Essentia Health
3.2 of 5 13 reviews
www.essentiahealth.org Duluth, MN 5000+ Employees

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    RN transition to Epic Application Analyst

    Applications Analyst I (Current Employee)
    Duluth, MN

    ProsStable employer, competitive salary, and domestic partnership medical benefits

    ConsMany, many layers of bosses and the disorganization of fast expansion

    Advice to Senior ManagementFair treatment and a level playing field with accessible promotions aids staff retention

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT management is horribly unqualified

    Applications Systems Analysis (Former Employee)
    Duluth, MN

    ProsCo-workers for the most part are good people

    ConsIT management is horribly unqualified, most that I dealt with didn't have any management experience prior to this job.
    End up working 50/60 hours a week, and they will ask for more

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire managers/directors/CIOs that have degrees in management or information systems management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disgruntled

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsConstant supply of highly profitable gullible sick people which in turn makes for a consistent workload.

    ConsGood old boys club full of engrained long term local people who put shallow politics at a higher priority than the work environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe human resources department needs to grow a pair and act on the continuing problems instead of sweeping them under the rug

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to get experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMany career opportunities and room to advance. Friendly, cooperative team astmosphere. Relaxed and enjoyable environment.

    ConsAs an inter, I had a lot of down time. Had to hunt for projects to fill time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the relaxed, flexible environment. Find a way to give the interns more responsibility.

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    Datacenter Tech at Essentia Health

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRelaxed atmosphere, freedom to explore new ideas without pressure from management to adhere to their personal preference of software. I got to touch a lot of different systems.

    ConsThe shift work was terribly irregular. Lots of the time I ended up working all 3 shifts in one week and could never, ever get on a good sleep schedule. I didn't have much of an opportunity to move up in the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit rotating contractors and hire permanent staff. It's better for business to keep people already familiar with the company's systems.

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    opportunity to learn and grow career if you fit

    Management (Former Employee)
    Duluth, MN

    ProsMission based founded on Benedictine values. Great views and some facilities are beautiful. Quality patient care. Opportunities for training and learning.

    ConsScrambling to prepare for health care reform, managers have too much to do. Workforce has sense of entitlement and the many unions intimidate managers and can make managing employees a challenge. Moving away from Benedictine roots.

    Advice to Senior Managementsettle down, set example for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing Pains-Who's really in charge-where are we going?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCorporate Culture, average benefits, good company for such a rural area.

    ConsGrowing too fast and no leadership to grow effectively. Lots of midlevel manager disputes. I feel sorry for the worker bees.I think it will work itself out but at a cost of some really talented employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication-take suggestions from the talent you hired. Some of them do know what they are talking about. Do what you say you are going to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Essentia health will not challenge you with fruitful projects.

    Systems Administrative (Former Employee)
    Duluth, MN

    ProsEasy, lots of downtime, great food, lots of walking space

    ConsHR's system is designed for nurses and doctors, not IT.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy so much down time? Why don't you listen to our ideas?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Happy to have been

    Compliance Analyst (Former Employee)
    Duluth, MN

    ProsOpportunity for long term employment, great opportunities for experience, many wonderful people, structured

    ConsWhile there are great opportunities, hard to move up and get in the position. Reluctance to share information among some departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve various staff in more decision making and trust them to perform tasks. When staff is asking for time management assistance, assist. Continue to let staff utilize work rooms.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company to work for

    Pct (Former Employee)
    Fargo, ND

    ProsGood pay
    Loved my coworkers
    Not as big as some other companies

    ConsToo many people in charge, not sure who to take problems to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the chain of command very clear to your employees

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