Lowell General Hospital

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Lowell General Hospital Reviews

Updated June 28, 2014
Updated June 28, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Growing too Fast

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowell General Hospital

    Pros

    LGH places great value in all of their employees, positive atmosphere, very good benefits, offers some of the best healthcare services in the area. Excellent physicians and state of the art technology.

    Cons

    Lack of communication across departments, hospital is expanding so fast that employees seem to always be a step behind leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a step back and try to fix current problems instead of continuously looking for new was to expand

  2.  

    Wonderful place to work. Great people, great pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lowell General Hospital

    Pros

    Awesome maternal child health department. Strong resources. Good pay

    Cons

    As with any place, politics easily get in the way if enjoying your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better support to your staff

  3.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Lowell General Hospital

    Pros

    Good Mangement, growing hospital, good direction

    Cons

    Long commute, no overtime, some facitlities need updating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

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  5.  

    Hey Norm, I thought this was a "partnership, not an acquisition." That is what you quoted to the Lowell Sun, is it not?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Lowell General Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Dental, VSP for eye insurance. Very cheap rates considering the extremely high number of employees. If you don't smoke, and can prove that you're 90 days nicotine free by taking a blood test, your health insurance is drastically cheaper.

    The Lowell community & surrounding communities benefits from keeping two campuses with a wide range of medical services to offer, one on each side of the city.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities after merger, especially in non-clinical areas as someone else said (consolidation of services, MANY layoffs). We lost a lot of wonderful, talented people from the Saints campus due to layoffs - while they kept their LGH staff. Now, people are just sliding out left and right due to arrogant LGH management. It has become a truly miserable environment at all campuses, and I think I speak for many when I say this. I haven't even heard good patient care reviews since the merger. Other than keeping Saints' building existing, this was a horrible idea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Work with them too, nobody likes a slave driver. Don't just sit in your office on facebook or texting, or taking pictures of yourself on your cell phone. If you want hard working, productive workers, you need to do the same as you expect, or you will not be taken seriously. When they come to you with an issue, actually address it....don't just say "It is what it is," that is NOT how you keep employees working for you, or happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great Community Hospital - Rapid Growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Lowell General Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Recent merger has allowed for consolidated services and ability to capitalize on the strength of the clinical expertise to serve the city of Lowell and surrounding areas; great company culture - team spirit and colleagues who walk and talk the mission, vision, and values: "Patients first in everything we do" and goal to become one of the best community hospitals in America and a promise of Complete connected care to the community and all patients served. The hospital is growing at a fast pace.

    The work-life balance or flexibility to enable work-life balance is a big plus! The hospital is committee to employee wellness (new wellness portal/wellness incentives)

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth - at least in non-clinical areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest time in employee professional development/more mentoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    LGH is a wonderful organization that tailors to the surrounding communities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Lowell General Hospital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The organization's motto of "patients first in everything we do" resignate throughout all departments.

    People are genuinely friendly and willing to help each other.

    LGH leaderships are committed to leading this organization in becoming the best hospital in the nation.

    Cons

    There are some disgruntle employees when it comes to parking situation.

    There are some people that feel their entitled to certain special treatment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Services in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Support Services in Lowell, MA

    I worked at Lowell General Hospital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for advancement. Once your an empoloyee you are one for life!

    Cons

    Not as competitive on salary but it is a not for profit company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Desperately lacking adequate nursing staff on med-surg unit at Saints Campus.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Lowell General Hospital (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The existing team is experienced, strong, caring, and diverse.

    Cons

    Nurses' concerns are not welcomed or addressed by management.
    Understaffed on almost every shift.
    Patient care is compromised in an effort to increase admission numbers despite current census and staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate staff meetings for nurses to communicate current issues.
    Hire more nurses.
    Your nurses feel that they have no advocate at LGH Saints Campus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    lab is great but cramped

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Lowell General Hospital part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and leadership team

    Cons

    The lab desperately needs more room and recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for more lab space or relocation. We need some benefit from this merger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuc Med Technologist in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Nuc Med Technologist in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at Lowell General Hospital

    Pros

    great management team, they take care of their employees.

    Cons

    need more parking, need to offer more training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow more employee parking

    Recommends

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