Lifespan Corporation
3.1 of 5 22 reviews
www.lifespan.org Providence, RI 5000+ Employees

Lifespan Corporation Reviews in Providence, RI

Updated Jun 21, 2014
Lifespan Corporation – Providence – “RI Hospital / Hasbro Children”

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Timothy J. Babineau

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good per diem job, would have liked full time!

    Medical Technologist (Former Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsI worked at The Miriam Hospital as a per diem medical technologist from 2007-2010. My supervisor and the management above were very pleasant and professional, so very UNLIKE the supervisors in my full-time job at that time....
    The department I worked in (blood bank) was well managed. They were flexible with my schedule and in return I felt I was useful and helpful to them. When there was a budget shorfallin the late 2000's, Lifespan's
    senior management took pay cuts so no one would be laid off.

    ConsI had a rather long commute and the pay was rather on the low side, but pay for medical technologists was low throughout that region. New England is an expensive place to live and it would have helped if med tech salaries had been higher.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing great in 2010 anyway!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Patient focused environment

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsA place where people really do care.

    ConsFinancial issues now causing major cut backs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is only so much more one can do with less.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Potentially good place to be because of strong position in RI healthcare market

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsOpportunities because of new management structure
    Potentially well-positioned to address impending healthcare regulatory changes
    High quality clinical staff at all levels

    ConsInconsistent management regarding how to address under-performing staff
    Over-reliant on consultants for many issues
    One union frequenlty intransigent about accepting changes that would help the entire organization
    Pays lip service to employee development but doesn't support financially
    Way behind competitors in terms of addressing physician engagement

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to you in-house experts at least as much, if not more, than you listen to external consultants.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have enjoyed working for Lifespan. They have a lot of support for their employees.

    Registered Nurse (Current Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsLots of corporate perks should you decide to take advantage of all the offerings. Union for nurses still maintains good benefit package.

    ConsDifficult to switch positions due to seniority since many employees have been there so long. Parking can be difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew leadership is just rolling out, excited to see new plan.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Turn medicine into a corporate business, people suffer (not talking about the employees).

    Lifespan Internal Medicine Resident (Current Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsThe pay is ok? It's lower than other hospitals.
    I would say that this organization does offer research, but it's largely piggy-backed on better institutions and the profit margin is always considered for all types of research.

    ConsThere's a great emphasis on money and antagonizing the patient.
    No benefits
    Strict hierarchy
    Very legal conscious (to the point that it affects patient care)

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop lying to literally everyone who works for you and the community your serve and take responsibility for the trust the public puts in you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    nice place to work for a few years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsGreat people and very professional.

    ConsMost of the people have worked there for more than 10 years...not much of innovation going on over there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to change the culture as fast as possible. Less talk and more actions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good long term stability

    Medical Technologist (Current Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsGood long term stability in jobs.

    ConsStuck in the same position for long time not much room for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate to your staff before you communicate to media

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lifespan is an OK place to work, assuming you are on their good side

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsGreat benefits, good location, large, stable employer.

    Lifespan offers some definite benefits to potential employees, but in the corporate structure, watch out for favoritism. The rules and policies are constantly changing to accommodate employees who are on management's good side, often with little regard for everyone else.

    ConsCompany constantly losing money, non-profit status means low salaries.

    There is a lot of aggravation for very little payout. Middle management is ruled by senior management, who is often out of touch and therefore cannot provide the best advice or leadership. It is a VERY corporate place to work.

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    wonderful experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Providence, RI

    Prosvery good environment to be in

    Consrude people and lack of teamwork

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a better look into what really is going on in the departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to volunteer!

    Volunteer (Current Employee)
    Providence, RI

    ProsGreat to volunteer and make a difference! Lots of opportunities!

    ConsCan get very boring when hospital is running slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more actual internships!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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