Covenant HealthCare

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Covenant HealthCare Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
15 Reviews

3.6
15 Reviews
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Covenant HealthCare President, CEO, and Chief Administrative Officer Spence Maidlow
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  1.  

    Largest employer in Saginaw

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Covenant HealthCare part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly staff, technically sound.

    Cons

    Bad neighborhood. Clicks within some of the departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you have staff that are qualified and begging for a chance for advancement, give them a chance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's Okay, but could be, and has been better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Covenant HealthCare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    • Steady Pay
    • Medical & Dental Benefits
    • Paid Time Off (Paid Vacations, Leave, Sick Pay)
    • Retirement Savings & Contribution
    • Great Entry Level Opportunity especially for inquiring employees w/o a Degree
    • Appreciation for College Students; Will Accommodate School Schedule

    Cons

    • Glass Ceiling Effect
    • Managers Don’t Listen to Employees to Seek Improvements
    • Understaffed; More Workload w/ Little Pay Increase
    • Have To Work Weekends & Holidays
    • No Promotions, Small Annual Raises, Rare Bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time and initiative to listen to your employees. The staff and those assisting in providing patient care are the face value of the company and the ones carrying out the mission and values that Covenant prides itself on. They see the pros and cons of the day-to-day hustle and flow, therefore, they know what's successful and where improvements need to be made. Place value on your employees and make them feel appreciated, and one of the clearest ways to do that is to seek, listen, and evaluate their thoughts and opinions. This is Management 101 of creating and maintaining a cohesive and productive work environment. I can't think of a more critical place to have a good cultural atmosphere than a hospital.

    Better holiday pay for 3rd shift staff as well as weekends should also be reevaluated.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I'm very satisfied with my employer.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CNA  in  Lodi, CA
    Current Employee - CNA in Lodi, CA

    I have been working at Covenant HealthCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Team work, great Charge Nurses,
     Medical

    Cons

    Training is good, benefits are good also

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Values driven and paternalistic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Covenant HealthCare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great focus on customers and patients
    Solid finances

    Cons

    Too lean to allow innovation and creativity. Leadership jobs are overloaded leaving little time to think about improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people to be more successful. Learn to trust your staff to fix things. Stop relying so much on consultants

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not to bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LIS Administrative  in  Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - LIS Administrative in Saginaw, MI

    I worked at Covenant HealthCare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    unknow, this was a good hospital

    Cons

    The managment with IT is not very good

    Recommends
  7.  

    Beware

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

    I worked at Covenant HealthCare full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Paid time off
    Benefit package
    Cash bank payout for unused PTO hours
    Flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Terrible politics
    Horrible management in most departments/units
    High level of burnout
    10:1 patient/nurse ratio's are common
    Under paid in all areas compared to other area hospitals
    High employee turnover in all departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when they come to you with concerns. Management seems to brush issues "under the rug" and ignore the facts. The hospital puts patient satisfaction and safety on the back burner. Management, directors, and HR is more concerned with promoting numbers and statistics to the public than listening to burned out employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed my job and former co-workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Office Clerk  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Front Office Clerk in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Covenant HealthCare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Long term employment opportunities available.

    Cons

    Not enough benefits or availability of on site training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include more benefits and incentives. Make training a available for job advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I look forward to coming to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lubbock, TX

    I have been working at Covenant HealthCare

    Pros

    The people I work with are great.

    Cons

    I wish people were held to be more accountable.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    overworked

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    Current Employee - Staff RN  in  Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Covenant HealthCare

    Pros

    Some units have a great learning environment
    RN's care to support new employees

    Cons

    Home care division not responsive to needs of staff RN's, high case management loads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better attention when large number of employees depart, be proactive in changing work environment to address needs of staff.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very nice place to work if your dedicated to patient care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saginaw, MI

    I have been working at Covenant HealthCare

    Pros

    Generous benefit package
    Paid time off
    Educational assistance
    Wage raises even during recession
    Annual bonus checks from unused vacation hours

    Cons

    Lower wage rates compared to area hospitals
    Treated as a number and not a name
    Management focused only on patient satisfaction, not employee well-being
    Understaffed and overworked
    Recognition based on your job title and education level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to look out for employees more. The hospital is overstaffed in some departments and understaffed in others. In the understaffed departments, such as nursing units, employees are overworked. This reflects in patient safety and satisfaction.

    Disapproves of CEO

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