Harris Health System

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Harris Health System Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
67 Reviews
2.7
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This culture of the organization is for everyone to have work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Some really nice, hardworking people, benefits are good (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • In IT, there is definitely a good ole boy network (in 5 reviews)

  • It is a cliquish, good old boy network (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I love working here. A great environment, clean and positive atmosphere. Pay is not great at all.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Phlebotomist
    Current Employee - Certified Phlebotomist

    I have been working at Harris Health System

    Pros

    Holidays and Paid time Of is great.

    Cons

    Pay rates are low and merit increases are low as well. Always busy...be ready to run.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    First job out of school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris Health System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Allowed me to begin healthcare after four years of school. The group I worked with was very nice and they helped me with questions I had.

    Cons

    Too much politics and red tape. There was never any consistency with policy or procedure in the department or hospital. Pay was dismal equating to a slap in the face professionally. Other employees in the department spent their time browsing the internet and gossiping about the latest reality television shows rather than work. Training for certain functions was non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-engineer your methods of conducting business with external and internal customers. Provide the latest training to personnel not out dated and obsolete procedures and technologies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CDM Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - CDM Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Job pays very well

    Cons

    It is a very long drive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow people to work from home more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    to many people lost in space

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    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative
    Former Employee - Patient Service Representative

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

    Pros

    meeting people from different backgrounds

    Cons

    Trust no one .....oh management is a joke no hands on turning employee against one another .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn you employees respect them .thing they tell you with you office behind closed doors should stay between the two of you. Its not open for discussion with the rest of the staff........

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience was educational and rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Meeting people from all culture and learning to be more understanding to others concerns.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of working here were unlimited resources. There was always something new to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be opened minded ,listen to what others have to say.be as fait as your role will allow you to be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Harris Health System

    Pros

    Great staff. Decent benifits

    Cons

    so so wages. Communication sometimes. Lacking. Sreves the underservef

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rise and Fall of Care oriented Organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Staff were fantastic and eager to serve the Greater Harris County comunity. There was a sense of serving the greater good, not just those with fantastic health care plans, but the people who really needed health care. Harris Health has a great many new clinics and services all over the greater Harris County within easy commute for most people.

    Cons

    The organization changed direction, in order to be more business astute, which lead to in many departments three to four times as many managers and Directors. This caused a many a delay in decisive implemtation or ability to adapt as each manager was attempting to blame each other or the staff instead of resolving the issues. Human Resources would invariable set employess up for failure, any reports made in private were openly discussed by HR to upper management verbatin, resulting in harsh revenge and punishment from Directors and VPs. This resulting in more and more apathy in the work force, and a general malaise. The amount of work, as with most organizations nowdays, increased dramatically, but with no support or understanding between managment and employees, resulting in threats and and stress levels that boarderline heart attack conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership 101 classes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sketchy Business Practices

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accounting in Houston, TX

    I worked at Harris Health System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are serving poor people which is always a cool thing to do. Easy hours and complete lack of attention by supervisors which can be good and bad too

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. No one knows what is happening. Dishonest billing practices. They charge thousands of dollars to the government and lie on reports and overcharge for treatments. It's well known in the accounting area and Harris Health will be caught one day and look out when this happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better get your house clean because the area I worked in, lots of improper charges made to the state.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Review of Harris Health system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I would say if you are dedicated and honest you will enjoy working at Harris Health.

    Cons

    Not enough resources. It may be because the payscale may not be compatible with the market, but I say benefits are better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flat management is not going to help long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its OK to work if you know the right peoples

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    they will train and get u certified

    Cons

    very demanding, will never appreciate anything you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to be more understanding

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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