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Palmetto Health Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Palmetto Health Is a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CMA in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - CMA in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Palmetto Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of benefits of being an employee at Palmetto Health. I worked with children and they took great pride in taking care of the patients and the employees. If you like to work long hours and help people this would be a great place for you to work. depending on the job title and experience they pay well and have good benefits.

    Cons

    If you don't have patience and the ability to be compassionate with all types of people then working here would not work for you. Also you have to have a great immune system because you are constantly in contact with ill people. You also must be able to stay on your feet and think fast for 10-12 hrs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of all your employees actions don't get overwhelmed with desk work and forget whats happening in the office around you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I love working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Tech in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Nurse Tech in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Palmetto Health part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A very good experience as a floater.

    Cons

    No Promotion offered in two years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Palmetto Health part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only employer that I have ever worked for that truly cares about their employees. They make EVERY effort to be transparent with news, decisions, etc. They want their employees to be happy. They know that employees have a life outside of the workplace environment.
    Jewelry and scarf sales in the fall and spring.
    Free parking.
    Badge swiping available in the cafeteria and gift shops.
    Starbucks in the heart hospital.

    Cons

    Health insurance deductibles are high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for doing what you do. Thank you for caring about your employees and patients. Great job!

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

    Good company, not much opportunity for advancement without spending more on education.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Palmetto Health

    Pros

    Good work conditions and managers.

    Cons

    Pay is below national average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurses are the fabric of the health care system. Pay them what they are worth not just administration.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great synergy leads to a great quality of patient care

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Radiology Transporter in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Radiology Transporter in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Palmetto Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great workforce, and terrific opportunities for promotions. Palmetto Health likes to help their employees grow and I noticed that as several of my fellow employees grew up the ladder.
    Training was very helpful, as it lasted a few days instead of a day or two. That gave me adequate enough time to adjust to the position so I could be a competent employee.

    Cons

    Some employees are rude and selfish, but you generally find that everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Possibly consider compensation or other benefits based on employee's output and peer reviews.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great Place to Work!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Practice Administrator
    Former Employee - Practice Administrator

    I worked at Palmetto Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good support from Senior Management. Good physicians. Supportive HR Team. Good work schedule and benefits. Very family centered employer.

    Cons

    Physician group needed more support from hospital executive management during a period of rapid growth and system platform changes. This has happened since my departure.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management

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    Former Employee - Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Palmetto Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There were not any Pros I can think of

    Cons

    The Director over the practice management do not know what they are doing and ran good managers away. They are very unprofessional. There are other hospitals in the Columbia area that far out weight Palmetto Health. These people with step all over you to get to the top. The CEO doesn't know what's going on in his own hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a Management Staff in there who have experience in Practice Management over your practices. There are too many directors who have never managed a private entity and when you all on board physicians practices, you run the managers off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    It is a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Access Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Patient Access Team Leader in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees and their patients. They live by their vision statement.

    Cons

    There could be improvement in the compensation area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very short staffed, more travelers than staff RNs

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Palmetto Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teaching hospital, with very good doctors and ancillary staff.

    Cons

    Real lack of leadership at the department level. No clear path to advancement. Having a degree or certification does not appear to be relevant to being in management. No accountability for management, yet severe penalties for staff that challenge the status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a real examination of why there is so much staff turnover. Currently new grads and travel RNs outnumber experiences staff RNs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Life changing and insightful

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

    I worked at Palmetto Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits;healthy emphasis and learn a great deal at entry level; exposure to a number of other professionals & disciplines

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance/Predominately male dominated leadership and political at times; have difficutly removing low performing management effectively.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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