Mercy Health System Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is pretty good (in 4 reviews)

  • Providing patient care and a modicum of autonomy in which to do it were given here (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • They're concerned with policies and procedures that hinder my job but protects the hospital from potential lawsuits - such is the culture of healthcare (in 2 reviews)

  • No room for professional growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Medical assistant

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    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Mercy Health System

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and benefits and a retirement plan make for good work incentive, able to transfer positions

    Cons

    every 90 days everyone in the office reviews your performance and decides if you should get a raise or not. Better hope they like you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my work and loyalty should be worth regular raises. And gossip

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. While they are frugal I have the resources to care for my patients

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Mercy Health System part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The values are caring and kind

    Cons

    Staffing could be better than it is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Union Nursing offering top salary

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    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Norristown, PA
    Former Employee - Staff Nurse in Norristown, PA

    I worked at Mercy Health System

    Pros

    Small family based facility. Great nursing and medical staff to work with.

    Cons

    Stopped utilizing LPNs to become Magnet Status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have offered loyalty to your long time LPN staff by offering a progam inhouse or contracted to grandfather us in to RN staus...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercy Health System

    Pros

    A lot of resources, opportunity for advancement if you work hard and stay professional

    Cons

    Upper management is no present.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize high performers more effectively

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Hamilton, OH
    Former Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Hamilton, OH

    I worked at Mercy Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, great benefits, co workers were great

    Cons

    Short staffed, always on the run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. IMPOSSIBLE to be hired when you apply online. Within one day I got a rejection email. Only got a job b/c I knew someone.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

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

    Pros

    Good place to start out your medical career.

    Cons

    You won't get much past a "start out" position. Low promotion rate. Lots of internal "cliques" and will only hire from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for new talent OUTSIDE of your fortress walls. Be daring. Try something and someone new. You WILL find better talent than the stale crusts of nurses and MAs you have around you now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. It was a transitionary step; there was a hiring freeze on full-time employees for the job that they hired me.

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    Former Contractor - Mental Health Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Contractor - Mental Health Technician in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Mercy Health System as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Providing patient care and a modicum of autonomy in which to do it were given here.

    Cons

    As a per diem employee getting cancelled for a shift--a mere ten minutes prior to that shift--was not uncommon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all of your employees for feedback-not just administrators.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Not a bad place to start out...

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    Current Employee - Unit Secretary
    Current Employee - Unit Secretary

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

    Pros

    The work-life balance is pretty good. Pay is decent enough.

    Cons

    Benefits coming up next year are terrible. There's no accountability for some. Some of the practices don't match the core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold management accountable for actions. More incentives for part-time and prn staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Finance Dept

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mercy Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Treated people with respect and dignity

    Cons

    If you weren't part of the inner group liked by the VP, you wont get promoted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great place to be if your white

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    Current Employee - IT Support
    Current Employee - IT Support

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

    Pros

    Better than working in illinois

    Cons

    If you are not white then you might as well be picking cotton in the fields

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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