Palmetto Health Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. 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


  2. Outpatient Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits of large healthcare organization

    Cons

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


  3. 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

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

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

    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.


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  5. Rn

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Palmetto Health full-time

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay Holiday schedule Work load (depending on department)


  7. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richland, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  8. PST

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palmetto Health

    Pros

    Good teamwork between Nurses and Techs

    Cons

    Too many call outs among the techs


  9. Take better care of your employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbia, SC

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

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

    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.


  10. Health Information Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Palmetto Health

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

    Pros

    Great organizational goals but individual departments fall short of the organization's goals.

    Cons

    Department heads are dictating and manipulating.


  11. Patient Care Tech & Unit Secretary

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Palmetto Health 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

    The floor staff (nurses, care techs, etc) is fantastic. Allowed RN to Patient ratio is adequate. Most management staff do their best to support staff. When industry trends are considered, Palmetto is one of the better hospital systems.

    Cons

    Pay is grossly inadequate. Both PCTs and RNs are horribly underpaid. Many have not received raises in years, regardless of merit. Some managers are not trustworthy. Opinions counter to company line are highly frowned upon, regardless of validity. Nursing staff is increasingly marginalized. No development for PCTs/US. Inadequate training in many cases. Allowed RN:Pt. ratio is adequate, but actual staffing is lacking. PCTs are a dime a dozen, and are treated as such.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for PCTs. Change structure of PCT positions to allow for positional advancement. Encourage growth for PCTs regardless of departmental need. Better training structure for PCTs. Invest more money in the nursing staff.



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