problem, in addition to staff not held accountable for making false statements other providers they choose to target.

    Advice to Management

    Significant changes need to be made at all levels of management, particularly areas with the highest turn over rates.

    Upstate Medical University2018-07-22
  3. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Current Employee - Critical Care RN in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Upstate Medical University full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friends you make at work. Tuition assistance. Class/review class options. Self scheduling if you are on a unit that does that.

    Cons

    Managers are awful. Only worried about higher ups. Play favorites. Make up their own policies at their will. Look for reasons to write employees up.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who know what they are doing, don't play favorites, aren't catty and don't enjoy the drama. Managers hired in ICUs should understand ICU protocols and care. Hire more nurses. Upstate should not be a magnet status hospital if it can't be staffed properly on an every day basis i.e.: constant calls, texts, and emails for staff needs. Plan for call ins, they happen.

    Upstate Medical University2017-08-15
  4. "ER RN"

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    Current Employee - ER RN 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Upstate Medical University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Multiple positions, transfer opportunities between departments, decent salary.

    Cons

    Under staffing of ancillary staff.

    Advice to Management

    More hands on.

    Upstate Medical University2017-05-07
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Beware the cliques"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Upstate Medical University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing patients, great orientation for new nurses, great teaching and learning hospital with great opportunities to expand your knowledge, the best patient to nurses ratio in the area

    Cons

    Human Resources does not care about you or the harassment you may experience, most of the administration knows there is a problem with cliques and bullying and they don't care, the nurses are very catty. The employees are more concerned with chatting with each other than they are with patient care, the hospital has horrible scores regarding quality of care and this is why, my first concern is my patients and always... my patients, some employees think social hour in the break room is more important which is ridiculous

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    Advice to Management

    Get a hold of your employees, yes promoting a comfortable and happy work environment is important but do not let your employees run a muck and do what ever suits them. Pay attention to cliques and harassment in the workplace, this is a potential lawsuit, someone will if they haven't already, sue you. The things I have witnessed are disturbing.

    Upstate Medical University2017-05-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Upstate Medical University part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaboration among many. Treated with respect and opinion is valued. Appreciated with words and actions from Upstate medical university, university healthcare center, university pediatric and adolescent center and the unions. Numerous opportunities to engage in professional and social events such as conferences, nurses night out, nurses week.

    Cons

    decrease rates for parking fees

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strive for well balanced team efforts. Continue to gain insight by listening to staff members

    Upstate Medical University2017-03-31
  7. "New and Love!!"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN 

    I have been working at Upstate Medical University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many many many opportunities to grow!!

    Cons

    The pay is slightly below other hospitals.

    Upstate Medical University2017-01-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging, often political with cliques but has lots of benefits."

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Upstate Medical University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits, free education, strong orientation for new nurses, high quality medical care, endless opportunities to grow and learn. Union dues pay for dental and vision.

    Cons

    Managers not able or willing to control a bullying back stabbing environments omega managers are part of that environment and foster division among workers. When you first start they hold 5 days of pay and you don't get that money until you end your employment, so it ends up being about a month before you get paid. Some departments employ more traveling nurses than regular staff nurses because word gets around not... to worry for those managers, as they do not manage fairly, take little ownership of things when they make mistakes (i.e. blameshift). Things are always about money. No money for anything but somehow upper management has money to have the dining facilities cater all kinds of meetings.

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    Advice to Management

    Not all of your nurse managers are motivating and promote a healthy environment as OTD teaches. Take a good look at where your turnover is and where you have to hire travelers. Perhaps if you paid a little more as an incentive to work in those areas, you could save in the long run because you would end up with staff nurses and not travelers.

    Upstate Medical University2016-12-24
  9. "SWAT Team RN"

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    RN Case Manager in North Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Upstate Medical University for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, rewarding and challenging work environment. Endless learning possibilities.

    Cons

    If someone above you doesn't like you it can seem impossible to not feel like you have a target on your back

    Advice to Management

    Involve Nurses in all major hospital decisions, their input is priceless

    Upstate Medical University2016-09-15
  10. "Psychiatric Registered nurse"

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    Psychiatric Registered Nurse in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Upstate Medical University for more than a year

    Pros

    State benefits and experience in a level one trauma hospital, as well as educational opportunities and advancement were positive aspects of working for this institution.

    Cons

    Some of the negative aspects include: increased acuity, location, split shift work days, oncall, and mandatory overtime for hospital nurses.

    Upstate Medical University2016-01-30
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