Ochsner Health System

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Ochsner Health System Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
73 Reviews
2.8
73 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • fast processing, decent wage, good benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • The work was quite easy and the atmosphere was laid back (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance was a challenge (in 4 reviews)

  • Will never see any upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    I have been working for Ochsner for a short time, but am already blown away by how great of an organization it is.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a seamless and efficient on boarding process and everyone in every department is incredibly welcoming to new hires. They truly care about their employees and do a great job to keep employees’ wellbeing in mind when making executive decisions. Ochsner management also has a keen eye for recognizing talent and making sure your skills best align with the position you are in and the projects you are working on.

    Cons

    There are definitely changes in the organization (something past/present employees seem to comment on often), but from my experience, all changes are implemented strategically to better align their business practices with changing markets, employee feedback, and ways to keep Ochsner operating as efficiently as possible. I would be concerned if I were working for a stagnant company which has operated the same way for years and years and appreciate that Ochsner is constantly trying to improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Herding cattle vs caring for patients.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ochsner Health System

    Pros

    The patients, the ancillary staff and the nurses; they work really hard but have to meet unrealistic goals. I saw very few smiles during my visit.

    Cons

    The company reminds me of a huge automaton, devouring everything in it's path. It has lost it's personal touch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend just one day back on the front lines, and see how your policy decisions really affect your "consumers". I thought this was a not-for-profit company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    EPIC Trainer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Epic Credentialed Trainer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Epic Credentialed Trainer in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Ochsner Health System as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The team was awesome in terms of helping to reach the overall goal. The pay was competitive. I enjoyed working with the management staff, doctors, nurses and other staff on the EMR conversion

    Cons

    The work/life balance was a challenge.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible Culture and low pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    May find a great Team but you will undoubtedly have to change your process everyday

    Cons

    Leadership out of touch
    There is an exception for everything
    Lowest pay in the city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff
    Stop changing everything
    You are growing too fast

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far, so good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Revenue Cycle Representative III in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Revenue Cycle Representative III in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are genuinely good people. As an organization, it has an amazing reputation throughout the state, and they have a pretty decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Management can be two faced and cutthroat. They preach about hiring from within, but heavily rely on external candidates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I was a PRN Registered Nurse on the Behavioral Health Unit

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Luling, LA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Luling, LA

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay was good, the shifts were 8 hours and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and staff. High amout of staff call ins daily.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Health Care provider, lousy employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional, Non-clinical in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Professional, Non-clinical in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Numerous work locations, stability of company, name recognition, busy. Non management people are great for the most part. Will be around for a while.

    Cons

    Favoritism in many non clinical areas is running rampant, esp in Financial, Human Resources, Marketing. If you make mistake, and get even a verbal warning, it NEVER goes away, and they remind you of it constantly. If you are not in the inner clique with you "leader", you might as well forget any advancement. The lower opens are a revolving door, they churn & burn through lower placed staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop all the buzz words. Just because you put a fancy title on positions ( leader, one up, etc), or on events (such as 'skip level' meetings), or call certain positions trendy titles ( business parter - whoopdee do) - it should still be about being good to ALL employees - and learning to be lenient, nurturing, forgiving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ochsner

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    Former Employee - Nurse Tech in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Nurse Tech in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Ochsner Health System part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Locations are good! Team works well together!

    Cons

    The pay is terrible,

  10.  

    Good Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff RN in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Staff RN in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Ochsner Health System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good ICU experience. Very high accuity. Always keeps you on your toes. Will take care of patients that most hospitals dont touch. Pay is ok

    Cons

    Will never see any upper management. Lots of new grads. Very big unit in ICU main campus and takes awhile to learn way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ochsner system is too big for its own good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    misleading

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff RN in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    fast processing, decent wage, good benefits

    Cons

    Hired for night shift, nights only after two weeks tried to force day shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    honesty to new hires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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