Swedish Medical Center Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits, competitive pay, fair treatment (in 6 reviews)

  • great coworkers, caring management, good pay (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • The focus has turned to the bottom line rather than effective and safe patient care (in 4 reviews)

  • As a contract employee, no medical benefits are offered (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Fiscal Specialist

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

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend.


  2. Emergency Department Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Emergency Room Tech in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Emergency Room Tech in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I have only worked at the Cherry Hill and First Hill campuses and each have their own pros and cons. Cherry Hill is gets strokes and heart attacks, so you'll get great experience in those areas. First Hill gets lots more ortho, GI, and oncology. First Hill also has a higher volume, but not as critical patients.

    Cons

    First Hill has been looking better and better over the last several months, there has been some turmoil in terms of leadership changes but they have bounced back really wall and look to be running strong. Cherry Hill has brand new leadership, so there are a lot of growing pains going on. The interim manager is awful. This individual looks at the department by dollar signs, and manages in a calculated manor with zero regard for the people she is supposed to be serving. Do not be too alarmed, as this person is a contract employee and by design, she will be replaced by a permanent and more effective leader.

    Advice to Management

    The boots on the ground work for the patients, you work for us. Don't confuse that. You don't change bed pans nor clean out bleeding wounds for sutures, so don't pretend. Serve your employees so that your employees can give the best care to their patients, provided by a supportive management.


  3. Not just a job, but a career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA

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

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

    Pros

    This place is amazing. I've worked many different places and I can honestly say I've never found a job that values your opinions, career aspirations, and personal life (hello work/life balance!!!). Throughout the organization, there is a sense of community and equality where everyone's voice matters and that allows for you to expand your career in ways you never thought possible. On top of everything else, the organization is committed to patient safety, customer service and innovation. There are so many health organizations in Seattle and I feel confident that this is the top.

    Cons

    I really can't think of one.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing.


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    BMET

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - BMET in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - BMET in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Nice people, caring staff, good pay

    Cons

    Not many open positions in my field.


  6. Swedish american

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Receptionist in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Medical Receptionist in Rockford, IL

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benifits vacation insurance hours hourly pay

    Cons

    Merit raises bosses coworkers work environment

    Advice to Management

    More communication is nessasary for the flow of operations. More attention needs to be paid toward slackers.


  7. No orientation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center

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

    Pros

    Swedish paid for me to move to Seattle. I can't think of any other pro.

    Cons

    When I started at Swedish the OR Manager was new, the educator was new and the OR is 65% travelers. This place is a horrible mess.

    Advice to Management

    Work on retention. The hiring process was awesome. Once I was hired, I have completely slipped through the cracks. I have not had anyone go over my training or have gotten any feedback on my progress. I'm very disappointed.


  8. SWEDISH DOES NOT VALUE EMPLOYEES

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Swedish Medical Center

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers who actually care about patients.

    Cons

    Management does not care at all about their employees. Everyone can be replaced. Management promotes those they know will not stand up and advocate for their employees. They are under the thumb of their managers. No backbone.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and don't treat them as if they are fungible.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good company with great benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinic Operations Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Clinic Operations Coordinator in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Quality Heath care provider, state of the art equipment and facilities, generous PTO policy, promotion opportunities, good communication on a system wide level.

    Cons

    Moral compass of the company seems to be drifting the last 2 years. As with most hospitals, the expectation is to always do more with less resources.


  10. Patient Care Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swedish Medical Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Ease of changing jobs within the company Good benefits

    Cons

    Management not willing to be flexible about some non-urgent issues.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Registered nurse

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

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great patient care. Great staff. Highly rated patient satisfaction and nurses truly care about their patients and families.

    Cons

    Since bought by providence, they are starting to try the hospital more like a business and less about the patients and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Please value the staff that made Swedish a highly reputable hospital. The staff truly care about exceptional patient care.



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