Seton Medical Center Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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  1. Great Hospital!

    Former Employee - Unit Secretary Clinical Assistant II in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Unit Secretary Clinical Assistant II in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Seton Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I worked on the Med/Surgical/GI Unit on the 5th floor of Seton Medical Center Austin. I absolutely loved the entire team including our managers. There was really a sense of "family" on the unit.

    Cons

    Before I left, the entire hospital was switching to the 12 hour shifts only.

    Advice to Management

    Monetary bonuses were very much appreciated at the end of the year!


  2. Great career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Hays, TX
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Hays, TX

    I have been working at Seton Medical Center part-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Love the people I work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of help when you needed. Always short of staff.

    Advice to Management

    It should not be about the money, it should be about taking the best care of the patient.


  3. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Kronos Technician/Nurse Administration in Daly City, CA
    Current Employee - Kronos Technician/Nurse Administration in Daly City, CA

    I have been working at Seton Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff are very knowledgeable and resourceful. Great people to learn from. They are committed to the hospital's core values.

    Cons

    Building is old, and some of the buildings architecture is kind of old.


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  5. Friendly people, disconnected managers, poor finances

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Daly City, CA
    Former Employee - Radiologic Technologist in Daly City, CA

    I worked at Seton Medical Center part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most staff were friendly, Fuji CR imaging system, Mostly poor patients. Wide range of age groups, Good cooperation by staff.

    Cons

    Management out of touch with what actually is happening on the floor, poor employees are not repremanded, poor pay comparatively.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff; Stop spending money on needless items.


  6. Clinical Assistannt

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Seton Medical Center

    Pros

    I was a Clinical assistant and Phlebotomist,

    Cons

    I'm an unemployed person looking for work.


  7. I like the people I

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seton Medical Center

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

    Pros

    team work, very friendly and supportive staff. The nurses do not eat their young here, they help them grow and are helpful. immediate management is good and supportive.

    Cons

    The upper administration sends the message that staff are a necessary evil , no concern for retention. One administrator actually said that he could replace any one of us tomorrow! Keep cutting back health benefits, demanding more from staff performance and involvement. Very minatory.

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation (hourly rates and health care benefits), support staff suggestions


  8. Staff Nurse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Austin, TX

    I worked at Seton Medical Center part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, opportunities for advancement, uses measurable techniques to determine advancement which encourages transparent and justifiable raises and promotions (aka "The Clinical Ladder"). Has a nursing shared governance which enables non-administrative staff to contribute to certain policies and procedures. Participation in shared governance also enables opportunities to build upon clinical expertise and may be a good spring board into higher education opportunities. Excellent infrastructure; the network composes multiple facilities with various designations (Trauma, pediatrics, stroke) and links those facilities with robust HIE- this is especially useful for retrieving medical history across all facilities (not to mention tracking patients with 'suspicious' presentations.

    Cons

    No consistency in management across the multiple facilities within the Seton Network. The Clinical Ladder, although is transparent and measurable, is too complex and labor intensive for most full-time nurses to manage. My experience is that the newer facilities have very high administrative and staff turnover and poor staff moral. Since 2012, the network has progressively reduced the benefits offered to clinical staff, such as restricting hours to less than 0.9 FTE, no longer offers annual bonuses for charting compliance, does not pay for continuing education (even the ones they require staff to maintain!), no-cause firing of staff, or shutting down facilities. Pay is competitive, however slightly lower than the other big hospital network in the area. While health reform is drastically affecting hospital profit margins, Seton imposes these hardships when administrative staff continue to be promoted and receive bonuses.... its just a little disheartening.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for continuing education, continue to support and encourage shared governance, do away with the clinical ladder and replace with a simpler and electronic advancement program, provide more opportunities for staff to develop certifications (ie instructor certificates, CENs, etc.),


  9. A good place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist/Editor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Medical Transcriptionist/Editor in Austin, TX

    I worked at Seton Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, good work environment, hourly pay

    Cons

    working evenings and holidays, up in production


  10. Fast paced culture with lack of recognition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Seton Medical Center

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

    Pros

    Experience with hospital setting that will gear you toward a quick acting mind set and provides family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Short staffed Forced to work unwanted hours with little to no guidance or supervision in direct department. Co-workers who seemed less enthusiastic or interested in the job itself.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are smarter than you. Hire individuals who contribute with a desire to work above and beyond for the people they serve.


  11. Horrible!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Respiratory Care Practitioner in Daly City, CA
    Current Employee - Respiratory Care Practitioner in Daly City, CA

    I have been working at Seton Medical Center part-time

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any at the moment.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability and endless red tape. The moment you want in and see the repaired Jesus statue, you feel something is awry..... welcome to 1960.

    Advice to Management

    Advice? Would they suddenly start to listen now?



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