Overlake Medical Center and Clinics

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Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    IT management is weak and Epic build was done poorly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    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 (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

    Listen to the rank and file

  3. Helpful (1)

    Think twice before leaving your Medical Technologist Job elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    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 (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. 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 (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.

  7. Helpful (4)

    Insists on being a standalone, result is now sinking alone

    • 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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Finally converted over to EPIC online patient records system

    Cons

    Strongly political. Leadership dislike thinking in a business mode resulting in poor discussions. Out of touch CEO recently announced retirement after Hospital failed to make yearly financial goals. Hospital feels adrift with no focus as replacement has yet to be identified.

    Advice to Management

    You don't have to give up being good Dr and Nurses to also be a lucrative business. The hospitals that do will survive.

  8. Helpful (1)

    One of the best of my life!

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

    I have been working at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    All the exposure & hands on experience

    Cons

    Darn reallocations were very scary

    Advice to Management

    Great job & Thank you for giving me a job!

  9. interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics

    Pros

    great one went really well

    Cons

    none to list at this time

    Advice to Management

    na

  10. Helpful (3)

    Lack structure and out of tune leadership style

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

    I have been working at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small local hospital, you get to do lots of different things.

    Cons

    Management lacks vision. They do not have proper succession planning. The decision to go to Epic was great, but the project was not managed correctly. It will be very difficult for them to survive in the current healthcare environment.

    Advice to Management

    Management lacks vision. They do not have proper succession planning. The decision to go to Epic was great, but the project was not managed correctly. It will be very difficult for them to survive in the current healthcare environment.

  11. Great place to work - makes it hard to leave...

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

    I have been working at Overlake Medical Center and Clinics part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, responsible management.

    Cons

    Because they are a private, non-profit hospital, the bottom line is very important - staffing can occasionally be 'lean' - they run a tight ship just to keep the doors open.

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