Providence Health & Services

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Overall very good over the 15 years I was th. Quick growth and inexperienced management limited its continued blessings.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

In the early years it was its Christian affiliation and the mission; caring senior executives; and experienced caring individuals who believed in that mission that drove the care and compassion employees had for its customers - and for each other. There was a sense of belonging. And the health benefits and wages were above average and employees were able to raise a family without the hardships seemingly placed on so many other employees in other companies. So, employees felt important, they felt valued which led them to exceed the higher standards that the Sisters of Providence had always demanded and been known for.

Cons

The org. grew by leaps and bounds in the 90's and on into the 2000's. Management in-experience, competition locally and regionally, plus a faster paced health care environment and the increasingly larger amount of regulation placed on health care helped to erode the excellence within Providence and the feeling of community amoung employees. Eventually, executives and many senior managers caved to the pressure of survival and gave up the goal of being an organization that was all about the patient via. the service and compassionate care provided by the employee. PH&S gave up on trying to be different, trying to be the one special and unique entity in the community that was about family and its employees. They forgot the importance of the employee who was giving their-all for the organization; they forgot that employees ARE what make the organization and are the soldiers in the trenches and on the front line with the patient/customers, and the thousands of families it touches.Some bad apples and inexperienced management helped continue the downward spiral to what everyone now sees - the New Providence Health and Services.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen, learn, and remember success is still about doing the right thing! Have faith in your employees and remember that just because the Sisters are gone and no longer running the organization, do not forget their teaching and the loving service they demonstrated. The "Greater Good" concept doesn't always fit every situation - and above all - Christ should still be the center of the mission. Even with all the new regulations and the severe financial challenges the org. faces, employees are good and strong enough to help you weather the storms. Strive to be the compassionate, patient focused, employee centered, service oriented force in health care Providence once was. In the almost words of a great poet, 'Providence was great because Providence was good. Providence stopped being great - when she quit being good!' Still pulling for you Prov-now get going!

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    Refreshing to work in a place where people walk the talk

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    i'm grateful every day to be able to come in to work and live our mission. We serve every person we meet with our core values - patients, customers and other employees. This is a refreshing change from previous fortune 100 employers.

    Cons

    it's a non-profit ... resources always seem to be stretched way too thin. It can also take a lot of time and consensus building to get complex tasks completed. running a business by committee is tough.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company, lots of politics.

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    Former Employee - Account Management Specialist in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Account Management Specialist in Tigard, OR

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, fun environment. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    long hours, no overtime. very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees.

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