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Ascension Seton Employee Reviews about "patient care"

Updated Feb 17, 2019

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3.5
57%
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Ascension Seton President and CEO Craig Cordola
Craig Cordola
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "competitive wages and good benefits package(in 25 reviews)

  • "Great people working there on the front lines, people who care about patients(in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "No clear structure from upper management(in 22 reviews)

  • "If you aren’t providing direct patient care, your job seems to always be in jeopardy(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascension Seton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits flexible hours shared governance flexibility with management. Non-profit hospital management with focus on patient care. Less financial responsiblity on unit

    Cons

    schedule requirement. more pay and PTO.

    Ascension Seton2013-02-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of management & minimal attention to needs of employees."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Dietitian in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ascension Seton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good healthcare benefits. Provide funding for continuing education opportunities.

    Cons

    Decisions regarding clinic design and staffing are made at a very high level. Upper management makes decisions based on profits, not quality of patient care or adequate healthcare access. Manager covers too many departments to be able to provide enough supervision. Overcrowding of spaces. Understaffing of departments.

    Ascension Seton2019-02-17
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  4. Helpful (2)

    "HR not valued in healthcare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ascension Seton full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare providers are passionate about patient care and excellent care givers

    Cons

    All you do in HR is constantly put out fires, supporting 2000-3000 people at a time in multiple locations. The workload isn’t manageable

    Ascension Seton2019-01-08
  5. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ascension Seton part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent patient care provided by physicians and nursing staff

    Cons

    Lack of continuity of care between nursing and social services

    Advice to Management

    staff meetings which include medical, social services and pastoral employees

    Ascension Seton2018-11-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "CST"

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    Current Employee - Certified Surgical Technologist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Ascension Seton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Patient care is great! Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Since Ascension has taken over, it has turned into a more For-Profit hospital and has taken away lots of employee incentives!

    Ascension Seton2018-08-27
  7. Helpful (1)

    "CMA/ CA"

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    Current Employee - Medical Assistant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ascension Seton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ok benefits, ok PTO. Some nurses are pretty awesome and care about helping the medical assistants. Some nurses encourage the medical assistants to ask questions and encourage them to engage in patient care.

    Cons

    Not enough communication from management. Layoffs are happening more now that Ascension took over. Truly had lost the appeal from years past. A lot of perks are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Keep the ones who believe in the mission. Return to the mission. Just be honest.

    Ascension Seton2018-04-07
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Changes"

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    Current Employee - Communications in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascension Seton part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Some assistance with education -Outstanding health insurance -Generous time off policy -Lots of locations -State of the art equipment -if you are a nurse, this is a great place to work

    Cons

    -Lots of changes -If you aren’t providing direct patient care, your job seems to always be in jeopardy -Healthcare is a challenging industry right now, which creates uncertainty. Seton is not immune to those uncertainties.

    Ascension Seton2018-03-29
  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascension Seton full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Seton is run by very intelligent individuals who are focused on the long term viability of the hospitals. They are dedicated to their mission of providing the best possible patient care.

    Cons

    Seton is a great place to work so you have man people who have been working there for many years. Unfortunately, often times, people get comfortable and resist change. This has caused issues when we're trying to implement technological improvements.

    Advice to Management

    Seton needs more advancement opportunities for non-clinical employees. There simply aren't any except at AIS and the department is very difficult to get into without knowing someone already there. When possible, managers should be encouraged to have their employees who can work remotely, work remotely. You have a policy but managers don't take advantage of it. If they can't trust their employees to complete their work remotely, perhaps you don't have the right people in those positions.

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    Ascension Seton2017-10-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lcsw in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ascension Seton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good supervision collaborative atmosphere great place for learning on the job tons of services for people good insurance Local management is great!

    Cons

    Ascension's (company that owns Seton) communication with staff is pretty poor and vague goals that aren't specific to a department. Not a ton of local control regarding clinic decision making, becoming more bureaucratic. Having to call Minnesota for HR needs Tech support is not good - if you're non essential equipment breaks and doesn't impact patient care you're going to wait for a while before anything gets done and tech support we do get frequently does not resolve the issue (computers, phones, faxes, internet access, email, HR information, time-card issues, etc...)

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    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing

    Ascension Seton2017-08-30
  11. Helpful (4)

    "RN @ UMCB"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ascension Seton full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    At the unit level this is an awesome place to work. Incredible team work, very caring staff that enjoys working with our under-insured/unfunded patient population. Recent pay increases have gotten nurses closer to a sustainable pay level in a very expensive city. Staff believe in the mission even if national level leadership simply use it as talking points with no follow thru. Unit level managers are very good and supportive of staff. Moving soon to a brand new facitity.

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    Cons

    Zero transparency in national leadership, unit level managers often find out about changes that effect staff negatively the same day as staff. Hospital CEO, regional and national leaders have no idea what it takes to run a Level 1/ safety net facility. They seem to think beating on the front line staff about satisfaction survey scores and cost cutting will somehow improve care but they seem to forget that outcomes are the true measurement of a hospitals patient care. Ascension doesn't know how to run a REAL teaching hospital, so instead they try to run UMCB like their other community hospitals. If your not a YES person that thinks every thing that comes out of leaderships mouth is the best idea ever they will try to get rid of you .HumanCare is a joke, $$$ Care is the new reality for national leadership. Promotions are based on you nodding and smiling about every flawed idea that directors and above make.

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    Advice to Management

    Transparency, talk to front line staff about what they need. Stop the retaliation culture and the idea that nurses will never make a mistake. Stop blaming upper leaderships failed ideas on your front line staff. We lose so many nurses due to this. Stop treating direct patient care staff like "productivity units", we are more then a number in your spreadsheet.

    Ascension Seton2017-05-07
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