Geisinger Health System

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Geisinger Health System Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
64 Reviews

3.2
64 Reviews
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Geisinger Health System President and CEO 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be the best and can be again

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Most co-workers were intelligent, friendly, hard workers. Lots of good, experienced people on both the healthcare provider side and on the administrative and support side. Most middle management is dedicated and decent to their workers.

    Cons

    The company had been focusing more and more on profits and the bottom line, like all companies. Unfortunately, they are very quick to react to decreases in income but very slow to share the wealth when times are good. A lot of upper management decisions seem very short-sighted. The phrase "Penny wise and pound foolish" comes to mind at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the chains of "Yes-men", running some departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I didn't enjoy my time at Geisinger

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Danville, PA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Danville, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of your coworkers are friendly and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Management isn't great. There is little training on how to do your job, and it was often difficult to figure out what I was supposed to do. Just not a proper amount of communication about what was expected of me. Since the work isn't lab-oriented, it isn't really valuable as a stepping stone to a better job either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graduated Nursing School at the Wrong Time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, PA

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

    Pros

    Management always treats me well and tons of opportunity here.

    Cons

    The current hiring freeze has hit myself and fellow graduate nurses hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can understand cutting back on almost any job category except nursing! Many people I have spoken with are very dissatisfied with current changes and are already looking around for new jobs at other hospitals.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great, loved working with my co-workers and the verity of work they trusted me with.

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    Current Employee - Cash Control Specialist  in  Bloomsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Cash Control Specialist in Bloomsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, hours and work load

    Cons

    Needs better training of personal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent research environment with extensive resources.

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    Current Employee - Research IT Analyst  in  Lewisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Research IT Analyst in Lewisburg, PA

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

    Pros

    As an IT Analyst I still get to go self-directed research using a variety of resources and techniques. The town of Lewisburg is pleasant there are great natural attractions in the area.

    Cons

    Healthcare beauracracy still plays a substantial role in the ability for any person to get something done. There is also very little to do in north central Pennsylvania.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very pleased working Geisinger

    Former Employee - Workstation Analyst  in  Danville, PA
    Former Employee - Workstation Analyst in Danville, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was part of a great team and we worked as such. The supervisor was very supported and interested in seeming his team members develop professionally

    Cons

    It was located in rural Pennsylvania

  8.  

    Geisinger Review

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    Current Employee - Doctor
    Current Employee - Doctor

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good salary. Cheap cost of living. Cheap housing. Surrounded by many tired fellow docs.

    Cons

    Constant demand to work harder yet Geisinger cannot provide support due to constant cost cuts. Revolving door as many docs are leaving all the time. Many services have few available providers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the doctors who make make 1/2 of what you make. Stop being a yes man to the higher level administrators. Stop thinking any doc who leaves is expendable and easily replaced.

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

    Many opportunities for advancement in various areas

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    Current Employee - Radiology  in  Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Radiology in Danville, PA

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Constantly growing and keeping up with new technology.

    Cons

    Could get quite challenging. Must be good at multi-tasking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose site of your current employees when you are growing larger. They are the foundation behind your success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An Unexpected Healthcare Gem

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    Current Employee - Chaplain Resident  in  Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Chaplain Resident in Danville, PA

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

    Pros

    An organization-wide focus on using data from research and experience to provide the best possible patient care. Great support for people who want to grow in their field. Opportunities in all aspects of healthcare, with motivated colleagues from around the world.

    Cons

    There is intensifying pressure to find ways to do more with less resources, both from a culture of continuous improvement and from a marketplace heavily influenced by one consumer that is less able to pay for requested services each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep engaging the knowledge, insights, and ideas of the excellent people delivering great care at every level of the system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love going to work every day

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Many benefits, an excellent work environment. Geisinger provides many wellness opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Geisinger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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