Group Health

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Great Company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

Pros

Great benefits and they really care about their employees

Cons

Annual raises were quite small

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    The Prodigal Son of Healthcare

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Benefits are something to hold on to! I've really enjoyed working in the clinic I'm at for the past few years and enjoy seeing people on a daily basis. It was sad to see many people let go or quit this year. An organization taking a downward spiral. They say the right things to save face but internally the problems are very evident. It's a house of cards. It looks great on the outside by fabricated perception but they don't follow through with what they talk about. It's hard not to consider other jobs even though benefits might not be as good but the security is far more enticing.

    Cons

    When GHC has through one of their spells it's up to everyone else to pick up the pieces after them. This year's layoffs were traumatic and lowered morale of employees as they now impact our efficiency, quality, patient safety, and productivity. Laying off people is a choice and NOT would lead to loyalty and performance would be higher as a result. The hiring cost for re-hiring, training, and everything for a new employee costs more. LEAN is not implemented fully in this organization. There is a lot of talk from the CEO but he doesn't make the cut. A lot of smooth talking...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt all LEAN principles, especially the ones that benefit employees not just the ones that the organization profits from. LEARN from LEAN and don't cherrypick only to say you truly follow these prinicples because you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    Too much turmoil

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Dedicated frontline staff who put focus where it should be... on patients. Strong clinical quality values which guide practice of medicine. Forefront in evidence based medicine. Great colleagues who just want to do what's right for the company and its patient population.

    Cons

    The company was brought to a financial morass but there seems to be no accountability at the executive management level. Cost saving strategies too drawn out (layoffs planned over the next 3 years) without any real sense of a grand strategic design behind the cuts. Positions seem to be cut without regard to the people the organization is losing. There's a real danger of a "brain drain" as some of the most thoughtful, dedicated employees are either let go or quit. Result: little or no staff morale, zero productivity, depressing place to work. A real shame because working at Group Health used to be something to be proud of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the Board of Directors - replace executive management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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