Palos Community Hospital

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Palos Community Hospital Reviews

Updated April 13, 2014
Updated April 13, 2014
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    CNA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    staff, overtime, salary, and patients are friendly

    Cons

    patient workload is scary, almost always have to stay after to finish work, always called into work on days off

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    Great pay, Poor Management.

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse  in  Palos Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse in Palos Heights, IL

    Pros

    Supportive co-workers, very clean environment, excellent pay and benefits. Self scheduling.

    Cons

    Supervisors micro-manage, very low employee satisfaction, supervisors and upper management use intimidation and scare tactics to motivate employees instead of praise and recognition. High employee turn over. Reconstruction of managerial positions typically on an annual basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Former Employee

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Palos Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Palos Heights, IL

    Pros

    I cannot think of anything, maybe some of the benefits.

    Cons

    It was made very difficult for me to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward the talent that you have in front of you. Evaluate each person honestly, and if there is a problem with an employee, please do not wait for the yearly evaluation to take place for that employee to find out, help the employee to succeed and continue to have self worth, without setting impossible goals to attain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Phlebotomist

    Current Employee - Phlebotomist  in  Palos Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Palos Heights, IL

    Pros

    The pay is the best compared to other hospitals on the south side.

    Cons

    Very, Very prejudice and management show favoritism. Cold environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop showing favoritism and choose the person who is qualify for the job, not based on your skin color but based on your qualification

  6.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - CNA
    Current Employee - CNA

    Pros

    -Small community everyone knows everyone
    - Beautiful Hospital
    - Pays well

    Cons

    None I would recommend this hospital.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice Palos is a nice place to work.

  7.  

    It was great.......until it wasn't.

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    Current Employee - RN Med-Surg
    Current Employee - RN Med-Surg

    Pros

    The employees...the employees....the grounds..

    Cons

    Administration/Management , poor decision making, way to tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to charm school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Not A Good Place For A Healthy Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Nurse  in  Palos Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Nurse in Palos Heights, IL

    Pros

    Great pay; good benefits; great coworkers; new building is beautiful and better for patients; close to home; lots of parking.

    Cons

    Management is still stuck in the "old" ways; no advancement chances; tuition reimbursement is low; when someone is promoted, it tends to be someone who sucks up to management with absolutely NO management skills; management tends to pit employees against each other; people who NEED to retire never do; staff has no autonomy; nurses still treated like "handmaidens" to the physicians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start respecting your employees; listen to what they are saying. Offer CEUs to the staff. Work on getting an agreement with a local college so that staff can work on their degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A place for ethical practice and career development

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist  in  Palos Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist in Palos Heights, IL

    Pros

    Great team of therapists with long-term retention. Ethical and professional environment. Great opportunities for professional growth with clinical areas including acute care, outpatient, wound care, home health and womens health. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    A very fast paced enviornment often at the therapist's expense. But, then again this is a common practice in the PT field. Limited growth opportunities secondary to long-term retention. A very conservative management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the advanced education of your entry-level clinicians and challenge them appropriately.

    Recommends
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    Don't work there

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    Former Employee - Information Systems  in  Palos Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Information Systems in Palos Heights, IL

    Pros

    The pay is good
    The benefits are good
    The cafeteria food is decent

    Cons

    Extremely low morale
    Most employees are very uptight, feel like your walking on thin ice
    The favoritism between employees is blatant
    Don't expect a promotion
    They praise they don't lay off, instead they will fire you for any reason
    No matter how many years there, don't expect any severance pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too many managers per employee ratio
    The ego level with administration is beyond belief

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Bad career move!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary is competitive
    Benefits and retirement plan are extremely generous
    Convenient location

    Cons

    Morale is terrible, reflected in patient care and work performance
    Seniority means everything, forget performance
    Nepotism and favoritism. About 60% of employees are related to other employees!!
    No communication between management and employees, no respect for non-clinical staff
    ARCHAIC administrative/clerical processes
    No room for advancement...unless you'e a "favorite" or a relative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times; modernization is not a bad thing. Who uses typewriters anymore?
    Get rid of the poor performers who are only still employed because they've been there since "St George."
    Recognize and reward high performers instead of years of service.
    Stop hiring relatives of employees!

    Doesn't Recommend

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