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



This review is based on 1169 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.38. It was published on Sep 10, 2018. 4208 Visitors

What Employees Say

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

What They Do

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

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, over 650 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: New Hyde Park, New York, 11042 US Sites: 454
US Employees: 55,233 US Revenues: $10,790.5 million
Worldwide Revenues: $10,790.5 million Corporate Structure: Non-Profit
Founded: 1997

Northwell Health has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma 2018 (ranked 13)

Best Workplaces for Diversity 2017 (ranked 55)

Truly Together

Perks and Programs

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

  • Innovation Challenge: The Innovation Challenge provides team members with the opportunity to compete as individuals or teams to receive up to a $500,000 investment from Northwell to progress their cutting-edge ideas. Additionally, the Innovation Challenge winner(s) receive recognition at our Northwell Health Rally along with our President’s Award winners.
  • Medical Innovation Contest: Each year, Northwell Health hosts a four-week-long medical innovation contest, where public voting decides which of three medical innovations developed by researchers and physicians will receive $100,000 in additional research support.
  • Northwell Rally: This year, the Northwell Rally was expanded beyond leadership to include approximately 10,000 team members – with over 25,000 employees invited — in total. Additional team members were chosen from across the organization to represent their team, and invites were extended to 2018 President’s Awards finalists, Service Awards recipients and wellness challenge finalists. Through interactive installations, team-building activities, entertainment, content that told the stories of our everyday heroes, and remarks from President and CEO Michael Dowling, Chief Innovation Officer Elaine Page, and a guest speaker, the Rally instilled pride and amplified what makes Northwell special – our innovation mindset and compassion.
  • Patient Experience Week: A celebration of the tremendous impact our people have on our patients. Each facility is encouraged to add their own spin, resulting in red carpet events, photo booths, meditation sessions, smoothie bars, appreciation rounding by leaders, friendly competition activities, Culture of C.A.R.E. trivia and team building activities.
  • The President’s Awards: The highest honor at Northwell, these awards celebrate individuals and teams who represent the very best of the organization, serve as role models and demonstrate innovation in everything they do.
  • Team Lavender: A program to care for those who care for others, offering a holistic approach to emotional support for our caregivers that can be dispatched in any workplace or patient event.
  • ECFAS Fund: The Employee Catastrophic Financial Assistance Service (ECFAS) through Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is there when our team members need help, providing financial assistance to those facing non-recurring, catastrophic, extraordinary and unforeseen personal emergencies. The fund is intended to assist team members who have experienced an emergency situation that has caused a temporary financial hardship.
  • Beginnings: A full day, interactive onboarding session where our newest team members gather with senior leaders to learn all about the organization. While there are, of course, presentations by our leaders, our new team members are the real stars. Throughout the day we inspire, engage, welcome, connect and share.
  • myRecognition: Our recognition program was created in response to feedback from our Workforce Engagement Survey. It’s the way we recognize and reward team members for outstanding commitment and delivery of our mission, vision and behavioral expectations.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Because we know each employee has unique career development needs, we provide up to $5,000 per calendar year toward qualified tuition expenses for an Associate, Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree. Eligible team members can also receive 100% employer-paid tuition expenses for a Master’s degree from Hofstra University.


33% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 2% of salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 89% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
19 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $11,552 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Celebrating at our Employee Rally


27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 32 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
27 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 32 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
32 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 32 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (5% use it)
  • Telecommute option (10% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (53% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (" On-site dry cleaning serivces at a number of sites On-site retail pharmacies at a number of sites On-site ATMs with no fees for those enrolled in BFCU Northwell Healthy Choice meals and snacks at all sites Wellness Workshops at all sites Gyms, fitness classes, walking trails and healthy stairwell campaigns at select sites Massages, guided meditation, Reiki, and stress management classes at select sites EAP stress management services at all sites Workforce safety services at all sites Lactation/meditation rooms at most sites Teaching kitchen classes at select sites")


105 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 35 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
21 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
19 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take$5,000 Adoption benefit
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
*Employees are required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


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

Community and Environmental Impact

Vice President Leads environmental impact team Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit
18 LEED certified building(s) Yes Renewable energy program
Yes Carbon offset program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Chief Diversity Officer 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; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 250 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
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Chef Appreciation Day


Listening through our Innovation Challenge

How to Get Hired

We asked Northwell 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?

We look for prospective employees that meet and display our core values.  Truly Compassionate, Truly Innovative, Truly Ambitious, Truly Together and Truly Ourselves.  As an organization with a tremendous passion for care, we also look for those that will leave a positive impression on our patients.  Someone with heart and passion who truly wants to make people's lives better.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Social media and our in-person recruiting events are both great ways for prospective candidates to introduce themselves.  Today Northwell Health finds some of our most ambitious candidates through social media.  On each of these channels, we regularly share stories and videos about Northwell Health's facilities and employees, as well as positive feedback and testimonials from patients, showcasing the important, heartwarming work taking place throughout our organization.  Prospective employees can comment and ask questions and interact directly with our team.  We also host meet-ups, where we work with local stores to promote their business while introducing our brand and career opportunities to potential hires.  Aside from treating recruits to breakfast or lunch, we frequently give out continuing education gift cards to those who attend, further supporting our overarching mission of giving back.   

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

Within the next 12 months, we will be focused on hiring for Advanced Clinical Providers such as Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Additionally we will remain focused on hiring for our laboratory positions as well as Home Health Aides and othe RN positions. 

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

Interested candidates should visit our Northwell Health Careers website to apply for jobs as well as our Northwell Health Careers Blog and our Northwell Health Careers Facebook page to learn more about recruiting events, education programs, new opportunities and incredible careers stories.  

hiring Outlook

13,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 6% Job Growth
11 Average applicants per opening 164,495 Total job applicants
33% Openings filled by current employees 1,388 Recent graduates hired
7% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 8% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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