Providence Health & Services
3.0 of 5 175 reviews
www.providence.org Renton, WA 5000+ Employees

Providence Health & Services Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2014
Providence Health & Services – Renton – “Southgate II”

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3.0 174 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

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Rodney F. Hochman

(23 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Run as fast as you can!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat hard working employees....even if they are underpaid, and overworked. The lower level employees still believe that the mission means something.

ConsThere is no room for growth in this company, and if you do get a new job, the raise they give you laughable. There is no way to get a raise, other than during your annual review, and the maximum you could get was does not even keep up with the cost of living. But if you take a look at the Lund report, the executives are living a life of luxury. The benefits have become terrible in the last few years, and they even took a day of PTO away from their employees. They take care of the community, but not their own employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou are losing your best people to other companies because you are being to greedy, and doing nothing to show your loyalty to your current employees. People used to want to stay at Providence for years, now everyone is running as fast as they can, and that is because of the management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bad place to work

Reimbursement Specialist (Current Employee)
Torrance, CA

I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThere are no pros for this company. Management has ruined any change of this company to stay in California.

ConsManagement is partial to their own persuasion. They do follow the company policies. Very unprofessional office in Torrance, California, the Regional Business Office.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe fare, follow the rule and maybe the next company will not leave California for your lack of management skills that effect the income of the company. Stop hiring lazy people and then sticking up for them. Shame on 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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Outdated no compassion and overworked

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than a year

ProsCollect a pay check , coworkers are doing their best but morale is low .close to home. Never endless work. Benifits, make u feek like ur helping others

ConsManagement have no clue how to treat employees theres favoritism, bulling and harrasment
Most people are scared of retaliation. Employees losing their jobs for no reason. We are told we are over staffed but yet we never finsh are work load and always working overtime they want mindless people who are not going to challenge them. Core values throw that out the window. Never worked for a company that is so cheap. They set unrealistic goals so ur set up to fail then they use it as an excuse to not give merits or raises.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit being so cheap and hire enough people to do the job

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

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Providence in Portland Area

Patient Relations (Former Employee)
Portland, OR

I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNot too many pros, started off in 2007 being a wonderful place with good benefits, paid for employees, inexpensive for family. There was caring for the employees.

ConsNot a good place to work after the first year or so. It went from being a fair and good employer in the Portland Area to getting worse and worse. When I left benefits were sub standard. The sisters left and the Misson no longer mattered. Is getting rid of patient service if working in a non clinical roll.

Advice to Senior ManagementAfter the change over to the super program, the management must have been told to get rid of many people because during early 2013 to later 2013 many people were gone.. Some where given the opportunity to leave voluntarily, others who were taking a bit more time to catch on, were let go. If you were sick on leave you were encouraged to leave. Management made up reasons why they let people go. Told they were not fast enough, that they did mistakes that they did not do. Given warnings that some people never got. One day they were there and the next, gone. Given unreachable goals that could never be obtained and out right lied to. I was told that I made a mistake that I never would have or could have done. I knew of around 15-20 people who were let go like this. Who knows how many there were. Some had been with Providence for many years and were getting close to retirement age.

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

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Cardiology Tech---Little Company of Torrance Medical center

Cardiology Tech (Former Employee)
Torrance, CA

I worked at Providence Health & Services part-time for more than 5 years

ProsExcellent cardiologists and working enviroment

ConsMost horrible cardiology department 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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questionable ethics and a complete disregard for its employees

Clinical Research Personnel (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for less than a year

Prosa few nice coworkers who are supportive of one another though the trials and tribulations of working here; a manager who is trying their best to help employee morale in a poor situation.

Consi felt completely misled after accepting this job as i found out more and more about how things really are here. for professional staff there are no paid holidays, nor is there 'real' sick time. you have a paid leave bank, which is tiny compared to elsewhere, which you are required to use for the 5 major holidays that they are closed, in addition to your sick time. their idea of sick time is this odd extended sick leave pay, which you accrue like you would normal sick pay, but it can only be used if you're sick for more than three days or are admitted to a hospital. you also are not given any sort of leave or the shoddy extended sick pay for the fist 6 months that you are employed here. you are expected to take holidays where your department is closed as unpaid, and unpaid days if you are ill for those first 6 months.

