Essia Health Reviews
57% would recommend to a friend
(28 total reviews)
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Updated Jan 5, 2023
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- 5.0Jul 19, 2019Medical ScribeFormer Employee, less than 1 year
- good exposure to the field of medicine - good preparation for medical school - shift request system is intuitive and easy to use - coworkers and upper management very supportive
- steep learning curve, can be difficult for the first month
- 1.0Jan 5, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
None that I can think of.
HR management showed favoritism to a less talented employee while downplaying the successes of more qualified employees. They often left early together and had closed door "meetings." Manager was unsupportive of team members and allowed Managers of non-HR related departments to have access to confidential HR materials. Consistency was impossible considering that HR management often bypassed onboarding steps in the hiring process to expedite some new hires, but not others.
- 3.0Oct 6, 2015EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
As a medical scribe, you will gain valuable insight into the medical field. If you are disciplined, eager, and have an open schedule the doctors with LOVE you! It can be a very exciting job if you keep a good attitude and build rapport with the medical staff. After a few months on the job, you will definitely know if you are cut out to be a physician.
As a medical scribe, you will need to commit to one year. In the emergency department setting, you have to be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays. The pay is not great, but the experience is rewarding in itself. In the clinical setting, you need to be available to work day shifts. If you have a heavy course load at school or limited availability for any reason - this job is not for you.2
- 2.0Nov 16, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearWoodland Hills, CA
I would have to say the snacks are a good
HR managers clueless about the subject they pride themselves in knowing best, which is people! Not to mention the amount of $ they are paid is absurd!!
- 4.0Oct 11, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Working with amazing physicians who are eager to help you gain valuable experience while you prepare to go to medical school. A fun, fast-paced job that keeps you on your toes all day. working in family medicine you get to know your patients and feel like a part of their medical team! You also get a great letter of recommendation from your doctor.
I have a Bachelor's degree and get paid barely anything over minimum wage, this is very frustrating. Sadly, the management knows pre-medical students need the experience and will work for wages that are barely livable. The management has poor communication and sometimes employees get forgotten after they are placed.1
- 2.0Jul 17, 2014Medical ScribeFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Very friendly people I've met through the company; many were hospital staff. It was a great way of meeting and building connections in the hospital setting. Pay was decent.
Very high turn over rate. I was terminated during training because I was slow at finishing charts. Never received any warnings or told that I was terminated by management until I received my final pay and called asking about it. During online training, I was told by the trainers to do charts a certain way and on the floor, my trainers told me that way was wrong. Never the less, I am still upset with being terminated without prior warnings or even an email explaining why I was terminated until I asked. Also, a trainer at my site made me feel unwelcomed to the community. I was told by her to do certain things on charts and when I did, she would tell me that I was wrong. This was my personal experience.5
- 5.0Jun 16, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Medical Scribe positions are able to offer on-the-job experience and they allow you to develop an extensive medical knowledge base. All of the Area Scribe Managers started off as Scribes first and have now been with the company for years leading the teams across the US. Really try and work with you to match you to a position that you are interested in.
Really must be motivated to work in the medical field or the position is not for you. Must commit to same location and shifts for a full year.1
- 2.0Jul 17, 2015EMR TutorFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Great resume builder gaining hospital experience, unfortunately they know it and pay next to nothing in exchange.
The cash and growth in this org comes from the Medical Scribes, not the EMR Implementation Tutors, so consequently those second class employees were treated as having next to no value and often provided with little to no communication. Playing favorites with project scheduling, a seemingly random raise schedule, and people disappearing after sudden firings, were all very typical. Consequently morale was low and gossip was high, nearly everyone was trying to find another job.3
- 5.0Apr 28, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearWoodland Hills, CA
The company is undergoing rapid change. Everyone is excited to be part of the change and there is a strong team moral. The new management is focused on improving the benefits for employees. There are a lot of opportunities to grow as the company is growing rapidly.
Workload can get big as there is so much that is being changed. Sometimes tasks take a long time because you are doing them for the first time, working things out etc.
- 5.0Aug 5, 2015Medical ScribeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearPortland, OR
- Wonderful clinical experience in preparation for medical school, PA school, etc. - Great way to learn and understand the healthcare system and workflow - Great opportunity for growth within the company
- Overnight shifts in the ED can be rewarding but difficult for early birds in the emergency room - Steep learning curve if you have no previous scribe experience
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Essia Health has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 32 reviews left anonymously by employees. 57% of employees would recommend working at Essia Health to a friend and 20% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
57% of Essia Health employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Essia Health 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.