Emory Healthcare
3.2 of 5 73 reviews
www.emoryhealthcare.org Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Emory Healthcare Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014

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Emory Healthcare President & CEO John T. Fox

John T. Fox

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "High quality employees and good benefits in place"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Flexible scheduling, many job opportunites, great benefits, great nurses to work with for the most part"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Managers can sometimes get so entangled in "meeting the numbers"that they forget/disregard "meeting the needs of your employees""
    in 2 reviews
  • "Implementation of new technology has been slow"
    in 2 reviews
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    Positive experience at Emoryhealthcare

    Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe training in updated equipment is swift, promotions are done in a timely manner and the leadership I worked under has a positive influence on the staff. I enjoyed my working relationship.

    ConsMy benefits are very good. The time off policies and very fair and my work life balance is reasonable. I work 32 hours a week and have five days off every week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy experience at Emory is so positive I have nothing I would like to change but find a position that I can work 40 hours a week at..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I would recommend Emory Healthcare to others.

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat benefits; fair pay; job can be very stressful at time

    ConsCould improve on leadership and listening to the employees; job can be very stressful at time; seems as if we are moving from patient bedside care to focusing more on papers, double charting; have to push heavy WOW computers around to scan medications (there are more convenient and smaller ones out there); cafeteria food could be improved

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees; more get togethers for the staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Medical - Internist (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood Reputation for treating patients

    ConsLong work hours despite mediocre salary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Top-notch healthcare workplace.

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat standards for healthcare, and always looking for innovative ways to improve. High quality employees and good benefits in place.

    ConsHigh level leaders like to implement new technologies before renovating current units that badly need it. Can be hard to work your way up through promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCheck egos in order to better the place instead of trying some new thing to better your credentials.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Discouraging, Disheartening and Disappointing.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe self service feature within your employee profile. Sadly, this was the best "pro" that comes to mind.

    ConsEmployees should expect to become a nameless, faceless #, whose input as well as existence are irrelevant.

    Focus is placed heavily upon following cookie cutter (and often illogical) protocol, rather than objectively assessing situations or areas individually which may not fit that mold, thus creating a counter productive and frustrating environment to successfully and diligently work within.

    Advancement opportunities are smothered by degree requirements for just about anything, including entry level and low paying positions with little to no consideration given for years of experience.

    Tenure, commitment and loyalty are not rewarded or valued. In fact, those traits makes you more vulnerable.

    Antiquated systems, processes and mentality.

    A very pass the buck type of environment with more rules, "teams" and "higher powers that be" who seemingly ultimately prove to have no actual skill or comprehension of how to truly fulfill the roles they were so undeservingly assigned based only by meeting the "on paper" requirements. Many of whom have no real experience or understanding of even the most basic foundations of the healthcare industry.

    Lack of accountability. High turnover. Low compensation. Lumped together earned personal time, which is stolen to cover all holidays which the company chooses to honor. No bonuses.

    Inflexibility and injustices abound, which only breeds resentment and a negative type of competitiveness amongst coworkers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the mold! There is no one format that can apply to everything. There are too many variables in life and in business. If you provide the proper tools and invest in the right types of employees, you could truly become a GREAT company instead of just a BIG cold corporation.
    Value your dedicated hard working employees. Reward them, not discourage them or mistreat them. If you treat good people like you care about them, you will be amazed to see how much they care about working even harder for the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Confusion at the top.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVariety of daily responsibilities. A variety of patients and diagnoses. Great people to work with. It's a very busy, large practice and it's great working with a variety of specialists throughout the hospital.

    ConsManagement is not keyed in to the culture of the employees. Patients complain a lot about the location of the practice. Benefits are not great.

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    Overall, pretty good.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment, generous retirement contributions.

    ConsNot being able to cash in PTO at 100%

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nurse Tech (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsCompany is very well-run in general and management pays attention to employee needs. Would recommend to others.

    ConsNurse technician starting salary could be higher; otherwise no major complaints.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A top academic institution

    Surgeon (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsFantastic colleagues, working with the best, great support for management of difficult/complex patients

    ConsSometimes loses focus on the educational mission of the medical school and residency programs, can be too profit driven even when departments are doing very well and could make more mission based decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek to develop a more inclusive culture, learning what department as a whole thinks instead of only pushing the vision of one person.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Discouraging

    Par (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe name will increase the value of your resume to outsiders and you will learn a lot about healthcare (if you choose to) and maintaining cordial relationships with catty co-workers and management.

    Hard to get fired from here so you have some job security.

    ConsNo growth potential for employees. Unless you are in the UGA or Emory Univ club, it's a who you know type of party at Emory. It's such a large facility that it's hard to even know where a potential transfer location/department is. Wherever you get hired is where Emory expects you to stay forever. Yes forever. There are people with Master's degrees working entry-level. Managers will sometimes block people from potential movement (transfers and education).

    There are no opportunities for networking at Emory. Even if you try to reach out and show interest, managers will still ignore you.

    Low pay. They love to low ball you on salary. With an internal transfer, don't look for much of an increase. Most of them will try to get you to take a pay cut from what you've already earned! Please negotiate when you come in but I've heard that now new hires are no longer allowed to negotiate for hourly positions. Raises are a joke, pennies on the dollar.

    You have to use your PTO for everything, holidays, vacation, illness, bad weather, etc. Your bank can get pretty low, pretty quick.

    Lack of communication. There is a real distance between administration and the rest of staff.

    There is very little employee recognition. No incentives to really improve morale or make employees feel appreciated. High turnover.

    After working here, I am seriously turned off from healthcare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote growth from within! Why should people have to leave and come back just to be considered for a better position?

    Have paid holidays and sick leave at least, people don't wanna feel like they are forced to work when sick or during a holiday.

    Increase communication across departments! Let employees network with one another.

    Stop HR and department managers from holding people back just to keep positions filled. It doesn't work.

    Last but not least, value your employees. The number 1 complaint is that employees don't feel appreciated. Don't just say it, mean it. Offer real perks and incentives like free parking and flex schedules.

    It's a two-way street and buying the competition out doesn't guarantee that Emory will be #1!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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