Geisinger Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Aug 24, 2020

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Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D.
Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D.
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and paid time off(in 34 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits that cover the entire family(in 32 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unable to use vacation time from June through August without upper management approval months in advance(in 14 reviews)

  • "Takes basic nursing autonomy away from nurses, low pay in comparison(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      IT is Professional and Management works to address concerns

      Feb 7, 2018 - Senior Technical Analyst in Danville, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Professional Environment, Immediate management focused on addressing ideas and issues. Opportunity for growth professionally in different technology stacks. Allows for opportunities to grow knowledge.

      Cons

      Poor Communication across Department due to compartmentalization. Tendency to push projects to Production that are incomplete. Upper management seems to tunnel vision given certain projects.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good employer, bad management

      Aug 3, 2020 - Contract Analyst in Wilkes-Barre, PA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great health benefits package including 401k and pretty generous PTO

      Cons

      Micro-managing management that seems to be untouchable even after multiple HR complaints and conversations with upper management that result in retaliation from management and bitterness from staff.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Geisinger RN Emergency Department

      Aug 24, 2020 - Registered Nurse, BSN 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great staff on nights. Lots of autonomy.

      Cons

      Benefits package lacking. Health Insurance lacking. Unable to use vacation time from June through August without upper management approval months in advance.

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Political as it gets

      May 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Not a lot to put here.. . Some of the benefits are ok

      Cons

      Very top-heavy organization Upper management is very fond of itself. Organization is quick to listen to outside consultants but not to it's own staff.

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      3 people found this review helpful

      Geisinger Response

      Human Resources

      We’re sorry to hear about your experience at Geisinger. We take pride in creating an inclusive and caring employee experience for all. We encourage you to share your concerns during CARE conversations with your manager and through feedback surveys.

    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great benefits, low pay, Good intentions, good care

      May 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Patients receive excellent care and policy of patient focus makes a good place to work. Doing the "right" thing for a patient is always supported. Overall, excellent people who are well qualified. Excellent benefits (arguably make up for low to midranger salaries) Excellent equipment Excellent speciality providers (despite "churn") Excellent IT

      Cons

      Staff pushed to limit with patient load/expectations Floor, department and facility managers pushed to/past limits by upper management expectations that are not based on resources. Upper echelons seem to create hoops to jump through, often due to misinterpretations of law Salaries are, at best, midrange and they cannot easily retain high end talent. Many of best providers consistently leave

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      Geisinger Response

      Account Executive

      We're disappointed to hear you had a negative experience working with Geisinger. We appreciate your honest feedback as we are always striving for excellence. We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      There's a reason I left, and a reason I came back

      Jun 10, 2013 - Workstation Analyst in Danville, PA
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      Pros

      For the Company: - Large medical facility, providing excellent patient care in a rural setting - Excellent time off plan, if you're full-time - Excellent benefits from day one, if you're full-time - Excellent health insurancem if you're full-time - Room to grow professionally - Collaborative atmosphere - Interested in providing excellent patient care - Gives back to the community - Selectively taking on other clinics and hospitals in the area, to prevent their dissolution, and to maintain quality care for the region - Physicians work for the hospital, not at/from it. - Geisinger was an early adopter of EMR (EPIC), and put a lot of effort into building and maintaining its IT For my department: - No micro-managing - Friendly coworkers and team-mates - Ability to work independently - Management has my back in most cases - Management is very understanding of time off needs and work/life balance - Management is approachable - Team building stuff, such as fitness challenges, picnics, etc.

      Cons

      For the company: - Hard to get hired. I started through the in house temp, and when a position was specifically created for me to go full-time, HR's applicant tracking system said I was unqualified. - If you're not full-time, you're not going to get much of anything - Doctor's often have god complexes and ridiculous egos - Nursing staff feels overworked and under-appreciated - A general sense of being too large - A disjoint between upper management and everyone else, despite management's efforts For IT: - IT is goo large, and too departmentally fractured to work effectively. - Collaboration is in name only For my department: - IT as a whole is so large that it often feels like teams are working against each other - A sense of distrust / blaming / etc between teams - Undercurrent of favoritism

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Used to be the best and can be again

      Jun 10, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Most co-workers were intelligent, friendly, hard workers. Lots of good, experienced people on both the healthcare provider side and on the administrative and support side. Most middle management is dedicated and decent to their workers.

      Cons

      The company had been focusing more and more on profits and the bottom line, like all companies. Unfortunately, they are very quick to react to decreases in income but very slow to share the wealth when times are good. A lot of upper management decisions seem very short-sighted. The phrase "Penny wise and pound foolish" comes to mind at times.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pharmacist

      Sep 9, 2015 - Pharmacist in Wilkes Barre, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, vacation time, pharmacy hours are great. Direct management is understanding. Opportunity for extra shifts available. Extra help available on most occasions.

      Cons

      It's hard to get rid of bad employees. Hiring someone new takes forever. Upper management imposes new procedures without ever visiting sites and understanding our business

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Things are looking bad at the moment.

      May 14, 2014 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great atmosphere with people always willing to help out in times of need. Culture of willingness to adapt in an ever changing industry.

      Cons

      Upper management not communicating well to the staff amidst a hiring freeze. Meetings that discuss poor performance as a health plan but no clear vision for the future.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Registered Nurse

      Apr 26, 2016 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Benefits including 401k, medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, pto

      Cons

      Short staffed, night shift, upper management ignores real problems

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