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Athens Regional Medical Center Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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James G. Thaw
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Pros
  • Current CEO is committed to change negative, hostile work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, good work hours (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is clueless in too many ways to list (in 4 reviews)

  • Very few units have the same directors since Jamey Thaw CEO came (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Relaxing Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Athens Regional Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good place to make an career

    Cons

    Gets really cold from time to time

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "Piedmont Athens"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Athens Regional Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Most employees are kind and willing to help.
    CEO and leadership team seems to push for a respectful workplace that is safe and pleasant for all employees.
    People are recognized for a job well done.

    Cons

    Like anywhere, there are still a handful of employees with bad attitudes.
    Cafeteria is underwhelming.
    Management doesn’t always keep things confidential.

    Advice to Management

    If you have a problem employee with a bad attitude, do something about it. Employees shouldn’t be scared to go to HR.

  3. "Rn"

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    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - RN Staff Nurse in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Athens Regional Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Paycheck, patients, food in cafeteria isn't that bad

    Cons

    RNs are overwhelmed, overworked, under appreciated, not valued. Leadership is a joke. Very negative culture starting all the way at the top aka management/leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example! Be professional and not condescending. Treat your employees with respect and appreciation not like just another employee number.


  4. "Underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It paid bills, team work made the says matter. I enjoyed who I worked with, office parties all the time

    Cons

    I struggled to keep a roof over my families head. The manager asked me to manage a site for the same pay that I was hired with( way more work and frustration to all involved in that site)

    Advice to Management

    If you're a hospital your employees should be healthier, not over weight or fatigued easily. Also invest more in your employees. $12 an hour doesn't help me.. I wouldn't know who it'd help unless bills were not a factor.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Athens Regional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Athens Regional Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the work you do

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable at this time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Full time"

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

    I worked at Athens Regional Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Love the Athens area! Great location!

    Cons

    Organization stuck in the 1980s. Many long time employees still function in "good ole boy" network and are resistant to change. Too much of the same family employed at the same location. Piedmont purchasing ARMC was the best thing for that hospital.

    Advice to Management

    Address poor leadership who inherited their position from simply being there a long time. To evolve means a different mindset than "that's the way we've always done it".


  7. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with financial stability.

    Cons

    Lack of continuing education and opportunities for staff development.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I started working there in 2008, there was good, overall morale and a community feel amongst the employees.

    Cons

    New CEO came in and was then let go along with many employees and then hospital was bought out by Piedmont in 2016 and community/family feel is gone.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "worst mistake i made in a long time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Athens Regional Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    cant really think of any.

    Cons

    when piedmont took over, we were lied to on many occasions about upcoming changes, pay cuts, staff cuts. etc.

    Advice to Management

    If you cared anything at all about employee retention, i wouldnt be writing this negative review.


  10. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Athens Regional Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Ability to pick up more shifts if you want to work overtime.

    Cons

    Horrible management, terrible customer service


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