At Atlantic Health System, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 640 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.16. It was published on Aug 11, 2016. 33743 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

What They Do

We asked Atlantic Health System to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey. With six medical centers, rehabilitation and physician practices, we specialize in pediatrics, orthopedics, cancer care, rehabilitation medicine, women's health, cardiovascular care and neuroscience. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Morristown, New Jersey US Sites: 18
Major Locations: Morristown, New Jersey; Summit, New Jersey; Pompton Plains, New Jersey; Newton, New Jersey; Hackettstown, New Jersey US Employees: 11,926
US Revenues: $2,240.3 million Worldwide Revenues: $2,240.3 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 1996

Management Group

Perks and Programs

We asked Atlantic Health System to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Tuition Reimbursement and EdAssist: Our tuition reimbursement program covers the cost of higher education up to $5,000 annually. Employees have access to a long list of colleges and universities and can select amongst multiple degree programs. AHS has also forged affiliations with local colleges and universities to provide discounts to our employees and to hold on-site courses at our own facilities. This program also offers EdAssist™ Educational and College Finance Advising for all employees. The program provides personalized support by helping employees make more informed decisions regarding education, gives free consultations and advising to help employees stay on track to successfully complete their degrees in the most timely and cost-effective way, and identifies grants, scholarships, military discounts and other external resources to lower the cost of tuition.
  • Infertility Coverage & Maternity Benefits: Atlantic Health System’s infertility and maternity benefits are very well-received by our approximately 76 percent female population. Unlimited infertility coverage is provided to employees and their covered dependents who have difficulty with pregnancy. Our coverage includes all fertility drugs covered under the Atlantic Health System Prescription Drug Plan and unlimited in-vitro fertilization procedures. It is uncommon for an organization to offer full maternity benefits covered at 100 percent. The maternity benefit includes all maternity visits, the delivery of the child and all hospital costs. Atlantic Health System offers its employees these benefits to offset healthcare costs for its employees during a very special time for their families.
  • Mentorship Program: Atlantic Health System has expanded its mentorship program to create opportunities for collaboration, goal achievement, problem-solving and relationship building among our staff, regardless of where they are in their careers, at all locations. Seasoned employees volunteer to become mentors to share their expertise and experience with aspiring leaders at Atlantic Health System. Both veteran and new employees share in the professional and personal growth afforded by this unique relationship. Our organization is strengthened by the skills, knowledge and institutional memory of this collaborative effort.
  • Atlantic Health System ‘Soothing Paws’ Pet Therapy Program: Pet therapy is a proven stress reduction tool; a brief interaction with a dog can go a long way during a “Ruff” day at work. Atlantic Health System has expanded the pet therapy program at the medical centers for patients and made it available to all employees, including those at our administrative offices. Employees are encouraged to learn how their own dogs may become a certified pet team for Atlantic Health System. This unique program embraces Atlantic Health System’s mission to create a healing culture. A Pet Therapy Conference, bringing together experts to discuss the benefits of therapy animals to the field of medicine. The event encourages discussion among those involved in animal-assisted therapy, while educating those who want to learn more about the field.
  • Recreation Council: The Atlantic Health System Recreation Council offers discounted tickets to various venues to all Atlantic Health System employees. Some examples include Broadway shows, Bow Tie Cinemas, Six Flags, Dorney Park, NY Jets, NY Mets, NY Yankees, NJ Devils, the Bronx Zoo, Red Bulls soccer, and many more. Employees submit a simple form indicating the number of tickets requested and they are delivered through our interoffice mail system. Included with the tickets, Atlantic Health System also provides free transportation for employees and family members for the majority of these events. Another partnership with the Prudential Center provides employees with discounts to performances and events, in addition to early purchasing opportunities.
  • Food for Thought: Brian A. Gragnolati, CEO, invites employees on all levels to these weekly sessions which provide employees with the opportunity to be seen and heard by the CEO and to engage in conversation about the direction of the organization as we create a Trusted Network of Caring™. Throughout his first year with Atlantic Health System, Brian has been able to meet with over 350 employees through the Food for Thought sessions, including a focus group for millennial employees. The Food for Thought Sessions allow employees to express their thought and opinions, meet with other employees that they would not have met prior, and personally invite Brian to attend their programs. The sessions are well received by all attendees and has helped improve communication within AHS.
  • Shout Outs: Shout Outs is a feature on our intranet homepage that encourages employees to publically post words of praise for their colleagues. It serves as an online message board, visible to all our co-workers, and it gives the opportunity to thank other employees for their efforts at work, and for implementing ideas that benefitted the company. A tagging feature now sends employees an email if they receive a Shout Out and encourages them to pay the gratitude forward. Twice a year, we have friendly competitions online to see which site can submit the most Shout Outs in one month. In 2015, AHS employees viewed the Shout Out page over 311,000 times. Over 3,000 Shout Outs were submitted averaging to 265 Shout Outs per month.
  • School at Work: School at Work® is a career development system that brings education directly to the work site through Catalyst Learning. The program is designed for a six-month curriculum. The program allows employees to learn during normal working hours, to learn skills necessary to explore other career opportunities in health care, to experience the joy of learning with co-workers, to enhance computer skills and to provide opportunities for employees to challenge themselves. • Allow employees to learn during regular work hours • Learn skills necessary to explore other career opportunities in health care • Experience the joy of learning with co-workers • Provide opportunities for employees to chance themselves • Enhance computer and communication skills, in addition to basic core subjects
  • Organization Development Courses: Atlantic Health System provides opportunities for employees to attend Organization Development courses. Our employees know what is needed to help move Atlantic Health System forward and their voices are heard when OD develops new courses. Courses requested by employees include: • Power Your Work Day • Leading Through Influence • Advanced Organizational Influence Skills • The Psychology of Winning Teams • The Power of Trust • The Art of Effective Meeting Facilitation LEAN training is offered as an in-house course and made available for all our employees. LEAN is a stripped down version of Six Sigma. It is a tool that can be used to identify and eliminate wasteful processes and increase efficiency and output. LEAN relies on a series of tools to assist people in designing more efficient processes.
  • VolunteerMatch: We’ve partnered with VolunteerMatch to launch our very own volunteer portal, On this site, employees can find nearby volunteer opportunities for causes that they’re passionate about and they can track their hours throughout the year. Each month, Mission Development and Human Resources present certificates to employees who pass the 24-hour threshold in our VolunteerMatch program. With just two hours a month, employees can make a big difference.


