Reading Health System Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Reading Health System President & CEO Clint Matthews
Clint Matthews
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Pros
  • I can honestly say that I am proud of working for Reading Health System (in 2 reviews)

  • Employees here provide wondeful patient care (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Many changes but all are appropriate and needed (in 2 reviews)

  • Alot of floors are short staffed at this time so you are asked to do extra shifts to cover (in 2 reviews)

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  1. former employee

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    Former Employee - Can't Say in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Can't Say in Reading, PA

    I worked at Reading Health System

    Pros

    fun place, hospitals have a feel good environment

    Cons

    micromanaged, new leadership thinks you grow by cutting.

    Advice to Management

    While managing costs is important, so is managing employee morale. People talk, people will leave if they feel they are being used.

  2. N/A

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

    I have been working at Reading Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    This healthsystem really cares about the health and well being of the community and about its employees. Senior leadership is visionary and has made sure Reading Health System can succeed and continue to provide very high quality care to our families and our community.

    Cons

    Some employees may not understand that we have to change to be ready for the future. RHS leadership is doing a great job in educating its leadership team and our employees about what is happening in healthcare.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open and to educate the employees about your vision and our successes.

  3. The hospital no longer appreciates experienced, hard-working employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Reading, PA

    I worked at Reading Health System

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good for the region
    Location is convenient and pleasant
    Many of the staff members are great to work with

    Cons

    Blatant favoritism goes unchecked
    Untrustworthy - covertly laying off staff within multiple departments
    Mid and senior management do not respect individuals
    Upper management communicates one thing but does another - mission and value statements not followed

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own human resources policies for layoffs which is based on seniority. Abide by your own directive to not base management decisions on favoritism. Fairly evaluate your own management groups and allow employees to review their direct managers.

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  5. All my experiences working at the School of Health Sciences have been positive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reading Health System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Badge purchases with employee discount, community business discounts, friendly co-workers, ability to study

    Cons

    We don't get as many hours as we would like

  6. RRT

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

    I have been working at Reading Health System

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, good employees, no problems

    Cons

    Not a lot of work in the summer

    Advice to Management

    More communication

  7. RHS: A Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reading Health System part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As a new employee, I have found RHS to be a very warm and welcoming environment. The staff, from HR to the doctors, have been incredibly friendly and kind. I truly feel like a valued member of an amazing team.

    Cons

    I have not encountered any cons at this point in time.

    Advice to Management

    I've always thought it's important for upper management to take their employees opinions into consideration and I feel that RHS truly cares about each and every employee!

  8. Growing organization heading in the right direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reading Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to learn and grow professionally and personally. Internal promotion and advancement is highly promoted. A competitive benefits package is offered including items such as educational assistance, a generous paid leave program, paid holidays, excellent health insurance, and a matching 403 B plan. The organization does many wonderful things for their employees, patients, and the community. There are many perks as an employee including holiday events, monthly trips, discounted meals and gift shop purchases, free parking, and daycare services.

    Cons

    The organization is heading in the right direction, but still has a long way to go. There have been many challenges faced as numerous changes have been implemented throughout the organization. Everyone needs to pull together to work as a team to embrace the changes, be adaptable and flexible, and move forward in a positive manner. There is a lot of potential for the road ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership needs to continue to work with employee's to become even stronger. Increased communication organization-wide to allow for continuous growth and improvement.

  9. Great opportunity to advance your nursing career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in West Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in West Reading, PA

    I have been working at Reading Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leader in tuition reimbursement to advance your educational goals.
    Accessible hands on Nursing Leadership team.
    On the Magnet Journey

    Cons

    A challenging and constantly changing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Provide an ongoing committment to clear concise communication to employees at all levels throughout the organization.

  10. Eastern PA's best kept secret

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA

    I have been working at Reading Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits and salary are very competitive. Working conditions are state of the art.

    Cons

    Alot of change, but is the norm for healthcare right now.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the employees in the trenches, they can share a wealth of information.

  11. An employer moving in the right direction!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reading Health System

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

    Pros

    Improvements at many levels are visible
    Supportive leadership and colleagues
    Collaboration among departments
    State of the art technology
    Work life balance
    Opportunities to learn new skills, further education

    Cons

    Change is constant
    Initiatives & teams start out with energy then sometimes lose focus to complete the goal
    Communication continues to be an opportunity to improve

    Advice to Management

    Include your colleagues who are "on the frontline" working with patients and in support service areas as many have fresh new ideas to move RHS forward in 2015.

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