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Banner Health Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
223 Reviews
3.3
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • multiple locations, large system, good benefits, good pay, opportunity for advancement (in 17 reviews)

  • Everyone helped each other to maintain excellent patient care (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • patient care that, but it does not trickle down from direct care providers (in 16 reviews)

  • High expectations and little support from upper management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poorly run Culinary and Nutrition department at Banner Health

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Culinary Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Culinary Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Decent wage, and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Management is not centered on the same goal. Many opposing views and lack of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start on a clean slate and remove all the upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It has been a positive experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Hire Specialist in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Pre-Hire Specialist in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    The people and the benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Recommends
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Corporate culture that looks nice and inviting on the outside, but once you get in there is a lot of backstabbing etc.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Support Coordinator in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Support Coordinator in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great industry. Great driving force behind the work.

    Cons

    Bad leaders and management. Directors totally unable to relate to employees. Corporate backstabbing and "one-upping". Only once in a group while do you work for an excellent department or team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of your directors are horrible. Invest more time into finding adequate directors/mid-level management and less time expanding. Learn to fix the problems you already have before acquisitioning and gaining more problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Enter at your own risk!!!

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

    I have been working at Banner Health as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, if you can get hours. Good benefits, if you qualify for them. Good for resume, as long as you don't use as a reference.

    Cons

    Cronyism, nepotism, hostile work environment, unorganized, lack of leadership, poor management, human resources is only present to help you out the door, retaliation for whistleblowing is rampant, dangerously low staffing levels. Does not value employees--only the bottom line on budget. Got a complaint? Start looking for another job yesterday and just quit--save yourself the embarrassment and headache.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live by your Banner Health mantra and catch-phrases--people first, excellent care. Use common sense. Patient safety is important to your employees on the front-lines--don't tie their hands and put them in a position of moral dilemma, I.e., do something illegal/dangerous or get canned. Don't throw away good people and all the money to train them to save face of uncommitted managers. Be realistic when hiring...individuals lacking compassion and unwilling to truly resolve any conflict will destroy your company, and are!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Why they will fail to transform healthcare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Professional in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Technology for inpatient EHR is great. Nurses and ancillary staff are caring.

    Cons

    Hypocritical leadership- states they will base merit on quality of care, but continues to base bonuses on volume of patients seen. Pat themselves on the back for cost containment but pays its non-for-profit CEO almost $3 million. Opines work-life balance but really does not provide support to back this up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Duplicity and greed is what brought down Allegheny Health, Education, and Research Foundation- this is the similar pattern the company is following. Executive mgmt in their positions for over 10 years that has become less and less transparent in their actions, moving their senior staff around their hospitals frequently because it would "keep ideas fresh?" Buying out offices then shutting them down because of inefficiencies based on short term profitability and not on long term cost savings? Firing burned out staff rather than helping determine the cause of their burn-out? I hope that one day, some regulatory body will look at this company with a fine tooth comb and expose this corporate "wolf" that masquerades in sheep's clothing. Sound disgruntled? When I started, this company was on the right track, but it has slowly evolved into a corporate leviathan that is more concerned about playing the "numbers game" due to a "group think" mentality of its highest ranking officers. There is a growing chasm of what they think quality of care is, and what its healthcare professionals have sworn an oath uphold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    The evening pharmacy supervisor seemed inadequate and inappropriate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Sun City, AZ
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Sun City, AZ

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

    Pros

    The physical structures of their hospitals are impressive.

    Cons

    The multiple evening pharmacy supervisors seemed inappropriate and inadequate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The last evening supervisor was the worst of the last three and seemed disturbed over loosing a Chief of Pharmacy Services position prior to present job.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overworked employees, unsafe staffing levels, and an overwhelming need to accumulate property to dominate the valley.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Leader in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Staff and middle management work hard to meet the needs of the patient. Teamwork is solid.

    Cons

    Understaffed in most all departments. Do more with less attitude, causes missed procedures and errors. C-Suite leaders need to be held accountable for their core behaviors and create a safe environment to express safety concerns without fear of retaliation. Leaders are so busy with meetings that they dont have any time to spend in their own unit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your scrubs on and walk in your staff's shoes, and listen to the patient's needs before you start saying we are overstaffed. Wake up and recognize the employees that keep the patients coming back. Employees that were once loyal, are second guessing themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Magnet status with great oppurtunity!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - CNA in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    I love that they support educational growth and learning potential. If living in the proper state and need to transfer you have the ability. Staff is amazing and Management is always helpful. Benefits are awesome and everyone works with you and one another to take care of the patients as well as the team.

    Cons

    They aren't every where! I'm moving to another state where there is no Banner. They don't have positions for midwives. Its not bad or good but the lunch is only 30 min and sometimes you don't get your breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone should have a fair chance at the schedules they really want without it being changed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great education on how to 'do' corporate politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Pay, flexible work hours, access to resources.

    Cons

    Cronyism, nepotism, favoritism abound in the corporate office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk regarding the statement 'our people are are most valuable asset'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Don't care about employees or patients!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nurse in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Nurse in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    the pay is okay but don't expect to get regular raises. Self-scheduling which is really nice.

    Cons

    The company/managers don't support the RN's/aid's. Always understaffed and giving you more patients than you should have. no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on hiring managers that actually care about what they are doing and who don't just sit around gossiping. Treat the people doing all the work a little better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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