100% 403(b) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary90% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 90% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
23 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $3,000 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 403(b)
  • Health insurance for retirees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Long-term care insurance to employees


  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Convenience store
  • Banking
  • Take-home meals on a regular, daily basis
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal travel service
Dr.Shah in pediatrics


29 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 29 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
9 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (24% use it)
  • Job sharing (3% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (10% use it)
  • Telecommute option (23% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (22% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave46 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave35 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Onsite child care (at all locations)
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative
  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Elder care resources


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (at all locations)
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

$2,268,483 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • CEO is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 20 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery

Executive Diversity

Cardiac Catheterization Lab


Respitory Therapy

How to Get Hired

We asked Atlantic Health System for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Atlantic Health System is committed to recruiting, hiring and retaining quality personnel. We search for candidates who are the “best fit” for Atlantic Health System and who best meets the department needs. AHS has Behavioral Based interviewing questions and tools that provide recruitment and the Hiring Managers with the ability to best assess the key characteristics within job- related behavioral competencies. These Behavioral Based interviewing questions encourage candidates to provide examples of specific scenarios /experiences they have encountered within their career and how they handle the situation and what the outcomes were. All questions are linked to the AHS PRIDE shared values/ competencies (P- professionalism, R- respect, I- involvement, D- dignity and E- excellence) that all employees are evaluated on during their annual performance appraisals.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Some of these opportunities are to participate in the community outreach programs that AHS offers throughout the year; college job fairs, High School and Technical School job fairs, conventions, etc. We host open houses and open interview days where HR and department representatives are available to speak with potential candidates. This is a great opportunity for prospective employees to meet recruitment staff and front line mangers. Prospective employees have the opportunity participate in Resume Clinics; where AHS and other hospitals participate in reviewing resumes with prospective candidates making recommendations if appropriate. 

Prospective employees should research any Internship, Per diem employment opportunities, Shadow programs offered throughout the year. These opportunities are offered to different levels such as High School Shadow programs, summer internship programs for student nurses and even Per Diem employment opportunities while they are in school or for those who wish to see if AHS is the right fit

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Each year HR conducts a rigorous analysis of the workforce to assess current staffing efforts and forecast future staffing demands. In anticipation of growth and future staffing needs Recruitments efforts will concentrate on specialty nurses such as, ED, OR, NICU, Case Management, Critical Care, etc.   As a result of these findings, Atlantic Health System has taken a proactive approach to strategize various recruitment initiatives. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

External candidates have the option to view a calendar of Open House and Recruitment events and stay connected with career news from AHS.  An interactive Google map also allows candidates to search open positions in their preferred locations.  Interested candidates are welcomed to search our AHS new career web site to explore endless employment opportunities.

hiring Outlook

1,472 Job openings forecast for coming year 9% Job Growth
30 Average applicants per opening 116,845 Applications received
2,714 Positions filled in past year 21% New hires by employee referrals
848 New positions created 1,347 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 142 New graduates hired
5% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 5% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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