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Hershey Medical Center Reviews

Updated January 6, 2019
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Dr. A. Craig Hillemeier
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, good people, and generous employee compensation package" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Very welcoming environment, with fairly good benefits" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "For graduate poor work-life balance" (in 5 reviews)

  • "If not, it is hard to find a job without moving in such small town" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Emt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great pay great environment good insurance

    Cons

    Insurance isn’t free for being a health care agency


  2. "Graduate Life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus and inexpensive housing.

    Cons

    For graduate poor work-life balance.

  3. "Great Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Large workload, great variety of cases

    Cons

    Inconsistent Expectations based on supervisory staff


  4. "Registered Nurse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Magnet Recognized, Tuition Reimbursement, Union, opportunity to move up, clinical ladder

    Cons

    Easy for people to get lost in the system due to the size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees when concerns arise and act on them.


  5. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hershey Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    HMC was a wonderful place to work. Friendly coworkers, good management, many ways to get involved as an RN. Shared governance and union are big positives.

    Cons

    Not too many negatives. The hospital is working on staff safety due to several negative events in recent past.


  6. "Medical office associate I-Internal Medicine East"

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    Current Employee - Medical Office Associate in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Medical Office Associate in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, 75% Penn State tuition discount, employee services, management that nurtures and listens.

    Cons

    Communication between clinics, unpredictable hours, inconsistent policies. Pay is ok, not great.


  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - MOA I in Hershey, PA
    Former Employee - MOA I in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hershey Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    so/so benefits
    good work/life balance
    opportunity to advance
    paid vacation
    n/a

    Cons

    Superiors look down on you at some locations

  8. "Good place to work,"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Hershey, PA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Hershey, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hershey Medical Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, education, staff, reputation

    Cons

    Implementing change, salary on lower side and health insurance costs, more staffing needs

    Advice to Management

    Lower cost for health insurance for employees, look to change policy and procedures and be more progressive with support to community medicine like home visits and transportation. Provide more training opportunities


  9. "Neurology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hershey Medical Center part-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good as long as your full time

    Cons

    They promise you alot and does not follow though


  10. Helpful (2)

    "IT Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hershey Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Stable job with benefits. Good orientation program. Starbucks available in the hospital.

    Cons

    Action is never taken to remove people with "outdated talent" from positions, so people remain in their roles for decades and are never re-educated or prompted to improve themselves. There are a lot of leadership roles that overlap and have undefined ownership, so the levels of bureaucracy make it impossible for a motivated person to navigate. Business processes are interrupted and unwieldy. No sense of ownership. Good managers give up. Bad managers thrive by bullying those who take initiative. Most employees do not make eye contact and rarely smile at each other -- I think this speaks volumes.