Ochsner Health System Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  • fast processing, decent wage, good benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • I enjoyed working with the management staff, doctors, nurses and other staff on the EMR conversion (in 2 reviews)

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

  • Upper management lacks minority (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Working for a growing organization in an ever changing industry!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ochsner Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working here was great! Management is very kind and always available to the employees. There is always new opportunities available and nothing is out of reach! Great people to work with and for what I have experience everyone seems to pulls their own.

    Cons

    Working here you need to remember that you will be working for a growing organization that is in the ever changing healthcare industry. This organization is one of the largest of its kind in the area and is seeing many growing pains due to all the changes we are experience in healthcare. The benefits are good but expensive and not the best I have seen!

    Advice to Management

    I know that turnover in your departments can be troublesome but try not holding someone back from their true potential and please don't hold a grudge against them for trying to better themselves. A little praise and encouragement goes a really long way.


  2. Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ochsner Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers/colleagues. Great benefits. Stable employment One of the stronger places of employment in the not so stable landscape in the NOLA area. They genuinely care about employees! They truly try as well!

    Cons

    Low salaries. Upper management is in their own world. It's like they are in a completely different company. Such a different area than anywhere else in the hospital system. Needs to be that way everywhere else. They sometimes spend too much money on consultants ... to tell them what we have all done wrong, only to bring in a new system, change everything.... then to bring in a new consultant three years later to tell us what we have all done wrong, etc. etc. The work atmosphere could be a little more fun, they take themselves way too seriously. We understand you ARE brain surgeons, etc., but....... I must add that it is a challenge that they deal with well as the grumpy older doctors refuse to get with the program.

    Advice to Management

    Too top heavy. Raise salaries.


  3. Ochsner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, big company, good health insurance

    Cons

    Inexperienced and disorganized management, extremely low pay, lack of professional growth

    Advice to Management

    raise salaries to retain talent


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  5. High drive organization with chew you up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The CEO is awesome! Love him

    Cons

    Too much work with to little resources


  6. Helpful (2)

    My review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good people - huge company. Chances to grow within the business.

    Cons

    Health care industry always changing. Pay is below average.

    Advice to Management

    Should pay at higher rates to reduce turnover and keep costs down.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Surgery RN

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Or RN in Kenner, LA
    Current Employee - Or RN in Kenner, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked at Ochsner Kenner less than one year in the OR. The manager is nice and fair. Not very much good to say. Most of the other nurses were decent and supportive.

    Cons

    The surgeons are verbally abusive to say the least! I had never been cursed at while working as a Registered Nurse in my entire life until I worked there. And not just once, multiple times. Even the residents go on power trips (excuse me, but you're a resident!!!). I'm making a quarter of my salary more at my new job with better hours. The pay rate is out of date at Ochsner and my friend recently quit. She's making more money, too. They pay less because they own almost every hospital in the New Orleans area. That's why they have to offer bonuses for people to stay. Needless to say, they could keep my $2000. I didn't want to spend another minute there. And for owning most of the city, they could really offer better benefits. They also expect you to make your job your #1 priority in life and act like the position you've been given is the be all end all. Newsflash: not for someone with experience...

    Advice to Management

    You may not have to offer bonuses for every position if people were paid better.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Mike

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Kenner, LA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Technician in Kenner, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think they are a lot of opportunities for employment across all Ochsner campuses lots of opportunity to pick up overtime

    Cons

    benefits management is only interested in what benefits them. lowest paying hospital in the area.

    Advice to Management

    I think that they should find a way to raise incentives for employees to stay and not go somewhere. With the new Hospital opening up, they should really step up their game.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Ochsner Nada for me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large organization with good access

    Cons

    Large org, low ball salaries, tons of emails, elect you to work loads of hours overtime in the professional setting, not sure about clinical.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Not bad but not great either

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Revenue Cycle Representative III
    Former Employee - Revenue Cycle Representative III
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fulltime hours and occasional overtime benefits great coworkers proper training classes

    Cons

    no good leadership short staffed unreasonable denials for requested time off no opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Sit down with your employees and try to meet their needs. We are the ones who make all the difference in how pts view the facility, take our importance into consideration. Include incentives when monthly quotas are met. Praise employees for what they do right not just reprimand them for the things they did wrong.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company that is growing fast.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Perfusion Tech in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Perfusion Tech in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good teaching hospital. Good insurance options. Offers incentives for working extra and sharing good ideas.

    Cons

    Low income for long hours. Job duties continue to grow but not offered money for your new expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Help out those employees who ask for it. Salaries are way too low in some cases.



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