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Geisinger Health System Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • Crazy hours low pay absolutely not worth the headache that comes with this position (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management focused on mostly profits (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Turn over"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor in Danville, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor in Danville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Geisinger Health System full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Good teaching hospital.

    Cons

    Budget cuts to department. Overworked middle level management.


  2. "Great Hospital for beginners"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a teaching hospital. I did learn a lot as new nurse. 97% of the time this is a new nurse friendly hospital.

    Cons

    This hospital is constantly evolving and making improvements. every hospitals have their own downfall. This one is staffing and another is not a lot of seasoned nurses left on most floors.

    Advice to Management

    To be able to keep seasoned nurses on the floor says a lot about a hospital. Keeping employees and nurses reasonably happy with their jobs might help.

  3. "Job satisfaction significantly declining"

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    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Physician Assistant in Danville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Geisinger Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefit package
    Decent work life balance

    Cons

    very low pay with high level of responsibility and little oversight
    Top heavy with managerial positions
    Does not concentrate on competitive wages for actual caregivers. Management positions, IT and ancillary positions are better pay and less stress. Needs to care for the actual caregivers. its a Hospital! If we are not here there is no hospital

    Advice to Management

    This healthcare system would not function without Nurse Practioners and Physician Assistants. Some of us have been providing care for patients for years. We are these patients "doctors" We need to be treated with greater respect. Our pay wages are not up to par with national average. We are treated as replaceable so we will continue to leave creating a void and no continuity in care. Welcome to healthcare in 2017.


  4. "Unit secretary"

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    Former Employee - Unit Desk Clerk in Camp Hill, PA
    Former Employee - Unit Desk Clerk in Camp Hill, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Geisinger Health System part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Busy floor with a lot of patient activity. Keeps the job from getting boring because you never really know what's going to happen around you during your shift

    Cons

    The job by itself is repetitive and not very challenging. Lots of filing and record keeping. No promotion opportunities and on average 50 cent raises. Once you meet the maximum hourly wage for your position, you will receive a small bonus, but no raise.


  5. "Caring for employees"

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    Current Employee - Digital Content Specialist in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Digital Content Specialist in Danville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are approachable and friendly and make you feel welcome and able to bounce ideas off of and share information.

    Cons

    This is a rural health system, so anyone not familiar with rural life would be in for a shock when applying and/or accepting a job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Computer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Wilkes Barre, PA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Wilkes Barre, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Geisinger Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great location, good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Disjointed management and overall direction. Need to create a positive team environment. Wear your Kevlar


  7. Helpful (1)

    "MD"

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    Current Employee - Dermatologist in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Dermatologist in Danville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive salary, great work environment, enjoy the academic environment/residents. collegial environment

    Cons

    governmental type nursing staff with inadequate physician to nursing/MA staffing ratio. Staff required to call back all biopsies and labs. inadequate staffing in clinics.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider the impact on the patient satisfaction and experience and balance this with realistic patient expectations. To attract physicians to a difficult to fill location, this is imperative.

  8. "Physician Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Danville, PA
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Danville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Geisinger Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money and overtime. Attendings are usually very knowledgeable and supportive.

    Cons

    Poor management. Some residents are absolutely awful, and the PAs just babysit.

    Advice to Management

    Take some training on how to actually manage staff. Be kind. Encourage individuals. Offer some positive feedback, in addition to the negative


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Danville, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Danville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is Slightly above average salary

    Cons

    Office space is unaccomodating and bathrooms are not user friendly

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize office space by departments including AVPs and executive management.


  10. "Overall Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - CNA in Danville, PA
    Former Employee - CNA in Danville, PA

    I worked at Geisinger Health System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very clean, good people, great patient care ethics.

    Cons

    It's a big hospital system.


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