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Excela Health Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Overall, I really enjoyed working at Excela Health.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Greensburg, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Greensburg, PA

    I worked at Excela Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had great flexibility with my schedule and worked with some fantastic people.

    Cons

    I wish I had felt valued by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I felt like my manager wasn't really listening to my concerns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very limited exposure to overall ops.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Management in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Case Management in Greensburg, PA

    I have been working at Excela Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you live close to the facility and salary and beenfits are not an issue, it will suffice.

    Cons

    Excela, sadly, does not value their employee, as demonstrated by their lack of adding points back for extra help from the employees above and beyond; coming in on a day off to help / working 55-60 hrs. a week in a salaried position, etc.. - no reward system for the good things done, but definite points off for any other infractions..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate the same payback system with "reward points" as you have with points off - point for point. Seperate out sick time, PTO & Holiday time off, raise salaries across the board. Value your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    10 years experience. Provided opportunities to advance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA

    I have been working at Excela Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people to work along side of. Nice benefit package. Community focused care and involvment within the communities that are serviced. People really care about patients and co-workers.

    Cons

    As all companies, we can strive to do better with communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistency and communications. This has improved, but we still have work to do. Changing culture is a very difficult task but we are achieving a more effective, patient centered care culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Leadership needs replaced

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Clinician in Greensburg, PA
    Former Employee - Former Clinician in Greensburg, PA

    I worked at Excela Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Staff have their heart in the right place. They really care about the patients and each other. They try to do what's right even when initiatives and priorities change continually.

    Cons

    Senior leaders appointed in last 3 years are directly responsible for the downfall of this organization. Their agendas change frequently and they do not regard staff as the backbone of the organization and they are mistaken about this. The CEO is disconnected from almost everything and everyone in the organization and this has allowed the remaining senior leaders to make repeated mistakes which has led to frequent downsizing of great employees and initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to the Board of Directors. The CEO and a number of the senior executive team need replaced by individuals with sound judgement with a true regard for human capital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Just say No

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Excela Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generally great care for a community hospital, benefits package very competitive with exception of cost of living raises, overall friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Management is in constant chaos with revolving door of upper management, employment very unstable as priorities change, significant differences between campuses unresolved, definitely matters "who you are" as to how you are treated. Anyone having worked in a tertiary care hospital will despise the MD/RN relationship- no respect whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Physically GO to the treatment areas and talk to staff. Follow through. Keep promises. Keep everyone on the same page and accountable in upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall it was a good place to work with the exception of the last year and a half.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA

    I worked at Excela Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, great cardiologists, knowledgeable coworkers.

    Cons

    New management brought in last few years. Patient care not main focus anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback from your employees and patients about recent decisions made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved working at Excela Health

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Admissions Registrar in Latrobe, PA
    Former Employee - Admissions Registrar in Latrobe, PA

    I worked at Excela Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Decent benefits. Fun workplace. Good training and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Management was sketchy some times... Took a while to get schedules out. Upper Management took a while to get back to you on things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good organization to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Excela Health as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff who are dedicated to providing excellent healthcare to the communities served by the organization. Management is responsive to the changing healthcare landscape.

    Cons

    Old cultural norms are hard to shake. Continual (but necessary) changes within the organization are impacting morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to employees at all levels. Recognize that the pace that must be kept to address changes in reimbursements and healthcare delivery is alarming to many employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Assistant in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - QA Assistant in Greensburg, PA

    I have been working at Excela Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I appreciated the benefits. The hospitalization, dental and vision benefits were very good. They are very generous and covered family and spouse. Paid time off was also very generous.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Who you know is important when working there. Difficult to make improvements at times. Easy to identify problems, not so easy to correct them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow staff to covey problems. Management look the other way or don't want to acknowledge there are problems in their areas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior management is extremely disconnected from its workforce.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Excela Health full-time

    Pros

    There is a high camaraderie among coworkers, a real sense of working together. Interpersonal relationships were the best part of my position there.

    Cons

    Practically insignificant raises annually, if at all. The raises are supposed to be based on your performance review, but the review process is extremely poor. Only negatives get highlighted. No raises 2 out of the last 4 years for all staff. Any actual raises are low regardless. You cannot ask for a raise; you get what you get at review time.
    Some senior VP's, especially new ones, micromanage and do not permit ideas from lower staff.
    Also, the term "red tape" is appropriate when trying to make any changes, i.e. updating a policy. Very difficult to accomplish. Others in this line of red tape take it upon themselves to think they know better than the content experts.
    There always seems to be more senior level management, but it's the lower folks who have regularly been getting laid off. There's no way this can't impact patient care and the physical environment of the facilities. Slippery slope....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people be the fantastic resources they are. Streamline the leadership, not the worker bees. Worry about employee satisfaction to the same level of patient satisfaction. If you have a pillar or value you say you hold high, don't contradict yourself through the fruit of your work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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