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Press Ganey Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
106 Reviews
3.4
106 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get the opportunity to work from home and the company offers terrific benefits (vacation/insurance) (in 6 reviews)

  • Press Ganey has a strong history of improving the patient experience (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Every position does require a lot of work but you do get recognized for your hard work (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    too bad the PR doesn't match the reality

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

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In a difficult job market, any job can be a good thing. There is an attempt to be competitive on pay and benefits. Experience here can help you move on to your next position while PG still has a good reputation in the industry.

    Cons

    Bloated and ineffective senior management and too few people to do work. We have more "C" level execs than I have ever seen in a company this size. If you have not worked with the current CEO at his prior positions, you are not going to be taken seriously no matter your experience or abilities. New initiatives are poorly planned and executed, and we expend huge efforts trying to make these initiatives work after initial failures. If you are reading positive reviews of this company, you are reading scripted responses from CEO's new team who seem concerned about perception than reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bringing high paid friends and cronies on board while telling departments with severe staff shortages to "make do". Whether or not you hear comments about this - employees see and recognize this is happening.

    A poorly executed good idea doesn't differ much from a bad idea in practice. Execution of plans is as important as anything else - stop developing and trying to implement new initiatives until you can figure out how to execute better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run into the ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a nice level of flexibility in the job and the base pay isn't bad.

    Cons

    During my tenure with Press Ganey, there have been 4 CEOs. Each one brings in their own team and tries to "fix" what's wrong with the company. They add products and services without truly integrating them so that we have a myriad different platforms and teams that don't interact.

    Press Ganey's pricing models are so varied and complicated that it is difficult to tell a prospect what a service costs. That, coupled with PG being the high priced solutions, causes us to lose several deals.

    As a sales person, they have instituted a new comp plan in 2013 (which we have yet to receive in writing) that is convoluted, difficult to calculate, and penalizes the sales person for any decrease in a current client's revenue. So if a client discontinues a service because it isn't working - that money cancels out any new sales that were mad. It's possibly the worst SCIP that I have ever had in my 10+ years in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your offerings, make pricing more competitive and simple, and don't push a product out to market without testing it's readiness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to Work For!

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

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I honestly enjoy working here. Everyone I interact with is friendly, helpful and supportive. I have found the communication coming directly from the CEO very refreshing and you don't find that in many companies. He has clearly communicated the goals of the company and that the success of the company is due to the efforts of every single employee. Within my role, my manager gives positive feedback and lets you know when a job is well done. People need to embrace change, put trust in the leadership team and give 100% every day. I believe 2013 will be a breakout year for Press Ganey.

    Cons

    While it would be nice to all be in one location and know our co-workers better, videoconferencing and communicator help out a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep open the lines of communication so all employees are aware of what is going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Iron Triangle

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Addison, TX

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Allowed me to work from home often. Was completely up to date and on the "bleeding" edge of technology.

    Cons

    Agile Methodology + set scope, set team, and set timeline + no ability to negotiate or assist in the initial setting of the timeline = disastrous projects. This would be OK if it were not the norm here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read Management 3.0 and learn how to be Agile Managers. Adjust the release planning to allow for continuous delivery and regular deployments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Press Ganey

    Pros

    Still has some great people doing some good things.

    Cons

    Very little incentive to work hard here unless you are one of the chosen few. The leadership has tried blaming previous leadership and made drastic changes but they continue to lose quality people and try to replace them with "resources".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just listen but actually make changes. It might be too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company To Work For!

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

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time

    Pros

    The employees are truely invested in the company's success. It is refreshing to work alongside individuals who enjoy coming to work!

    Cons

    With offices throughut the country, you can work with people from all over and have limited opportunites to connect in person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate and provide opportunities for feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work, not so much anymore

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

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are very flexible with your schedule - letting you work from home, flex hours, etc.

    Cons

    I used to really think Press Ganey was a great place to work, but in recent months my opinion has taken a complete reversal.

    This company continues to pile on unnecessary upper level management (all of whom are old friends of the current CEO), while treating its average employee like dirt. If you are considering working here, don't expect to be fairly compensated for your hard work. Merit increases are no longer a given, and, though they claim that you may still be eligible for a merit increase if you score high marks on your annual performance review, this is a blatant lie. Myself and several others with whom I spoke received marks of "Exceeds Expectations" on our performance reviews, yet we received no merit increases. In the past 6 months alone, I worked an average of 60 hours per week, yet I guess that just wasn't good enough. On the same day that they announced the creation of yet ANOTHER upper level management position, the CEO of the company sent out an e-mail explaining to us that only 65 people in the entire company were deemed worthy of a merit increase this year.

    They can't afford to give us raises, or to provide us with desperately needed working laptops, but they sure can afford that new manager! I expect a mass exodus soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites with all of your friends and driving this company into the ground. You're ruining what used to be a good company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Way Ahead of the Market

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

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Press Ganey is by far the leading provider of patient satisfaction and related services. We have deeper benchmarks, better analytics and more advisors working personally with clients than any other player in the market. As far as opportunities, virtually all vendors in the health care industry want to explore ways to work with Press Ganey to better serve providers.

    Cons

    Too many offices and remote locations that prevent greater efficiency. Needs to consolidate offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more resources so we can move quicker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    exciting time to work at Press Ganey

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive and strong leadership
    Great company culture
    Open and honest senior leadership

    Cons

    Press Ganey is in a high growth phase right now, so at times work can be crazy but I know that in the end it is all worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great business with strong history, bright future

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

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Press Ganey has a strong history of improving the patient experience. While improvement has become a buzz word in the industry, Press Ganey has long been committed to this issue and it is the core essence of the business and mission of its team. The company is equally committed to looking for new ways to improve the patient experience in the 21st century by supporting its clients with new products, services and solutions. The vibe internally and externally is that Press Ganey is poised to continue being the industry leader and will continue to make a positive impact on health care for years to come.

    Cons

    To use a sports analogy, Press Ganey needs to ignore the "noise" -- those out there who say it can't, shouldn't, doesn't or won't. It can be distracting when people -- competitors or other naysayers -- espouse negative statements about your mission and purpose, but Press Ganey must not let this be a distraction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue staying positive and encouraging all employees to reach greatness!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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