Providence Health & Services Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Rodney F. Hochman
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Pros
  • They make work-life balance easy by providing great food in the cafeteria for employees at low cost (in 16 reviews)

  • Most of the employees truly live the mission statement and core values (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • There is very little flexibility which hinders any kind work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management lied to us on a couple of occasions (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Amazing company

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

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Thorough hiring process, superb management

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the outstanding work, reevaluate the incentive program


  2. Helpful (2)

    I am a medical surgical registered nurse.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, I have been very pleased working for Providence. I believe in their mission statement, they are a nonprofit and will never turn away a patient. My coworkers are wonderful to work with, kind compassionate and helpful.

    Cons

    We were in negotiations with our union for a long time, felt that the hospital wasn't supporting us. The main issues were nurse to patient ratio and our hourly wages.

    Advice to Management

    Support us for safety!! More CNA's and nurses


  3. HR Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing! The cost for my entire family is 20% of what I paid at my last employer. The people here are sincerely nice, respectful and caring. When I get introduced at meetings people are always congratulating me on my new job. The leadership at the local level is committed to making things better for the line staff. Very impressed by Dave Under Underriner.

    Cons

    Haven't found one as of yet. I do hear people complain about the amount of change, but that is just a fact of life these days. All you have to do is move to a new job and you will see that change is a constant across all lines of business and companies. It is the only way to stay competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication efforts. Lower levels want to know what is coming.


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  5. RN

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Union-night and holiday differentials overtime and call in pay started by Catholic Nuns

    Cons

    none- good place to work


  6. Leadership is Headed in the Right Direction

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager II in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager II in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership believes in the mission and is working towards correcting problems.

    Cons

    Middle managers are promoted because they are good at their jobs, not because they are good managers. Most need management training on how to be good mentors, how to be transparent, and how to motivate and inspire those that work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the track you're on and somehow, find a way to cascade your message to those middle managers.


  7. Providence Mission and Values are real!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Director
    Current Employee - Department Director

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You know how companies spend hours coming up with mission statements and then you never see evidence of them following that mission. I've worked for Providence for almost 30 years and I can attest that the primary reason I've not looked elsewhere is because it really is at the core of what we do. We are here to show the love of Jesus through compassionate care and respect and that is supported and expected all the way through the executive team.

    Cons

    We have over 70,000 employees. Because employees are human, on any given day you might not feel like an individual is living the mission but you will see that everywhere - the difference is that you will see most of us living the mission and values on a regular basis because it is truly who we are and who our organization is. Providence isn't perfect - no company is - but on my worst day at work, the one thing I've never questioned was whether our mission and values were real or whether they were an expectation of the staff. They are....and if someone doesn't support them, they can be invited to look for employment elsewhere. We are a faith based institution so we don't have to tip toe around issues of faith. We own it and we love it!


  8. Great Place To Work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A/R Specialist
    Current Employee - A/R Specialist

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flex work hours, easy to get time off, low stress, nice people.

    Cons

    Hard to get a foot in the door. High work loads.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to lighten the work load, lessen metric expectations.


  9. This is the place to be

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ESE in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - ESE in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love PHS to death:>) The team here is great!

    Cons

    Needs time to get used to the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. receptionist clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Providence Health & Services

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good management, but they need to work on there people skills.

    Cons

    not satisfying there employees, overly working them in a stressful times and not helping them out when they be needed.

    Advice to Management

    don't over work your employees in a stressful times.


  11. manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Tarzana, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Tarzana, CA

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are team oriented.

    Cons

    A little too many one's, makes it hard to get consistent information.

    Advice to Management

    More local infrastructure needed



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