At Northwell Health, 83 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 700 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.09. It was published on Sep 8, 2017. 2547 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
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 22 hospitals, over 550 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. Each year we care for more than two million people in our communities.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: New Hyde Park, New York, 11042 US Sites: 382
US Employees: 52,007 US Revenues: $9,938.3 million
Worldwide Revenues: $9,938.3 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)

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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.

  • Employee Resource Groups: Northwell Health’s BERG program enhances engagement, sparks innovation, drives talent development, and promotes an inclusive culture to deliver culturally sensitive patient care. Each BERG submits a business plan designed to support the patient-and family-centered care model of our health network. Examples include: • BRIDGES, engages employees passionate about embracing relationships with our diverse communities (such as Chinese, Korean, Latino) ● EXPRESSIONS serves as a resource to promote health equity and awareness of the LGBTQ community. ● VALOR (Veterans and Allies: Liaisons of Reintegration) engages military personnel, veterans and family members to ensure they achieve successful community re-entry, gainful employment and overall well-being. ● GreenBERG focuses on improving the environmental impact of our facilities
  • Long Island Housing Partnership: Employees looking to purchase a home on Long Island can be eligible to receive grant monies from the LIHP and $5,000 from Northwell Health.
  • Physician & Executive Concierge: Designated team and phone number for Physicians and Executives to contact with any questions. Specializes in benefits, payroll, and compensation and retirement strategies for Executives and Physicians.
  • Local Discounts: Various discounts are offered to employees including fitness, health and beauty, restaurants and catering, pets, spas, travel and transportation, leisure and entertainment, education, phone, internet and TV services, children’s camps and services, automobile sales and repair, and banking, home and real estate services.
  • Service Award Dinners and Gifts: Northwell Health recognizes and rewards employees for their length of service, dedication and loyalty to Northwell Health in 5 year increments with a gift of choice. Employees celebrating 20+ years are invited to an annual dinner at their location.
  • Military Memorial Luncheon: Supplemental Pay-To ease the burden and to recognize our returning military employees’ service and dedication, Northwell Health pays our deployed veterans the difference between their military salaries and the salary they would have earned at their health system jobs.
  • Annual Softball Tournament & Picnic: Each August, we host our Annual Softball Tournament and BBQ. The all-day tournament is open to all employees across our health system, and features more than 50 teams and endless amounts of food. Northwell Health pride and teamwork—along with friendly competition—are all on display throughout the day and our President and CEO, Michael Dowling, raffles off trips to Wellness Warriors as detailed in section 6.31—Caring. A photo album featuring the different teams and the day’s events is shared on Northwell Health’s Facebook page.
  • Bright Horizons Care Direct: CareDirect provides Eligible Employees with unlimited access to options, tools and other resources to search for a variety of dependent care and household services, including Employee-Selected Services.
  • Food and Nutrition Counseling: All Northwell Health food and nutrition departments are updating their menus to be more nutritious for you and our visitors, counseling is available. Across the organization, Northwell Health is committed to serving its patients, visitors, and employees delicious, high quality food and beverage that supports healing and well-being. We uphold our Healthy Choice standard by sourcing foods that are seasonal, locally or regionally grown, and raised without antibiotics, hormones, or steroids.
  • myRecognition: Reward & Recognition Points Program, C.A.R.E. Thank You Cards, Recognition Spot Cards,Thank You Cards ,myRecognition Bracelets Any employee can recognize team members or teams who exemplify one of the six behavioral expectations adopted by our organization and each time a team member is recognized, a star will appear on his/her member page and they will receive a certificate or points which can be exchanged for a gift through the platform.


95% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Staff employees) 95% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for Staff employees)
83% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 19 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$4,838 Average Tuition Reimbursement $5,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
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27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 27 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
37 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 18 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (10% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (10% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Onsite Amenities (Physician & Executive Concierge 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)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)$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

Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit 19 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • 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
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

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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.   

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

11,000 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 8% Job Growth
8 Average applicants per opening 109,790 Total job applicants
32% Openings filled by current employees 1,606 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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