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Updated April 25, 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. MD

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physician
    Current Employee - Physician

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great patients , colleagues and facilities

    Cons

    Little physician autonomy ; too much bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Decrease bureaucracy ; restore physician autonomy

  2. Challenging environment

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good PTO, most leaders are good to work for and have your back, great co-workers, mission and values. The benefits are good, but not as good as other healthcare employers.

    Cons

    If you're salary, knock your hourly pay rate you're making by 20-30%. Senior leadership = margin. Pay is below market in some places (especially Oregon).

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they're your greatest asset. Stop the multiple shared leadership model - it's killing our personal lives. I do 2-3 hours of work every night at home on top of my regular 9-10 hour days.

  3. Patient care tech

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The manager I work with in the resources pool are amazing! They are concerned about your needs and make sure your are being heard!

    Cons

    Providence Hospital is a great place to work when you are under the right management!

    Advice to Management

    If you are a new manager or supervisor Listening to the workers who have been there for awhile before coming in changing things.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  6. Senior Clinical Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  7. They talk the talk, but don't walk the walk

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

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent in-house training available, i.e., training in Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations. My supervisor was supportive of my attendance at these programs and they did enhance my ability to do my job.

    Cons

    It was all show and no go. Our team waited for months for the project to begin and it never did. Issues were hashed and rehashed ad infinitum. Providence "nice" (and if you worked there, you know what this is) slowed the decision making process to a crawl.

  8. A lot of management disorganization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9. 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".

  10. Program Manager

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

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice cafeteria with new buildings and sourroundings

    Cons

    St Johns in Santa Monica recently "sponsored" by Providence. VERY painful process in every aspect: HR, IT, parking. Benefits are horrible and no one at director level and above is accountable. Salaries are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an employee engagement staff and start addressing issues

  11. I was satisfied with my employeement, it is just time for a change.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Bonner Springs, KS
    Former Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Bonner Springs, KS

    I worked at Providence Health & Services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with people,working in a team enviroment.

    Cons

    The lack of support from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive of your employee's. Work with them on issues that are presented.

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