Legacy Health System

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Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
56 Reviews
3.4
56 Reviews
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Legacy Health System President & CEO George J. Brown
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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.  

    Staff Nurse

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

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team with awesome coworkers.
    Multidisciplinary collaboration

    Cons

    Health insurance for family is not great
    Sick and Vacation time are lumped together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make separate vacation and sick time banks

    Recommends
  2.  

    Stable but Stagnant

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

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Stable work environment and flexible schedule. 401k match.

    Cons

    Be sure to negotiate your salary up front or you will get stuck creeping along at a dismal 3% for the rest of your time in the job classification. Compensation is not merit based, so you have to be self-motivated.Due to budget cuts a few years back, they expect a lot out of each employee- so be ready to bring your A game all day every day. Tried to get re-classed as my workload and responsibilities changed significantly and does not reflect the job title, but was told no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider merit based pay or a livable wage increase - .20-.30 a year doesn't stretch very far. Don't forget the worker bees, we all work hard for our money even though we don't have RN or MD after our names.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Current employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great office culture. Compensation good.

    Cons

    Current management is not connected to staff. Working environment is not appropriate for volume of patients being run through. Patients being added without consideration of appropriate time on schedule. Employees continually working through lunch and breaks to accommodate volume. Management aware of working environment but looking at dollar amount producing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is being hired according to degree, with no attention to "people skills". Management has no idea what goes on if office except what is told to them and then management only relays to upper management what they want known. A lot of management is in over their head and this shows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Database management

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Legacy Health System part-time (more than a 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 a year)

    Pros

    very nice workmates and great environment

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    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 a 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    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

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