Providence Health & Services
3.0 of 5 195 reviews
www.providenceiscalling.jobs Renton, WA 5000+ Employees

Providence Health & Services Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.0 195 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

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Rodney F. Hochman

(30 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "decent work life balance if you can manage it"
    in 6 reviews
  • "The mission and core values with great opportunities for career growth"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is very little flexibility which hinders any kind work/life balance"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Upper management has too much power to exercise retaliatory acts against employees"
    in 12 reviews
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    Overall, a good place to work.

    Medical Technologist (Current Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsFlexible hours and satisfactory pay.

    ConsBenefits not as good as they used to be. Department management communication could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication could be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company is all talk. Don't drink the Kool Aid.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe large system provided access to a lot of tools and resources that made it easier to get things done. Compassion is evident throughout system.

    ConsNo local control, decisions are made by disconnected regional or system executives. Limited staff training opportunities; low pay; marginal benefits. A lot of talk but very little action and follow through. Weak local management due to system overreach.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved working for Providence when it was a mission driven organization but now I am sad for what it has become

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere have been great staff to work for tg at are dedicated to excellence in patient care.

    ConsThe focus of executive leadership has shifted from the mission of the sisters to the financial bottom line. Providence niw only gives lip service with regard to valuing employees when in the past they truly honored and respected employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a very hard look in the mirror and ask yourself if Mother Joseph would make the same decisions that you are now.

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    Nice theoretical concepts of approach to modernizing Health Care, starting to falter in reality.

    Archibus Applications Administrator (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsStarting to centralize applications and make them 'Enterprise' standard;
    Writes of a large amount of health care costs each year as Charity Care
    Works to provide health care related services in under-served areas
    Works in five states (AK, CA, MT, OR, WA)

    ConsPays below market rate for job duties/title.
    Standardizing applications is challenging as there is frequently no 'One Version Suits All' solution
    benefits packages are decreasing year over year
    Moving Full Time Employee work locations between states, and none to minimal help for relocation of staff under D-level or above

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on being transparent within the departments, less favoritism with eliminating positions, then create a new position for 'certain impacted employees' to be re-employed with a different job title.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lack of support for growth and development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    West Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat clients, some great co-workers, team approach, mission driven. For salaried employees time is flexible and supervisors are very accomodating.

    ConsIf you are working in a Providence facility or "ministry" as they call them, it's very hard to get promoted to the regional or corporate offices. In the facilities so many employees stay for so long---which can be good---however many of them are beyond burnt out and it seems the Providence way is that if someone is a problem in one department they just move them to another. Not much mentoring going on and not much building up of collegues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart listening to the in the trench workers about improvement ideas and take a hard look at how hard it is for someone to get fired which then causes people who should have been let go a long time ago to fester and breed more discontentment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a starting place for good clinical experience

    CRO Specialist (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe hospital as a CRO is a good home for clinical experience and source resources

    Consif only the right people are place at the right department according to experience

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the working hands on practice deck, it will be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Volunteer (Former Employee)
    San Pedro, CA

    ProsProfessional work environment and opportunities for advancement.

    ConsSometimes an unfriendly work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice culture, but fairly behind in marketing and communications

    Marketing/Communications Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture and benefits. Conservative, but warm and Mission based

    ConsOlder MarComm team that is a bit behind and too community-focused. Not willing to put energy and money needed to create competitive campaigns

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some energy improving the technology and messaging behind your marketing and communications strategies so it can be at the same level as your care

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    total BS

    RN Emergency (Current Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    Proscoworkers who believe in the mission

    Consthere is no mission. Politics are brutal no regard for frontline staff work load unmanageable

    Advice to Senior Managementlearn to be hones

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent company, that is going through alot of growing pains.

    A/R Specialist (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    Prosgood benefits for loyal employees.

    ConsCompany is in flux right now, with alot of constant change.
    Management and above, are not equipped to handle the changes competently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the quality of your employees work, just not the numbers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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