Legacy Health System

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Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
55 Reviews
3.4
55 Reviews
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Legacy Health System President & CEO George J. Brown
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people work there, good access to Employee Health benefits such as vaccinations, good benefits, if you can get them (in 4 reviews)

  • The physicians were engaged and became leaders who focused on improving patient care and simultaneously cutting cost (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • This is all while senior management positions continue to grow and grow (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Staff Nurse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Great team with awesome coworkers.
    Multidisciplinary collaboration

    Cons

    Health insurance for family is not great
    Sick and Vacation time are lumped together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make separate vacation and sick time banks

    Recommends
  2.  

    Stable but Stagnant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Office Assistant in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Stable work environment and flexible schedule. 401k match.

    Cons

    Be sure to negotiate your salary up front or you will get stuck creeping along at a dismal 3% for the rest of your time in the job classification. Compensation is not merit based, so you have to be self-motivated.Due to budget cuts a few years back, they expect a lot out of each employee- so be ready to bring your A game all day every day. Tried to get re-classed as my workload and responsibilities changed significantly and does not reflect the job title, but was told no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider merit based pay or a livable wage increase - .20-.30 a year doesn't stretch very far. Don't forget the worker bees, we all work hard for our money even though we don't have RN or MD after our names.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good post-grad job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    As it was a research job, the hours were fairly flexible and the benefits were good. The people were great and had a sense of satisfaction with the work they were doing.

    Cons

    Smaller research institution, so the grant funding was not as significant as other larger institutions. This mean that the pool of projects to work on was limited, as well as their scope.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Miserable

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Physician
    Former Employee - Physician

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

    Pros

    None - terrible place to work.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management. Not well trained. Treat employees very badly. Hostile work environment. No accountability for poor management. Evaluations based on hearsay and not facts. No system set up to provide information to upper management that would be taken seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire mid managers with experience in health care and sit down and really listen to the employees. Take them seriously instead of treating them as if they are not valuable. This type of management will eventually sink this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Current employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Back Office Staff
    Current Employee - Back Office Staff

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

    Pros

    Great office culture. Compensation good.

    Cons

    Current management is not connected to staff. Working environment is not appropriate for volume of patients being run through. Patients being added without consideration of appropriate time on schedule. Employees continually working through lunch and breaks to accommodate volume. Management aware of working environment but looking at dollar amount producing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is being hired according to degree, with no attention to "people skills". Management has no idea what goes on if office except what is told to them and then management only relays to upper management what they want known. A lot of management is in over their head and this shows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    I worked at Legacy Health System

    Pros

    Company has good overall benefits

    Cons

    Not very understanding about work-life balance

  8.  

    Database management

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Legacy Health System part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy going coworkers and understanding bosses. Lay back work environment

    Cons

    Some people spend couple hours a day just to chat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote inside people than hire new one

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    RN

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN)
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN)

    I have been working at Legacy Health System full-time

    Pros

    This hospital is successful, has many opportunities for staff. A leader in the community.

    Cons

    Lots of new nurses. Lots of new processes, constant change. Re-inventing the wheel. Old white guys running the place, very political. Tell us what we want to hear, nothing changes. Understaffed and told to deal with it. Same ol' story of every hospital! The community is growing and the hospital also needs to expand, desperately .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better education process for new nurses and continuing edu for nurses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good solid no frills company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Help Desk in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Stable industry, high pay scale, large IT department, ok management, good benefits.

    Cons

    Not a progressive culture. Old school business culture. very bureaucratic. silo-ed organizational structure. no interactions between departments. minimal communications between departments and teams. Stifles the flow of information. no sharing of Ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen the restrictive culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Intern in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    very nice workmates and great environment

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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