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Great institution. However, removed from urban amenities and poor pay.

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Former Employee - Physician  in  Danville, PA
Former Employee - Physician in Danville, PA

I worked at Geisinger Health System full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Fully integrated multispecialty medical group with mature EMR (EPIC).
- Collaborating and communicating with colleagues is very easy.
- Ability to provide gold standard of care to patients.
- Capable and friendly colleagues.
- Generous PTO and CME allowance.
- Benefits from day 1.
- Good retirement plan.
- Ample opportunities for participating in committees, quality improvement projects, research and teaching.
- Medical management is mostly receptive to ideas related to improving things around.
- No traffic.
- Patients are mostly respectful to healthcare workers in comparison to most cities.

Cons

- Low salary for some physicians (they were unable to afford to pay me the 10th percentile for my specialty)
- Minimal raises.
- Space is a premium for some departments. I did not have an office.
- Removed from urban amenities (3 hours away from a real city)
- Mediocre public schools with the exception of Lewisburg school district. No good private school alternatives.
- Long commuting for outreach clinics for some specialties (20-90 miles)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Geisinger is buying smaller hospitals and expanding quickly. Please ensure that the "culture" is maintained in the newer institutions. Also, make an effort to retain MVP employees.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist  in  Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Former Employee - Staffing Specialist in Wilkes-Barre, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, excellent working conditions. Lots of learning opportunities for employees who seek them out. Access to world-class healthcare. Non-smoking environment. Emphasis on employee health; cafeteria has good healthy-eating choices and most locations have a place where employees can work out. Employer contributes to 401k (vested after 3 years). Can have prescriptions delivered directly to office.

    Cons

    The usual office politics, same as anywhere. Successful employees focus on their work and don't get involved. Employee parking is bad. Some managers reject viable solutions because they don't understand the new technology.

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    Be aware of what's going on in your department.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent first job, yet little opportunity for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Danville, PA

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Geisinger Center for Health Research (CHR) is a state-of-the-art research building that provides a great atmosphere and confortable workspace. The coworkers are friendly and highly team-oriented with high morale. The benefit package is generous and employees have access to plenty of healthcare resources. Employees also have a fair amount of say in the job functions that they perform.

    Cons

    the education requirements and job description do not accurately line up with the actual job functions and pay. Therefore, all too often do overqualified employees take positions in the CHR only to leave shortly afterwards for better career opportunities (and pay). Upward mobility is severely hindered as seasoned employees are often overlooked for promotions in favor of overqualified new-hires. This has caused an environment of very high turnover rates (under a year for positions such as research assistant and project coordinator), with employees often leaving shortly after they are trained to adequate performance. While this is commonplace in many industries, it has perhaps more of an impact on such a research institution where projects which span several years rely on consistency.

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