Banner Health

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Big corporation with big problems.

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Former Employee - Network Analyst in Greeley, CO
Former Employee - Network Analyst in Greeley, CO

I worked at Banner Health

Pros

It used to be the people until the corporation took over. The medical plan is expensive but it's great coverage. They have an onsite gym and cafe. They have an onsite coffee shop that sells gourmet coffee. The facilities are well kept and constantly being updated which is typical in hospitals.

Cons

In Greeley it's all about who you know, not what you know. There are some real bad directors that should be removed. The pay grades aren't consistent across the regions. People in AZ are promoted and paid a lot more. The Greeley IT Directors make up role summaries to fit their friends. They set the bar very high and require nice to have qualifications. The AZ IT staff gets praised and promoted for jobs well done not for passing a Microsoft test.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean house. Create lines of communication between the AZ HR and Colorado employees. Complaints don't make it to AZ. The locals all watch out for each other and look the other way at bad management skills.

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    banner health is a solid company

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    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Banner Health

    Pros

    great benefits, supportive staff, and time off

    Cons

    managed care, patient care constraints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make more one on one contact with employees to get a pulse of the people

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    They ain't what they used to be!

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    Former Employee - Middle Management Role
    Former Employee - Middle Management Role

    I worked at Banner Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Banner Health was a great place to work prior to the last several years. During that time, I was afforded the opportunity to grow and transfered several times within the corporate structure. I was given a lot of opportunity to grow and learn new things and for that I am thankful. However, when I first joined years ago, the company was much kinder to employee, likely to a fault, but none the less, it was a kinder place. That, coupled with a strong executive leadership team, made Banner a great place to work. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case.

    Advice for those considering joining Banner Health: Your immediate leader is the most important person and will set the tone for the department. You can do very well in Banner if you have the right leader.

    Cons

    The company puts a lot of effort on employee engagement by asking leaders to communicate scripted talking points. However, they don't seem to understand that employees not only need to understand what is happening but also need to be appreciated and valued. Employees are no longer valued at Banner. This change, in my opinion, is due to a couple things. First, heatlhcare is changing as an industry very quickly and Banner tries too respond quickly. By running through the corporate restructuring and not including or reviewing plans with some of the key players, they are often left standing in a huge mess. Second, the HR organization is extremely weak. HR leadership has plans to strengthen the skills but continually makes excuses as to why they are not ready to do so. This has been the case for years. HR does not stand up to leadership when they are doing the wrong thing, advising them to correct behaviors. And who loses? Well, everyone except the faulty leaders that are left. Banner had lost some of its strongest employees (both leaders and professionals) over the past 2 or so years. Many have gone to competitors, while others have been eliminated via restructuring. The company believes they are doing the right thing, yet, they are very short sighted and many of the newer leaders have no clue as to what it takes to lead and motivate people. The speed of the work has been increased and staff has been decreased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Fix HR by starting at the very top. Improve the skills and make them partners versus "yes" men. 2) Look at turnover within some of your key departments and ask the questions as to why people are leaving. There are some key departments where turnover has been over 100% in the last year or so. 3) Understand that you do not improve the quality of your leaders by simply sending them to a class. Banner received an award for coaching and they gloated about it. However, that coaching award was for the executive leadership teams and did nothing for the thousands of other leaders within the organization. First line supervisors need mentoring and coaching. Only a handful of lucky ones get it if their leader cares about them as a person. Otherwise, they are left to the dogs. 4) Slow down and think before you reorganize. Trying to achieve savings by restructuring will result in bigger losses due to decreased productivity, lack of employee engagement and residual turnover (those who don't want to stay in the new organization). Reducing costs is important but the way you implement these changes is equally or perhaps more important.

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