PeaceHealth Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Alan Yordy
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Pros
  • Most employees see patient care as a team effort (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people always willing to help (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management either not qualified or indifferent to the challenges of those providing direct patient care (in 7 reviews)

  • Don't believe it for a second when they call PeaceHealth non-profit (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Lead housekeeper

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    Former Employee - Lead Housekeeper in Florence, OR
    Former Employee - Lead Housekeeper in Florence, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PeaceHealth (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great place to work, and awesome people to work with

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time, that would be out of the ordinary.

    Advice to Management

    Take into consideration the opinion of the workers when making decisions and/or changes


  2. Helpful (1)

    nice place for experience but I wouldn't want to stay there

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Springfield, OR
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Springfield, OR

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

    Pros

    good benefits, nice co-workers, great vision

    Cons

    poor working environment, poor staffing, very stressful and not support from administration, the vision is far removed from the day to day practice especially in regards to interaction between management and staff. There seems to be little if any concern for the employees.


  3. Great place to work, management has a few issues recently

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Caring environment, challenging work, good growth opportunities. Part of an overall team amongst many disciplines. Hard work and quality of work generally recognized and rewarded.

    Cons

    Communication from leadership has suffered in recent years, employees in some areas don't feel as highly valued as they once did. Leadership seems to have become a revolving door recently.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Internist

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    Current Employee - Doctor in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Doctor in Eugene, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PeaceHealth full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love my co-workers and the mission of the company for what it means.

    Cons

    Fast turnover of administrative leaders. No continuity. Poor communication between admin and staff in charge of patient care. Poor delivery of tools for work (EHR for example) making it hard to finish your work n a timely manner. Demands for productivity are increased nevertheless, which makes your feel like the "want great productivity, but give you poorly polish tools to achieve it". At least the salaries got better recently. If you look for life/work balance don't work for PH.

    Advice to Management

    Medical care can not be treated like a factory line.


  6. Ok, but not the best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PeaceHealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    While a lot of the employees (caregivers) are overworked and tired, they don't let it show. The people who work on the front lines are really good about keeping the patients front and center. It was also nice to work for an organization that seemed to have their mission and values in front of them at all times as a guide.

    Cons

    Way too much turnover in senior leadership. They try to make it sound like they all chose to quit at once, but no one buys that. The COO, Beth O'Brien, has brought in a huge number of consultants to run the hospitals and clinic operations which results in a lack of culture. They are there for the short term to make changes happen, and then will be gone. They are good at what they are there for, but it's like the place was acquired by another company who dropped their people in to take over.

    Advice to Management

    Hire great leaders from other great organizations, and stop thinking that only nurses can run the place. You need to have some balance of good business-minded operations leaders. Get rid of the consultants and get clear about the direction. Communicate the vision and stop holding onto it and letting everyone wonder if they will be laid off tomorrow. If there's a plan put it out there!


  7. Best place I ever worked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at PeaceHealth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, really lived its values of respect, collaboration and social justice. Co-workers were excellent people. Pay was very good, especially for a nonprofit organization. I got great opportunities to develop professionally.

    Cons

    None. I really liked it there. The only reason I left was because the company relocated out of the Seattle area, and I did not want to move.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PeaceHealth full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Chances to advance based on your own motivation. Still offer decent benefits although it's declined in recent years. Some supervisors are fantastic and supportive, and encourage growth in employees

    Cons

    Frequent changes in leadership and "vision" becomes tiresome. Overhear complaints that it can feel like you will be "downsized" at any given time if you're in a non-direct patient care role.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the people hired as supervisors are very rude and condescending. I've seen them get into people's faces and yell at them, in public areas with no way for an employee to feel safe complaining against them.


  9. Registered Nurse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working, supportive co-workers, decent benefits Challenging environment. .

    Cons

    Often short handed with high acuity patients = frustrated and exhausted staff.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staffing.


  10. Helpful (2)

    St. Josephs Bellingham

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant
    Former Employee - Laboratory Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PeaceHealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers! Everyone is easy to get along with and knows how to get their work done. Fast paced and quite a bit to do, which makes the day go by fast. Shift differential on evenings and nights is nice to have. They are also unionized.

    Cons

    Managers above my immediate supervisors were less than pleasant to interact with and don't seem to value their employees, which is why the union was started last year. Bureaucratic BS is apparent throughout. Hospital administrators are WAY overpaid while they say they need to lay-off employees and freeze hiring. Wages are below the state average for most, if not all, positions in the laboratory.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Referral & Authorization Specialist in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Referral & Authorization Specialist in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at PeaceHealth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, managers are amazing and the hours are flexible.

    Cons

    The benefits are terrible and the pay is not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    You need to become more competitive with your salaries and saying "well, you don't have to drive into Portland" is not justification for paying someone less than market rate.



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