Deaconess Hospital

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Deaconess Hospital Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Deaconess Hospital (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company culture is a rare family environment.. Everyone really is considered family and the company truly care's about their employees. They want what's best for the company however they reward and care about those that make it great. The company is based upon great structure and values. There are numerous programs and perks that come alone with employment. It is a large company, therefore lots of room for advancement. Deaconess supports the advancement of their employees. Deaconess continues to grow and is the largest employer in the tri-state. Clinically speaking, there is plenty to brag about.

    Cons

    Benefits could be improved upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. Deaconess has a great reputation and continues to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Eh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Deaconess Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At least it pays the bills

    Cons

    Benefits get worse each year

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

    Terrible IT equipment and support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Coordinator in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Coordinator in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Deaconess Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    OK pay, little supervision, flexible

    Cons

    Not good benefits, useless teams that should provide support but are unreachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use common sense, hire from within!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I was hired for a customer service position at Deaconess Hospital.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Billings, MT

    I worked at Deaconess Hospital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Deaconess Hospital offers a mediocre benefit package but some perks are offered for employees.

    Cons

    Deaconess Hospital wages in customer service are quite low and insurance package is mediocre. Training is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a livable wage and offer better benefits. Provide better training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Life at Deaconess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Newburgh, IN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Newburgh, IN

    I have been working at Deaconess Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good comradery with coworkers. Great teamwork.

    Cons

    Management does not care about nursing staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of trying to tear down your staff it would be helpful to let them know they are doing a great job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OR management lacking........

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deaconess Hospital

    Pros

    Fun at the beginning, intense adrenalin rush

    Cons

    Management doesnt care, they are also exempt from the law..........

  8.  

    Look Elsewhere if you can.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Nurse/Clinical Office Assistant in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Office Nurse/Clinical Office Assistant in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Deaconess Hospital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work within Deaconess Clinic (office),
    Location
    Physicians and most staff I work with are dedicated and caring individuals who strive to help each patient regardless of anything else.
    No weekends and most Holidays off

    Cons

    Clinic Nurse Salary is average to below average.
    Clinic Management - things change with the wind, not reliable and I have learned not to trust them.
    Benefits - the lack there off and the quality of the ones they do provide.
    Increasing corporate mindset not as focused on the value of good employees.
    Increasing corporate emphasis of statistics and numbers vs care and quality of care - more about the $$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that although you are a corporation you are there to serve the community (that includes your employees) and the people (patients) in it - That is as much about health CARE as it is about the $. Compassion (caring) in action should not only be an employee motto when dealing with those we serve but fluid throughout the corporation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Very disorganized

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

    I worked at Deaconess Hospital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The disorganization allowed for a lot of unlisted perks from your boss/admins. Free food, time on the clock to do personal paperwork. Also the ability to adjust your schedule far more than any other hospital I had ever worked for. Just tell the admin you needed extra hours or couldn't work and if you were friends they would make it happen.

    Cons

    The disorganization led to being drug-tested several times because meds would go missing, Also an aide got beaten by a patient because there wasn't enough staff on duty. As well as a lot of cronyism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to organize and police your employees on every level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Deaconess Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great if you love to work in a patient-centric environment. Would recommend working here for a year or two but in the last 10 years the politics have become so bad that a lot of people leave for other jobs within a few years. Even though Linda White, the current CEO, is a fantastic person, she and management haven't done a good job with employee morale and satisfaction. It used to be sky high under Ms. White's predecessor and prior management. The economy took a turn south, but management also changed for the worse. To add to this, they made a financial blunder in building the East Side Gateway Hospital, which caused major cutbacks in staff - many were laid off and they instituted a salary freeze for a few years. Terrible decision making and judgement by DH management.

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    Cons

    Way too many meetings - applies to all positions. Meetings are deeply ingrained in Deaconess's culture. If there's a slight need for clarification or disagreement, expect to be in a 15 to 30 min meeting. This is how productivity goes down the drain. DH used to have a warm culture that valued it's employees. For instance, every year they had an employee picnic. Now they rarely do things like that and the politics have become a lot more divisive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to your values and value your employees not only in compensation but also in appreciation. Invest in your employees by allowing them all to take career development (i.e. blackbelt) classes if they wish to - and not pick favorites with it.

  11.  

    I only worked part-time on the weekends, so my experience is limited.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Patient Care Technician in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Deaconess Hospital part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company offers benefits to those with part-time employment, and pays for all required immunizations.

    Cons

    This facility is chronically short-staffed on weekends, meaning that I usually did not get a break even during 12-hour shifts unless I first covered for a coworker by being responsible for up to 20+ patients for 1/2 hour. Needless to say, I opted to not go on break. Also, yearly raises are very nominal, and it is very difficult to receive a good review based on new rating systems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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