Ascension Health

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Ascension Health Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
72 Reviews
3.4
72 Reviews
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Ascension Health President & CEO Robert J. Henkel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They really try to 'walk the 'walk' in terms of work life balance and excellent benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • There are plenty of good people working here (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • They do not respect a work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Points of disconnection with the local health ministries where they ignore national policies (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Everything about the company feels unstable.

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

    I have been working at Ascension Health

    Pros

    Co workers work well as a team. Paid time off is better than most companies. Benefits are a bit better than most companies, and it will be reiterated at every chance in lieu of explanation of no raises in years.

    Cons

    Coworkers support each other, pretty much have to since there is not any real support from management and above. Not kept in the loop. The typical response to everything is "we'll let you know when we know", but they never seem to know. Very flippant regarding employees worth. No growth within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge the wealth of knowledge, commitment, motivation that exists within your walls and appreciate it and you will rise together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Manager

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

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of good people working here. The pay and benefits are better than average.

    Cons

    Ever changing projects and goals.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Therapist in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Ascension Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    staff with oldfashioned values still work there, equipment is in good repair, buildings are updated, IT department staff is extremely helpful and professional

    Cons

    new management company is less focused on patient care and more on numbers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great place to work, they value work/life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome front-loaded PTO, inclusive, growing! Amazing culture.

    Cons

    Personal growth from my specific department seems stunted, but everywhere else looks like amazing opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe more recognition and not holding certain departments to goals that they have no hand in being able to assist with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company!

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

    I have been working at Ascension Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are national so transfer is possible.
    They pay and benefits are great.
    Great employee retention.
    Awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    There is a lot of redundant work be completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better across the board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Thankfully I wasn't there long enough

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Ascension Health full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great physicians, great patients. Most of the employees are well trained and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Managements total lack of leadership. The clinic manger almost never onsite,leads through inexperienced asst. manager who has no concept of how to be an effective supervisor. When mistakes are made and brought to the attention of management, they are either not addressed or swept under the rug. I would consider this a hostile work enviorment. Certain employees were favored by management over others. I don't believe management grasps the REAL reason they exist. Too focused on the balance sheet and not the patient experience.I heard so many complaints from patients about how their experience changed in the recent past. The one saving grace is the above excellent physicians at the practice. I'm glad I no longer work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure all employees are treated the same. Follow the beliefs of the founding organization. Pay attention to what your people are telling you.

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

    Quality patient care suffers with staff cutbacks.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ascension Health full-time

    Pros

    Starting time 8:30am. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    More work with less staff.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    AIS is a great company with competitive pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TE Support Associate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - TE Support Associate in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Management works hard to reward top performers and make it a fun place to work; charity work is part of the mission, and great associates. AIS is a great place for someone with 3+ years help desk experience

    Cons

    Very limited in terms of growth and salary potential. No coaching or training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each associate should have somewhere to aspire to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Not that Great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Ascension Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    keeps you employed with the many fixes needed to run the place. great for young people and a place to work until you find you a real job or career.

    Cons

    too many fixes as if this is the 1st time at the rodeo. no structure in the work processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider those who work for you to get this place in shape. allows people from other places to run things in the MSC. instead of getting rid of people who makes a difference get rid of those who keeps up confusion. 1 person can cause an entire section/area to fail. morale is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Environment is always changing to a corporate structured business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Management in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Ascension Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best reasons are that the company is growing rapidly

    Cons

    Company growing so rapidly it is hiring unqualified people in Leadership positions. Consequently they are in charge of your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to really review your current leadership and the turnover rates you are experiencing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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