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Banner Health Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
234 Reviews
3.1
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Banner Health President and CEO Peter S. Fine
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Pros
  • multiple locations, large system, good benefits, good pay, opportunity for advancement (in 17 reviews)

  • Everyone helped each other to maintain excellent patient care (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • patient care that, but it does not trickle down from direct care providers (in 17 reviews)

  • Quality of life is virtually non-existent, though upper management seems to enjoy it (in 11 reviews)

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    cna

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - CNA in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Banner Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits. The CEO makes his rounds. the training is great but the company's values need help

    Cons

    did not like working here as a cna. nurses are rude and so are patients. Nurses expect you to do all the work and are not willing to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't screw over the cnas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Corporate Lacks Insight

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior AA in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior AA in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a job with a "non-profit" in ever changing healthcare.

    Cons

    Executive members of staff have large egos and little respect. No leadership platform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead don't dictate. Let people do the job. Communicate don't manipulate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Greeley, CO

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary was all I miss. Very poor management.

    Cons

    Poor management, favoring of outgoing and chatty people. Quiet yet very hardworking people will not exceed standards. Management in the laboratory I worked in did not enforce rules fairly or evenly. Chronically late employees were able to exceed standards if they were popular.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was a good company in every way, and then turned into a horrible organization to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    My journey led to great opportunities for advancement, an education, and excellent transfer opportunities. Over the course of over 13 years, I was able to advance from the lowest rank to the highest rank in my department. I loved my job until things changed for the worse.

    Cons

    Banner Health (BH) is in a difficult change with healthcare reform. I don't blame BH solely for what has happened to healthcare in general. However, the corporate executive team does not make cuts like they are demanding those that actually give care or do the hands-on work. For example, while I was being asked to reduce staff, the corporate executives were actually hiring more corporate executives at big salaries, and the CEO received a significant raise while we were being reduced down to fewer staff and supplies needed to do our jobs effectively, efficiently, and safely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the staff that actually makes a difference in people's lives and invest in them. Your reductions are having a significantly negative impact on employee morale and community confidence in you as a preferred healthcare organization. Stop hiring corporate executives and instead give back to those that helped you in a pinch, those of us that went a few years without raises, sacrificed equipment we desperately needed, and found creative ways to save you big sums of money. My team alone helped save you over $500,000 in less than 2 years, and all I got in return was an eliminated position. You used to be an organization that actually cared about your employees, one we used to love and were very loyal to, but now you are looking at ways to screw those that have stayed loyal to you and made huge sacrifices for many years. Shame on you for this, this is an example of corporate sell-out and greed, and I do not know how you sleep at night!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    it wasnt as comfortable to work for the company after they took over sun health. always looking over your shoulder

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Sun City West, AZ
    Former Employee - Staff RN in Sun City West, AZ

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits. excellent short term disability. good teaching capibilites

    Cons

    patient to nurse ratio was not good pt much sicker on the general floors. not enough nursing assistants to help care for the pts . The mean age was 70 to 80.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the nurses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    neutral

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banner Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great medical and dental benefits, 401k with 4% company match after 1st yr

    Cons

    only 10% of applicant are selected for tuition reimbursement, lower end pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Department was Great, Upper Management is Clueless

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Systems Consultant in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in a very close niche department, it made the time go by quickly, and there was a lot of opportunity to learn, and grow.

    Cons

    There a lot of upper management issues. HR is blind to all the overtime issues. There so much work that needs to be done but Banner can't seem to keep good employees. Every time someone smart comes around they just leave because of all the politics in this big healthcare network. These are abnormal politics, that no other company I have worked with has.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring some many high price executives, in the end your not going to get anywhere where all the lower staff is gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, good experience until the last two years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Sun City West, AZ
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Sun City West, AZ

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Supportive coworkers. Everyone helped each other to maintain excellent patient care. Fair benefits.

    Cons

    Unrealistic patient to nurse/CNA ratios. Staff spread way too thin. High expectations and little support from upper management. Disorganized system flow. Often system changes made without input from the people working in the system, leading to fragmented, broken care systems. Crony management practices. Promoting friends in leadership roles as opposed to those who are most qualified to do the job. Layered management and administrative staff, making it almost impossible to take care of patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate managers that know and understand the peaks and flows within the network. New blood is good, but also value longtime employees; making access to career advancement for those who are willing and qualified to promote the necessary changes within the system to meet the new requirements under the Healthcare Portability Act AKA Obamacare. Listen to employees concerns and follow up immediately when system breaks impede patient care without blaming employees for these network breaks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top heavy, bureaucratic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent physicians
    Excellent nurses
    Strong peer relationships

    Cons

    Misalignment with corporate and facility needs
    Internal competition
    Inexperience or leadership immaturity at the executive level and director levels
    Poor pay
    Expensive benefits compared to other local healthcare companies
    Cut-throat and non-mentoring environment
    Constant change without adequate planning or support
    Staff is spread too thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Notice when your employees and leaders are stressed. Conduct behavior in a manner that executives should.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    BigCorporateHealthCare its all about the money honey

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Management in Greeley, CO
    Former Employee - Clinical Management in Greeley, CO

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice local staff, ok salaries

    Cons

    Tyrants running the show at headquarters in AZ. Unbelievable. Turnover is huge, and they are walking RN's out, increasing ratio's, hiring non clinical staff and foreign nurses to fill spaces to save money. Was told AZ hates RN's, they are offering 10K sign on bonuses in AZ for RN's but are being blackballed by the RN's there because of there reputation. Yeah there quality numbers look good, but I question data. Don't care about employee's, your lucky to have a job. Benefits suck, tell you they pay for school and they employer match, and then tell you after they hire you that it takes a year. Its tuff out there, but stay clear, they are creating an artificial RN shortage so they can justify cheap foregin nurses. Gross. Run RN's!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are top heavy. Read the book flattening the pyramid, or lean out your fat cat corporate office. When I saw clinical people being layed off for "optimization" and you are flying corporate people to arizona for christimas parties? Have some integrity, get rid of the chronic employee abusers. I think you have more lawyers than clinical people, think your going to need them. See how your patient satisfaction scores look after people can't understand their nurses. Really the absolute worst. Shame on you. Its like the 70's fat cat club at headquarters. UNIONIZE RN'S!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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