At Hackensack Meridian Health, 81 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 19141 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 0.19. It was published on Jan 17, 2018. 5211 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I feel I make a difference here.
I want to work here for a long time.

What They Do

We asked Hackensack Meridian Health to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Edison, New Jersey, 08837 US Sites: 340
Major Locations: Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601 US Employees: 21,285
US Revenues: $4,168 million Worldwide Revenues: $4,168 million
Corporate Structure: Non-Profit Founded: 2016

Sustainability Committee

Perks and Programs

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

  • HRO Training: We are committed to providing HRO (High Reliability Organization) training for everyone of our team members so we can provide a consistently safe and exceptional human experience throughout our network. We also want to reach levels of quality and safety that are comparable to those of the best high-reliability organizations.
  • Telehealth Services: We offer team members the option of receiving free medical consultations for non-urgent medical issues (flu, skin rash, etc.) with board-certified physicians via phone, web or mobile app 24/7.
  • On-site Child Care: Legacy Meridian Health provides three on-site child care centers for children who are between the ages of six weeks and 12 years. The centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • CC Fund and WIN Fund: Legacy HackensackUMC's CC Fund (Colleague to Colleague) is a fund that was established by team members for team members, to assist those facing financial hardships. Legacy Meridian Health's WIN Fund (When in Need) is a similar resource that helps team members facing emergency difficulties. Funds are raised through the annual Team Member Campaign.
  • Service Awards: Legacy Meridian Health team members are recognized for their milestone service anniversaries (5, 10, 15, etc.) with a "real-time" Service Award presentation box containing a letter from the Co-CEOs, a plaque and a catalogue of gift items to select from. HUMC team members are recognized for their years of service through the "Elevate Great" online recognition program. Legacy Meridian Health and HUMC team members are also recognized for their milestone years of service anniversaries at off-site celebrations held each spring.
  • Elevate Great: Legacy Hackensack University Medical Center's online appreciation platform includes ecard distribution as well as award nominations. Team members can redeem ecard codes for points in their Elevate Great bank. Various points are also provided for different award levels (including service anniversaries), which give team members the opportunity to redeem points for gifts.


$90,089 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Registered Nurse $100,445 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Nurse Manager Assisstant
50% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 4% of salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 75% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $3,114 Average Tuition Reimbursement


25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 20 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 25 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (1% use it)
  • Telecommute option (1% use it)
  • Job sharing (1% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (Weight Watcher meetings at some locations; yoga classes at some locations; fitness center and yoga class at the network office; an online discount program and bus trips for legacy Meridian Health; team member cafeterias.)


120 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)15 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$7,500 Adoption benefit80 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $1,045,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Director of Sustainability Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 6 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Jersey Shore NW Pavilion Team



How to Get Hired

We asked Hackensack Meridian Health 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?

At Hackensack Meridian, it goes beyond having a good attitude; it's about the abilities of exceeding expectations and paying attention to detail. We cultivate an exceptional work environment where team members feel a sense of belonging – which we feel motivates team members to do the kind of work that leads to fulfillment and professional growth.  The work our team members do every day makes a significant difference in the lives of others and it provides them with a feeling of accomplishment and philanthropy that comes from working in health care. Our philosophy about hiring our team members is that we do not just hire people – we select them for talent. To ensure our ongoing success as the region’s workplace of choice, we insist on selecting “the best of the best” – the highest caliber, most compassionate, most committed and talented individuals to join the Hackensack Meridian team.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective team members can engage us through varied channels to gain our attention. Hackensack Meridian Health is very active on all social media platforms and we proactively use them to identify and connect with talent across all functional areas. Candidates who provide robust and detailed information about their experience, skills and competencies will better position themselves to be considered for current and future opportunities. Another great avenue for prospective team members to experience our culture is through our highly-active volunteer programs across our network. These opportunities allow individuals to share their time and get to know our organization while learning more about the day-to-day environment and embracing our culture. We also run a wide array of careers events and candidate engagement campaigns that provide candidates the chance to connect with leaders and our recruiting teams so we urge them to take advantage of these opportunities.

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

Our key positions in the coming year will include Nurses, Patient Care Techs/Nursing Assistants, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Practice staff members, Certified Medical Assistants and Home Care specialists. We expect to continue expanding our services geographically across New Jersey as well as deepening the services we offer at all of our current locations.

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

Visit our newly designed career portals and create a robust profile including a resume, engage us on our social media platforms, visit us during one our our career events and engage family and friends who are current team members of Hackensack Meridian Health. Interested candidates should also feel open to engaging team members at any community events sponsored by the network to learn more about our services, culture and opportunities.

hiring Outlook

7,500 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 4% Job Growth
8 Average applicants per opening 55,000 Total job applicants
33% New hires by employee referrals 46% Openings filled by current employees
400 Recent graduates hired 12% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
27% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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