Geisinger Health System Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Geisinger Health System President and CEO Glenn D. Steele Jr.
Glenn D. Steele Jr.
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Pros
  • Excellent benefits package, job security, friendly atmosphere (in 5 reviews)

  • good pay compared to smaller hospitals around (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Mistakes are often covered up or filtered by upper management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Critical Care Medicine

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Critical Care Physician Assistant in Danville, PA
    Former Employee - Critical Care Physician Assistant in Danville, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very PA-friendly environment. Physician's allow PA's to practice a comfortable level of independence in decision making while still providing plenty of oversight to ensure patient safety.

    Cons

    Difficult, as with any large hospital system to keep up with the constant changes in policies and procedures. Otherwise, the company is large enough to be a leader in medicine, while small enough to not be a nameless face among others.

    Advice to Management

    Difficult, as with any large hospital system to keep up with the constant changes in policies and procedures. Otherwise, the company is large enough to be a leader in medicine, while small enough to not be a nameless face among others


  2. Secretary Transcriptionist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary Transcriptionist in Danville, PA
    Former Employee - Secretary Transcriptionist in Danville, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Easy, brainless work. Coworkers are catty, which can be entertaining in an otherwise borring job

    Cons

    Horrible management, hard to get time off when needed

    Advice to Management

    You all need to take a chill pill and relax


  3. Patient advocate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Advocate in Berwick, PA
    Former Employee - Patient Advocate in Berwick, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Co workers are nice, managers are supportive

    Cons

    No room for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Help employees achieve career goals


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  5. RA

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Danville, PA

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, normally good management

    Cons

    Low salary, very difficult to move up through the system.


  6. Helpful (2)

    It

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and time off are good. 401k to 5%.

    Cons

    Understaffed and overworked. Perfection expected. Salaries are low. They actually rename jobs to put salaries at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    Employees in all departments not just clinical should be valued


  7. Helpful (1)

    Information Technology - a once great IT innovator, is now stagnant

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

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and gain IT experience. You can find any aspect of IT here from project management to application/server support, to software programming. There are several well-staffed groups that are competent, do great work and have great attitudes.

    Cons

    IT is full of dead-weight, bloat and poor attitudes. The area is very rural so people with the appropriate skills are hard to find. IT recruiting seems non-existent and as a result under qualified people are hired.

    There seems to be a lack of vision or goals. The overall attitude is to just maintain the status quo - don't expect anybody to go above and beyond. There also seems to be hostility or a feeling of competition between a lot of teams. Nobody seems to realize that they all work for the same company.

    There are several layers of management that are so far removed from the work (reality), that often times poor decisions are made.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees before you lose them!


  8. Great company

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

    I worked at Geisinger Health System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Super group of RN's to work with. Great team of doctors on staff.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other area hospitals for registered nurses. Some shifts are frequently under-staffed

    Advice to Management

    Better health insurance offered to full time employees


  9. Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Scranton, PA
    Former Employee - Patient Access Representative in Scranton, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    401k, benefits. Coworkers were nice.

    Cons

    They treat patients and employees like numbers. They hire site supervisors from the outside who don't know how to even work the front desk. They do more harm than good. Problems never get resolved. Won't hire additional staffing. Allow you to be verbally assaulted by patients looking for narcotics or unfinished forms. Management never has your back. Horrible work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Don't ignore problems. If someone has an fmla it's for a good reason and shouldn't be ignored. When your operations manager and site supervisor both get removed in the same month, you should realize you hire horribe people and do something differently.


  10. Chaplain

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chaplain in Danville, PA
    Former Employee - Chaplain in Danville, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System

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

    Pros

    Wonderful working with the Nurses and Doctors, Geisinger is very open to Spiritual Care of the patient. The Doctors and Nurses include the Chaplain in all manner of care. Loved working there!

    Cons

    Because Spiritual Care is not a "money making entity" sometimes the Supervisors are less than adequate.


  11. Very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about quality patient carr

    Cons

    Very political organization especially at the top

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line staff



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