Altru Health

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Altru Health Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
8 Reviews
4.2
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice place to work but limited growth potential

    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at Altru Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small health system. Small town feel

    Cons

    Company is satisfied to maintain it's small market status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is too far removed from front line staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - COTA in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - COTA in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at Altru Health full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, great training.

    Cons

    low pay but is low because of the area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work in Grand Forks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Forks, ND

    I worked at Altru Health part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    competitive pay, good core values

    Cons

    old and outdated, lack of communication, very grumpy nursing staff (awful to work with)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    medical staff really needs an attitude check. Many patients and employees dislike coming to Altru because of their sour attitudes. I saw a patient lay in her own feces for over 30 minutes. I ran all over and talked to many nurses and CNA's who are trained in helping this fall risk patient cleaned up, and NO ONE would take responsibility and said it wasn't their problem, ask someone else. the was no huc to me found I felt bad for this patient covered in poop and tears because no one would help her. I reported this awful incident to my manager, hr and nothing was ever done about it. I don't care what your title is whether its a nurse, CNA or even Dr. if your trained to help a patient get cleaned up you should. After all the patients are the reason we are all here and ultimately the ones paying our paychecks!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Altru is a great hospital to work for they treat their employees well as well as teach good motives for great patient ca

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dietary in Grand Forks, ND
    Current Employee - Dietary in Grand Forks, ND

    I have been working at Altru Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay for the area

    Cons

    Parking isn't all that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some upper management has issues with gossiping about employees, there is talking about them professionally and gossiping doesn't always make the employees feel comfortable at work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company and good people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altru Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement package.

    Cons

    Not many other options in the community for competition

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Altru is a great health system to work for. You aren't just another employee, you are part of a team making a difference

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

    I have been working at Altru Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Involvement in change
     - Make a difference in people's lives
     - Excellent internal corporate communication
     - Senior leadership is present with staff. They aren't just some taking heads.
     - Even younger staff are listened to. Everyone's view matters.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are too many bureaucratic barriers to staff accomplishing a specific task. Or managers aren't sometimes present in the moment and miss important information that needs to be communicated to staff about organizational change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let personal views become obstacles that stand in the way of staff making positive changes for patients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    No support from management and no trust between workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Access in Grand Forks, ND
    Former Employee - Patient Access in Grand Forks, ND

    I worked at Altru Health

    Pros

    Lots of open positions at all times and the ability to advance.
    Advancement is typically from within.
    There are education classes available.
    Many locations within the region so there are options to move to the other locations.
    Yearly evaluations with raises.
    Paid time off accrues quickly.

    Cons

    No support from supervisors and there is never two sides to any story.
    Vacation approval is on a seniority basis so you are heavily restricted on the time you can take off.
    Supervisors are not on the floor so they are out of touch of the day to day problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so quick to reprimand employees after hearing one side to a situation. Do research and ask about the other side of a situation before moving forward with a reprimand.
    Be more involved with the day to day aspect of the business.
    Be seen and hear open communication.
    Treat everyone equally and fairly- regardless of title and position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT PLACE- ALTRU

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

    I have been working at Altru Health full-time

    Pros

    Great Patient care, 2012 wired hospitals.

    Cons

    Organization is currently looking into space requirements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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