Harris Health System Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Pros
  • This culture of the organization is for everyone to have work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • There are some good people here, like at all places (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Their upper management ranges from excellent to less than desirable (in 4 reviews)

  • Middle Management is comprised of weak leaders: (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Work Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Health Information Management Clerk in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Health Information Management Clerk in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harris Health System (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a culture of acceptance.

    Cons

    Hiring freeze should be lifted for all department to encourage growth.

    Advice to Management

    Get back on their feet.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Friendly place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Majority of employees are very friendly, caring, hard workers.

    Cons

    Yes, you have 8 holidays off. But employer doesn't pay you for them. You have to USE YOUR OWN PTO (paid time off aka vacation time) to pay for your holidays. That is beyond ridiculous. That isn't what I would consider a "benefit" of the job. I have never heard of a job that makes you use your own PTO to pay for your holiday off. Over a year's period, that is 64 hrs of PTO, almost 2 weeks worth. I would much rather go use it all at one time to take a nice relaxing vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the nepotism that is going on over in the administration building.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Fast growing organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infection Prevention Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Infection Prevention Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Harris Health System (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth and experience

    Cons

    Organization is unstable; too political; culture needs to change


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  5. Good place to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pearland, TX

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work with a great team which makes working at Harris Health pleasant. I enjoy all of the wellness activities also. Benefits are good and you can accumulate a lot of PTO.

    Cons

    You are not able to work from home at all. Also some managers are very strict with your work schedule. They are not flexible at all.


  6. PCT ll

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    Former Employee - Pct II in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pct II in Houston, TX

    I worked at Harris Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hospital has very good benefits.

    Cons

    Coworkers are not helpful and over load of patients.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let established employee's run off new hires.


  7. Helpful (9)

    It's horrible... this place. At least for the IT analysts.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Your paycheck clears? There are some good people that work here. Smart, dedicated, fun people. The pay is okay. They have given a few inexperienced people a chance to work in an in-demand field, but have reaped the benefits of their hunger to excel.

    Cons

    There are also some pretty nasty, backstabbing people that work here. And once you're in, what it takes to move up is anyone's guess. You can ask leadership and hear something that makes it sound like you still have a while to go… and then someone else gets hired or promoted into the position that is in the same predicament as you. If you’re cute, perky, and flirty... or african american... your chances improve though. There is an old guard that really needs to be shown the door. Only doing enough to hang on to their jobs, but otherwise pushing as much work as possible onto the new folks, not to give them learning opportunities, but out of laziness.

    Advice to Management

    Don't talk out your rear ends. IT folks are smart. There's a reason you are losing waves of people at a time. The culture needs to change.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Bizarre working dynamics

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Always something to learn. Ample PTO. Easy to stay busy. Some folks are nice/want to help. Clean buildings. Access to lots of tools. Known in community.

    Cons

    Overly political. Unprofessional activities part of culture. Odd office dynamic. Shelter for under qualified and mentally insane slackers. Mobbing mentality. Slanderous and back-stabbing. Unproductive. Limited advancement. Apathetic. Bad lay-offs. Losing money. High turnover.Working here is one big human rights violation. Wouldn't recommend working here to the Devil.

    Advice to Management

    None. They don't care.


  9. Security Officer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris Health System

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Higher salaries than most companies.

    Cons

    Tendency to under staff and expect too much.

    Advice to Management

    Go back on the front lines every so often so you better understand what your officers face on a daily basis


  10. Helpful (1)

    RN

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN

    I have been working at Harris Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wide range of experiences Level 1 trauma Center Lots of OT available Amazing Co-Workers

    Cons

    Patient to RN ratios Older facility and equipment


  11. Helpful (2)

    Clinical Nurse Case Manager

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

    I have been working at Harris Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are ok, however there aren't paid holidays. You have to utilize PTO bank to cover holidays not worked.

    Cons

    The management team overall is undesirable in that most are unqualified & are placed in leadership positions based on who they know. There is high turnover & when most people leave they have no desire to return.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership development should be incorporated to help enhance skills.



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