Appalachian Regional Healthcare Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff on site.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare

    Pros

    Good medical insurance and cheap..

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
  2. Working there was like working on general hospital.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare

    Pros

    Good pay at the time, and cared for the patients well being.

    Cons

    Now your minimum wage for 5 years then you get a pay raise to what everyone else makes, drama, seems like it'll be a great place to work then all the sudden they're trying to get rid of you, trust no one you are there to work not make friends, its a bandaide hospital, if your in dire need of medical help get there then get flown out to a better hospital or your chances are not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry more about keeping good and knowledgeable employees, instead of trying to ruin someone's career over untrue, false statements, and abusing their "power".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Only game in town.

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    Former Employee - CNA in Blowing Rock, NC
    Former Employee - CNA in Blowing Rock, NC

    I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facility. Good benefits nowadays.

    Cons

    Poor management. Some people just never leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Worst company I've worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Beckley, WV
    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Beckley, WV

    I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty decent cost of monthly healthcare but only if you use their facilities. The usual paid time off & sick time.

    Cons

    Horrible management that knows nothing about the jobs they oversee, severely understaffed causing unsafe work environments, company is only about making money even though they are "not for profit." Very high turn over rate. Awful hiring process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees who understand their job & what will make it better. Hire sufficient staff. When you are understaffed your safety & customer satisfaction goes down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Not family friendly

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None. Unless you absolutely need a job.

    Cons

    Employees work long hours and still no appreciationg.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture to be be more family friendly and appreciate your employees.

  7. Stressful environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay but if you do not use ARH facilities you will have higher out of pocket.

    Cons

    No increase in salary here. New hires wait 5 years to move to standard pay rate. Management team has not received salary increase in several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If upper level management expect to retain qualified workers, especially supervisors they need to treat those managers better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great work environment with some of the best professionals.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Time Off, Pay, Team Players

    Cons

    I cannot think of any type of cons at this point and time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Very inadequate training with extremely poor salary and stuck-up employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    If you like learning on your own with absolutely no guidance, then you're all set. Personally, I prefer to feel welcomed and at least told what I'm supposed to do in a typical workday on my first day at a new hospital.

    Cons

    Each hospital in the chain is different, but in Hazard, the employees are stuck up and talk behind your back. Compared with what your profession would be compensated at other hospitals, you are VASTLY underpaid. There are too many pharmacists on staff, as well as trying to have a "residency program" and precept students, that it's just a cluster of confusion in the actual pharmacy, and on the floors, the students feel lost, and sometimes the pharmacists are just twiddling their thumbs to look busy. It's a waste of time and education to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly pay and train your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. a learning experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Coder in Hazard, KY
    Former Employee - Coder in Hazard, KY

    I worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare

    Pros

    people generally are friendly and helpful to new hires, but keep their lips tight when need be.

    Cons

    some people think they are somebody special because they work there

    No opinion of CEO
  11. Large system with small comapny feel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appalachian Regional Healthcare

    Pros

    There is a sense of community and comradery at ARH that is rarely seen in systems of similar size.

    Cons

    ARH is a unique system that can appear a bit disorganized. Its hospitals are rural which is a whole new world for someone with an urban or midsize town background. It takes some acclimating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things organized.

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