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"Excellent first job, yet little opportunity for career advancement"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Danville, PA
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Danville, PA
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Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The Geisinger Center for Health Research (CHR) is a state-of-the-art research building that provides a great atmosphere and confortable workspace. The coworkers are friendly and highly team-oriented with high morale. The benefit package is generous and employees have access to plenty of healthcare resources. Employees also have a fair amount of say in the job functions that they perform.

Cons

the education requirements and job description do not accurately line up with the actual job functions and pay. Therefore, all too often do overqualified employees take positions in the CHR only to leave shortly afterwards for better career opportunities (and pay). Upward mobility is severely hindered as seasoned employees are often overlooked for promotions in favor of overqualified new-hires. This has caused an environment of very high turnover rates (under a year for positions such as research assistant and project coordinator), with employees often leaving shortly after they are trained to adequate performance. While this is commonplace in many industries, it has perhaps more of an impact on such a research institution where projects which span several years rely on consistency.

Other Employee Reviews for Geisinger Health System

  1. "Fair in almost all areas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities/ benefits are very encouraging.

    Cons

    Employee support towards co-workers. Problems where HR/ Management have done nothing to support staff.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "lots of patients"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Physician (Surgical Specialist) in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Physician (Surgical Specialist) in Danville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, standard benefits package, mature electronic medical record system

    Cons

    located in a small town and far from a major city or airport, too many patients squeezed into short appointments; detrimental since many patients come to Geisinger for complex medical conditions, or because they have had complications at other institutions, or have been dissatisfied with outside providers

    Advice to Management

    follow a provider around seeing the clinic patients, having to get a history, review medications, surgery, imaging studies (takes longer if done at an outside institution since pts bring CDs), counseling, and finally documenting all of this electronically; I often close a chart after hours


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