Ochsner Health System Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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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. Featured Review

    Working for a growing organization in an ever changing industry!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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. Office mgr clinic

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

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and higher pay than most

    Cons

    Management did not listen to staff

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty to employees

  3. Thoroughly OK

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ochsner has a great benefits package, lots of discounts throughout the area for employees, and (depending on the department) lots of room for career growth

    Cons

    Strange holiday system, well below average pay for many positions, Shuttle system that adds 30-40 minutes on to my day every day. "Nonprofit" system that is run exactly like a for profit.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more growth opportunities for people already working in the system. Develop the talent already present in the organization.

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  5. Long Term but for how long?

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

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seemingly academic institution with some of the most high tech equipment in the area. Physicians and staff for the most part work very hard and are diligent with their responsibilities. Discount for the Ochsner owned fitness center. Has supported education in the past with support for meeting presentations.

    Cons

    Awful HR/ Talent Acquisition department with little attention to individual needs and replies to interested candidates for important positions. Management is very separated from the needs of hard working clinical staff. Certain non-clinical departments obtain delivered lunches consistently to their meetings and medical staff seldom have time for any lunch at all. Crazy! Levels of bureaucracy have exploded so an attempt to improve a system problem is rarely completed. Hospital Upper management have unfortunately created a micro-managed and non-trusting atmosphere. Strongly believe that middle management is not totally honest with upper management due to the fear of losing jobs, which by the way has been happening to some of Ochsner's finest talent. And yet, some of the employees that probably need to go are maintained despite numerous suspensions and behavioral issues. Also, the system seems to put more money into the marketing of how great we are, and less into the actual infra structure which will eventually implode due to denial and lack of attention.

    Advice to Management

    Immediately discontinue the sudden termination of well liked and respected employees which seems to lower morale for remaining staff as well as create a bad name regionally and nationally in some cases. Try to find a better way to listen to employees and more importantly act on their needs with empathetic action. Minimize the regulations that have been enacted and somehow the witch-hunts that have been taking place by specific management.

  6. Quantity over Quality

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teamwork between staff nurses is fantastic.
    Continue enhancing telemedicine technologies.

    Cons

    Working in the ED, I felt that we hustle the patients around in an effort to see more volume. The patients are dissatisfied and so are the employees. 12 hour shifts stretch to 14 or 16 hours and there is rarely even time to eat. Some say this is just "modern nursing," but I feel this type of overwork is inexcusable.

    Advice to Management

    Staff appropriately and ensure that your nurses can take breaks

  7. Lab tech specimen processing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech Specimen Processing in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Lab Tech Specimen Processing in New Orleans, LA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Gaining the experience and knowledge and being surrounded by med techs

    Cons

    Management doesn't address concerns

    Advice to Management

    Better management skills, don't play favoritism

  8. Revenue Cycle Rep II

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a great work environment. Work is easy

    Cons

    Manger has poor communication skills

  9. Great place for long term employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Ochsner Health System

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OMCBR is a family oriented hospital to work for. We are big enough to care for a large patient load but not so big that you forget the names of people you work with.

    Cons

    nursing shortage but this is nation wide

    Advice to Management

    Managers are a great bunch of people. They sincerely care about the patients and the employees on their units

  10. Helpful (2)

    A Learning experience.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    Depending on department and manager growth can be limited. If the department manager does not want you to transfer they will block it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and stop being so focused on budgetary concerns. It the employees that help Ochsner to be what it became. Unhappy employees are not product when they feel that they have been left on a ride and and there is no one at the wheel driving.

  11. Good opportunities to experience critical cases

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, opportunities. Training avail. Some management wants to make a difference learning opportunity

    Cons

    Hired for day shift now told after orientation I may be Eve or nights. Pay was suppose to increase at end of orientation but now told it will not for at least a year. Less pay than surrounding hospitals

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, truthful and open during interviews. It's not only a waste of Ochsners time and money but the employees if you change the shift or position they were hired for.

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