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Excellent Place to Work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

I have been working at Novant Health

Pros

Senior leadership makes decisions that are tough but are in the best long-term interest of the company. High potential for advancement, lots of opportunity to move within the company. Established HR department that truly implements the company's mission, vision and values. Best in class corporate training and developmental programs. Salaries seem to be on par or better than the industry average.

Cons

An established HR department can be a double edged sword. In some cases, Novant has leaders in place that lack true leadership ability. Leadership positions seem to be filled based on tenure, not proven success and potential for growth. There should be more flexibility in place to re-assign ineffective leaders, regardless of tenure with the company. Also, Novant's tuition reimbursement policy speaks volumes about how little they value higher education. The current policy is to reimburse only $1500 per year, enough to cover a few books but nothing else.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The business environment is changing and your business practices should mirror this. Identify and promote employees that are great problem solvers and bring innovate solutions to their job; this is the skill set that enhances efficiency and effectiveness. Employees with years of institutional knowledge should be valued but should not be kept in leadership positions solely based on tenure. Develop employees based on their track record and potential for growth, not age or tenure. Additionally, many employees aren't financially able to pursue advanced degrees due to the poor tuition reimbursement policy. If you truly want your employees to grow consider investing in this program as other firms do. If you don't invest in this program high potential employees will leave for competitors that do.

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  1. i like working for the company with great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator II in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator II in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Novant Health

    Pros

    the company has great opportunities and there is plenty of opportunity for advancement within the company, great benifits and salary advancemnt alos

    Cons

    none i really dont have any downside within the compay

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    Horrible front line management, obvious nepotism, inadequate leaders

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    Current Employee - Non Catalog Buyer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Non Catalog Buyer in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Novant Health

    Pros

    Their vacation plan is great - you accrue vacation time with every pay period, every two weeks. That is the only positive I can think of.

    Cons

    Infrastructure is not grown to stay with current level of acquisitions. Both tangible assets (computers, networking, medical diagnostics, furniture, building maintenance) and employee assets (employees, talent retention/acquisition) is not considered. They grow so fast by acquiring other systems, but never put the infrastructure in place to support the growth. More hospitals and doctors offices spread throughout the southeast, but no more people to support it. Current employees expected to carry alreedy overloaded load but more in addition to more locations. This infrastructure will eventually break down and when it does, the house will implode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mission is great, but as a member of a community where you have a huge presence, the "remarakable patient experience" is purely a motto - not a reality. The minimum time in the emergency department - waiting - not being seen - is at least 5-6 hours. If admission is required, its another several hours to accomplish this.

    Instead of spending dollars on screen savers and trinkets for your employees, reward them with cash and incentivise them with performance reviews tied to pay. I would rather have the $10 that little flashlight cost you than the flashlight...

    Senior management is not concerned with anything but making money. Patient experience really does not matter, except when it affects their bonus. Higher management makes thousands of dollars in bonuses... while the average employee gets a bonus in the $250 range, or less, once a year.

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