FirstHealth of the Carolinas

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Overall a very good place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great community to live in, great people to work with, plenty of training available and tuition assistance, fair performance evaluations

Cons

Small town, have to travel an hour to get benefits of larger city, not-for-profit but run like for-profit, employees seem to wonder about huge expenditures for campus expansion simultaneous with reductions in benefits or tightening up of policies.

Advice to Management

Consider employee satisfaction as an asset to be invested in, overall upper management seems in tune and able to keep organization healthy and competitive

Other Employee Reviews for FirstHealth of the Carolinas

  1. Great Place to Work and live

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pinehurst, NC
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Pinehurst, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fair Pay, rewarding jobs, good benefits, nice facilities. Multiple in-house and external departments to work in, that you're sure to find one that fits the hours you need and satisfies what you are looking for. Extremely easy transfer system, if you decide you would like to work in a different area. Great shift differential compensation for RN's, especially weekend pay.

    Cons

    Long hours. Employee portion for insurance coverage is too expensive if you have a spouse and/or children. Work schedules are not flexible. Must work holidays and every other weekend. All RN's are required to have a BSN at the start of employment for most non-clinical jobs, and all others now, or you must go back to school to acquire your BSN with 5 yrs of employment for all patient care jobs. That's completely obbsurd. Experience and knowledge should mean more than having a higher degree. When in nursing, mostly everything you learn, and everything you need to learn to do a good job, is on the job.

    Advice to Management

    You always need to have a positive attitude with your employees. And help your employees any way you can to make it a more positive work environment. Always recognize a good job done, and make a point to tell your employees what a great job they do and how much you appreciate them, individually. It will make a more positive, happy work environment for everyone. Don't take your individual stress out on your employees. Get out on the floor and actually help your nurses when they are desperate for some help, and you're not in a meeting, instead of sitting in the office every day and going to breakfast and lunch for an hour at a time with the other managers. Just be more hands on and physically help when it's needed. Always be assertive. Not aggressive when you're updating your employees about a new important policy change or a mandatory class or anything new. Just be nice. It goes a long way. Strive to have good leadership qualities instead of mistreating your employees ever. What type of boss would you like to have? Strive to be that boss/that person to others.


  2. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Trials Data Coordinator
    Former Employee - Clinical Trials Data Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FirstHealth of the Carolinas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    An overall good place to work. The manager over my main department was excellent--he always listened to his employees and was very professional and kind. He was very invested in what was good for his employees--job tasks, workload, career development. Pay was good and so were benefits. Corporate education has classes for employees looking for career development.

    Cons

    My department suffered from lack of management--there was not a manager specific to my department, we only had a manager for the large umbrella department we were included in. Workload was too much in my department and many others in the company during my time there. Corporate education had outdated information in some classes and could do more for non-medical employees. Not much dedication to career development within department (product of no department manager, too high workload for all employees).

    Advice to Management

    For senior management: do more to allow for more hires in the budget because many departments suffered from too high of a work load.


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