Legacy Health System

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Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
52 Reviews
3.3
52 Reviews
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Legacy Health System President & CEO George J. Brown
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26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work there, good access to Employee Health benefits such as vaccinations, good benefits, if you can get them (in 4 reviews)

  • The physicians were engaged and became leaders who focused on improving patient care and simultaneously cutting cost (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • This is all while senior management positions continue to grow and grow (in 3 reviews)

  • Benefits aren't that great (medical) (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Database management

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Legacy Health System part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy going coworkers and understanding bosses. Lay back work environment

    Cons

    Some people spend couple hours a day just to chat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote inside people than hire new one

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Compensation 'OK". Benefits ok. Vacation ok.

    Cons

    Very political work environment. Very poor management. Doctors are being micro managed. Would not recommend as an employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve management training and consider treating physicians appropriately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    RN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN)
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN)

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time

    Pros

    This hospital is successful, has many opportunities for staff. A leader in the community.

    Cons

    Lots of new nurses. Lots of new processes, constant change. Re-inventing the wheel. Old white guys running the place, very political. Tell us what we want to hear, nothing changes. Understaffed and told to deal with it. Same ol' story of every hospital! The community is growing and the hospital also needs to expand, desperately .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better education process for new nurses and continuing edu for nurses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good solid no frills company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Stable industry, high pay scale, large IT department, ok management, good benefits.

    Cons

    Not a progressive culture. Old school business culture. very bureaucratic. silo-ed organizational structure. no interactions between departments. minimal communications between departments and teams. Stifles the flow of information. no sharing of Ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen the restrictive culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Intern in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    very nice workmates and great environment

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hopewell House outdoor maintenance

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Hopewell House is a lovely place to spend my volunteer time. I have been an employee of Legacy during my professional career as an RN. Now I volunteer there.

    Cons

    The grounds at Hopewell House are in a deplorable state of non-maintenance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am a hospice volunteer at Hopewell House and have performed duties there since 2008. It has been brought to my attention by staff members and families of our patients that the grounds at Hopewell are extremely unkempt. Weeds are growing in all of the former flower beds, there are dead branches hanging from shrubbery and the gazebo area at the rear of the building is totally overgrown and the roses are dying. It is a shame that our patients and their families have to observe this mess. The other legacy hospitals appear to be fortunate to have wonderful landscaping services. Why does Hopewell not have the same.? One of our nurses has been so generous with her time and money to plant bulbs and other flowers at the entrance. She should not have to do this herself as well as provide excellent hospice service to our patients and their families. Please help make us proud of our facility and maintain this gem of an institution belonging to Legacy. Perhaps one of the management people should visit this wonderful place and recognize the work we do and take a look at the outside environment. We do bring our patients outside in their beds and family members use the courtyard for respite and comfort. How lovely it would be to have beautiful surroundings and not a weed patch. Hoping someone can make Hopewell as beautiful as the other Legacy facilities.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It has been a wonderful welcoming environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The amazing staff and management are willing to teach and truly appreciate the importance of patient advocacy

    Cons

    Benefits aren't that great (medical)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Very Hostile Workplace!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN) in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN) in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Serves a high volume of indigent.

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed and below market value pay. Managed by negative reinforcement. Terminates staff frequently in unfair labor practices. Not a happy place to work. A struggling, stressful workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Top down management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The quality of care is excellent.

    Cons

    Top down management is not aware of the great potential of the staff it employs. There is little room for professional advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to recognize and utilize the skill set of employees.

  11.  

    Great hospital system to work for. Lots of opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Awesome pay and benefits, usually well-staffed, great physicians and nurses to work with, clean facility. Many opportunities to move around within the system.

    Cons

    Because of the location of emanuel and good sam, there are a lot of alcoholics and drug addicts. They're not always the most pleasant patients and it makes for a lot of social work headaches. Personally for me, the hospital is a little far from my home. Traffic sucks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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