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Press Ganey Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
106 Reviews
3.4
106 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get the opportunity to work from home and the company offers terrific benefits (vacation/insurance) (in 6 reviews)

  • Press Ganey has a strong history of improving the patient experience (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Every position does require a lot of work but you do get recognized for your hard work (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Press Ganey is passionate about helping its client improve the patient experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Press Ganey as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Senior leadership at Press Ganey is clearly passionate about ensuring that patients are heard and that the company is headed in a direction that will help health systems improve the patient experience. Press Ganey is the leader in its field and is dedicated to providing the best possible solutions to its clients.

    Cons

    As the company grows, change is inevitable but the focus on the patient voice and maintaining close relationships with clients remains strong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A leader striving ever higher.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Forward thinking company where innovation and integration are highly praised.
    Team environment where individuals are never too busy to teach and often place team goals ahead of individual goals, but even in this setting, individual contributions are well noted and praise given.

    Cons

    While teamwork is strong, in my time, there have been no team-building events to further this strength of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is great. New vision and direction to maintain our industry leadership status.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Leading the company to improve healthcare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    It is impressive to work with a company that wants to be a part of the future of healthcare reform. The history of the company is fantastic, and have great opportunities to expand improvement opportunities. Teamwork continues to improve and the groups are beginning to become one.

    Cons

    Expanding to new markets is complicated, and requires team effort. It is important to understand the difficulty in developing new services and gaining adoption by clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has a strong foundation built upon years of work and pride. Don't discount the value of employees that have a great deal of knowledge of the past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great benefits, great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phone Representative in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Phone Representative in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits - competitive salaries, good employee benefits
    Strong culture that values the company's past, present and future
    Clear mission, vision and values
    Good opportunities for upward mobility

    Cons

    Culture is very collegial but fast-paced, especially in our department
    My team's technology and equipment could use upgrading more regularly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Visit in person with all departments and all levels within the organization more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 9 people found this helpful  

    Perpetual downward spiral

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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are pockets of excellence hidden within the company. Find one, put your head down and do your job, and this place can be tolerable.

    Cons

    Seemingly never-ending string of exceptionally poor executives, poor decision making, zero accountability for poor performance at any level in the company. No direction, no vision from upper management. Spending money on wasteful things like it's going out of style.

    Extremely hostile work environment, very very political. Ideas are evaluated and promoted not based upon their merit, but upon who proposed them and to whom that person is connected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go run someone else's company into the ground and give this once respectable organization a fighting chance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

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

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    management was helpful (as a new employee) to show how to do things, very appreciative of your work. Good pay, benefits ok.

    Cons

    Could of had more training, employee I was replacing really did not want to show me much about the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 10 people found this helpful  

    Mismanage it and they will leave...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked for a couple years at PG with the best and most productive team of software developers I have ever had the pleasure of working with in my 20+ year career, but they have all left PG in the last 3-6 months. Clearly a few cronies of the new CEO are very happy and are being taken care of 'like family'.

    Cons

    When people are asked for their input and then are ignored, they tend to leave. When they have little or no control over their work processes, they tend to leave. When they are not given the tools to do the job and are distracted from their work by constant shifts in direction and are then maligned for being poor producers, they tend to leave.

    We had teams that delivered great product on time, every time for several years before this executive team came in. Now ALL but a very few have left. About 15 of 20 team members in our office have left by their own choice. 5-10% turnover with new management is normal. 75% turnover is BAD management! (Unless they wanted us to leave...? They could have just asked nicely.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a VERY good 'story' for the board and investors! It will be extremely dificult to deliver on promises when your best people are leaving, so your best hope is probably a good snow job. Start treating your employees with respect and understand that they probably know how to do their jobs better than you do, so trust them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    The culture is awful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    We used to have a great culture in our department; good people to work with.

    Cons

    There have been recent layoffs. Everyone who's left is demoralized and most employees don't believe in this company any longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing that hasn't already been said here - but the new CEO and his buddies are not going to listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 10 people found this helpful  

    The culture of old is gone thanks to process wonks who haven't a clue.

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    Current Employee - Doesn't Matter Because Cronyism Keeps Great Employees Down in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Doesn't Matter Because Cronyism Keeps Great Employees Down in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Executive leadership is doing a fantastic job and should be commended for their efforts to improve this once stellar company. NOT!!! They will do everything they can to make sure all shareholders are taken care of. NOT!!! Executive leadership cares about employee satisfaction and treating employees with respect. NOT!!! The culture is not suffering, it's great. NOT!!! If the NOT's sound familiar, it comes from the TOP down on any given day...including the seemingly BAD days that people have. We expect more from our leadership ALWAYS, EVERYDAY.

    Cons

    Let's start with the obvious conflict of a survey company that sells an employee partnership survey yet no longer places an emphasis on surveying it's own employees. Imagine if the competition found out that Press Ganey sells a product that it doesn't even believe in enough to use internally like it used to. Decisions have consequences. Senor leadership has decided to behold processes and ebitda as the driving factors for company success. Pissing off shareholders along the way. Decisions have consequences.

    It used to be said that the greatest key to success at Press Ganey was the people and their desire to help improve healthcare because everyone that worked there would be affected by healthcare at some point in time. It was often said that everybody had equal responsibility for that and everyone was in charge of customer service. It used to be a place where the mantra of "Work hard, play harder" was and meant something real. The company has managed to stay successful for over 25 years by focusing on customer service. The profits came in because of that focus. There was a reason the compass was the company logo. Some said it was a reminder that Press Ganey should never lose it's way towards it's goal of making healthcare better. That goal was achieved through customer service. EBITDA was an after-thought. That's not to say it wasn't important, but it wasn't the focus. Once the focus went away from the customer service aspect of helping clients improve in favor of process and EBITDA, it all went downhill. Decisions have consequences.

    The hard working people at Press Ganey may not do everything right, but they do a lot right. And when new leadership comes in and decides to change things for the sake of doing something instead of taking the time to learn what's been successful and what hasn't, well those decisions have consequences too.

    The consequences now are only 25% of the reviewers approve of the job you're doing. I'd say that's generous. I'd say that's lemmings of the new leadership trying to boost the numbers. Please please please. The people of Press Ganey aren't new to the numbers boosting game. You can't fool us. Leadership doesn't get a free pass just because they are leadership. If they are holding accountable the employees for their job, then the employees and fellow shareholders should hold leadership accountable as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. NEVER NEVER EVER get rid of the Employee Partnership survey. It will tell you exactly what you're doing wrong and how to improve it. 2. Before putting stupid processes in place just to put a process in place, learn the current process, examine it for successes and shortcomings and then make the incremental changes as needed in an effort of continuous improvement. 3. Communicate, communicate, communicate. And when you're done, communicate some more. 4. Bring back Dr. Hall. He embodied and embraced the mantra.

    I suspect had leadership had the forethought to do some of these things in the beginning, people wouldn't be doing their dirty laundry in public on places like this and other websites for the world to see. That's usually what the employee partnership survey was for but since it was determined early on in new leaderships tenure that the survey was "better placed as a 2013 initiative" this is the outcome of that decision. And decisions have consequences.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    The company hacks have distorted the real picture of Press Ganey

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Boston Office has a lot of great people.

    Cons

    The current senior managment comes accross as clueless. They have exciting visions with no ablitiy to execute on them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate a road map. It is hard to find a directoin to a great destination without a clue about where you are today and a plan to get from the current situation to an exciting future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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