Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Legacy Health System President & CEO George J. Brown
George J. Brown
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Pros
  • Great people work there, good access to Employee Health benefits such as vaccinations, good benefits, if you can get them (in 4 reviews)

  • Some extremely excellent staff providing quality patient care (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Benefits aren't that great (medical) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. Friendly people. People who actually care

    Cons

    Limited parking space for employee

    Advice to Management

    More parking space


  2. CNA2

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNA in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - CNA in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to use a lot of CNA skills. Education days are a bonus. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some not so great people to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Other hospitals pay more for their CNA2 and Legacy should consider increasing the pay of their CNA2s.


  3. Good Company with excessive management turnover and changing direction.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Buyer II in Portland, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits.
    Salary is fair.
    Many great employees.
    Many locations with nice facilities.

    Cons

    Behind in technology.
    Insufficient training for new employees.
    Laborious ERP.

    Advice to Management

    Excessive turnover and turmoil.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Legacy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most teams are functional. I work with a group of dedicated and fun people

    Cons

    Pay stinks. Management keeps "promising" to make work environment better

    Advice to Management

    Listen to input from managers so you can keep your work force


  6. Helpful (1)

    Staff RN

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Values in action
    Excellent pay
    Excellent paid time off
    Opportunities for professional development
    Encourage employee participation in decision making

    Cons

    Management and front-line staff not held accountable for poor or mediocre performance. All employees will have to hear about it if something is done wrong, rather than the specific employee who is to blame. Sometimes the culture of being nice impedes accountability.

    Advice to Management

    Address issues and concerns with the individual at fault, not to everyone in a general way.
    When employees complete annual surveys and consistently identify a manager as being an issue - remove that manager or provide them with assistance to become a better maanger.


  7. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lovely people to work with, understanding boss

    Cons

    Have to pay to park and have little chance to promote from inside


  8. Helpful (3)

    Overall politically toxic environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Physician in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Physician in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System

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

    Pros

    The Children's hospital is aesthetically pleasing. People smile when they see you. There are some staff that are not passive aggressive and really want to make it a better place to work

    Cons

    They are disingenuous when they say patient care comes first. It is a businesses, and the bottom line is always first. They have a habit of squeezing what they can from employees. Brilliant employees are fired because they advocate for change. Employee concerns are marginalized. Employees are not valued if they do not nod and smile. They view part time as a weakness and outwardly will voice that leaders can not work part time. The head of the children's hospital often says, "I had two nannies, and expect you to do the same." This is regardless of your status.They are known to have a high physician turn over rate, which is because when physicians see the "inside" they are fired so the organization can protect themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate the departments that have high turnover as this is due to ineffective leadership. This applies particularly to the pediatric departments. Often employees are fired or put under the microscope if they have flexibility in thought or voice concern.


  9. Helpful (3)

    registered nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse in Portland, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Level 1 trauma hospital at Emanuel. Interesting patient population to work with. Pay and benefits competitive. Great front-line nurses and doctors.

    Cons

    Middle management globally incompetent and unsupportive to those below them. Large impersonal system with no loyalty to long-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value your front-line staff, especially nurses as they are your direct public relations. The business' viability depends on taking care of and valuing your nurses, as they determine the quality of care of the institution and its reputation. An experienced nurse is valuable in reducing costs and delivering caring/competent patient care.


  10. Great place to work and learn

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Imaging Support Specialist
    Current Employee - Imaging Support Specialist

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff, opportunity, and benefits

    Cons

    Growth and staffing issues, all salaries need to be competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Check ALL salaries now and then, communicate that w staff.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Hostile work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Back Office in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Back Office in Tualatin, OR

    I worked at Legacy Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent doctors..dedicated wonderful doctors! Great coworkers. I worked with some amazing staff there.

    Cons

    Terrible low level management. Benefits are marginal. Low level managers ride roughshod over employees without any redress. You will not be heard at this company. You will be worked until you can be replaced by a newer cheaper model. I would not recommend this employer unless you are looking short term for some skills training. There are much better places to work where you will be treated with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line workers when they are trying to speak with you. Make sure that HR employee reps are there for the employee, not to cover for a bad manager. Listen when employees try to tell you that they are in a hostile work environment due to manager. If you want to keep quality employees, appreciate them. If you want to be trusted, you have to be trustworthy.



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