Franciscan Alliance

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Franciscan Alliance Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
32 Reviews
2.8
32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Long-term quality employer that has had recent struggles.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission-based hospital committed to quality care. The front-line staff are truly committed and care about quality patient care..

    Cons

    Employee satisfaction diminished due to too many changes in the last years: corporatization of the 14 hospitals, benefit cuts, employee cut-backs and mandatory overtime for nursing staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support changes by increasing staff during massive changes...not by cutting staff at the same time. Don't forget that you need to have satisfied staff in order to have satisfied patients.
    Regionalization and Corporatization planning was not well-planned and communication to staff by management was weak at best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franciscan Alliance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are all helpful and pleasant which makes working for this company tolerable.retirement benefit is a bonus, not many company's offer this anymore.

    Cons

    to many supervisors,managers upper management to cut through the red tape to get anything accomplished. training non existent for some positions. Sink or swim mentality. Management just does not care about employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    properly train employees for the position you expect them to do

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Security in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Franciscan Alliance full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers that really help each other out. Decent wages. Average benefits.

    Cons

    Layoffs. No opportunity for advancement. Arbitrary rules about some issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rob loyal employees of their livelihoods.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Find another place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I Work In the ER in Saint Francis, SD
    Former Employee - I Work In the ER in Saint Francis, SD

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only good thing I can take away from this place is the staff I've met and got to know. The staff is what makes this place work.

    Cons

    They preach their mission but don't stand by it. Raises are pathetic, short staffed everywhere, low morale. They only care about money! The sisters need to take back control of this place because it's falling apart from the inside out. Upper management lines their pockets while the people who actually do the work get screwed. This place is twisted and corrupt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show employees that they actually matter and treat everyone equally. Come out of the offices that you hide in all day and help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    If you are not catholic, you may want to reconsider this employer.

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    Former Employee - Education in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Education in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    EPIC involvement and training was on target.

    Cons

    They are operating on very old systems outside of EPIC. There are is also a male supervisor who does not respect women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote based on years of service. Promote based on identified skills needed for a position. Many in management do not have the leadership skills to be effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lackluster

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -experience
    -knowledge of hospital systems
    -stability of a big corporate player in a market that is secure
    -work with good people working hard to do a good job that serves the greater good

    Cons

    -big corporate cares about profits, not paying fairly
    -for the sake of profits RNs are typically short staffed, constantly get their hours cut, and don't get paid nearly what they deserve
    - Doctors run healthcare, so naturally they get paid 5x more than RNs, despite having Scribes, RNs, NPs, PAs, to help do the brunt of their work that they don't want to do
    -If you're not a Dr you can get cut very easily, for profits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Offer better benefits to your employees
    -Represent the TEAM better rather than just the Drs
    -Pay your TEAM better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franciscan Alliance as an intern

    Pros

    I have received amazing training and have learned so much during my internship.

    Cons

    Many I'm sure, but as an intern I didn't experience any

  9.  

    Forward thinking

    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Hammond, IN

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I took away a great job skill set at their expense. That is really about all I have to say in the "pro" area.

    Cons

    Was hired in January and pulled into corporate meeting in March and told there would be lay offs coming in the very near future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard pressed to believe that the corporate needs could not have been forcast past 6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Manipulation of the Truth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ambulatory Billing Office in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - Ambulatory Billing Office in Greenwood, IN

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company does promote from within and transferring to other departments is easy. They do offer a pension. But that is the only good benefit offered to their employees.

    Cons

    Leadership is some areas is very poor and lacks a solid foundation. Management minimizes the inadequate leadership and does not hold themselves accountable for anything. They are not an honest group of people to work with. Holiday pay (even Christmas, comes out of the employees PTO). I could say more,. but it may not be appropriate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operations should pay attention turnover in departments and look into the reasons the turn over rate is excessive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Franciscan Alliance was a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Solutions Support Specialist

    I have been working at Franciscan Alliance full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working remotely was the most positive. The staff was great to work with. The hospital had a clear vision of what the business goals were and how to achieve them.

    Cons

    Because it was contract work it all ended too soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great place to have worked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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