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Great mission, excellent professional people

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Former Employee - Human Resources Leader  in  Renton, WA
Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Renton, WA

I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

An organization that truly values people and wants to make a positive difference in the world.

Cons

People work so hard - sometimes too hard - and might burn out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Check in with people and be willing to hear if they are overwhelmed and worn out. Take some things off their plates even if they're willing to work more and harder for all the right reasons. People just can't go forever working so hard.

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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 for 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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    Not the best....not the worst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Missoula, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Missoula, MT

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great employees who are really trying to make a difference. Newer management is bringing in fresh ideas! Great focus on mission and vision. Lots of progress in the last 4 years.

    Cons

    Worked in Missoula, MT. Older institution so hard to implement change. Executive level management is like a good ol' boys club and lack the guts to communicate or even make tough decisions. They get rid of people who buck the norm rather than listening to new perspectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice to see more female leadership in a company founded by women.

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