Providence Health & Services

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Updated April 15, 2015
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Rodney F. Hochman
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Pros
  • Compared to other places, work-life balance in my area is exceptionally good (in 16 reviews)

  • The company's stated mission and core values are noble; your job makes a difference in the lives of real people (in 16 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. Senior Clinical Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Analyst in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Analyst in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    "Walk the walk" of the mission. Good innovation possibilities. Focus on the patient.

    Cons

    Higher leadership has good plans, but frequently forgets that they don't actually know how to actually do the work, or know the extent of the work required, They try to tackle work, then delegate without adequate resources sometimes.

  2. Working at Providence has been a blessing and joy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Spokane, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Teamwork
    Financial Reward
    Promotion opportunities
    Benefits
    Educational reimbursement
    I have worked for many years in multiple departments and have always experienced a loyal and encouraging work environment.

    Cons

    Some of the cons of Providence include the fact that the human resources are now outside of the hospital. We are not yet Magnet status and there is still a hierarchical structure to the organization. It also seems to be a place where jobs are offered on the basis of relationships or political clout. versus merit.

    Advice to Management

    I like the innovative structures where the employees are able to be much more involved in change. I also think educational services and offerings need to be more current and updated. The use of technology must be unleashed in the educational services.

  3. The most Mission/Values oriented place I

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Director in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Program Director in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

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

    Pros

    If what you want to do is make a difference in the world, being able to help the poor and vulnerable is about as meaningful an organizational focus as you can have. In addition, Providence is very stable financially in a difficult industry, and has recently started pursuing investments and innovation in healthcare at a pace that few other organizations can match.

    Cons

    The corporate support functions like HR and IT are way behind the high standards met by clinical and other operational areas. As Providence continues to grow, coordination across silos is becoming more challenging. Although there is a strong focus internally on ensuring that Providence maintains those parts of its culture that are most important, there is a sense that there is some "drift".

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  5. Phlebotomist New

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Oregon in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Oregon in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Happy employees, long term staff, good benefits

    Cons

    Staff can be kind of gossipy

  6. Helpful (1)

    Mission-driven health system striving to deliver compassionate care while keeping up in a rapidly changing environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Improvement Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Performance Improvement Coordinator in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Mission centered
    - Large system with multitude of career opportunities
    - Commitment to investing in staff

    Cons

    - Rapidly changing due to policy reform and shifting market - some change fatigue among staff

    Advice to Management

    Continue focusing on investing in staff and promoting development of quality people who are committed to the mission and desire to grow

  7. Great Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional, great people to work for who support Providence Mission and help others.

    Cons

    Must like constant change as company is growing and expanding

  8. Helpful (1)

    What an amazing place to work...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Communications Director in Renton, WA

    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

    I had come from the high tech industry and was used to bottom line and whatever makes the most money - this is a place that focuses on making a better experience for the patient and truly helping people to heal and live healthier lives. It's about team work, working in a positive environment and helping your peers with their work as well.

    Cons

    It's a bit fragmented with so many locations across so many states, but it's something people acknowledge and work on consistently

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great communications to all employees and provide more thought leadership

  9. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Decent pay
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    The attendance policy is ridiculous, considering you work in a hospital.
    Staff to patient ratio is unsafe, on most days.

  10. Great company and team atmosphere.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Service Specialist in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Service Specialist in Portland, OR

    I worked at Providence Health & Services

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

    Pros

    Team atmosphere
    Competitive Pay
    Opportunity to serve the poor and vulnerable

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to share updated processes/procedures

  11. A lot of management disorganization

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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

    Great place to work for on the long run.

    Cons

    There's a high management turn rate.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoring other employees amongst others

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