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Geisinger Health System Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
Updated February 8, 2015
73 Reviews
3.0
73 Reviews
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Geisinger Health System President and CEO Glenn D. Steele Jr.
Glenn D. Steele Jr.
45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best part of being here is simply job security, health benefits at a cheap cost and retirement (in 5 reviews)

  • Good Pay - best pay in the area (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No one feels special as they are all considered replaceable (in 3 reviews)

  • A disjoint between upper management and everyone else, despite management's efforts (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working environment

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Danville, PA

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System

    Pros

    Strong commitment to technology, good working conditions.

    Cons

    The organizations thirst for technology exceeds the resources that are available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize project requests and validate to ensure resources are used appropriately.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic culture and environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System

    Pros

    decent pay and benefit, good IT support

    Cons

    The management is bad. The environment is toxic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Geisinger Health System full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people who care about what they are doing. The pay is relatively good for the region.

    Cons

    I can't speak for the patient care side of the house. But behind the scenes, it is a bureaucratic nightmare. Departments cannot or will not cooperate with one another, everyone throws red tape in every direction to defend their own little piece of the territory, and management is uneven and unpredictable. On top of that, Geisinger is basically the biggest employer in the region for many fields, and they know that they're the only game in town, so they treat employees accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Child Life Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Child Life Volunteer in Danville, PA
    Former Employee - Child Life Volunteer in Danville, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System

    Pros

    Friendly work enviorment, Great Atmosphere

    Cons

    Parking

  6.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Geisinger allowed you to work from home in certain positions.

    Cons

    There was a layoff due to department downsizing

  7.  

    It has been a nightmare

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Danville, PA

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is great and the benefits are affordable. I like that you get incentive bonuses also.

    Cons

    People are backstabbers and its like high school al over again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management needs to take responsiblity for the action of all employees and not just certain ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Registered Nurse.

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Danville, PA

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

    Pros

    Job security. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Working with minimum staff for acuity level of patient population.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address concerns of staff with one on one meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great career starter at the Center for Health Research

    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    I worked at Geisinger Health System part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It seemed to me that Geisinger really does want its employees to be content. I learned so much about the system during orientation. They made me feel part of a whole.

    Cons

    It is the largest employer in the area, so one may feel faceless. It has nothing to do with Geisinger itself, but it can be lonely to live in the country if you're not used to it.

  10.  

    Still good, but starting to look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved that this is a not for profit. They seem to have a great organization, and do a lot for the community and employees. They gave me a great internship opportunity while I was in college, and then I was offered a full time position with them within a year after graduation. I've gained a lot of experience and worked with great people in my time here.

    Cons

    Recently, it feels like geisinger is getting too big for their britches. Whether they didn't prepare for obamacare, or have overextended themselves with buying and building too many new facilities. Now they're cutting costs wherever they can and its putting a strain on employees. It's only a matter of time before patients begin to take notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking at the money in your wallet and look at what you're cutting and how it is affecting your employees and their ability to care for patients!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good pay and decent benefits, but they don't value their loyal employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Geisinger Health System

    Pros

    The pay is one of the best in the area for registered nurses. The benefits are decent.

    Cons

    They do not value loyal employees. Those with years of service are being sent home because of over staffing instead of sending home based on seniority. Raises were poor despite huge profits and promotions and hiring have been on a freeze for a while now. Don't bother if you are looking to make any moves up the ladder because it will likely not happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start showing appreciation for your employees who give so much to the organization. Don't ask employees to perform the duties of supervisors and then not compensate them appropriately.

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