Health Quest

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Health Quest Reviews

Updated November 28, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very challenging and rewarding

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    Former Employee - Busiiness Office Associate in Lagrangeville, NY
    Former Employee - Busiiness Office Associate in Lagrangeville, NY

    I worked at Health Quest full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many employee activities and events, great benefits

    Cons

    Parking and during snowstorm should not be required to drive to work in those conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should add more educational training programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Telecommunications Attendant in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Telecommunications Attendant in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Health Quest part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and the environment is great.

    Cons

    Management works with human resources to throw you under the bus when you make a mistake. If your department is not union then you are screwed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick up for your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Lagrangeville, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Lagrangeville, NY

    I have been working at Health Quest

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The salary is low in comparison to the work expected.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Quest full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compassionate workers who are overworked and underpaid

    Cons

    Pay rate not competitive, no cost of living increases, understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More help, increase in pay, people are concerned about ny bills so much so retirement is not a real incentive to keep employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging - system had 3 facilities with sometimes conflicting visions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Quest

    Pros

    Many great employees particularly in the ancillary departments

    Cons

    Often put in 10 - 12 hour days. Work/Life balance difficult.

  7.  

    Questionable at Every Level

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Health Quest full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some staff do their best, work hard and really care about patients.

    Cons

    HQ is a mess. Saving money is their goal. Everything else comes second . . . There has not been a formal layoff but dozens of managers were let go in last year. It's chaotic. Facilities are out of date and cleaning is below par. Quality standards are weak. No time with supervisors to work out issues 1 on 1 or with unit/dept. Salaries are 20% less than 30 miles away in Westchester. Benefits are constantly increased in cost and cover less. HR biz partners are never available and don't know their job. This has been true for years and gotten worse in last year with new CEO and his cronies from Chicago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for you to get merged with a larger system.
    Make executive team accountable.
    Treat employees fairly.
    Get rid of 1960s mindset and find new CEO
    Close Putnam Hospital.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great doctors but top executive leadership lack vision and have lost patient centered focus.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Quest full-time

    Pros

    They have great salary and benefits

    Cons

    High turnover in management. Lacks leadership and direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define mission and purpose and stay the course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Heavy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Quest full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Excellent admin, mid - level IT and Analyst employees.

    Cons

    Management mostly greedy consultants without buy-in. Multiple bosses with conflicting ideas delegating an impossible workload. CIO is not afraid to use the F word to employees and upper management are "yes" men. Little consideration for personal responsibilities - will schedule 5:30 meetings at 4:30. Take an extremely long time to process and reimburse expense reports. This list could go on......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people well and they will respect and work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Who are they kidding they need to be exposed for who they really are

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    Current Employee - Medical in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Medical in Poughkeepsie, NY

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

    Pros

    Just an Illusion of job security
    HR is not your friend

    Cons

    The company will get rid of you before they are required to invest in a 20 year commitment and retirement after 60.
    They fire the best employees in order to meet upper management goals
    Middle management and supervisors are over paid and under skilled very poor caliber of leadership very bad for quality patient care
    If I were a patient I would not go to health quest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step down
    They shouldn't be allowed to compromise patient care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable!

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

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

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    "Amateur Hour' with respect to management. "Who you know" better than "what you can do" in this over-centralized monolithic mess run by baby bean counters. Middle management appears to be a 3 year run that leave a "trail of bodies" in its wake before the inevitable axe falls. Bad morale would an improvement here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose the MBAs and start hiring MSHCAs (Master of Science in Health Care Administration), people who know how to deal properly with a true health care business model and not just "the bottom line."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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