Press Ganey Reviews in South Bend, IN

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
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Pros
  • Get the opportunity to work from home and the company offers terrific benefits (vacation/insurance) (in 5 reviews)

  • Still has some great people doing some good things (in 6 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional Director

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    Current Employee - Sales in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Sales in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Best leadership, very well respected by our clients, excellent products and solutions, very satisfied employee.

    Cons

    Multiple office locations requires greater effort to connect with colleagues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Neutral about Account Manager position

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very collaborative, someone is always willing to help, casual work environment.

    Cons

    New CEO made a lot of changes, trickle down resulted in a disconnect between employees and leadership. Not many opportunities for advancement. They created a few new positions, but it was more of a lateral move.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the mission, remember the work-life balance that so many employees were so enthusiastic about for years past.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Call Center

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Phone Survey Representative in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Bilingual Phone Survey Representative in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Management is friendly

    Cons

    Low pay based and not much room for advancement into new areas of work. Lots of negativity throughout the call center with unappreciated employees. Too focused on quantity and not focused enough on quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company Sadly On It's Way Down

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great product, industry leader

    Cons

    Since new management has come on board, all that has been done is to begin hiring anyone and everyone that the new CEO has ever worked with followed by those individuals hiring all their friends. The company has burned through massive amounts of capital and work hours and has produced nothing. The company has made multiple acquisitions for which their has been little to no payoff and one in particular that was almost certainly a buddy buddy buyout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring all your friends and family. Promote from within and halt the massive hiring of VP's and SVP's that is currently spiraling out of control. Define a single direction for the company and pursue it and stop changing direction every few months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Hot Mess

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Some departments/teams are quite flexible and reasonable about work life balance, including working from home when needed.

    Cons

    Some departments/teams have a culture of constant chaos, tension and pressure.

    The company's new executive team(s) over the past few years have made it very clear that they are not interested in investment or retention of staff level employees. Overall, the morale in my department has improved a bit but remains low.

    The company is extremely top-heavy with many executives paid highly to make the important decisions (or, more accurately, to argue with each other over decisions that never get made, or get made only to be reversed within months) and not enough staff to complete work. Executives are out of touch with the actual work going on at any given time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed

    Former Employee - Comment Processor in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Comment Processor in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Press Ganey part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great family atmosphere

    Cons

    No longer interested in employee retention or ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to those other than just Mgmt.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lot's of work to come but a bright future

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    The company has struggled in the past, but it very much seems to be on the rise. The work environment is casual and my co-workers are friendly and intelligent. There was a management change two years ago and its revitalized a spirit of creativity and new ideas.

    Cons

    There has been some major changes in the past two years, there is no doubt it has turned the company around. It has however made a few employees a little uncomfortable and resulted in some jumping ship. This has presented a great opportunities to those who stick around to show some initiative but has increased to over all work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to put employees at ease and get them them behind these changes. The ship is going in the right direction, it just needs the crew to be excited about the course to really pick up speed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Starting to reap the rewards from a lot of change and hard work

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

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

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to work with our clients to improve the quality of healthcare. After a period of transition, there is a very bright light at the end of the tunnel that is getting closer every day. If we continue to work hard, the rewards are now clear to all of us.

    Cons

    The recent transition required much hard work and I think perhaps the vision was not always clear to those underneath senior management. Communication at all levels has improved greatly in the past year. Keep that up and keep rewarding effective associates at all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the improved communication and rewarding effective associates at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 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 (more than an 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
  11.  

    Solid Company

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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 an year)

    Pros

    The people working for Press Ganey are great and the benefits are pretty good. Also the company is very flexible allowing me to work from home when necessary.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes with leadership with some long time employees recently leaving the company. I think these changes could have been communicated better. Another con is that the company has multiple office locations and some workers in the same team never meet in person, which is difficult for building working relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep open the lines of communication so all employees are aware of what is going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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