Legacy Health System Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Legacy Health System President & CEO George J. Brown
George J. Brown
38 Ratings

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. Administrative Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in North Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in North Portland, OR

    I have been working at Legacy Health System

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    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.


  2. Bi-polar organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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...


  3. Legacy Health

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Legacy Health System

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN

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

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

    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.


  6. Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. CNA2

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Legacy

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    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Staff RN

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    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.


  11. Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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