Providence Health & Services

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Providence Health & Services Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
251 Reviews
3.0
251 Reviews
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Rodney F. Hochman
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid off after nearly ten years. Sad, but not bitter.

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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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Most of the employees truly live the mission statement and core values. The benefits and work-life balance are very good.

    Cons

    If you are part of the succession plan, you will have a tough time moving up. There is a disconnect between senior leaders and everyone else. It's a shame nothing is done about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just listen to the employees via the annual survey, DO something about the results. The good 'Ol boy club will sink eventually as you are so top heavy, especially within PSMS (system office).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Happy to have worked here

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

    I worked at Providence Health & Services

    Pros

    Work life balance was great. People were extremely nice

    Cons

    Slower paced environment. Structure of org was a bit odd

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great mission and vision, struggling to unify organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager  in  Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Renton, WA

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The mission is powerful and motivating, to provide high-quality care for all, especially the poor and vulnerable. Providence is making great strides to shake up health care and use its size to help improve community health.

    Cons

    Geographic regions of the company were allowed in the past to act like separate companies -- different polices, software, tons of redundant positions. Management is now trying to unify the shared services, adopt best practices systemwide and leverage economies of scale, but there is much resistance from the old guard. The HR department is a disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are on the right track; stay the course. Consider hiring temp worker or a contractor to speed standardization of HR systems, files, job descriptions, salaries. The current staff in that department cannot do their day-to-day work and make all the necessary changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience has been rewarding.

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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

    Pros

    They take care of their emotes and promote further education to move up within the organization.

    Cons

    They are behind the times in equipment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not always focus on the bottom dollar

  6.  

    Large corporate entity trying to figure out mission (old theme) vs place in world/profit (newer theme)

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

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

    Pros

    depending on which department, there can be good work/life balance. starting salaries can be competitive. mission on paper is inspiring

    Cons

    moving target as to why we are here. negotiate in high, as salary increases (even during promotions) are ridiculously low and non-competitive. bureaucracy can make it very difficult to know who to ask for what. good old boys club is in formation at the top

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    scrub in, get out and talk with your providers and staff and remember why we are here. annual raises, bonus structures and promotion increases are in dire need of address

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    the working environment is good and interesting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Specialist  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the bonus, the working condition is attractive

    Cons

    every one trying to prove their worth,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase the pay and the bonus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    "A Positive Movement In the Right Direction"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    The company as a whole has made a HUGE change and it encourages all employees to participate in a team effort. Their purpose has become more relevant to healthcare and has spent money and time to improve its infrastucture and functionality, so that it is a prominent name in healthcare.

    Cons

    Management still has some things to improve on. The opportunities are still limited and promotional options are lacking. Policies need to be improvised. Some depts. need some help with improving employee satisfaction, which has to do with certain management personnel, who don't have the management skills necessary to perform the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please review management and supervisor positions. If problems are occurring with employees and supervisors, maybe the managers/supervisor are the problem, and not the employees. Since your policy is to make it so that people
    want to work there and enjoy their jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Mental Health Associate  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Mental Health Associate in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I feel like a valuable part of the team while working. My boss is very supportive of new ideas and helps put them into action.

    Cons

    Sometimes the culture among the nursing staff is to "make as much money as possible", therefore working doubles all the time, which causes burnout, and therefore not always a fun environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    All talk but little follow through

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work schedule was flexible.( flex time, 4x 10 hour days).

    Nice clean cubicles.

    Cons

    Working hours flexibility eroded over the years.

    No follow through by HR on statements made when position was being eliminated.

    Hiring process is slow and applicants are not kept informed.

    Frequently job opportunities are advertised then cancel led with no reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you say something, then mean it and follow through with it.

    Keep job applicants in the loop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    not so good benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counselor  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Counselor in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    tries to follow mission. Tries to follow diversity standars.

    Cons

    The culture is that they need more diversity classes. The pay is not good as they are tending more to the Providence Park.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to apply for more classes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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