Adventist HealthCare

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Adventist HealthCare Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
Updated February 10, 2015
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Entry Level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice company to start off with

    Cons

    Advancement depends on too many factors outside of your skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's okay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very tough to succeed here, hard work is satisfying but administration is not supportive of line staff and poor benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Adventist HealthCare

    Pros

    Great team members, fast paced. Good place for new grads to learn and take experience with you to an organization that will value it.

    Cons

    Low salary ranges, far below average in this area, health benefits are not good, very little vacation time and no paid holidays, managment makes it tough to use your leave time because of under staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your employees needs first, treat them like the valued and commuted service providers that they are. You will always continue to lose good staff if you continue to under pay and over work your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    2014: AHC Transitions to a New CEO - Terry Forde

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Consultant in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A faith based organization that employs an incredibly diverse staff. The new CEO, Terry Forde, understands there is a healthy balance in delivering outstanding care to patients, providing support to employees and collaborating with physicians. He is interested in innovation and creativity - a breath of fresh air in healthcare today. Executive leadership has and will continue to commit to developing its leaders. Also proactive in offering healthy living resources/services to all employees.

    Cons

    Frontline staff and middle managers stretched further each quarter continually having to do more and more with less. It may take awhile for the new CEOs philosophies, thinking and practices to trickle down. Compensation tends to below competitors yet other benefits may fill the need for some employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase future budgets to allow for more employees to take advantage of academic endeavors. Stay vigilant in quashing the rumors (fear) that one could be fired for speaking out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    80% of the people you will work with here, are the reason you come to work. That and the front line hospital workers if you ever are on the receiving end of their care.

    Cons

    The other 20% of the people, the extreme amount of politics, and lack of organizational structure make a hostile and vapid environment.

    I have seen many that take responsibility and have great work ethic be passed up on the scarce occasion there is a promotions. They are usually handed to individuals who have the right persons ear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adobt a ROWE(Results only work environment) model and actually put forward processes and procedures that are actionable. Pen to paper, actions over words. The entropy is ignored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, company with limited willingness to invest in its employees or innovations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare

    Pros

    It's great to work for a faith-based nonprofit where the mission matters and people really care about each other

    Cons

    Way behind its competitors in patient care innovations and investments in workplace satisfaction, professional development etc. Also often management is too "nice" to fire incompetent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. Focus more on investments in quality and less on cutting costs. If you do this you will retain your top talent and produce the outcomes you desire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start but difficult to stay...

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

    I worked at Adventist HealthCare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, kind people generally work here. I generally found I enjoyed the team work atmosphere and that my ideas were taken into consideration.

    Cons

    Seem to be reluctant to move towards new systems and processes. Interfaces between systems were old and out of date and management was willing to proceed even with incorrect items in place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    miscommunication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNA in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - CNA in Waldorf, MD

    I worked at Adventist HealthCare full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The best reason for working here is the clients you work with cause no 1 case is ever the same

    Cons

    Pay for mileage, miscommunication, a lot of mess ups on checks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some workers talk to employees and clients any kind of way. Believe there are no such things as emergency's if you cant be coverefd

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with! Very much team oriented. Everyone worked together for the good of the patients!

    Current Contractor - Administrative Receptionist in Portland, OR
    Current Contractor - Administrative Receptionist in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I had a contract job so I wasn't paid very much but I didn't mind because it was a great atmosphere to work in. Everyone was constantly trying to find ways to better service the patients. The office I was in was laid back which made for a stress free environment. When the census was large everyone was busy but never to the point of stressed out. Also, they are really great about time off.

    Cons

    There was some office drama, but what office doesn't have that? I would have liked to see more communication across different departments. They were very separated, and it made it difficult to work together when we needed too.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good place to work.

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

    I worked at Adventist HealthCare

    Pros

    Good supervision, supportive staff members

    Cons

    Upper management not transparent about policies
    Too rigid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor work expectations - overworked and under staffed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Systems in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - Strategic Systems in Gaithersburg, MD

    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Misery must love company, there are wonderful people working for this organization. Top executives are being replaced so there is hope!

    Cons

    Must be Adventist to rise to any degree within this organization. Executive management starting with the CEO is by far the worst I have ever worked for as they have a slave mentality that belittles and degrades a person self worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider acting like a religious bases organization. Treat employees with respect and dignity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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