MultiCare Health System

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Toxic Environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Multicare Health Systems in Tacoma, WA
Current Employee - Multicare Health Systems in Tacoma, WA

I have been working at MultiCare Health System full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Staff were consistently inconsistent. They did the best that they could but did not have the tools nor the initiative to do so.

Cons

Leadership was fantastic when the cameras were on, but awful and toxic and downright mean when not. Patients were not as well taken care of, not by the staff nurses, but by the management setting the "rules". Too much was expected by too few people and most of the few were entrenched and not encouraged or wanted to do what was the right thing for patients. Too much thinking about Rules and the Finances that patient care for sure took a back seat.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do want you say -- if you can actually achieve that, then this will be a great place.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

MultiCare Health System Response

Sep 2, 2014Talent Acquisition Strategist

Given the many changes in healthcare, financial stewardship is more important than ever. But, it should never take priority over quality patient care. It’s disappointing to hear that your personal ... More

67 Other Employee Reviews for MultiCare Health System (View Most Recent)

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    Worth it at the end of the day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Social Worker in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Medical Social Worker in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at MultiCare Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work for an agency that helps people at the most vulnerable time of their life in their own home. Agency supports patient choice and is a non-profit (instead of a faith based health system). Independent work. Flexibility to limit amount of time interacting with negative forces in the company.

    Cons

    Lot of turnover, high stress, high demand. Lot of people grumbling about how it used to be. All healthcare is struggling with medicare/medicaid cuts and changes in health insurance which ripples down to everyone's job. continually asking for more and more for less. No coverage for vacations/sick days. Poor management causes flux in census resulting in staff being low census'ed or way over booked. Work itself carries its own stress of accumulative grief.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There hasn't been a consistent management in the last 3 years to provide advice to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very "corporate" and sometimes disorganized... but the people make it great.

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at MultiCare Health System as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved my coworkers, projects were challenging, pay was good, and everyone put patients first regardless of their level of interaction with them. Staff in my department (marketing) always tried to acknowledge high achievers and innovators.

    Cons

    Sometimes the bureaucracy got in the way. Some of my hiring paperwork got mixed up and kept me from getting paid for weeks--and as an independent contractor, that's a big problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ignore the needs of temporary and contract employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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