Overlake Medical Center and Clinics

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Overlake Medical Center and Clinics Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
32 Reviews
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32 Reviews
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  1.  

    Worked for many organizations; Overlake is by far the best!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The organization takes care of their employees Benifits are above average. Paid time off is excellent. Very good onboarding.
    Very good leadership at the executive level; have the organization heading in the right direction to continue growth.
    Financially doing well and have remained so during challanging times.
    And should probably mention the excellent location.

    Cons

    Not a lot that Overlake is not doing right. Maybe more attention to support functions. But that is part of working at a hospital; focus is on patient care (which they do very well).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overlake is a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overlake has an exceptional executive leadership and management team and with the addition of the new CEO, is sure to make great advancements in healthcare. The shared values of ICARE are fully supported and encouraged among all staff. Our patients receive precise, compassionate and individualized care. Employee benefits (including tuition reimbursement) and pay are comparable to the larger organizations in the area.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, like many healthcare positions, there are limited opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the concerns of the workers and keep the lines of communication open.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience!

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

    I worked at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to affect change at all levels makes for a good environment. Ovelake has a new CEO that brings new vision and energy which was needed.
    Very financial strong.
    Overlake is one of last independent hospitals in the area.

    Cons

    Changing healthcare environment makes is difficult to keep up at times but Overlake is doing everything it can to position itself well in the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional and reactionary organization

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

    I worked at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time

    Pros

    The people that are good are really good, but they are few and far between.

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Executives pay lip service to organizational beliefs.
    Multiple layoffs have killed morale and most individuals remaining are doing the work of 2+ people.
    Few good people remaining and all of them are looking to leave.
    Comparably low compensation and benefits.
    Many positions are dead end jobs with no ability for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the executives create a negative work environment, micromanage and instill fear in employees rather than lead and those individuals need to be let go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Nothing beats Overlake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Super Sitter Instructor  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Super Sitter Instructor in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, friendly atmosphere, co-workers worked as a team! It was a great job and privilege to have been a part of such a fantastic team.

    Cons

    They aren't in Texas - which is where I moved. I would like to have seen some health benefits for part time employees, but it is not uncommon in the market place for there to be no health insurance for part timers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT management is weak and Epic build was done poorly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Semi-modern workspace with some window view seating, because of many open positions there is a high chance you can be sent for Epic certification. Only outsources helpdesk to India, as opposed to Franciscan/Catholic Health Systems who outsources most of IT to India.

    Cons

    Poor IT management on many levels, poor initial Epic EMR build makes support and maintenance frustrating, management has limited technical knowledge therefore doesn't understand root cause of issues, pay is on low end - be sure to add 10 to 15% of any offers you receive from HR. No ability to work from home or travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have learned more from the expensive "two in a box" manager style during implementation. Need overhaul by injecting experienced managers with drive and logical goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill

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

    I worked at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cultural values are top notch. Pay is good

    Cons

    All areas are understaffed and overworked. That's from Housekeeping to nurseing staff and all support departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the rank and file

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think twice before leaving your Medical Technologist Job elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good commute, small hospital, pleasant upper management, aimed to serve a target population, apparent empathy and compassion for patients suffering.

    Cons

    Very deceptive in regards to the nature of the jobs they post. The supervisors are micromanagers that believe that procedures have to be done in one way only and that is theirs which they learned decades and decades ago. When it comes to empowering and embracing new ideas and focusing on the employees strengths to gain cooperation they are completely clueless and fearful. The old school belt and punishment to gain control type management reigns in the lab. This is a reflection of their lack of experience and insecurity as they have been doing the same job forever without exposure to modern management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train the laboratory managers and supervisors so that they embrace the policies that upper management preaches. Verify that managers and supervisors follow the guidelines set up by human resources and not their own personal agendas.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am extremely grateful and proud to have gained valuable technical skills and lasting friendships from OHMC Laboratory

    Former Employee - Medical Technologist  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great location, beautiful facility, quality driven laboratory, hopsital culture of integrity, respect and accountability, free employee parking, hard working managers and supervisors who lobby tirelessly for their employees and for patient safety

    Cons

    Not for profit hospital that is challenged with budget constraints that affect resources and staff morale annually. Toxic employees are difficult to get rid of due to the HR policies that require extensive documentation of such behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recoginize that the Laboratory is the corner stone to providing excellent patient care. Consider their need to have access to the best instrumentation to continuously improve their workflow and efficiencies. Offer Lab Leadership support when employees demonstrate unacceptable behavior by sabatoging them or their coworkers through vindictive immature tactics. Recognize that I.T. solutions are in constant demand for Laboratory improvements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Both management and peer coworkers were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Traffic to get there was pretty bad, but typical of Seattle.

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