Hershey Medical Center Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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Hershey Medical Center CEO and SVP, Health Affairs; Dean, Penn State College of Medicine Harold L. Paz
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  1. Phlebotomist

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hershey Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, college assistance for employee (spouses and kids), short-term and long-term disability insurance, ability to go to school while you work, room to advance, some training available.

    Cons

    non-empathetic management when it comes to illness and tardiness (weather related or otherwise), culture caters to hierarchy, parking.

    Advice to Management

    TRain all employees to be contributing members of a team.


  2. phlebotomist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of shifts available. Good benefits,

    Cons

    Early morning shift hours .

    Advice to Management

    Promote more teamwork


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    Marketing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job security, benefits and general salary is good. The location is rural and safe and close to many interesting cities and outdoor activities. The relationship to Penn State is a real plus and opens up a lot of personal opportunities. Staff really cares for the patients and their families. It's authentic.

    Cons

    Very political. Getting things through key decision makers can be challenging. Items are often slowed in committees and the overall feel is very institutional. Many legacy employees struggle to let go of things of the past and this creates an uninviting culture from colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Search for opportunities in developing a more horizontal management structure. Many good ideas get lost in all the minutia. Find ways to spend time at multiple employee levels. While this is a large institution, it doesn't need to feel that way.


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  5. rn

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are better than other places.

    Cons

    CNO- micromanages! Has been bringing down morale & employee satisfaction for too long!!

    Advice to Management

    Care Bout your nurses!!


  6. Pleased employee

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    Former Employee - Administrative Associate in Millheim, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Associate in Millheim, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hershey Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very committed to employees and great retirement

    Cons

    Do not encourage moving ahead if you have no degree


  7. Patient care

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    I work with some of the most genuine and kind nurses you will ever meet. They strive every day to make each patient feel special and cared for.

    Cons

    In my unit I do not have anything that I could think of to list as a con


  8. Technologist Radiology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous equipment. Physicians the best. Nursing awesome. Wonderful talented co-workers.

    Cons

    No breaks during the day. Patient schedule late > 50% of the time. Random tech scheduling. Call excessive.

    Advice to Management

    Layers of management continuing the same patterns is not progressive management


  9. Great Benefits, Horrible Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous RN
    Former Employee - Anonymous RN
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hershey Medical Center part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and the benefits were very good

    Cons

    This is a Magnet facility and the CNO does not value nurses and has been destroying the work environment for nurses especially with eliminating weekend positions. No accountability and certain individuals run amok and do what they want by sacrificing patient care

    Advice to Management

    Need to value nurses opinions and improve the work atmosphere. More accountability for individuals


  10. No Accountability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, flexibility in work-life balance.

    Cons

    Ineffective leadership with no accountability. Average talent at best.

    Advice to Management

    Foster a stronger sense of shared responsibility and respectful communication.


  11. Amazing Experience; stressful yet rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hershey Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Wide-ranging experience, Top notch staff, doctors, nurses, staff

    Cons

    Very political, because of its status as a University Health Center, easily bogged down by bureaucracy.



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