Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Great Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Resource Nurse in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Resource Nurse in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good leadership team that is supportive of professional growth Talented Staff

    Cons

    Health Insurance is lacking adequate coverage. You must make sure your provider is a Legacy Doctor or you will get a large bill for health services.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better insurance


  2. Epic Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with some truly Amazing people. Absolute room for growth if you know the right people to speak to and are an effective brown noser. the surrounding area around the Lovejoy campus is truly remarkable, could spend a career wandering around Portland's northwest finding things to do after work.

    Cons

    For a healthcare company they sure provide shotty benefits at best. MODA the primary insurance provider will not cover any outside specialists or services, the dental is a joke too. Sick days = your accrued Vacation time. 5 holidays off a year.. Do not expect a work/life balance once employed in the system office. For Epic analysts, recommend seriously weighing other options before joining the team. The inner office politics can turn toxic pretty quick.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits, better work/life balance for analysts.


  3. Great mission and great care!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, inspiring CEO and senior leadership, commitment to community.

    Cons

    "One size fits all" approach to benefits and trying to fit administrative staff into a 24/7 hospital model.

    Advice to Management

    Update your HR practices to recognize the difference between front line hospital staff and support services.


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  5. Administrative Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in North Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in North Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Legacy takes care of their employees and is strong in home/work balance.

    Cons

    If you work at the System Office, you now have to pay for parking. They also changed their timekeeping program; all non-exempt employees have to clock in and out for their lunch period.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Very Difficult to Move Up in this company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Department in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Emergency Department in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard to say anything positive when there is no recognition or incentive or room to grow no matter your performance.

    Cons

    Nothing is based on performance and everyone is paid a 3% annual increase. There is no reward system and people only care about the weekend. People live by the clock and when they will go home. Very little encouragement from managers and pay is low so employees don't try to care about each other. People complain about the littlest things to their office managers about each other, and this is more of a child's school than a pro career environment. People have no motivation and are burnt out, patient care has gone down and cost have gone up as well as physician bonuses. Everyone in management thinks a pizza day will make up how employees really feel.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying people for their performance. Employees want to see system wide improvements and better pay. This is


  7. Helpful (2)

    Bi-polar organization

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Legacy Health System (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great ideals, great treatment of the underserved community. I adore their views on the underserved and how they commit to helping them. True plus!!!

    Cons

    Competing priorities creates a bi-polar and disorganized work culture. Employees are important and valued in their stated "mission and values"; but the actualization is not there because of their competing values of being the frontrunner in medicine coupled with their participation in most of the new govt programs are not compatible, The new regulations do not take employee/provider satisfaction into account and the new programs require more staff then Legacy will commit too. They will fail if they haven't adjusted this crucial piece...

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for your corporate climbers. I watched numerous mid-level managers and directors brag about how they work to "get rid of people" and witnessed a director repeatedly lie about various employees in order to have these employees, most with high tenure, get fired. A letter was written to CEO and HR about this (as was discussed at a manager/director meeting publically) and reviewed by everyone but no action was taken - not even an investigation into this director was done. Upon my departure, she was in the process of getting a 30 year employee fired because she didn't feel this employee supported her goal of advancing her reputation and career. Witnessing this continual approach to career advancement is what made me decide to leave. I truly realize that corporations will always have climbers, but the amount of cruelty in healthcare was more than I could take and stay true to my own ethics. Do no harm should apply to more than just patients... Also - beware of George Brown. Awesome external image, dubious intentions. Advice - do not actively participate in discussion(s) always be a doer, not a changer unless it's 100% directed and supported by him.. Creative discussion is frowned upon...


  8. Legacy Health

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment. Sense of autonomy. Supportive administration that encourage improvement and has a "just culture". Flexible schedule so you can work around family arrangements. NO UNION CONTRACT.

    Cons

    There is really no downside to working for Legacy health that is abnormal to the normal situation of working in the healthcare field. You work nights and weekends. Miss some social stuff on occasion but have more time in general for family stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep a good balance between patient satisfaction, patient safety, and staff satisfaction. Listen to your front line staff...they are the boots on the ground. Don't be afraid to get rid of staff that are do not embrace the culture or under perform.


  9. Legacy Health System

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong community involvement. Nurses are well paid. Efficient senior management. Weathered the recession well and made prudent choices during that time.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great, but okay. No clinical ladder options for advancement or leadership. No union representation.


  10. Analyst

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


  11. CNA2

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNA in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - CNA in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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