Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Reviews in Allentown, PA | Glassdoor

Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Allentown Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Allentown, PA

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Pros
  • Opportunities for advancement, great benefits (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and rewarding job (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely low pay due to being fresh out of school and them taking advantage of your desperation (in 10 reviews)

  • There are times when patient care trumps scanning a med (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Staff Pharmacist in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility with large amount of employees to make arrangements for days off/vacations, etc

    Cons

    Losing sense of family within employees, and business aspect overtaking patient care, poor attendance policy with 'occurrences'

    Advice to Management

    Employees used to feel like family, that no longer exists; seems like LVH is more concerned about buying properties and making mergers than taking care of it's own, and this feels as though it's become more of a priority than patient care even. If you take care of the employees, the patients will be better taken care of!


  2. "Registered Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -They hires new nurses fresh out of school when others would not
    - Good facility to learn a lot and figure what your niche is
    -Mostly team oriented and helpful preceptors.
    -Modern rooms, facilties and equipment

    Cons

    -Extremely low pay due to being fresh out of school and them taking advantage of your desperation.
    -Some Managers do not deserve the role as they lack Leadership qualities.
    -Certain floors are more critical and have a higher acuity than they make it sound. You could be taking care of an ICU type patient on a regular floor.
    -They will lure you to stay with a contract and bonus (which is highly taxed)
    -I think the nurse residency program is quite pointless

    Advice to Management

    Management should really reflect and wonder why there is such a high turnover for nurses. Really listen to your employees and make some good long lasting changes.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Work environment could be so much better."

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great group of nurses, techs & physicians to work with.

    Cons

    Poor nurse to patient ratios and implementation of policies that are not safe for patients or staff, such as "move on brown," whereby in order to expedite patients out of the emergency department, nurse to nurse handoff is not required. Patients arrive on the unit with little to warning and no verbal report from the ED nurse.

    Advice to Management

    Lowering the nurse to patient ratios on the med-surg units would lead to reduced falls, reduced infections, reduced errors, less stressed staff, happier patients and billions saved.


  4. "Administrator, Patient Care Services"

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    Current Employee - Administrator, Patient Care in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Administrator, Patient Care in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are very professional and caring. Magnet facility, Nursing is valued and leads many valuable initiatives. Supportive environment for learning and gaining new skills

    Cons

    Salaries can lag at times; Medical insurance is ok. Facility is overwhelmed with demand, delays in service frustrating for patients and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Make all unit practices consistent and supportive; some units with high turnover. The turnover drains all other units.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of really smart and hard working people that go above and beyond to help their community. Good pay and benefits - not top of the market but very competitive in this area. I think one of the best things about working here is the collaboration between the different groups in the hospital.

    Cons

    Starting to get a little top heavy with all of the senior level colleagues (VP and above) being added or promoted. Might not look that great to your front line staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the caring work that you do and don't forget about all of the people below you that make the machine run every day.


  6. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    18 dollars and hour plus 10% shift diff. Treated well by medical staff. Much needed profession in such a large hospital, like a small city.

    Cons

    Work for 12 hrs straight not much down time More like hospital police then security.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the patrol officers on the floor


  7. "A/r"

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    Current Employee - A/T Specialist in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - A/T Specialist in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Health insurance is great and affordable great time off given to new hires biggest company in the Lehigh valley great healthcare

    Cons

    None that i have personally there are more offices opening up all over the Lehigh valley a lot of hiring and expanding for sure

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "RN"

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

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Magnet hospital that provides amazing quality care to the community

    Cons

    Not an abundance of opportunities for advancement


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing, collaborative, great salary and benefits, wellness awards, best practices, career growth and high terch resources.

    Cons

    None that I know of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT Support Analyst"

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    Former Intern - Support Analyst in Allentown, PA
    Former Intern - Support Analyst in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow employees were very helpful and friendly. There was a nice balance of group work and stand alone work.

    Cons

    Non while I was there


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