Banner Health Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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Banner Health President and CEO Peter S. Fine
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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 17 reviews)

  • Quality of life is virtually non-existent, though upper management seems to enjoy it (in 11 reviews)

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  1. RN

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - R N in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - R N in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Banner Health (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Company, Looks after their employees

    Cons

    Benefits costing more every year

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good healthcare system but not that great to their employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Banner Health

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many facilities. This is a big pro. Many opportunities within the Banner network due to the vast amount of facilities.

    Management opportunities

    Very focused on patient satisfaction.

    Great co-workers

    Supportive front line management (varies from department to department)

    Caring staff

    Modern facilities

    Latest technology (e-ICU, medication scanning, total electronic charting...)

    Cons

    Inadequate staffing (over the years, Banner has continuously decreased support staff, and the patient acuity is higher then ever. In some facilities, they have even raised the patient to nurse ratios making the work load unmanageable).

    Uncaring upper management (Varies from facility to facility)

    Tuition reimbursement only given to some employees. Not a true benefit. Anyone can apply for tuition reimbursement, but they only award it to some of its employees. Even if you meet all the qualifications (approved program, employee in good standing, full-time...), you can still be turned down without being given a reason. I was turned down twice even though I met all of the qualifications. This conveys a message that education is not valued.

    4 hour push back. If the census is low, management can call you at home before your scheduled shift, and put you on a 4 hour push back. This means that you do not come in for your scheduled shift, but instead, you stay home by the phone (without pay) waiting for them to call you for up to 4 hours just in case they need you to come in on your already scheduled shift. If they dont call you, then you are officially canceled for your regularly scheduled shift.

    Automatic paycheck deduction for health care. In order to get health benefits from Banner, you have to sign an agreement stating that they can automatically deduct from your paycheck any owed amounts (deductibles, co-pays, uncovered services) anytime you use a Banner facility or provider.

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words. Please stop saying that you value your employees...start showing it.

  3. RN with specialty certification

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

    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

    Very evidence based and uses expert teams to make changes

    Cons

    Political at times sometimes processes are slow

    Advice to Management

    Make faster fair decisions and not always based on finances

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Banner Health

    Pros

    There is a Long Orientation, a lot of opportunities to move up and learn, learning how to effectively communicate to make people feel comfortable

    Cons

    Catty co-workers, management plays favorites, disorganized communication between management and employees, request to change hours ignored, retention rate low - many travelers and temporary staff taking their place

  6. Staff RN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Banner Health full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    New business, very dynamic

    Cons

    New business, lots of chaos with changes

  7. Helpful (1)

    RN

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I work with a great bunch of people on my immediate team.

    Cons

    Pay and Benefits, Hires incompetent people to fill management positions just to fill them, Doesn't look outside of Banner to hire management (need to get some fresh ideas), management just wants us to drink the Kool-Ade and conform. Doesn't look for ideas outside of the box. Too small an IT department. Programs always going down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to grow so fast. Companies that keep buying up little companies at the rate you are eventually crash and burn. CEO needs to stop thinking of this healthcare organization as one that has things to share. Try developing the organizations that you already have and the build the infrastructure to support them before buying up any more companies. Look outside of the company to fill management positions as well as looking from within. We need new ideas and new ways of doing things to bring knowledge of the rest of the healthcare world in to this company. Be a little more generous with time off and pay to employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Anticoagulation Specialist

    • 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 Banner Health full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offered tuition re-imbursement. Flexibility during holiday schedules.

    Cons

    Non-cohesive atmosphere. Nonambition from management.

  9. Helpful (9)

    It's just ok

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

    I have been working at Banner Health full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. My direct supervisor is great. I do like the job that I do. And the people I work with.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits are not what Banner claims to be. They claim they are "competitive" but are not. And because they are a huge corporation, the feeling is that if you don't like it here, feel free to leave. There is no loyalty.

    2015 changed their evaluation scale for a merit increase (if any). It is pretty much impossible to exceed expectations. Even if you have a great work ethic and are involved in committees. You will only meet the same level as someone who does nothing extra. So there really is no incentive to do anything extra or work any harder than you have to.

    Sr. Leadership only cares about money. Nothing else. No matter how many efforts are made by them to prove that patient care and employee satisfaction are important, they aren't.

    Advice to Management

    If saving money is so important to Banner, they should focus more on some of the great employees that they already have. Take care of them, and you will have less turnover, better patient care, and in turn might actually save money in the long run.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Clinical Education

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

    I worked at Banner Health

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

    Pros

    many good colleagues trying to work together with broken or poor policies

    Cons

    Poor leadership; Company takes inexperience staff and moves them in leadership positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying and actually work on your innervation phase, which the company has been stuck in for many years!

  11. Helpful (7)

    Great People, poor management

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

    I have been working at Banner Health

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The floor staff that I work with are excellent

    Cons

    Banner continues to say over and over that their pay and compensation are competitive when the reality is that it is not. There is no benefit for staying with the company, they do not reward loyalty. An employee can leave, come back 2 years later and be hired at a significant increase in pay from when they left.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying hospitals and pay your employees the going rate.

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