Press Ganey Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
93 Reviews
3.1
93 Reviews
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Press Ganey CEO Patrick T. Ryan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get the opportunity to work from home and the company offers terrific benefits (vacation/insurance) (in 5 reviews)

  • There are still some good people with a moral compass and try to do the right thing (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Every position does require a lot of work but you do get recognized for your hard work (in 5 reviews)

  • New management has come in and destroyed what was a great company (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sticking to a great mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Press Ganey is truly focused on improving the patient experience. Few organizations have the data and front line team to make such a great impact in an important area. There are many great individuals at the company that work hard to achieve the mission and truly care about each other. As an employee, you feel like you can express and implement your ideas without too much red tape.

    Cons

    Leadership has a tough job staying on top of the market and figuring out where we need to expand to stay competitive. There is a lot of change, which is always difficult. A lot of the employees work remotely, which improves work/life balance but makes it hard to feel daily support from colleagues or simply brainstorm ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on empowering individuals and teams to lead the change that needs to happen. Take a close look at the HR department and recruiting strategy or it will be tough to keep a competitive workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do not like the direction of the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey

    Pros

    Laid back work environment and fast paced culture

    Cons

    Too many managers and too few associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to associates more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Loss of mission, vision and values is damaging those that matter most - the customers (external/internal).

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Casual work environment with benefits (vacation time/insurance). Friendly, educated and helpful co-workers willing to help with tasks. Discount toward gym membership to improve employee fitness/wellness.

    Cons

    Major disconnect between employees and leadership. Lack of resources and staff to adequately serve the customers. Promotions, if they happen, are rare and typically occur at senior manager/executive level. Huge employee turnover throughout 2013.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lessons are repeated until they are learned...listen to your employees and implement improvements quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unrealistic expectations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Press Ganey as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Still some flex scheduling/WFH allowed, good people on teams, still some smart people remaining. Can still see a shadow of what the company used to be.

    Cons

    Bleeding staff off like crazy, low or non-existent raises, management constantly changing focus and promising clients projects on unrealistic delivery schedules. Always having to compromise product quality to get things done under the gun. Cannot hire new staff to cover attrition, or hiring process moves interminably slow if allowed (rarely).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Press Ganey as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Work from home options, business casual dress, decent pay.

    Cons

    Ambiguous job descriptions; unclear roles and responsibilities. Attended a major conference call that was boring and rather quiet. Then, the CTO jumps on the call and it was as if the seas parted and the sun started shining. Everyone and anyone was trying to get their point or feedback in at any cost. Highly political environment. Several groups withhold information in order to keep system knowledge at a minimum, therefore ensuring job security. Leadership runs and hides when things go bad, leaving front line staff to pick up the pieces or clean up the mess left behind. Lots of good employees left the company in my short time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly define roles and responsibilities. Figure out what type of company you want to be. Open the lines of communication. Slow the amount of strategic/visionary changes and let your folks run with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great mission. Lousy vision.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time

    Pros

    The people are some of the smartest and funniest people I've ever met. Very committed to the job.

    Cons

    Very top heavy. Lousy management. No clear strategic vision. No transparency. Misogyny runs rampant. Employees not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire or develop good management talent. Too often, managers are sharing information inappropriately with subordinates. Managers also play favorites with subordinates who are also friends. There is too much of this going on there, so, those who aren't friends with their managers get the short straw.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Formerly fantastic currently awful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Co workers, the original mission of the company, the healthcare industry,

    Cons

    management is extremely arrogant with no results that would justify arrogance, A exemplary culture focused on accountability, mutual respect, customer focused, and employee driven has been destroyed. It seems the current ceo and many of his henchmen/women came from a company where they did not survive the cut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you are an executive....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good experience, I don't do a lot and I get my personal things done.

    Cons

    Bad pay,I basically am a high paid nanny, maid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Director

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    Current Employee - Regional Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great theoretical product space and future in healthcare market

    Cons

    Poor management skill set with Nepotistic mentality, poor culture- Company has recently hired a number of previous Broadland employees into management and executive position who either never made the cut to work with MedAssets or couldn't make the cut once the got to med assets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the people who got you here not unethical leaders from other organizations that were let go because the couldn't cut the muster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    You need to be an entrepreneur

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. if you have a great idea and share it - you can make it a reality
    2. We now have the right senior leadership - with Dr. Lee - to articulate our true mission
    3. Quality of life - working virtually ensures it

    Cons

    1. Yes - you must work hard. You had better care about the patient experience. If you do not - this will not be a fit for you.
    2. You must be patient. Our corporate culture is growing - getting better every day. We are not there yet - and you will be happier here if you can take a longer-term view.
    3. Most people on either coast take a pay cut for quality of life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Make yourself accessible.
    2. Stop promoting family members - or at least give others an equal opportunity at those newly-created positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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