Palmetto Health Reviews

Updated August 6, 2015
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Chuck Beaman Jr.
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Pros
  • Good benefits;healthy emphasis and learn a great deal at entry level; exposure to a number of other professionals & disciplines (in 4 reviews)

  • Most clinical employees are good team players and care about patient care (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • It's hard to find good solid people so staffing is extremely short (in 2 reviews)

  • Pay is well below national average for my field (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work environment with direct management and co workers. open communication and assistance with task. lots of incentives. great healthcare

    Cons

    salary for non clinical positions. low staring salary . transfer only get 10% rise maximum or starting range regardless of experience


  2. Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Palmetto Health (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A Job and overpriced insurance.

    Cons

    Low pay, short staffed, favortism, the list goes on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you would like to be treated.


  3. IRB Manager

    Current Employee - Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, benefits, retirement, salary

    Cons

    health insurance costs, management, resources


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  5. Outpatient Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Palmetto Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits of large healthcare organization

    Cons

    Upper management and leadership do not care about low man on the totem pole


  6. Lacks Holiday Benefits and room for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They'll basically hire anyone so go for it.

    Cons

    No paid holidays. They make you use PTO for everything. Sick, vacation, holidays and only give you a few to work with each pay period. No room for advancement. If you graduate from college they don't automatically move you up. You have to work extra hard to grab those positions. No raises ever!

    Advice to Management

    You should try to at least give your employees pay for Christmas Day. Out of all of the millions of dollars you make what is one day to say that you appreciate them. The money that you use on all of those mandatory meetings to say that you care when you really just want to show off can be used for that.


  7. Rn

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

    I have been working at Palmetto Health (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience. Heart hospital has great patient to nurse ratios. Plenty of overtime to pick up. Management seems to really care that their employees are happy. Teaching hospital. All employees are nice for the most part.

    Cons

    Not the best pay or insurance benefits. Short-staffed throughout the hospital. No guaranteed yearly raises. No on site daycare. Time required at work for various training outside of required shifts.


  8. Loved my job. The pay was was not so great but it's a great job to gain experience .

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    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Palmetto Health full-time

    Pros

    PTO Experience Great coworkers Networking Work load is not bad depending on department .

    Cons

    Pay Holiday schedule Work load (depending on department)


  9. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Hospital! Upper management is trying very hard to live their vision.

    Cons

    Not all managers embrase the vision and are unable to guide team to achieve goals.


  10. PST

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good teamwork between Nurses and Techs

    Cons

    Too many call outs among the techs


  11. Take better care of your employees.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Palmetto Health part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They do hire all ethnicities. There is room for growth. Parking for both staff and visitors is free. This is a large company with many employment options.

    Cons

    Working condition improvements are not decided upon by the persons who are actually doing the hands-on care.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees and it will reduce the high turn over. Include the point of care staff in decisions that will directly affect them. Lower nurse to patient ratios, so that patients can receive safer and more satisfactory care. Communicate with your staff for process improvement ideas.



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