Franciscan Alliance

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Franciscan Alliance Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
26 Reviews
3.1
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Lackluster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Forward thinking

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

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Franciscan Alliance was a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Solutions Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Solutions Support Specialist

    I have been working at Franciscan Alliance full-time for more than a 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
  6.  

    Wake up!!

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Crown Point, IN
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Crown Point, IN

    I have been working at Franciscan Alliance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Coworkers that supported each other and were helpful, because working for this company is tough!

    Cons

    The biggest con is high level management. They claim to be so holy by pretending their mission statement means something. Words only go so far...you need to live what you preach. Sad....plain pathetic actually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and listen to what your knowledgeable employees that work for YOU have to say. Its like the super ego taking over. You shouldn't be so cocky however because business is suffering and continual unhappy employees = poor upper level management.

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

    Not the worst place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance

    Pros

    Worked with an excellent group of co-workers. Always willing to help each other out. High stress in the office buy worked through it.

    Cons

    The pay scale isn't inline with the other sister facilities. Raises are small. Lots of favoritism. There is no grace period at the time clock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management really needs to find a way to honestly address the employees needs. There are a lot of disgruntled employees that feel taken advantage of.

  8.  

    Horrible. Simply horrible.

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    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - Administrative in Greenwood, IN

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I live less than 10 min away. The pay is decent. I do love the hours and no weekends.

    Cons

    Total disrespect by mgmt, voiced concerns go unresolved, workload is completely unrealistic yet you are still held accountable for the workload regardless of its impossibility, open-door policy is stated but is NOT followed through with, staff treated like elementary school aged children in that they are told they are not allowed to speak to each other outside of break times, room for growth and advancement is cherry-picked by mgmt regardless of the actual skillset, good people have been fired, "ran off," and their employment record severely tarnished as they were labeled as not eligible for rehire. Mgmt takes the ideas of their employees and submits them as their own. Training is all fictitious yet employees are held accountable for information as if it were presented to them. HR "hangs out" with mgmt and professes an open door policy but when one requests assistance, they are turned away and then later reprimanded for it. The absolute WORST is how the Franciscan values are preached but not adhered to. Mgmt will use them to their benefit and/or convenience but deny the values with their own professional lifestyle. For a religious organization, this is absolutely unacceptable. I seriously doubt that the sisters are fully aware of any of this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CHANGE the negative office environment! Stop the hypocritical behaviour and above all, stop lying to your staff!!! Just because they don't have MBA's, they're not bafoons as you treat them. The sisters need to be more involved as maybe that would bring the values back to the table.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very Different now that the Hospital has taken over

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    Former Employee - Medical Assistant  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Medical Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Franciscan Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The Healthcare Benefits are Better.

    Cons

    Follows the hospital rules. No longer privately owned. Totally changed the operation. No room for compromise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really can comment. New leadership now. Hopefully better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Some Good, Some Bad, Some Ugly

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Franciscan Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Market-rate compensation, Mission-driven organization that embodies its values in how it does business, Nice coworkers, Management wants to see growth, Employer-sponsored pension

    Cons

    Regional segregation is an impediment to growth, Corporate management is conservative to a fault and impedes growth, Reductions in force in 2013 have created quality issues, Little to no room for growth/advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate regional barriers for increased productivity, Security policies need to be re-evaluated because their conservative approach inhibits work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A comfortable trap

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Lots of PTO
    Mission of the corporation
    Other benefits

    Cons

    Ineffective archaic leadership that has eroded culture and continues to do so. Changes were put in place without anyone taking a moment to stop and ask the employees what was a barrier to their success. So the new changes are also, you guessed it not working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the sand and open up the flood gates to let your employees share their ideas on change and the frustrations keeping them from doing their jobs. Get rid of the toxic employees and actually collaborate instead of playing the yes sir game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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