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Avera McKennan Hospital Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Welcoming Staff, Nice Environment, Good Training

    Cons

    Salary could be increased to match competitors


  2. "Good Values"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Teams really work together for the betterment of each patient.

    Cons

    Pay is decent but could be increased to keep up with competing hospitals.

  3. "Wonderful Organization"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome mission and values. I love my coworkers and our patient population. Magnet designated hospital for several years running, which is mostly unheard of. I appreciate that the hospital is trying to get to be more highly competitive with nursing wages.

    Cons

    The specific leadership on my unit is less than desirable. However, it is apparent that our manager is trying to step it up this past year. The hospital also is very large, so I've begun to feel like a number, like just another nurse. There is a lack of understanding and depth of insight and discernment into specific employee problems that arise also, which is a huge dissatisfier. Our extended sick leave benefit was also cut, which is yet another gouge to the middle class worker. The ESL is essentially our insurance policy to be able to pay our bills should an unexpected medical anything come up. All of the employees on my unit were extremely upset by this move.

    Advice to Management

    Address problems on a case by case basis, and stop trying to group everyone together. Stop cutting benefits.


  4. "Admin assist"

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

    I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and scheduling available

    Cons

    Raises take a while to go into affect


  5. "Flights"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    you will have a chance to fly in a 145

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else involved


  6. "Patient Access Specialist"

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

    I worked at Avera McKennan Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Stays up to date with most current healthcare trends for size of the state and amount of patients it cares for.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower size and no rate increases at annual reviews. Management is not always qualified for their role and tends to move up within their department, has favorites and doesn't treat all employees fair. Insurance is very expensive to part time employees.


  7. "I feel a sense of pride in what I do, but..."

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    Current Employee - Sterile Processing Technician in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Sterile Processing Technician in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I feel a sense of pride in what I do and know that what I do does help. I like that I'm on my feet all day and up and moving.

    Cons

    I often feel underappreciated. With this job, there's a lot of risk involved as is with any sort of healthcare job which is why I feel that what I'm paid isn't worth the potential hazards or risks that we have to deal with on a day-to-day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and show your appreciation for them. Actually listen to their concerns and value their opinions. Get more organized and actually teach your staff so that way everyone on the team is on the same page and is knowledgeable so that way when a new person comes in and needs to be trained, everyone feels comfortable enough to help.

  8. "Food nutrition"

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

    I worked at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pto and health insurance decency

    Cons

    Negative atmosphere, do not listen to employees

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive and really listen to your employees concerns


  9. "Good experience, but the pay was low"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Good people and good environment

    Cons

    The wages were lower than I needed and they weren't able to accommodate a higher wage because of team seniority.


  10. "Wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avera McKennan Hospital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management who listen to your concerns, wonderful coworkers, cooperative new graduate pay

    Cons

    Not many dining options especially at night


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