Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network

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Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits that kick in on the first day of work (in 3 reviews)

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network is a Great place to work (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Many units and levels of personnel operate in silos and not as team players (in 3 reviews)

  • Could easily eliminate 10% of positions and have no adverse effect on patient care (in 3 reviews)

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43 Employee Reviews

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  1. Awesome

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Epic Consultant/Trainer *Credentialed Trainer/Instructional Designer in Allentown, PA
    Current Contractor - Epic Consultant/Trainer *Credentialed Trainer/Instructional Designer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  2. RN

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Education, growth, PTO, sick time, the pt to staff ratio is good. Professional environment where everyone is an equal.

    Cons

    Everyone wants to work here so the salary isn't competitive with the market.


  3. Perioperative Technical Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Preoperative Technical Assistant in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Preoperative Technical Assistant in Allentown, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great health benefits and job security Great teamwork and strong sense of peer support Management is approachable, flexible, and understanding

    Cons

    High-stress work environment Occasionally under-staffed Large work load


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  5. Pharmacy Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Pharmacy Technician in Allentown, PA
    Former Intern - Pharmacy Technician in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional work environment.

    Cons

    I have none to list at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Would recommend to anyone seeking employment there.


  6. lehigh valley health system

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time

    Pros

    The paychecks come on time

    Cons

    There is a pervasive racist culture at this institution


  7. Helpful (1)

    Worst organization I've ever worked for - I am getting out of here ASAP

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively new and nice facilities, culture of wellness benefits, some nice people to work with

    Cons

    No value for talent or education, toxic organization with terrible senior leadership, hiring incapable people for jobs and leaving them in positions, terrible C Suite that just keeps adding layers in senior leadership increasing their costs and not adding any valuable "worker-bees." They want all of their employees to be soldiers and drink their kool aid, and thus have no value for creativity or innovative thinking. There are cliques within senior management and don't value women in leadership. The new CEO relies on his right hand dogs who can't perform any new tricks. The Board is too heavily involved in operations. They are not respectful to the needs of employees - its their way or the highway. They do not value continued education or attempt to advance people's careers. They do not in ANY WAY follow any labor laws appropriately. HR is NOT your friend. They use their muscle and connections with lawyers in town to get themselves out of lawsuits at all costs. They hide internal scandals constantly and are in bed with city officials who are being investigated by the FBI with constant kick backs and incestual relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the entire C Suite and Board and start from scratch, or your organization will plummet. HR is a nightmare, and your organization is toxic.


  8. RN, nurse practitioner, flight nurse

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional organization with a exemplary vision and strong ethics in healthcare and view of professionalism. LVH fosters employees to learn and grow within the system.

    Cons

    Lower pay than other similar sized organizations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide professionalism and growth within. Despite moving oout of the system, I continue to receive and refer all health care to LVH.


  9. overall great network to work for...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    wealth of resources, constant change

    Cons

    top down atmosphere, many senior leader changes, aggressive growth without regard to existing employees

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on retaining existing staff


  10. Helpful (3)

    Director

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    Former Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large community hospital medical center consisting of 2 hospitals. Plenty of potential for growth and many opportunities. Good benefits and good pay considering the cost of living for the area. Relatively close to New York city.

    Cons

    A toxic work environment fed by very poor upper management. They actually bragged about a 21% turnover of employees at all levels!

    Advice to Management

    Better management with involvement of that management. The current CEO, . Dr. Swinfard is essentially a clone of the previous CEO, Dr. Susma, an amazingly corrupt and insensitive individual.


  11. Lots of growth and deterioration in the pharmacy communication.T he hospital has grown immensely causing added stress.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most co-workers get along fine, most of the time. Lots of sick time available and quite a bit of vacation time,

    Cons

    Lots of gossip among co-workers. Management does not work on all shifts in all departments. Poor work ethics when managers are not around. Unused sick time and vacation time cannot be monetarily reimbursed.

    Advice to Management

    Manage on-sight 24/7.



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