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CHI Franciscan Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Ketul J. Patel
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Pros
  • Very competitive pay and good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people as coworkers and helping patients with their heart problems (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • New leadership and an industry in constant change has resulted in an almost non-existent work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • They don't value the Doctors or staff and care more about lining their own wallets than patient care (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "So far so good..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CHI Franciscan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not for profit organization that provides charity services to the community it serves. My department has a good team that works well together. Fair pay increases

    Cons

    Starting to cut costs in areas that have so greatly benefited employees and patients.


  2. "Physician"

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    Current Employee - Physician in Gig Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Physician in Gig Harbor, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CHI Franciscan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff to work with

    Cons

    Company may not be financially sound


  3. "Should be known as Corporate Healrh"

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    Former Employee - UM Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - UM Specialist in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CHI Franciscan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits are nice.

    Cons

    Management takes advantage of employees. No longer Catholic & charity oriented but focused on profits for executives who receive their quarterly bonuses on the backs of the employees who work their tails off but recieve no help or direction from supervisors or managers. Directors continue to lie to staff, if you are not an RN or MD you will be used up and discarded. Worked here for almost 10 years, the last 2 were hell under insufficient management, short handed staff and general incompetence, not to mention the dishonesty & focus on profits over staff & patients. Joe Wilczek is no longer the CEO and it shows.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots! No stop focusing on expansion and only profits. Recognize that you have educated, experienced staff in other areas, not patient care, that you can do so much more and an RN is not needed for every position above receptionist and is not fiscally responsible.


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  5. "Charge Nurse"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Charge RN in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Charge RN in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CHI Franciscan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love my co-workers. Pay is above other institutions in the area

    Cons

    Hr Department is deplorable. Especially on the national level.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly


  6. "Chief Medical Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gig Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gig Harbor, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall good dedicated group of professionals committed to the values of the organization

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities limited for physicians

    Advice to Management

    Create Leadership Track for Physicians


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was amazing. Company tried to take care of employees. I enjoyed working with everyone. Alot of importance was placed on employee learning.

    Cons

    There is always cliques. There are those who try to compete for managers approval. Playing employees against each other just seemed unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. Learn to put your employees first and the bottomline will be taken care of.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "New CEO is terrible, Morale an all-time LOW"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CHI Franciscan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The residency program offered to new nurses is great. The people working on the units have great attitudes and a really good family vibe.

    Cons

    HUGE cuts since the hiring of a new CEO that affect the frontline staff. They are cutting staffing levels, implementing flexible staffing, they fired all secretaries and are making nurses do that work, they are trying to implement total care meaning no more nursing assistants. They are being sued by the union over missed breaks. Patient care is heavy on all units, yet they are decreasing staff. They spend a lot of money on marketing, branding, and acquiring new assets, but they forget what makes these assets run - the people. Pay is below average. Many brand new nurses create great risk for patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making so many changes so frequently or you wont know which ones are beneficial to anything more than the bottom line. Don't wait for a spreadsheet to come out in a year to tell you things didn't work, listen to the staff on the units, some of these things are common sense.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Gig Harbor, WA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Gig Harbor, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CHI Franciscan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New hospital, clean, nice and organized. Great team to work with. Supportive management. Competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Not the best pay.


  10. "working at chi"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CHI Franciscan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work with great people
    spa days
    a lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    not paying you as they promised
    making promises that drags on before fulfilling in hopes you forget
    some managers are clueless in their job
    a lot of cliques some managers and staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who care about the company and not what they want to add on their resumes


  11. "Care Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Care Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Care Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    12 hour shifts, great paid time off hours, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    no overtime. there was a time when overtime was in abundance but not anymore



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