Select Medical

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Select Medical Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
113 Reviews
2.4
113 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Resources, continuing education, certifications, operations support, clinical excellence and patient centered focus (in 4 reviews)

  • Great interdisciplinary team work (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Productivity is more important than patient care (in 6 reviews)

  • We have such a high turnover rate, in the last 6 months four of the five people we have hired have already quit (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Just a unsafe place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Upper Management in York, PA
    Current Employee - Upper Management in York, PA

    I have been working at Select Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The patients are in need of a lot of care. You will find a small group of employees that will work for the patient despite the lack of support from Select management.

    Cons

    The management could care less about anyone any patient. This is a for profit hospital and they will sit you down to explain that you are here for the sole purpose to work and make them look good by keeping the patients coming in the door not to mention keeping them asong as they can run out the Medicare and cash in. Keep them Ali e until the big day. Which means the day they get the most money. It's terrible to work for a company who only cares about money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company seems to promote the worst of the bunch. Normally the best stay and the rest leave. In this company the liars get peinted and the best honest competent ones get run off. Interesting concept.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience

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

    I worked at Select Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    decent pay is the only pro to this company. The pay is not worth it though.

    Cons

    Regional manager was rude to staff and treated us poorly. Never allowed to use PTO even if putting a request months in advance. HR doesn't take your concerns seriously. They harass whistleblowers when multiple employees turned in a therapist for Medicare fraud. Care more about productivity than patient care. Harass and accuse staff of lies on a daily basis regardless of what proof is provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take staff more seriously about Medicare fraud committed!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    needs improvement all around

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Select Medical

    Pros

    wonderful co-workers who work hard to care for patients with little support from upper echelon.

    Cons

    corporate, for profit medicine. NOT for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management may want to consider joining together and encouraging the powers that be to support staff when difficulties arise, vs. terminating every employee who does not fit into their corporate mold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    RUN THE OTHER WAY----

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

    I have been working at Select Medical full-time

    Pros

    None, Nada, Zip, Useless, Hopeless

    Cons

    Regency Hospital in Cleveland is the worst-run "healthcare" facility anywhere. In a town with Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals this place should be embarrassed to have "hospital" in its name. The CEO Tim Rolson (if you can call him a CEO) knows nothing about COMMUNICATION (with staff, patients or family members) and should resign before he's fired. He might be able to run a hot dog stand but that's even debatable. The nurses are sub par ( if they were good they'd be able to get jobs at CCF or UH right?) TERRIBLE - DO NOT GO TO WORK THERE. Liars everywhere from the CEO to Admissions. Shame on Select for continuing to operate this facility. I'm reporting them to JACO and everyone I can find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dig a hole, push the place in and cover it up. Hopeless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible company... Very cliquey

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Select Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Probably just the experience of dealing with inexperienced CEO's and regional directors.

    Cons

    Backstabbing
    Clique
    CEOs have no idea how to run an Ltach ... They are often seen at their homes for hours during the day and rarely speak with families /patients. They truly pass the buck. Regional directors have no idea what the CEOs are doing...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak with your front line staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    You will lose your License if you are not careful....STAY UNEMPLOYED RATHER THAN WORK HERE!!!

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

    I have been working at Select Medical full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good nurses, decent care, good pay, flexible hours

    Cons

    Terrible management. I was hired, then my nursing supervisor left immediately. I was "left adrift on memory bliss."
    Mediocre to terrible training. It's "sink or swim" training. I was on my own after a week and a half. Good luck with that.
    Unrealistic expectations for new grads...or nurses in general.
    "Nurses Eat Their Young." Nuff 'said.
    No training...oh, that's right...I said that already
    Backbitting, no team player. Ask another nurse for help and you'll probably get the vaunted "eye roll."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blow up and start over. Realistically.
    1. Solid polices
    2. Checklists for new hires...everything from computers to passwords to contacting doctors to training skills
    3. A defined six week training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    "The Select Medical Way" is NOT the way to go.

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

    I have been working at Select Medical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Not sure if this is a pro, but if you stay with the company long enough as an Analyst and threaten to leave, you will most likely get promoted to a management position.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Micromanaged constantly
    Expected to complete tasks that have nothing to do with your job title, just because the responsible department doesn't feel like doing their own job.
    Most IS positions are expected to be an extension of the helpdesk.
    Not allowed to work from home.
    After hours on call can be a nightmare.
    Other department managers try and delegate projects and tasks to those outside of their department.
    Project specifications aren't discussed prior to adding said project to your "project list"
    Company keeps hiring managers, but doesn't fix the problems with the current ones.
    Company continually expands, but does not expand their IS Staff that is expected to support the hospital staff.
    it is a rare occurrence that a project is well thought out.
    HMS/Medhost is a horrible application that we are expected to support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop delegating projects/tasks to employees that do not work in your department. Discuss those with their managers first to let them decide where it will fit in with the rest of the on going projects and deadlines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not appreciated Regency Cleveland West

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Middleburg Heights, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Middleburg Heights, OH

    I worked at Select Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not really any pros. Salary used to be, but at 2% across the board, embarrassing. Some employees really care but are not recognized.

    Cons

    The administration. If not in the clich, you're worthless. If in the clich, you can take hour bkfst and an hour lunch. Ran better before Select took over. You were recognized for a job well done, not here, not now. Leadership team is a joke. Talk about the CEO behind his back to other employees. Sexual harassment happens here and upper mgmt sweeps it under the rug. HR is a joke. Didn't answer phone as scheduler, still don't as HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional VP or President should talk to the common worker. There are problems at this site. When President or VP come for a visit, CEO or CNO wisk them away so no one can talk to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Select Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work itself is interesting. The patients are complex, the Physicians are engaging, and the type of material that needs to be presented is fun.

    Cons

    The managment are all friends and if you're not in their inner circle, they will try to throw you out. No matter how hard you work, it doesn't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore the things going on around you just because it's easier than confronting the issue. IF you notice an employee is working very hard, acknowledge that and give some encouragement instead of always beating down everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    All about the money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Sylvania, OH
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Sylvania, OH

    I worked at Select Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money was competitive for the area, but it is not worth the stress and risk to your professional license.

    Cons

    Management is a disaster. Policies change daily. HR doesn't return phone calls or emails, lies then denies it. They went through 5 different administrations in 6 years. Can't keep a good, honest, caring CEO or nurse manager. Communication is non-existent for the most part. Profit and keeping beds filled is their priority. They don't care about staff or if there is even enough staff to take care of the patients as long as the beds are filled and the money is coming in. Patient ratios are unrealistic and unsafe. No one can be trusted, everyone is encouraged to throw each other under the bus creating a hostile environment. They rule by intimidation, lies and deceit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put patient care and employee's first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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