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Legacy Health Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Another great characteristic is the work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Stable company, good benefits, growing and moving forward (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Employees that are on the front lines actually caring for patients are continually expected to do more with less (in 6 reviews)

  • Paid time off is limited to when your respective doctor wants to take their vacations (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Best choice I made was to join Legacy Health"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legacy Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are several positive aspects joining LH. One, the team atmosphere is a strong component of the culture. Each member is a source of information and willing to knowledge-share. Another great characteristic is the work-life balance. Coming from an industry that considers 24/7 access the norm, the balance here at LH has been a breath of fresh air, and I am thankful for it! The benefits are excellent for employees and their families.

    Cons

    I have not experienced too many negatives as of yet. One has been the ability to adopt new technologies. This is a slow process. However, I have noticed some quicker, more agile areas where the culture's agility is increasing.
    Another negative is that certain employment entry levels have low salary ranges. The inflexibility regarding salary is a disadvantage against most other industry/market segments. With the flatness of the organization, the opportunity to 'move-up' via title/level to gain the next salary step, are far and few between. This was the one area that made me hesitant to join. If there is a timeliness to salary improvements for these individuals, that will keep attrition lower.

    Advice to Management

    One item I would recommend is to have more executive buy-in and approval to certain initiatives, such as technology use. Having an executive(s) lead by example is not just good for the employees but also for the overall organization.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nepotism abounds at Legacy Health"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting wage not much else I can say

    Cons

    nepotism, unprofessional behavior by management, moe supportive no support of workers with families

    Advice to Management

    Legacy really needs to get the blatant nepotism under control. In my department if you didn't agree with the managers behavior or act like the manager and her underlings you were forced out. With such high turn over in some departments you would think they would start to look at the managers of those departments, instead of constantly blaming the employees. They would also do good by really supporting employees with families, instead of treating them like second class workers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A complete lack of focus on upper management."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good healthcare
    Fairly consistent benefits with other healtcare providers

    Cons

    Management comes on board, and leaves for acceptable ideas are implemented
    Consistency of perfomance reviews
    High turnover in some deparments leads to a knowledge exodus.

    Advice to Management

    Try and focus on the future. Instead of fighting against Providence, focus on what you do better. Require managers attend some kind of Six Sigma training.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be fantastic. Going downhill really fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above average benefits, Above average pay rates at least in Information Technology. Very dedicated and genuinely nice colleagues (non-managerial). Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Terrible upper management. Complete lack of vision and foresight. Absolutely no planning. Extremely reactive and shortsighted decisions taken by upper management and the executives in the last 2 years. Recent Medicare policies are eliminating most of the funding for quality employees.

    Advice to Management

    Think things through. Be proactive. Have a five year strategic vision and stick to the plan. Changing directions every few months is disastrous. And above all, TRUST your employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "No medical insurance , no PTO for 3 months, must work 7 hrs/day to qualify when they don't give you the hours"

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    Former Employee - COTA/L in Roxboro, NC
    Former Employee - COTA/L in Roxboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Legacy Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. I had to travel for 30 miles to a po-dunk town for work

    Cons

    Very religious- Played Christian music during work day- Quoted the "verse of the day " from the Bible in the am- Too far to travel

    Advice to Management

    Begin PTO and medical insurance on day 1


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Very Hostile Workplace!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN) in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Nurse (RN) in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Serves a high volume of indigent.

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed and below market value pay. Managed by negative reinforcement. Terminates staff frequently in unfair labor practices. Not a happy place to work. A struggling, stressful workplace.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Miserable"

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    Former Employee - Physician
    Former Employee - Physician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None - terrible place to work.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management. Not well trained. Treat employees very badly. Hostile work environment. No accountability for poor management. Evaluations based on hearsay and not facts. No system set up to provide information to upper management that would be taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Hire mid managers with experience in health care and sit down and really listen to the employees. Take them seriously instead of treating them as if they are not valuable. This type of management will eventually sink this company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Back Office Staff
    Current Employee - Back Office Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Legacy Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great office culture. Compensation good.

    Cons

    Current management is not connected to staff. Working environment is not appropriate for volume of patients being run through. Patients being added without consideration of appropriate time on schedule. Employees continually working through lunch and breaks to accommodate volume. Management aware of working environment but looking at dollar amount producing.

    Advice to Management

    Management is being hired according to degree, with no attention to "people skills". Management has no idea what goes on if office except what is told to them and then management only relays to upper management what they want known. A lot of management is in over their head and this shows.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Legacy Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some good outpatient practitioners.

    Cons

    Abusive doctors and a CEO (George Brown) who cares only about the bottom line, to hell with the patients, their health and rights. Nightmarish ER at Legacy.

    Advice to Management

    Care about patient rights. Correct abuses committed. Do not lie in medical records. Learn about the illnesses you treat or find someone who does.


  11. Helpful (9)

    "Hostile work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Back Office in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Back Office in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent doctors..dedicated wonderful doctors! Great coworkers. I worked with some amazing staff there.

    Cons

    Terrible low level management. Benefits are marginal. Low level managers ride roughshod over employees without any redress. You will not be heard at this company. You will be worked until you can be replaced by a newer cheaper model. I would not recommend this employer unless you are looking short term for some skills training. There are much better places to work where you will be treated with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line workers when they are trying to speak with you. Make sure that HR employee reps are there for the employee, not to cover for a bad manager. Listen when employees try to tell you that they are in a hostile work environment due to manager. If you want to keep quality employees, appreciate them. If you want to be trusted, you have to be trustworthy.


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