Legacy Health System
3.1 of 5 42 reviews
www.legacyhealth.org Portland, OR 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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Legacy Health System President & CEO George J. Brown

George J. Brown

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53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    Prosthey are devoted to excellence. They deliver outstanding services. They are committed to the local community. They believe in what they do

    ConsWest coast is not optimal as location for researchers do to the bad connectivity of the region. Average salaries are just in the normal range.

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing to advice to them, they perform excellent work in the way they are doing now. Any employe at Legacy is satisfied of our managment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Legacy is filled with some truly wonderful professionals, but it is struggling for footing in today's health care world.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsLegacy Health has a laudable mission, many dedicated and highly skilled professionals, and a desire to do the right thing in the community. Amazing work happens within the hospital walls every day. The quality of medical care and human caring is high.

    ConsSomething is off balance about the system's culture. Perhaps it is the result of trying to knit together six hospitals that, in some senses, compete against each other for limited resources. Yet all the hospitals and system office staff are supposed to work together as one unified family. The organization has not yet found a way to make it work. The culture and leadership can be excellent at the hospital level, however, so your job satisfaction can really depend on the site you work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more nimble. Be better at recognizing your talent and giving talented employees new opportunities and appropriate pay. Take at look at your executives: Do they have the leadership skills the system needs? Seek ideas and input from your front-line workers. Take a voluntary pay cut when you are involved in a RIF.

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    It's a job. Salary is competitive, work is interesting, but not a place for professional growth.

    IT Professional (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsGood work/life balance, interesting projects, friendly work atmosphere. Legacy really does care about the community and provides more than it's share of uninsured/charity care.

    ConsSupport for career development is non-existent. Little opportunity for advancement. Training of IT personnel and users of the system is done at initial implementation, but little if any training in subsequent years or after system upgrades.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your people instead of consultants. Training is woefully inadequate, is mostly on-the-job or by the person leaving the position. Workflows and business processes are inefficient.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a job

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsProvide a good service to community.

    ConsNo opportunity for advancement .
    No funds avaialble for training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake funds available for training on something other than Epic.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsGood benefits
    great location (Good Sam)
    nice wards

    Conscomputer crashes
    Emanuel cafeteria is very inadequate compared to Good Sam

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore employee appreciation events

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Laboratory Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Gresham, OR

    ProsTeam environment and culture of safety

    ConsTake the most charity cases in the area

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be fantastic. Going downhill really fast

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsAbove average benefits, Above average pay rates at least in Information Technology. Very dedicated and genuinely nice colleagues (non-managerial). Flexible hours.

    ConsTerrible upper management. Complete lack of vision and foresight. Absolutely no planning. Extremely reactive and shortsighted decisions taken by upper management and the executives in the last 2 years. Recent Medicare policies are eliminating most of the funding for quality employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink things through. Be proactive. Have a five year strategic vision and stick to the plan. Changing directions every few months is disastrous. And above all, TRUST your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Abusive work environment

    Mental Health Therapist (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsPay was good when scheduled hours were worked (and not cancelled),

    ConsAbusive attitude of other hospital workers towards the psychiatric patients as well as the psychiatric staff.

    Advice to Senior Managementaddress the abusive attitudes as well as educate all other staff on the duties of the mental health therapists.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Family Physician (Current Employee)
    Tualatin, OR

    ProsTakes care of their staff

    ConsThe salary could be higher

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A complete lack of focus on upper management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsGood healthcare
    Fairly consistent benefits with other healtcare providers

    ConsManagement comes on board, and leaves for acceptable ideas are implemented
    Consistency of perfomance reviews
    High turnover in some deparments leads to a knowledge exodus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry and focus on the future. Instead of fighting against Providence, focus on what you do better. Require managers attend some kind of Six Sigma training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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