ProMedica Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Insurance was reasonable, matching 401(k) and easy accumulation of earned time off (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Promedica is a large company and acts as big corporate, with a strong focus on making money (in 2 reviews)

  • I know it's a non-profit but, they have no sense of how to save money, spend less and make more (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nurse Tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Technician in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Nurse Technician in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at ProMedica (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Mandatory training throughout career is not flexible


  2. Helpful (1)

    Software Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at ProMedica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart IT folks
    Stable Employment
    Sustainable long-term financials
    Growing rapidly

    Cons

    No merit raises
    Low ceiling for technical folks
    Too much focus on clinical staff - no focus on business support staff
    Compensation nowhere near market level

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees (especially IT! )what they're actually worth. Reduce the workload so 40-45 hours a week is the norm, instead of 50+. Give Employees the opportunity to earn merit raises, otherwise careers and salaries stagnate.

    Raises that don't cover inflation amount to nothing more than smaller paycuts, and when they're flat across the company there is nothing employees can do to increase their life circumstances.

    Don't limit promotions to once a year - if an employee's responsibilities increase radically due to unforseen circumstances, they deserve to be rewarded immediately, not 11 months later because they missed the cutoff for that year's cycle.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Perrysburg, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, hire from within (once in)

    Cons

    Heavily micro-managed, low pay, managers vs leaders (uninspiring work environment)

    Advice to Management

    Lead and inspire vs micro-manage.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    RN

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at ProMedica full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work environment, single patient rooms

    Cons

    Short staff, not enough positive feedback from uppers


  6. Helpful (2)

    Worked as a Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at ProMedica full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Likes to hire from within for internal openings.
    If you are a good employee you will be recognized. My hard work and skills were recognized on a regular basis by my supervisor and management as a top performer. Felt encouraged to take on responsibility as they discovered my abilities.
    Started out with 28 days of ETO / year and 40 hours of sick time. That's a pretty good time off package. It's a lot more vacation than most places offer.

    Cons

    Pay is substandard.
    HR is dense and immovable.
    Be careful about 'trying to get your foot in the door' and moving into the position you really want. Promotional raises are weak. I moved from one position into another and due to HR processes being so crummy they did not adjust my salary to be equitable within the department, leaving me about 40% below the market standard for the position. Management spent a year pursuing with HR trying to get me an adjustment (3 levels of management) and were unable to secure anything.
    1-3% annual raises depending on company performance. No merit based raises.

    Dealt with "mandatory overtime" for a month department wide because "some people" were behind on projects. I wasn't in fact I was ahead of schedule so I was supposed to stay around for an extra 10 hours a week just so management didn't have to be the 'bad guy' with individuals that weren't pulling their weight.

    Management doesn't have the power to do the right thing. Too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Revise HR and pay practices to be more competitive. Spend more on your employees to keep people happy and retain talent. The good employees are either going to leave due to unfair pay practices or retire. You need to realize that IT folks can go to any company so when you do your market analysis for salaries you need to take into account IT across other industries not just healthcare (especially since you are the only sizable health provider for miles and miles).


  7. Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Sylvania, OH
    Current Employee - Nursing Assistant in Sylvania, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Better pay than most stna jobs starting out, but not that wonderful of pay for the work load amount you must do

    Cons

    Expectations to do things out of score of practice, looked down at because we weren't RNs. Staff was rude to fellow coworkers as well as patients. Terrible facility

    Advice to Management

    Rude and does not allow time for a new employee to orient and learn the ropes before shutting them down and scorning them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Toledo, OH

    I have been working at ProMedica full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent medical, dental & vision benefits/premium. Promotes wellness for employees. Provides good work/life balance.

    Cons

    ETO (earned time off) has to be used for vacation, holidays & sick time off. Low pay raises, everyone receives the same raise regardless if you do a good job or you suck. Management needs a lot of grooming and education, preferably from an outside consulting company that has no ties to Promedica.


  9. ProMedica

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT

    I have been working at ProMedica full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working with a great bunch of RPhs and CPhTs!

    Cons

    Short staffed and fairly underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees suggestions, they know what they're talking about.


  10. Disenchanted as the company grows.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some departments have a work from home option.

    Very supportive of many charitable causes on a local and a national level. They offer many opportunities year round for employees to be involved in community activism.

    Excellent programs promoting health/wellness, with many activities offering online tracking/support and also in-house support with team building opportunities.

    Cons

    Downtime at the fault of the company must be made up using vacation hours.

    Vacation time must also be used for calling off sick for the first 8 hours (accrued sick time is very rarely used unless employee is off more than a day).

    Vacation time must be accrued and "banked" to cover "paid" holidays. Not enough hours banked, then the holiday isn't paid.

    Few opportunities for advancement.

    Flex time isn't flexible due to system usage limitations, building entry restrictions, etc.

    Annual company survey results are rarely improved upon from year to year. Middle and Senior Management should be using this as a tool for improvement of their own skills/habits but tends to force lower level employees to submit improvement "suggestions", only to ignore those suggestions. Then they wonder why the low scores persist.

    Some departments need to hire more employees as the company growth is exceeding expectations. Many departments are in major backlogs, working overtime for extended periods of time (sometimes 6, 7 days a week due to daily time restrictions).

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your employees have lives outside of the office. Burn out occurs when demands on time/scheduling limit when they can work any expected overtime. Also be appreciative of the weekend time they do give up to work those hours, instead of placing demands for more more more.


  11. Great company, excellence benefits, and excellent employer.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ProMedica

    Pros

    There are great benefits, wellness opportunities, and ability to advance education.

    Cons

    Retaining employees with wages and encouragement.



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