morale is very poor here. employees can be divided into 2 groups - those who are actively trying (desperately) to find other work, and those whose spirits are so squashed that they think there is no hope for them so they might as well stay. they haven't had proper raises in ages, the office equipment is sub-par or positively geriatric.

the cancer center here, until only a few years ago, had almost an entire management staff that was related. it was an ethical disasterland. this type of situation can be seen in other areas of the hospital, because it is definitely not uncommon for children or family of physicians to work here as well. the instutution as a whole has definitely made cutting costs their priority, to the detriment of their patients and their employees. many nurses have quit due to the severe staffing shortages, stating that when an accident happens due to the lack of staffing, they will be the one blamed. it's sad.. i really expected much more of this place.

there are also a lot of ethical issues that present themselves if you are not coming from a faith-based institution. Providence is not catholic in name only - it will affect your medical care and what information you will and will not recieve. If you participate in a clinical trial, forget receiving any of the proper reproductive risk information on your consent form. i can't believe that they are legally allowed to get away with half of this stuff.

Avoid this place at all costs - as both a perspective employee and a patient.

Advice to Senior Managementmorale here is at all time lows. appreciate, respect and reward employees and provide benefits that actually make sense. how does a hospital not provide proper sick time benefits to its employees, putting their patients at risk when employees trudge in ill..

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

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piranha office environment - top down is toxic right now

Senior Level (Current Employee)
Renton, WA

I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 8 years

Prosnone right now due to imploding env.

ConsGlassdoor - the CEO has changed and I would bet his rating is MUCH worse. The ongoing transformation taking place is toxic and will not only change the values of PHS but will change the industry as a whole.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe changes you are putting into place now will take 5 years or more to become the norm. Until then top end staff are being recruited away and leaving gladly. Stop the back end conversations and walk the talk.

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

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In the last decade, Providence has not lived by the mission and core values it preaches to the community and employees.

Manager (Former Employee)
Torrance, CA

I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDecent benefits
Lot of great people

ConsNepotism by executive management
Lack of concern for employee welfare from upper management
Upper management has too much power to exercise retaliatory acts against employees
Lack of communication about system wide issues
Management more concerned with moving ahead than helping to create a culture of compassion and fairness for employees

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have been entrusted to lead by the mission and core values. If you get that, you can make Providence a better place to work.

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

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A Revolving Door, Keep Looking and Don't Look Back...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time

ProsPH&S is a top notch healthcare provider organization with exceptional patient care and state of the art equipment.

ConsThis review is focused on Admin only. I have never written a critique about an organization before but seriously compelled to do so about this one to bring awareness and prevent a qualified and otherwise professional job seeker from switching positions and then later on regretting it:

• there is lack of respect and professionalism in this admin support department located in north end responsible for preparing capital and operating budgets
• leadership exists only in title [those that have leadership titles are warm bodies because they are incompetent at leading]
• bullying exists [those that do it are also leaders]
• leadership plays favorites – For example, select members of the team are chosen to participate in closed door meetings in which topic should be shared with entire team
• open door culture does not exist –leadership spends majority of time with doors closed
• aggressive and bullying employees are blindly allowed to sabotage other coworkers
• no goal setting nor professional development occurs – [goes back to incompetent leadership]
• leadership is critical to a fault yet provides no input [again this is due to incompetent leadership]
• systems are old, antiquated and no training or growth opportunities exist

Some of these themes are prevalent in other’s reviews too and in my 20 plus years of professional experience (as another reviewer said too); I can honestly say that I have never been treated so poorly; a department is only as good as the people leading it.

The Extreme, Writing is on the Wall:
• Go find your own projects – it’s up to you we don’t give you work to do demanded by one of the execs [who does this, this is redic -- Staff may be duplicating efforts, working on projects that are not in line with the organizational mission, etc). Clearly stated they don’t know what the heck they are doing.
Simply put Do Not Play Nice. If you desire to work in a professional environment where leadership walks the talk, individuals are treated with respect and dignity, stability and growth opportunities exist, then seriously you should not waste your time with this organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's easy to do what you want, but it's hard to do the right thing

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

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Lots of middle management and sniping coworkers.

Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee)
Everett, WA

I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time for less than a year

ProsA way to be of service to the local community

ConsVery low pay for experience base, gossipy environment, lack of focus on patient care, sexism.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere are many good examples of high functioning healthcare systems locally. Model yourselves after Group Health or the UWMC.

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

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