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Updated Jul 16, 2014
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2.8 91 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

Press Ganey CEO Patrick T. Ryan

Patrick T. Ryan

(73 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get the opportunity to work from home and the company offers terrific benefits (vacation/insurance) (in 5 reviews)

  • There are still some good people with a moral compass and try to do the right thing (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Every position does require a lot of work but you do get recognized for your hard work (in 5 reviews)

  • New management has come in and destroyed what was a great company (in 5 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Instead of Good to Great has gone from Great to Mediocre

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat front line staff; hard working, caring and intelligent. Wonderful CNO - love her focus regarding the importance of nursing on patient satisfaction. Get to work with great hospitals in various places across the nation.

    ConsSr Management; more interested in promoting "their" way than making sure what is best for the organization. Too many egos. Not trustworthy - will make a decision one day and then reverse it a week later regardless of how it hurts any employees. Used to promote a small sample for surveying as the best methodology - now promote "every patient" as a way to charge more. Have lost a lot of good people which have been replaced by Sr Mgmt cronies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart thinking about the welfare of the company, its workers and clients more than your own personal welfare.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe mission of the organization is meaningful and there are many great people that work there. People often like the work they do. Their core product is strong. Great clients. Good to average benefits.

    ConsThe CEO is on a personal power trip and has surrounded himself with buddies who won't disagree with him. Many bad decisions by C-suite and no accountability. Buying companies without successfully integrating. The culture is going downhill. (Many reviews on Glassdoor are fake and written by marketing to improve ratings)

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house at the top and focus on employees. A service organization is only as strong as its people. Don't ignore the talent drain - invest in employee development and culture, and you can turn things around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    A Hot Mess

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) South Bend, IN

    ProsSome departments/teams are quite flexible and reasonable about work life balance, including working from home when needed.

    ConsSome departments/teams have a culture of constant chaos, tension and pressure.

    The company's new executive team(s) over the past few years have made it very clear that they are not interested in investment or retention of staff level employees. Overall, the morale in my department has improved a bit but remains low.

    The company is extremely top-heavy with many executives paid highly to make the important decisions (or, more accurately, to argue with each other over decisions that never get made, or get made only to be reversed within months) and not enough staff to complete work. Executives are out of touch with the actual work going on at any given time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Loss of mission, vision and values is damaging those that matter most - the customers (external/internal).

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsCasual work environment with benefits (vacation time/insurance). Friendly, educated and helpful co-workers willing to help with tasks. Discount toward gym membership to improve employee fitness/wellness.

    ConsMajor disconnect between employees and leadership. Lack of resources and staff to adequately serve the customers. Promotions, if they happen, are rare and typically occur at senior manager/executive level. Huge employee turnover throughout 2013.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLessons are repeated until they are learned...listen to your employees and implement improvements quickly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Formerly fantastic currently awful

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCo workers, the original mission of the company, the healthcare industry,

    Consmanagement is extremely arrogant with no results that would justify arrogance, A exemplary culture focused on accountability, mutual respect, customer focused, and employee driven has been destroyed. It seems the current ceo and many of his henchmen/women came from a company where they did not survive the cut

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease resign

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great colleagues, incompetent upper management

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFellow colleagues are very supportive. Flexible work schedule.

    ConsUpper management asks for constant feedback about work conditions and never seem to do anything about it. It's like talking to a wall.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop putting the cart before the horse. Have a set timeline for employees with respect to internal improvements. After years of hearing "we're working on it," people become disheartened.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The company started out great, has become greedy and not employee oriented

    Comment Processor (Former Employee)

    ProsInsurance benefits were really good at the time. Well as long as it wasn't for a family, but for a single person, however the opportunity for different types of benefits was good.

    ConsNo job security, constant scrutiny, they are money oriented for the higher ups in the company, not employee oriented, constant pressure, crazy expectations, knowledge of being fired at any moment for no reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to how the company was run when Dr. Hall was there, it has gone down since him leaving.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Changes needed before it's too late

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are still some good people people there who understand the business and produce most of the value.

    ConsNew management has come in and destroyed what was a great company. When they got there in 2012, they assumed everything was broken and needed to be fixed. There were a couple key areas that needed some attention, but the majority of the company and people were in good shape. What ended up happening is that they were forced to make layoffs because of their poor decisions and since then there has been a mass exodus of the remaining employees (across several departments). Management really doesn't care and treats everyone as if they are replaceable. That attitude towards the employees continues to drive more people away. The management team is a bunch of buddies that move from company to company and are more concerned with protecting each other than actually adding any value to the companies they manage. The current management team is terrible, but the root cause is 3 consecutive poor CEO choices in 5 years since Vestar bought the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has no idea how good the company was before they destroyed it because because they cannot fathom it functioning without them. In reality they are the ones responsible for most of the problems the company is now experiencing. Pick up your buddies and leave before things are beyond repair.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    A great company goes down hill

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Wakefield, MA

    ProsAt the rate people are leaving, they are likely to get desparate to hire replacements. There could be a good opportunity for someone who is looking at the end of 2013. There is still some level of accomodation of work/home balance but I am not sure that it will last. There is still the possibility that if the current senior management is replaced that Press Ganey could be a great company again. There are people who are being kept from doing that today.

    ConsThe company is very short term focussed. This makes them do things that can have good immediate financial results but are likely to have fatal consequences in the future. The technical debt is enourmous and growing. Individuals do not matter in the company. It is clear that the management perception is that everyone is interchangable and easily replaced. The power structure is very buddy oriented, what was once called the old boys club (but with no gender discrimination at Press Ganey). Being the buddy of the next level up is far more important than competence. It appears that the company is in serious financial straights that has been well hidden from the financial analysts and investors. In the last two years, there has been one bonus paid (The CEO said that based on the financials it should not have been paid) and basically no raises even for exceptional performance according to the CEO.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is time to stop putting bandaids on fatal wounds. A vision for what the company wants to be is needed and needs to be sufficiently concrete that it can be realized. The greatest weakness of the senior management team is that there is little to no competence in the area of leadship. When the new senior management team came in, there was a grand vision which failed because the senior management did not know how to make the vision feel real and achievable. When it came down to actually planning a transition from the current state to the future state, the senior management could not develop the plans to make it achievable. Instead they assumed that they could start from absolute scratch and by some miracle, the company would arrive at that vision.

    You need to bring some people with real leadership skills into the company to compensate for the lack of these skills at the senior management level. Promoting people who are bullies and who pontificate with obviously no knowledge about their topic will not hlep build confidence in the "leadeship" of the management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bunch of Monkeys

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is simply nothing. Hope this helps job seekers.

    ConsAs you might have guessed from the title bunch of monkeys try to run the show. You will find no trust, no leadership, no commitments but you will find lot of headache for free. Sincere advice is don't trust these idiots.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on dancing Monkeys. No body is going to trust you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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