Banner Health Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Extensive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Health Tech in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Behavior Health Tech in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Banner Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Efficient and worth the wait.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better, but all in all a great system to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with other hospital management more


  2. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable in the specific unit I work, but a challenge with poor change management approach.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with the dying patients in a team environment is satisfying, especially when the patient expresses gratitude for the care they receive in a respectful atmosphere.

    Cons

    Communication is top down without input requested or received into the decision making process. Money is more of a focus than quality patient care at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your employees to engage in the decision making process and then help them to take ownership of change as a positive experience, rather than threatening them with lay off if performance or compliance with new rules fall below standard.


  3. I found it to be a very good company with strong growth and competitive compensation.

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

    I worked at Banner Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, room for growth and promotion, benefits.

    Cons

    At the mercy of the economy like all companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Banner Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company and has many opportunities

    Cons

    There are none that don't go with being an RN


  6. Helpful (9)

    Be careful

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Large company which includes many great people. Pay is under the market, but it is a job.

    Cons

    Most of the highest positions are not posted, or only posted after they've chosen who will be getting it. They tend to only hire people into these positions from the same small circle of yes men/women. There are then no new ideas, just the same baby boomers congratulating one another on their successes. In this way, no one will question their processes or want to change things, and will keep telling each other that they're doing a great job. Reality is that they will continue to be only ever be a hospital company, with its only strengths being the ability to foster fear and an immense lack of conscience towards its employees and patients. If only the Board knew what was really going on, I can't imagine they'd keep this management team in place.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stroking your egos and pay attention to what is going on around you. The world has shifted but you haven't. You are the undressed emporer, and everyone knows but you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    cna

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

    I have been working at Banner Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits. The CEO makes his rounds. the training is great but the company's values need help

    Cons

    did not like working here as a cna. nurses are rude and so are patients. Nurses expect you to do all the work and are not willing to help.

    Advice to Management

    don't screw over the cnas


  8. Solid not for profit healthcare organization

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large stable company. Strong patient focus. Room for growth internally

    Cons

    Standardized everything does not take into consideration individual contributors

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and realize competitive pay important


  9. Innovation and positive culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very forward minded and progressive leadership structure that reduces redundancies and waste from healthcare. Most people genuinely love their jobs and understand the vision of the Banner Health organization. Technology and culture are at the forefront of most healthcare and business decisions.

    Cons

    Technology and pace of change can be overwhelming for some. Not an employer of choice if you are uncomfortable with change.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain awareness of the team engagement and communication of change.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Used to be a great place to work

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, competitive pay, great clinical staff. Used to be a fun, caring place to work until new corporate management came in a couple of years ago.

    Cons

    Corporate level directors are very cold, they don't care about the staff at the facilities. They are more concerned with the dollars they receive.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, they in turn take care of the customer. Listen to the theme of all these negative reviews. Stop ignoring the extremely high employee turnover rate!


  11. Helpful (10)

    Hypocritical, dysfunctional system that MUST receive closer scrutiny than what it has received!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Physician - Clinical Provider in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Physician - Clinical Provider in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Individual physicians and support staff who work well together, until it's broken up by upper management. 2. Initial offerings are great, but the boon lowers after the end of the initial contract. 3. An organization coming from modest beginnings, with an initial mission that really was focused on patient-centered care.

    Cons

    1. Most of C-suite has been in the organization for 10-15 yrs...demonstrates tunnel vision and is almost entirely dyssynchronous with how its physicians feel in the frontline of patient care. 2. Hypocritical actions, stating priority is to quality of care, while bonuses continue to be based on patient volume. 3. Quality of life is virtually non-existent, though upper management seems to enjoy it. 4. Expansion doesn't make fiscal sense at all. How can this ACO make such claims of billions in revenue and exceeds in revenue by millions despite a majority of ACO's exiting the market, while at the same time buying up a bankrupt healthcare system in Casa Grande? 5. Within weeks of buying off Casa Grande, Banner's siren call lures the Board of Regents to allow to take over the University of Arizona Health network, promising over $500 million in capital improvements, $20 million per annum in research, and other treats, while dumping its failed NextGen EHR - how is this fiscally possible when it concurrently is building scores of new community health clinics? 6. The sincerity to be interested in academic medicine is questionable- While its doctors lament the paucity of time and state of academic teaching of future doctors in its flagship hospital in Phoenix, it is some how "ready"to take over an academic health network , citing synergies that will benefit the merger? This is merely a calculated act to "enhance its branding" while forcing its doctors to forgo its mission to teach and focus on income generation by overworking its hospitalists and over-consulting its specialists, to generate more revenue. 7. It must be said, Bannerhealth must undergo much closer scrutiny by both federal and state regulators, patient advocacy organizations, academic accreditation organizations and professional physician groups. Why? Behind its veneer of accolades and dashboards (that are reaching its goals), it merely takes interviewing its frontline current and past workers, physicians and ancillary staff, to reveal patterns of a dysfunctional system- a behemoth organization that barely keeps alive, and is "too big to fail" since it will become Arizona's largest employer and lifeline for training medical students and doctors from its only allopathic medical school.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to have independent oversight while it takes-over of the University Health Network of physicians in Tucson. Oversight not just by the Board of Regents, but of its community of patients, doctors and academic professionals, and ask tougher questions that it faces in manageing an academic hospital using a for-profit business model, not realizing that it needs to be looked at as an investment in medicine for tomorrow. It should come clean with its books and clearly demonstrate its ability to fulfill the promises to the University hospital, and not become another bankrupt hospital system that leaves its medical school out to hang, expecting its rescuers of the medical center to be the public sector since it is a "cannot fail" institution



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