Parkland Health & Hospital System

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Parkland Health & Hospital System Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
63 Reviews
3.3
63 Reviews
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Frederick P. Cerise, MD, MPH
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working to take care of patients' needs (in 4 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, better work life balance than others (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management really not interest in letting Staff RN's be a part of the decision making process (in 5 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance though- very rarely work extra hours (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people to work with, politics still dictates advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture at this hospital, most of the employees work for the patients and not for the paycheck. Pay is competitive but raises are minuscule.

    Cons

    Raises are pretty lousy, politics dictates career advancement and whatever raise may be available. There is always an expectation of overtime to get the work done, but management will quickly ask you to explain why the work couldn't get done in time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the employees and not on the numbers. Employee appreciation will provide higher motivation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Be very careful!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Epic Programmer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Epic Programmer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Parkland is not a great place to work. Most departments are understaffed, so employees are always asked to do more than is humanly possible. The pay can be very good, that depends on your manager. You see, no one there makes managers treat everyone the same. Some people have great managers, others report to people that never should have been hired to begin with.

    Cons

    Since some managers can be terrible, if you get one don't plan on big raises or extra help. Your pay won't go up once you agree to work for a certain salary. Forget outside training. Most managers are giving their friends/buddies a good salary amount of 2%. All the rest of you will be lucky to make 10 cents more an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is beyond help. Please be careful working here. You may have a great manager, or you may have a terrible one. The thing is you can't complain about a terrible one. They generally fire people who complain. Again, that is because managers are not held accountable to play fair with their employees. No one really cares. They may take great care of some patients, but employees are not even on the radar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A good place to start a career in the healthcare industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Parkland is a good place to start a career in the healthcare industry. It is also a good organization to have listed on your resume, as Parkland is well respected in the healthcare industry within DFW despite the bad press that's regularly in the media.

    If you are concerned about retirement, Parkland has a "true" pension plan. That's practically unheard of nowadays.

    Many say that Parkland is highly political, but I do not think it's any different than any other organization. I think it's actually better because although it's highly political, it's scrutinized so much in the media that leaders can't stray too far from doing what's best for the patients and Dallas County taxpayers.

    The work is very fast paced, but that's one of the many reasons it's a good place to start a career in healthcare. The fast paced environment exposes you to areas of the healthcare industry that wouldn't have exposure to in many other entities.

    Cons

    The PTO structure is a bit awkward. Holidays are deducted from your PTO bank. For example, if you have 40 hours of PTO in August, in September, 8 hours of PTO will be taken from your 40 hours for Labor Day. Their argument is that PTO hours are accumulated at higher rates than other organizations. That's true, but the overall annual time off each years is still a bit less.

    Health insurance is a bit costly and coverage isn't that great, considering Parkland is healthcare facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better benefits/perks to keep employees long-term. There's a lot of healthcare competition in DFW, that would allow for a slow-paced environment and better benefits/perks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    ED Serv

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ER fills like one big fam

    Cons

    NO stability , Management does not fight for there employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    An ok employer if they are able to get their finances in order

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Staff Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Staff Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Parkland has an excellent retirement plan, and has mass room for growth. It is a company that you can start from the bottom and work your way up

    Cons

    Parklands finances are not to parr do to the buidling of the new hospital which has closed many positions within the hospital, making it impossible for employees grow.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast paced and very diverse environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diversity in the people, work and clinical settings. There are so many aspects to this healthcare system that need addressing there is never a dull moment - Parkland is what you make it. After working at Parkland you will have an entirely new mindset on the workplace and life.

    Cons

    The Dallas Morning News. This rag of a publication heaps levels of scrutiny on this institution that no other paying hospital in the DFW area comes close to experiencing. The biggest challenge is caring for our patient population and making our institution flexible to their needs; keep in mind these are patients other hospitals refuse to treat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the providers and staff share an over reaching concern for patients and their medical care and decisions that borders on the parental. We need to expect more from our patients in terms how they participate in their healthcare decisions and how they treat our staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They make sure employees have the equipment they need to do their job. Parkland is big on training, so you will be able to keep your skills for the hospital industry current. If you manage your time properly and are extremely efficient, you will only work 7 1/2 to 8 hours per day. Overall it is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Get ready for Facebook stalking. Someone was keeping an eye on my children who are adults and since they do not work for Parkland, Parkland employees should not be concerned with them. This is completely unprofessional behavior and why the team I was part of has been half-staffed for the past two to five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a handle on your long-term employees that have seniority or conduct a level five government security clearance background check on your new-hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Over worked under paid RN

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time

    Pros

    Good learning facility for a new nurse.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employee needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and resolves problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My experience has been positive for the majority of my time here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    High Energy environment, there is always room for improvement, take ownership of what you do.

    Cons

    You must be highly motivated self starter who is willing to go the extra mile to find out what you don't know. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Continue to drive change and improve our process driven environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pays well- but after that, not much to be desired

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Parkland Health & Hospital System full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, new leadership, new hospital to open up soon

    Cons

    Can't leave campus for lunch, and the cafeteria here is awful. Promotions are non existent- you have to hop around within Parkland. They start you off with 4 weeks of 'vacation' but force you to use vacation for holidays- ie Christmas, New Years, MLK day, July 4th, etc. so your starting PTO time is closer to two weeks. Good work-life balance though- very rarely work extra hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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