Columbia St. Mary's Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. CSM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Columbia St. Mary's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great locations and parking, Sr.Management is friendly with staff. Some decent benefits. Depending on your manager there are opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Not big on employee recognition. Not a great work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an employee suggestion site for both how to improve for patients but as well as employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. it's work

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    Current Employee - Physician in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Physician in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Columbia St. Mary's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    as much work as you can handle. flexible time off. friendly coworkers; we're all suffering together.

    Cons

    urban population can be challenging to work with. recent high physician turnover results in increased workload for remaining providers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your providers; patients need to be divided equally between remaining providers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Pca

    Current Employee - Pca in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Pca in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Columbia St. Mary's

    Pros

    It can be a good place to work for but ascension health is not the greatest

    Cons

    It can be a good place to work but ascension health is not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. The years that I spent there were mostly good years.

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    Former Employee - MEDICAL BILLING in Glendale, WI
    Former Employee - MEDICAL BILLING in Glendale, WI

    I worked at Columbia St. Mary's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most people were good people to work with, some lifetime friendships developed during those years. We stay in contact yet.

    Cons

    The Company, as a whole seemed to lose the worth of good Employees, subsequently, you felt like the threat of a layoff was forever looming in the wings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the Core Values of the Company, not only in Patient Care, but, also, in realizing those Employees that are true to the Company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Stressful Environment with Low Employee Morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Columbia St. Mary's

    Pros

    Front line clinical and support staff are great people who want to make a difference for their patients. Health insurance was decent.

    Cons

    Parent company has been doing major restructuring for the last several years. There is a great deal of unrest and uncertainty on a daily basis. Cuts to staff have left the remaining employees extremely stretched and unhappy. There is a large problem with work being done in silos. The organization does not deal with problem managers. There are many people in the management level that should not be there. Expect a large workload and unrealistic expectations for performance. Compensation is low compared to other local hospital systems and private industry in the area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. nursing

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Columbia St. Mary's

    Pros

    I work pool so I like the flexibility

    Cons

    Poor communication to employees; more consistent training for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Ok

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Columbia St. Mary's

    Pros

    Good coworkers. Nice building. Excellent burn center.

    Cons

    Outdated in some areas although the building is relatively new. Poor pay. High turn over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Customer Service Representative

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Columbia St. Mary's

    Pros

    It used to be a great pace to work. Now management has no clue what is going on and just tells lies to CEO's to cover up their mistakes.

    Cons

    Company has serious financial organizational problems. They outsourced so many of the financial departments that there are too many hands in the pot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and take some advice as they are the ones doing the work and know the problems. You say you will look into situations but never do and then you wonder why the company is failing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Diagnostic Radiology in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Diagnostic Radiology in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Columbia St. Mary's part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The compassionate care givers who continue to stay despite their poor treatment

    Cons

    Poor treatment of employees, incompetent management, low morale, corporate profits above all else, all under the guise of 'catholic' caring. And though they are a completely corporate entity, they jam their catholic morals down employee's throats by not covering birth control and other female related procedures
    Shop around for costs on studies and one will find that Columbia St Mary's is always more expensive and sometimes even up to 100% more expensive on identical procedures performed at many of their competitor's facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ditch the "Passion for Patient Care" tagline and do one that is more truthful like" Bottom Line - All We Care About"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Long employment, Many opportunities

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    Former Employee - Clinic Staff in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Clinic Staff in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Columbia St. Mary's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Significant opportunity for advancement if you apply yourself.

    Cons

    Budget cuts leave sense of unease.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with all levels not just upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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