Swedish Medical Center

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Updated Jul 19, 2014

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3.1 54 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

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Anthony Armada

(6 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Professional Environment, Customer Service Oriented, Excellent Salary, Great Benefits,(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Management heavy as in any large organization(in 3 reviews)

  • The focus has turned to the bottom line rather than effective and safe patient care(in 3 reviews)

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    Challenging team orientated

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of room for growth, team work, good pay

    ConsVery full work load at times

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    PSC Swedish MED

    PSC (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsOK compensation, good benefits, easy to move up within once hired

    ConsBIG company where you can easily get lost in the corporate policies. Everyone is over-worked here

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize when your employees are burnt out. Stop being so profit driven

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Greed Personified

    Patient Care Services (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsNothing - the benefits are awful and all locationsa re going to6 day work weeks with nights and weekends. The pay is awful and people are leaving in droves.

    ConsConstant turnover at all levels including doctors
    Management with NO medical background
    Discriminatory in thier HR practices
    Pateint care has declined quickly - pateints are fleeing for University Of Washington
    Senior & Corporate Management Teams have also left for U of W

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey won't listen anyway so it's worthless.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is a great institution

    Physician (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsWell run hospital. Excellent ancillary staff. Wonderful learning experiences.

    ConsLike any hospital, there are some issues with transient staff. There are also some politics between physicians and administration that bubble to the surface on occasion.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Analyst (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsWith the new, prominent support of senior leadership to research, I look forward to a growing environment and more job security without having to continually justify my position and my value to the organization. Benefits were fantastic when I started, but changes in benefits since the affiliation have decreased their value to employees, notably changes in health insurance, raises dependent on organizational financial health, raises for all employees occurring at the same time and being cost of living based rather than on employees' anniversaries, etc. Even with those changes, benefits are still good and better than other organizations.

    ConsI have had extreme difficulty in my attempts to further develop my skills, stay current in my field, and grow within the organization. Despite a strong work ethic, proven leadership, and extensive knowledge in my field and areas that impact it, I continually take on more tasks, both on my own and at the request of my boss, without promotion and/or compensation. Further, my department has had a history of tension and issues amongst coworkers which had led to a sometimes unenjoyable team environment. Thankfully, I have never personally had these issues, but then tensions between others has given rise to a team that isn't always cohesive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent and communicative with your teams. Nothing is worse for an employee than to not know the future of her/his position. Also, compensate your employees based on their value to the organization, education, and knowledge in their field, not the length of time they have been employed at the organization. It demoralizes employees when they are paid less than others in the same position but are always the go-to person because of their knowledge, education, and experience simply because they have been at the organization less time. An employee's value should dictate compensation and promotions, not seniority.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work. They are going in the right direction

    Contract Coder (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe employees are pleasant and the professionalism is impressive

    ConsYou have to research your stance, if you disagree with policy.

    Advice to Senior Managementparking is terrible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to work.

    Intern (Resident Physician) (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe company does a great job of hiring people that are enjoyable to work with. Co workers will bend over backwards to help one another, and everyone loves to come to work. Compensation is excellent.

    ConsCommunication could be improved at all levels to improve operational efficiency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Motivating

    Team Lead (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsI strongly believe in the new, innovative approach to healthcare SCI is taking.

    ConsI have had extreme difficulty being able to further develop my skills and grow within the organization. Despite strong work ethic and proven leadership, it seems I continue to take on more tasks without promotion and/or compensation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    GOOD

    ER Patient Registrar (Current Employee) Littleton, CO

    ProsI like that it's a fast pace environtment, and I like my schedule of 3 12 hour shifts

    ConsThe pay with HCA is not very competative and the mangagment is HORRIBLE!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your employees so poorly. Believe it or not, you are not running a comunitst country, you are managers of an admissions team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to work

    Staff RN (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    Prosgreat coworkers, caring management, good pay

    Conscan't think of any cons

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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