Ernest Health

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Ernest Health Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ernest Health

    Pros

    Great working environment, group collaboraion

    Cons

    Long days and work can be hefty at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    " it's all about me" ...

    - ernestheath

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ernest Health (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - good service, some nice people
    - ( used to be ) health benefits

    Cons

    - don't care about employees
    - low wages
    - management is under qualified and huge micro managers!
    - turn over is a Huge problem in most departments
    - all about its investors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spent over ten years there...
     Nothing, they don't care to take any advice or constructive criticism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Biggest mistake of my life!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ernest Health

    Pros

    The non management, non clinical staff is very nice.

    Cons

    A "leadership" team from other states who dictates and berates the employees. Very high turn over. Have seen DNO, COO, and nurse manager resign in a 3 month period. They were the smart ones that decided to run the heck up out of here!!! They harass employees constantly and instead of managing, they spend the entire workday trying to figure out what dirt to catch people up in. Work life balance?!?!? Huge joke. They took away self scheduling and will not allow people to take rightfully earned vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and give this company a chance to survive. Or please just sell the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    The patients were the highlight of my work and some of the staff at ACHM.

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    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist Assistant in Billings, MT
    Former Employee - Occupational Therapist Assistant in Billings, MT

    I worked at Ernest Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The facility was brand new and had a beautiful rehabilitation gym for therapy.

    Cons

    Administration, rehabilitation managers, and supervisors that were unfair how policies concerning employee conduct towards other employees were handled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need people that hold management and supervisory positions to be trained to remove themselves from the situation, especially when they are all friends, and be able to be fair when making decisions regarding all employees within the department. They should have special training for those positions and not just be put in that position, and assume they know what they are doing and are capable of handling the difficulty of the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Leadership is not qualified to lead, leadership is brutal, unfair, not supportive the list goes on.

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    Former Employee - Licensed Professional in South Ogden, UT
    Former Employee - Licensed Professional in South Ogden, UT

    I worked at Ernest Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The patients, most of the staff (not administration/leadership).

    Cons

    Very poor leadership/administration, negative work environment, unethical healthcare practices, poor work-life balance, leadership is not supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring qualified, positive leaders who provide guidance and promote a positive stimulating working environment versus the opposite. Do not go against company policy and have a huge division between leadership and staff, its demeaning and makes for a negative work environment. Provide leaders who actually lead and educate versus finding the negative, bullying, making employees feel negative about themselves and their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Ernest Health

    Pros

    Paycheck. Benefits. Some of the employees are cool. The place is clean and spotless! If you enjoy attempting to make a difference in people's lives, there is opportunity here.

    Cons

    The schedule. The method of requesting time off. The persistent gossip and need to know every dirty secret about every employee and their family (but they seems to exist everywhere). No where to chart/work outside of a station that promotes chit-chat and delays productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Very Stressful, Toxic Work Place, Overworked and Unappreciated Employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ernest Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really good salary especially for new grads, good benefits and earned time off. Beautiful facility, great therapy gym and equipment. In house continuing education, Great sign on bonus

    Cons

    This company seems to lack leadership in senior management. There is a lot of drama and distrust in the facility as a whole with a high rate of employee turn over. Ive seen many great members of the nursing staff leave due to unfair practices and or bullying on the part of senior staff members. Overall there is a lack of leadership in this company and although there tends to be a focus on the guiding principles, they are rarely upheld. They talk about teamwork and for the most part based on my interaction and experiences Ive seen decent teamwork from a few of the members. It's either hit or miss with the staff, especially nursing. They are either really good or really crappy. Therapy department was overworked with a poor work life balance. Ive ended up working 9 days in a row at times. While on salary the expectation is that you work longer hours than you actually get paid for without any overtime. Ive seen many great therapists burn out, injure themselves, or just plain quit because of the stress of the job and the intensity of patient Care. This company seems to be more concerned about their case mix index and maximizing patient outcomes as well as decreasing their SNF discharge than actually caring for their employees and staff according to patient needs. Overall, I think people really hate it here and are very dissatisfied with the company, however they stay because there arent many other options in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your staff and development. Work on appointing more qualified individuals into senior management. I think management should try to work on keeping and nurturing the staff that you have, make them better clinicians instead of hiding behind the guiding principles to motivate staff and using bullying/ fear to scare workers into compliance. Attitude is reflective of leadership, and I think poor leadership is the biggest flaw of this company. The senior management seem to be more concerned with image. This is a very toxic environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Bullying is tolerated. Guiding Principles are a joke.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ernest Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic patient outcomes. Therapist who care about the patients and maximize the time the patient is allowed to stay.
    Therapist were well paid as were any of the staff members who filled the beds, the marketing and admissions people. The company didn't seem to value anyone else.
    Good time off policy and insurance benefits.

    Cons

    There are many with the main one being the hypocrisy of what the company says it was founded on, their famous guiding principles, vs the reality. Managers and directors being allowed to bully and harass their subordinates with executive aware of it and not doing anything to stop it. I saw many people leave because they couldn't tolerate the poor treatment.
    Nursing staff is either very good or horrible with little middle ground. The therapy staff were the golden children and perhaps that's why nursing and support staff were so mediocre. The therapists were allowed to be disrespectful to all the other staff and had little to no respect for the nurses.
    The regional positions were a joke. They were apparently appointed positions and violated every tenant of human resources fair practices. It's surprising that they haven't been sued for this practice.
    Most everyone in upper management has worked together for years coming from Health South. They claim they wanted to start a company that was better than HS, but it looks like they've just slapped a new name on the same tired and unhealthy work environment practices.
    The work life balance is only balanced for the some of the lower level jobs such as housekeeping and dietary services. Everyone else works much harder than peers at like types of institutions. Profit means everything and they work employees to the bone. God forbid if anyone doesn't clock out and overtime is accrued. However, it's impossible to get all the work that must be done in nursing without either marginalizing patient care or working off the clock to get the work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read your guiding principles and hold those who aren't following them accountable. While you're consulting attorneys about malpractice lawsuits ask them about fair employment/promotional practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ernest Health

    Pros

    The way they take care of their staff and positive attitude about patient care

    Cons

    Their really no cons about the company

  11.  

    You should work there if you enjoy emotionally toxic environments.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ernest Health

    Pros

    The rehab staff is focused on patient care and outcomes.

    Cons

    Horrible work culture. Write up capital of the world. As others have said, the managers have no background or experience. The place is like a revolving door for employee turn over because of the poor management. They will suck the life out of you. Very very burdensome paperwork requirements beyond the required. I guess that is because the place is a therapy mill and corporate's only focus is on money more than outcomes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on validating the dedicated employees you get. Hire managers who have experience and know how to build a work culture that is not punitive. Only then will the revolving door stop turning.

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