Geisinger Health System

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Geisinger Health System Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
64 Reviews
3.1
64 Reviews
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Geisinger Health System President and CEO Glenn D. Steele Jr.
Glenn D. Steele Jr.
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Review Highlights

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

  • The best part of being here is simply job security, health benefits at a cheap cost and retirement (in 4 reviews)


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

  • The current hiring freeze has hit myself and fellow graduate nurses hard (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Company growing too quickly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN Staff  in  Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - RN Staff in Wilkes-Barre, PA

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

    Pros

    Large system for employees to move around.

    Cons

    Company is growing too quickly, buying up health systems and hospitals and has been in a "job freeze" for a few months now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3.  

    Full of friendly people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Geisinger Health System

    Pros

    Very friendly coworkers and staff.

    Cons

    Some unreasonable timelines sent down from from upstairs

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  5.  

    Poor employee support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NA/Udc
    Current Employee - NA/Udc

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

    Pros

    The pay is ok and coworkers are awesome! Benefits are really good, plus a pretty generous PTO program

    Cons

    Management is a joke and will never have your back. Don't get hurt because they will make your life a living hell!!!! Don't care about employees health or well being

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible schedule. Cookies

    Cons

    Management are Machiavellian terrorists. But that seems to be the case everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play nice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Geisinger is a great hospital system to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator  in  Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Coordinator in Danville, PA

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

    Pros

    Geisinger is a large hospital system and has many areas in which a person can work in. From nursing to research there really is a job for everyone here. The benefits and compensation are good and there is always room to move around and/or to advance within.

    Cons

    The challenges of working here is the growth of the company which is moving 10 times faster than the people working here. Geisinger has taken over many hospitals within the past two years and the continued growth means, the need for more office space and work space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I had a very pleasant work experience at Geisinger Health System.

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

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Geisinger advocates for employee wellness.
    Also, most positions are salary not hourly. During my time there, Geisinger was experiencing a hiring freeze, so overtime was not prevalent.

    Cons

    I did not experience many, as I was an intern. I was not benefits eligible.
    By watching others, promotions only offered when another position became vacant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work harder but with less resources

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Doctor  in  Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Doctor in Danville, PA

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary, cheap cost of living, the employees are terrific, good retirement plan

    Cons

    Managers fear the higher ups, they do not support their employees. This year everyone was informed there would be a 5% cut in expenses and there would be a hiring freeze. The company also wanted a 3% increase in productivity. In response, I asked for more clinic time to see more patients but I was told there was not enough support staff to allow this to happen. How then can I increase productivity?

    Because of the anticipated drop in revenues, physician compensation will decrease this year. Everyone was told their base salary and bonus would be increased 1-2% but Geisinger imposed new metrics you had to attain to get your bonus. These metrics are difficult to achieve. Despite the 1-2% promised increase, my total compensation will be 3% less than last year.

    Complaints are not tolerated.
    We are told to accept and not question any leadership edict. If you do not agree, you can leave. No one feels special as they are all considered replaceable. The fact there is a continuous revolving door with more health staff leaving should trigger concern among their recruiters and subsequent leadership concern, but this fear is dismissed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle managers need to bring concerns of their employees to the upper management. Instead the middle managers do not advocate for the employees. They only act as spokespeople for the Geisinger leadership. If you are going to just parrot whatever comes from above, then I consider the middle managers expendable. Puppets are cheap to hire.

    There has to be opportunity for discussion between the employee doctors and leadership. Instead the Medical Staff meetings are attended by a mere dozen doctors who are afraid to stand up and disagree. If you dissent, you fear retribution. This is not unlike working in a dictatorship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lack of strategic plan makes for a terrible working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Innovation Manager  in  Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Innovation Manager in Danville, PA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and want to work hard for the mission of the organization.

    Cons

    Growth without a strategic plan is a disaster waiting to happen, great leaders have left and it seems no one cares as long as the system meets budget. Top brass needs to pay attention to employee engagement scores, HR is a joke, if you speak up they do nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be leaders, create positive change for healthy work environments. Stop burying the real issues. You owe it to your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Clinical Innovation Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Innovation Analyst  in  Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Clinical Innovation Analyst in Danville, PA

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many of the employees were fun and nice to work with.

    Cons

    Horrible 'management'-micromanaging at its finest-leadership is awful and lie; got in trouble once for laughing coming into the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging and make promises you can't keep. Horrible and I mean horrible managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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