Adventist HealthCare

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Lost touch of how to value its employees.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

I have been working at Adventist HealthCare full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

It is a faith based organization (although lately you wouldn't know it by how it's executives are treating their employees), and there are awesome people there who can become friends for life.

Cons

The cons really came in within the last few years, many people are insecure about whether they will have a job next week. This added stress and the corporate politics have left employees feeling under-valued.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop looking to enhance your coffers and start doing what is in the best interest of the staff. Address the divide between entities and don't be afraid to let those go at the top of the organization that have demonstrated that their time is up and it's time for new leadership. Also, stop firing middle management and front-line staff. That is not the answer to your problems.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Zero accountability for Directors and VPs

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare

    Pros

    Time off policy, flexibility with work, Informal work environment

    Cons

    Zero accountability, Unfair and incompetent Directors and VPs. Top heavy. Directors and VPs get bonuses and pay hikes while staff are left with nothing. There are several highly incompetent and unqualified directors that are hampering staff from doing good work due to their own insecurities and lack of skills. This creates a rather difficult work environment if you are a top performer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring fairness of the mission to work everyday. It is not sufficient to merely do lip service by stating that we respect the infinite worth of every individual while letting some incompetent directors and VPs treat staff like sheep. Also please bring transparency to compensation. For the past few years managers and VPS have got bonuses and staffing has been cut or reduced on nursing units and departments. It's better to invest money in hiring more nurses to provide patient care rather than to spend on lavish bonuses to management who are essentially overheads. This results in unsafe work environment (especially on night shifts on inpatient,OR and ER areas). If you have one nurse taking care of 8 patients and you pay bonus to the director of the unit you are ultimately going to incur more costs.

    The llife blood for Adventist healthcare is our patients and the care givers. Please don't forget that or everyone suffers.

    Get rid of incompetent directors and middle management. Ask staff for feedback to figure out who the incompetent directors area. There are a lot in finance, who do not even have a finance degree or background and can't tell the difference between EBITDA and Gross Revenue. There are several half baked directors who rely on one or two competent staff to get by. They have never managed people previously and should never ever have been a manager. They only got here because they knew someone higher.

    Please promote merit and clean out unqualified staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a great place to work but has very poor leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Adventist HealthCare

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, very good benefits, great leave policy and wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor financial perfomance, poor managment, ill-equipped leaders, absolutely no technology of any kind. I am surprised we are not still using stone tablets. They have great people but do nothing to nuture them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reasearch and think through your decisions before poorly implementing plan. Invest in the future of your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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