Parkland Health & Hospital System

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Parkland Health & Hospital System Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
56 Reviews

3.3
56 Reviews
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Frederick P. Cerise, MD, MPH
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Review Highlights

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

  • alot of educational opportunities, and good pay (in 4 reviews)


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

  • expensive parking and poor management (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    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
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst I  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Dallas, TX

    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
  3.  

    Case Manager

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great job--taking care of people

    Cons

    have to clock in and out. Not exempt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management knows about clocking in but due to past problems--this is on hold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The political polarity present at Parkland suffocates much of the ability to move forward.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The majority of the staff at Parkland understand exactly what they have to do and why. There is a sense of value present in achieving the level of patient care that is delivered.

    Cons

    While the mission should be clear and consistent, the sense of community one would expect to exist is stifled by political struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a target and aim for it. Show how each and every goal is cumulative and required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love this place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Women's Health Educator  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Women's Health Educator in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great Hours
    Pay is competitive

    Cons

    We need better merit increase other than 2%

    Recommends
  7.  

    Terrible management, great coworkers.

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    Current Employee - RN III  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - RN III in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Nurses, physicians and support staff work well together on the front line of patient care in spite of primarily incompetent management. The pay is decent. You have an opportunity to experience medical conditions you won't see at a private hospital. I enjoyed working with medical residents and students.

    Cons

    Management. The entire system still needs an overhaul. Passing the survey was a miracle and should not indicate that day to day management has improved because it has not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retraining has not worked on management. They now use fancy terminology but it has not translated to actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's Work

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    Current Employee - MAS  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - MAS in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Benefits
    Security
    Room for Advancement
    Nice people
    Patients are awesome

    Cons

    No communication
    No accountability
    Slow progression
    Always asking for money (donations) from employees
    Upper management always gets raises exceeding cost of living, while the lower staff receive up to 2.5%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire individuals who are skilled, not just because they have degrees.

  9.  

    The lands

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Working here defiantly leads to VERY good job experience. It is county so caring for the patient population that we do is very rewarding. The new hospital is really something to look forward to. The benefits are better than most.

    Cons

    Pay doesn't seem to be too competitive. 3 year contracts for residency positions even if you have been an employee for a while. And with any job there is always politics; here they are seemingly higher than ever especially with the all the negativity surrounding the recent CMS investigations. Even if the hospital did pass....

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    So far so good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoy my role, and the population I work with

    Cons

    Biggest con is the PTO. I work day hours at a clinic and it's closed weekends and holidays. Bad part is we have to use our pto to be paid on the holidays were closed

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you love being busy....you'll love Parkland

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    Pros

    Busy (which makes the day go by fast and keeps you on your toes)
    Education is great, you're always learning something new. The RN residency/fellowship programs are excellent.
    You work with the patients who need the most love and care, which makes the job much more rewarding
    Coworkers are great.
    Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Changes are constantly happening and it can be hard to keep up with them.
    Stress.
    Communication can be lacking at times.
    Politics/Corruption
    Management: Not sure if they are always the most qualified for the position. College degrees and years of experience don't always translate into a functional, supportive, strong, and most importantly, HONEST leader. The truth is, I have never trusted any of my managers or medical directors. This point is the reason why I ever contemplate leaving this organization. But I love my job and the people I serve, so I stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best "manager" I had was actually a charge nurse. She could coordinate and assist like no other manager I have ever had. She was not afraid to roll up her sleeves and took one for the team any time. She took care of us so we could take care of our patients. She ate last. She left last. And she did it with a smile on her face and made us laugh all twelve hours of the grind. In fact, all of us nurses would fight to sign up on the schedule the days she was there because we knew if she was there, we were going to have a a good day no matter how crazy it would get. She would give us constructive criticism by asking us how we felt about our performance first. Then she would give her suggestions. She did not give orders. She showed us the expectations of our job and set the bar. She did not expect us to do anything that she either could not or was not willing to do. She told us thank you when we could or couldn't get the job done. And she never threw us under the bus to save her own skin. We all took responsibility for ourselves and each other. Patient's loved her. We loved her. She had our loyalty because we had hers.
    Her style was proactive and action oriented. It was managing style that was dynamic. And the results showed every day she worked with us.

    Find more people with that kind of character and let them take the lead. And build on that culture and environment. New Parkland is coming...and this is the kind of leadership you're going to need to run it. Otherwise, you've wasted your time and our taxpayers' money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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