Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
53 Reviews
3.5
53 Reviews
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John D. Oliverio
25 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have reasonably good benefits (in 4 reviews)

  • Offered a very nice benefits package along with PTO (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • They don't appreciate hard work when they see it (in 3 reviews)

  • The management is directed by the union, which no one can really opt out of (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great culture/ Work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive benefit structure, strong family oriented environment, Pension Plan, mission focused, supportive of development, strong presence in the community, committment to diversity.

    Cons

    Going through growing pains and struggling to find sources of revenue with a large unisured patient population.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on leadership development and mentoring,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Refund specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payor Service Representative in West Allis, WI
    Current Employee - Payor Service Representative in West Allis, WI

    I have been working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours & PTO is bery fexilble

    Cons

    I feel that the salary & benefits could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My Wheaton experience.

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

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    As a 20 year plus employee I have seen it all. This organization has made some of the worst decisions in allocation of resources imaginable. They pay outside consulting companies to evaluate processes when they could work with the people that already do the job to improve conditions.

    Cons

    Claims to be a faith based system that lives out it's mission, vision and values and treats the employees terribly. Claims to have equal pay system wide and that is untrue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent employer with competitive benefits!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

    Pros

    Very rewarding faith based not for profit healthcare system that lives out it's mission, vision, and values. Both the leaders and associates are engaged in the delivery of patient centered care.

    Cons

    Electronic Health Documentation system is old and fragmented. Although there is a system strategic initiative to upgrade to a more current system. This system is currently being built by a multidisciplinary team and will provide state of the art documentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue rounding and LEAN process improvement initiatives.

  6.  

    sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, friendly co workers, excellent time off, good benefits

    Cons

    poor management, understaffed, no room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Self pay representative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have reasonably good benefits

    Cons

    It appeare to be an hostile environment. Wolves oppose to eagles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to make sure every body t on the boat is actually oaring with you rather than against you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare strives to give quality healthcare to the most needy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative/Health Unit Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Patient Service Representative/Health Unit Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wheaton has a program called 'Community Care' for uninsured/underinsured patients. Everyone gets the care they need...no one is turned away. I have worked at 4 different sites and i feel that all of the employees are kind--it's part of the culture of helping.

    Cons

    the benefits are more expensive than my last job, but then almost everyone complains about their benefits!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair, direct management where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    "To be a leader you have to be able to put what
    you’re doing into the larger context."

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unappreciated Undervalued Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Unappreciated Undervalued Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had a lot of co-workers that became life-long friends

    Cons

    It's more of "who you know" vs "what you know" until your number comes up. They don't appreciate hard work when they see it.

    Management appears to be on power a trip. No one listens to reason. claims are made about being able to voice concerns, but then being totally blown off when you do, or worse yet, fired.

    The need to down-size is paramount until YOUR number is up, then you will be told to "clean out your desk" when you least expect it.

    Quality means nothing when they are downsizing, with NO real appeal process to a higher authority. It's like a kangaroo court.

    They close one hospital, claiming it's a financial hemorrhage, and five minutes later have a multi-million dollar project being built in a better section of town. Intelligence insulting "continuing education" no more employer contributions being made to employees Retirement accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over the money and start to show some appreciation to those employees who truly do carry out your supposed mission vision & values!
    Many Departments are understaffed, but John D. Oliverio CEO makes over $3.5 million a year.
    Be proactive rather than always hustling to fix problems. Find the root of what can make the organization better.
    Show some respect for individuals, you have no trust... it is UGLY!
    Instead of being focused in management of staff why not try practicing leadership skills.
    Employees who have a brain are not appreciated at Wheaton. Its like the Employee that fits in the best is the one who does not use critical thinking (because you will be punished for it), its like Wheaton is a total "yes man"company.
    Learn what empathy is and show it to everyone, not just patients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Honest Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former IS in Glendale, WI
    Former Employee - Former IS in Glendale, WI

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

    Pros

    Stable paycheck, rare to get fired, friendly low-level coworkers, and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Traditional midwestern work culture: old median age, worn cubicles, and tons of other old workplace mentalities. Human Resources miscalculates duties and management offers promises during negotiations that may not come true. Pay & Benefits are slightly or moderately below average compared to competitors, outdated software systems, cheap equipment at client side, extremely poor project management, rundown building with holes in walls, needs painting which would go a long way for morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create friendly modern work environments. Transition more "next generation" youth into leadership positions or help existing employees move up with a clear path. Stop using the value system to justify your actions & at the same time shoot down workers using the value system to justify theirs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The management (at least into department ) is very flexible and encourages further education

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

    Pros

    Patient interactions helping patient understand why a certain treatment is being performed.

    Cons

    Too much upper management that don't exactly what goes on in other departments all they seem to see is numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your looking on cut backs, look in your own department first and leave the actual healthcare workers alone. Too many patients for the healthcare load to be done correctly and ethically

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