Providence Health & Services Reviews

Updated July 26, 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. Providence Health & Services Alaska

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anchorage, AK

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated to patient care & community support; opportunities to give feedback; learning opportunities; good benefits; good pay; lots of fringe benefits like free gym and discounts at local & national merchants.

    Cons

    Layers and layers of red tape; hiring process is almost impossible to navigate; everything takes way too long; some of the support services departments don't have the same work ethic and dedication to quality that you see in the medical and customer service staff.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop trying to centralize and standardize everything. Your HR and Purchasing systems try to be all things to all people, and in consequence they end up serving no one well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Providence Health & Services Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Providence is focused on fulfilling their mission of providing excellent and quality health care for all, including the poor and vulnerable through the application of their core values, of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. It is reflected throughout all departments including non-patient care areas. It is a pleasure to work for a company that fosters a work environment that encourages and supports excellence. Continuing education in your field of expertise is expected and funded up to $1500/yr. The benefit package is excellent. The collaboration opportunities amongst the Providence Oregon hospitals allows the best practice models to be spread and shared regionally. The brightest and best work for Providence! It's a great place to share and strengthen your areas of expertise and knowledge.

    Cons

    In IT an employee who has a clinical background can earn more money than the non-clinical analyst even when the non-clinical analyst has much more advanced IT analytical skills. Very frustrating, especially if the clinician simply has a Bachelor's degree. Doesn't seem fair when they walk into the same position you've been doing for 5 years and they have no experience in it but are paid more money than you are.

    Advice to Management

    One area Management can improve is in communication with staff in regards to the change in the electronic health record that is coming down system-wide.


  3. Glad I Made the Choice

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BI Data Analyst in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - BI Data Analyst in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, descent benefits, great work/life balance, excellent opportunity for professional development, great support from management, your work is rewarding because it helps improve the care of patients.

    Cons

    Too many managers which I think sometimes forces the reorgs

    Advice to Management

    For the stability and peace of mind of your employees, try to make a structure that does not require reorgs within every few years.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Providence is a great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mission oriented. Respect for work life balance. Many long time employees. Fair to staff in comp and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of common standards across regions, especially accountability toward cost. Disruptive personalities are tolerated way too long, especially in mid management.

    Advice to Management

    wash region needs to consolidate. they are 5 fiefdoms within the state. they need to get with the program and flatten out like oregon did for the past 20 years.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Projects in Healthcare

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Everett, WA

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

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

    Pros

    People; the people here are great to work with

    Cons

    Funding and IT and staying on timelines. There is a lot of wait and jump

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Fun environment in which to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Beaverton, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Passive aggressive management is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect.


  8. Refreshing to work in a place where people walk the talk

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Renton, WA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i'm grateful every day to be able to come in to work and live our mission. We serve every person we meet with our core values - patients, customers and other employees. This is a refreshing change from previous fortune 100 employers.

    Cons

    it's a non-profit ... resources always seem to be stretched way too thin. It can also take a lot of time and consensus building to get complex tasks completed. running a business by committee is tough.


  9. Mission Focused

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They live their mission. They care about their employees. They promote employee advancement.

    Cons

    Pay is a little low and not consistent across job descriptions.

    Advice to Management

    Standard pay levels would be appreciated.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great mission, excellent professional people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Renton, WA

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

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

    Pros

    An organization that truly values people and wants to make a positive difference in the world.

    Cons

    People work so hard - sometimes too hard - and might burn out.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with people and be willing to hear if they are overwhelmed and worn out. Take some things off their plates even if they're willing to work more and harder for all the right reasons. People just can't go forever working so hard.


  11. I haven't worked at Providence but I worked for Sacred Heart Hospital for 20 yrs

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loved all the people I worked with there.

    Cons

    All the hospitals IS departments consolidated in 1997. They are slowly taking back ownership of their own systems.



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