Providence Health & Services

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Providence Health & Services Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
272 Reviews
3.0
272 Reviews
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Rodney F. Hochman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Compared to other places, work-life balance in my area is exceptionally good (in 14 reviews)

  • The company's stated mission and core values are noble; your job makes a difference in the lives of real people (in 15 reviews)


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

  • Upper management has too much power to exercise retaliatory acts against employees (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love!

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

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Pros

    Great management team for everything

    Cons

    Breaks. Make
    Sure you take your breaks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

  2.  

    Great people and mission

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very patient focused, highly skilled with driven management teams

    Cons

    Communication during massive reorganization and growth creates frustrations. IT and HR resources stretched very thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain mission focus, be flexible, keep caring like you have shown you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging work, good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mecial Technologist in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Mecial Technologist in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Providence Health & Services part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked with a courteous and thoughtful group of people. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Burned out from fast paced and growing work loads. Manager was available but very busy and close to burning out themselves. Constant changes to workflow as new facilities opened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very corporate,traditional in values and culture. Generally stable. Good immediate bosses.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, work/life balance. Disconnect between regions and the system office. Too much change in too little time. The tendency to keep bad employees on for too long. Can be political/bureaucratic.

    Cons

    Going through lots of structure changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a plan and stick with it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    I wish the nuns still controlled the company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    The company's stated mission and core values are noble; your job makes a difference in the lives of real people. The culture in most areas of the company is refreshingly different than the corporate for-profit world. Generally speaking most folks are very kind and professional with one another. The flexible work hours are nice benefit.

    Cons

    Compensation seems to always be lagging whereas the executives don't seem to have a problem getting raises, even during layoffs and pay freezes for the rest of the company, this didn't happen when the nuns (the Sisters) ran the Board of Directors. The executives seem to ignore the core values when it suits them. Every year they take a little more away from the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy, invest in your workforce, be more open and honest, and increase compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Pros

    Has strong employee base who believes and bases everyday business decisions on the company mission. Employees and the work environment make it a great place to work. Management is open to fresh and innovative ideas for strategic changes, creating an open minded environment filled opportunities.

    Cons

    Business process and strategies in a number of areas are outdated. Due to the massive growth in the health care sector that is highly dictated by the government to make health care affordable, standardization of medical records and creating healthier populations is creating stressed and overworked employees.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with,
    Great work/life balance
    Company that actually lives their mission.

    Cons

    PTO is horrible
    Holidays come out of your PTO time
    Salary is ok but could be better
    Not much opportunities for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and take care of them like you take care of the community that you server.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people but western medicine hospitals are going down hill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Biomedical in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Biomedical in Portland, OR

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For the most part I'd say Providence is staffed with wonderfully loving and helpful folks who really believe that what they're doing makes a difference in lives.

    Cons

    Overrun by politics and governmental bureaucracy...as most hospitals probably are these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bean counters aren't what makes a good hospital, albeit they might be necessary, but you're taking the heart out of caring for the ill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regional manager of sales with a focus on ancillary service.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Portland, OR

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Providence is a non profit health care system with a strong community focus

    Cons

    Very large hospital system with poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more about the new vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great organization to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Speech Language Pathologist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Providence Health & Services as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent, thorough orientation experience and company values.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many meetings which were not relevant to my position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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