Allina Health

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Allina Health Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
107 Reviews
3.6
107 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent work environment and work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, and competitive pay; (and for smaller towns outside of the metro to the west it makes a difference) (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The pay is a little less than industry standard, but the work-life balance is very good (in 3 reviews)

  • Annual employee increases do not meet annual cost of living increases & no opportunity for extra incentive (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Account Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Patient Account Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Allina Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company seeks to treat patients as informed consumers of health care services. This elevates their status and acknowledges their purchase power. Allina strives for excellent patient outcomes.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance internal promotion efforts to retain educated, talented employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not employee but routine educator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Allina Health as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good co-educators, enjoy participants in the courses, good schedules for independent educators, on cutting edge of life support practices

    Cons

    cancelled occasionally due to low enrollment in class (but that is rare)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    X ray Tech

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Rad Tech in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Rad Tech in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Allina Health as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with Allina for 1 year and enjoyed it. The pros for this company is it's vast opportunities to advance within the company.

    Cons

    I can not say for all the Allina facilities, but the one i worked at lacked modern tech which they were improving on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Disorganized galore!

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

    I worked at Allina Health part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy interview. I did not have to drive far to get to work and I am so happy I am no longer an Allina employee!

    Cons

    Easy interview and then came the disorganization. Management unclear what training is needed for new hires, took weeks to get computer clearance, email etc. Management was unable to give me my work schedule for the NEXT week! The posted job description was nothing as the actual job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house! If the new hires are getting poor and sloppy service, am I suppose to believe that your patients are getting any better?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Med/Surg RN

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Allina Health

    Pros

    Great benefits with MNA union, night shift differential 4 dollar/hr

    Cons

    only the typical cons of being a registered nurse-staffing, etc

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not but but not good

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

    I worked at Allina Health

    Pros

    Good pay
    Newer facilities
    Good benefits
    Many locations

    Cons

    In spite of what their literature will tell you, there is little support for advancement. Even getting something as simple as an internship for an existing employee in good standing seems to be too much. Very political work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees, give more consideration to existing employees over outside employees and do more to help advance your employee's career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Certified Medical Assistant Urgent Care

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

    I have been working at Allina Health

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, hours, short drive to work, clean environment, access to patient needs

    Cons

    Management is overly concerned about what staff is doing at all times. Has recently been caught driving slowly past clinic to spy on staff at night. HR has not been very helpful regarding complaints about management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff or you will be the cause for the good ones to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Trying to be progressive but disorganized

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

    I worked at Allina Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good clinicians. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    My experience was a disorganized department due to annual manager turnover. Hard on primary care providers.

  10.  

    Has it highs and lows. Unfortunately the Home Oxygen division seems to be trying to find direction with limited leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DME Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - DME Technician in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Allina Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with community. Helping people.

    Cons

    Feeling there is no support of those who will do the work and giving a pass to those who do the bare minimum and do nothing extra. Members of leadership seem to have no idea of the mission. Changes are made that negatively impact patient service with no explanation or good reason. Little chance of advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inward for people who can be leaders. Going outside for mid-level management seems to be full of friends of current leaders with no firm grasp of mission or objectives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    In general

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

    I have been working at Allina Health

    Pros

    it really is a good company to work for, stable job.

    Cons

    Feels like upper mgmt doesn't always understand what we have to deal with on a daily basis with angry patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people on the lower end do a lot of the work & deal with angry people daily and manage should take what they say/contribute as extremely important.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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