Select Medical Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Select Medical CEO and Director Robert A. Ortenzio
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Pros
  • Resources, continuing education, certifications, operations support, clinical excellence and patient centered focus (in 4 reviews)

  • Great interdisciplinary team work (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Productivity is more important than patient care (in 6 reviews)

  • They simply only hire contractors that are there for a short time and have an extremely high turnover rate for all positions (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It was OK...but got bad

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Hillsborough, NJ
    Current Employee - Occupational Therapist in Hillsborough, NJ

    I have been working at Select Medical

    Pros

    Stable work
    Offered overtime
    Friendly Coworkers
    Clean facility

    Cons

    My building hired mostly new grads and few experienced therapist.
    DOR pushing for inappropriate RUGS and not valuing therapist's decision.
    Regional manager rarely praised staff, only focused on what staff was doing wrong
    Limited approval of CEU's despite it bing a benefit given to employees.
    No yearly reviews.
    No raises despite other companies offering higher rates and cost of living increase.
    Really push productivity.
    Won't let you discharge patient's when it is not appropriate.
    New staff get limited on boarding and training.
    High turnover of DOR


  2. Superviser at CBO

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Select Medical full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Our department worked well together and helped each other out. Manager at the time was a very hands on person and helped us all.

    Cons

    Long hours. VP was not an understanding person, barked orders, always wanted things done yesterday, unprofessional language, didn't care that you had family.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people that are lower down the ladder, Select has lost some very dedicated compassionate people that really like their job and wanted to make a difference.


  3. Patient Account Liaison

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I have been working at Select Medical

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

    Pros

    Benefits, overtime, coworkers, room for advancement/growth, helping patients.

    Cons

    Pays a little bit lower than similar companies


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  5. Helpful (3)

    If you care about patients walk away FAST!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Select Medical

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I received a pay check, but other than that, unless you are the CEO and get money for the amount of business brought in, I have nothing.

    Cons

    If you care about the environment then you should go somewhere else. Forest after forest are killed at this company!
    No scrubs, but the front desk employees look trashy and so do the Therapists. A uniform or scrubs would make the employees look better. People wear random stuff and look unkept.
    What happened to patient care!! Way too much time spent by the front desk on the same reports printed out over and over. Days are spent on these strange reports that basically all mean about the same thing. Funny that everyone agrees that it is all about the same paperwork wasted by Printing, but no one does anything about it. I was not given Insurance benefit paperwork, important HR phone numbers, but we have to trash the environment with the same paperwork printed that gives the info in different ways.

    Advice to Management

    To make money you have to spend money, and that is not meant for you to buy smaller companies, it is meant that money needs to be spent on a computer system ( AKA...EMR) that really works. What I have seen is a major HIPPA and Joint Commission free for all and money maker.


  6. job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Select Medical

    Pros

    Everyone was really nice and was a great atmosphere

    Cons

    Some long work days, but not bad if you are motivated

    Advice to Management

    This is a great opportunity and a good learning curve to any department.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Select Medical full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. In a position where I need to contact many individuals within the Select Medical family, I very rarely encounter anyone acting unpleasant. Facilities are well-kept, management tends to look out for their employees

    Cons

    Benefits are lackluster. There is a certain pride in my area of how lean we are able to run our department, but that can lead to some individuals being stretched too thin and struggling to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Look towards sprucing benefits up somewhat. They start out lackluster, and it takes a while before you begin to see real improvement


  8. Helpful (1)

    Rn

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Select Medical

    Pros

    Small hospital family environment easy to get along and communicate with other departments

    Cons

    Lack of labs for free standing hospital

    Advice to Management

    Match market pay for employees


  9. Helpful (5)

    Warning!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNO in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - CNO in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I worked at Select Medical

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

    Pros

    There are no pros about this unprofessional calamity of an employer. Corporate micromanages each facility and patient safety is constantly jeopardized. Money is priority and employee engagement is obsolete. Falsification of quality data as well as "anonymous" patient satisfaction surveys runs rampant. Horrible feeling for aspiring care providers! No evidence based practice exists in the education and training, it's all about making money! Leadership...or should I say management bc leaders don't exist there, is purely robotic. No development or sense of pride for accomplishing any purpose other than making corporate execs wealthier. Corporate management is comprised of stubborn elderly and repulsively disengaged tyrants. They don't care about anyone except their investors!

    Cons

    As a former CNO who cares about potential nurses interested in working for them, please do your research. Patient care is so sad across the company. The turnover rate is astronomical for staff and the perception of Select is the same as Kindred. If you must work here to get your foot in the door for healthcare, get out as fast as you can. It's a risk to your license the longer you stay, take my word for it. Please heed my warning and save yourself heartaches.

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring of corporate leadership as well as much of your operational practices. There's lots of illegal, immoral, and unethical practices that are reflective of what you allow. I hope 2016 legislation forces many of your so called hospitals to close. You can't cheat the system forever, you'll get caught eventually. Invest in your employees your leadership development and your clinical programs. Do the right thing.


  10. Internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Select Medical

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great CE experiences, learning experiences and well credentialed employees

    Cons

    Employees complain about management too muce

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (1)

    RN

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I have been working at Select Medical

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation package
    Great clinical teams

    Cons

    can be stressful and
    very hard work

    Advice to Management

    Keep building great teams.



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