Franciscan Health System Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Joseph W. Wilczek
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  1. So great!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Fellow in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative Fellow in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Franciscan Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good management team, Awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing much, except the system is growing too fast to handle effective change management.


  2. average

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franciscan Health System

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

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and benefits good time off

    Cons

    Pay and benefits not as competitive as competition.
    No management with real experience in their field


  3. St. Clare hospital promises a lot to employees, but delivers too little.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Lakewood, WA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Lakewood, WA

    I have been working at Franciscan Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Team-oriented staff. Several high quality physicians with whom to work. Encourage certification in nursing specialty. Committed to community. Great volunteer program. Recognition programs.

    Cons

    Novice executive staff and managers. CHRONIC understaffing, sometimes at dangerous levels. Excessive turnover and high proportion of novice staff with limited mentoring. Excessive management turnover. Little to no professional development. Excessive spending on consultants. Culture of fear and retaliation if staff disagrees with management decision. Significant favoritism. Ivory tower mentality of management. Thinks too much in the short term at the expense of long term improvement. Insufficient communication.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Address your insecurities by means other than punishing staff. Be present and work (in a staff capacity) beside staff to understand clearly the difficulty of what you ask of them. Stop assuming the worst of individuals and work on bringing out the best. Understand that staff are your most essential asset to the organization's success and learn to value them.


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  5. Decent place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Franciscan Health System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible with schedules, good benefits

    Cons

    office manager doesn't follow through with agreements with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so fast to put your opinion on to others.


  6. Bureaucracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant

    I have been working at Franciscan Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The working people are still trying to provide positive interactions with patients. Most middle management is supportive to front-line staff performing adequately.

    Cons

    Adequately is the watch-word here. Little support for excellence. Top-heavy with administrators. Pay is OK, but workloads are higher than standard. Bought cheapest level of EPIC that really hampers operations. Poor training. Took 3 months to recruit replacement. Physicians are very dissatisfied and unhappy with management.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up with patients. Don't be so obvious in replacing staff with technology - and buy technology that actually works. Update the bureaucracy to respond more rapidly to vacancies, shifting workloads, etc.


  7. Catholic hospital with great values

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Monroe, LA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Monroe, LA

    I worked at Franciscan Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, opportunity for overtime, understanding of family demands

    Cons

    Manager cuts put more work on nurses


  8. Nurse Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Franciscan Health System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment lots of growth.

    Cons

    Grown into a corporate giant has lost touch with their past.


  9. Review administrative RN position at FHS, Tacoma, WA

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Franciscan Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    profession, promote teamwork, provide time for mentorship

    Cons

    somewhat slow in health care advancement such as EMR (which they now have EPIC), do not promote enough support for those seeking educational advancement

    Advice to Management

    need to work better with employees who are enrolled in school


  10. Good place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Franciscan Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, good benefits, collaborative, supportive staff, good online space

    Cons

    Lots of florescent lights, limited food options in the cafeteria for overnight staff

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at different lighting options, possibility for overnight staff to have added benefits for break rooms or food options


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    Administrative Assistant II

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Franciscan Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good recognition for hard work / competitive salary / advancement potential

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time



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