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Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Reviews

Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Opportunities for advancement, great benefits (in 25 reviews)

  • They offer good benefits to employees (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely low pay due to being fresh out of school and them taking advantage of your desperation (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management is out of touch from clinicians (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, good program, independence in work

    Cons

    None. I liked working there


  2. "Registered nurse"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Competitive pay

    Cons

    Not very flexible. Limited staffing

  3. "Operating Room Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional environment
    Level 1 trauma center hospital
    Supportive management

    Cons

    Understaffed operating room during my employ

    Advice to Management

    Improve recruitment and retention of nursing staff


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Transition is hard"

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    Current Employee - Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in East Stroudsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well-known health system, access to specialists, up-to-date EMR, protocols and procedures which provide a standard of care throughout the health system

    Cons

    Management overwhelmed, upper management fails to plan ahead to prevent staffing shortages, lacking positive work environment, lacking patient access, overworked staff

    Advice to Management

    Staff satisfaction is patient satisfaction


  5. "Finance"

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

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

    Pros

    Health care was reasonably priced

    Cons

    management is biased and has old fashioned management processes

    Advice to Management

    Director level and higher - quit!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management and poor leadership. Very disorganized."

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Pottsville, PA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician in Pottsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the area. Staff are fun to work with. Will help with tution and does have a good RN school.

    Cons

    Working for this company has been nothing but headaches ans frustration.


  7. "Great positive colleagues, terrible upper management"

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

    I have been working at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues at the clinical level. Staff works towards the best patient care possible.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch from clinicians. The hospital keeps limiting workers reducing ability for patient care. Payment modeling and compensation is well below the national average for area cost of living. Human resources is terrible, and does not understand needs to meet patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your upper chain of command decisions, and give adequate compensation to your employees.

  8. "Job will suck the life out of you"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with all around. Committed, dedicated workers are the only things saving this place. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Dangerous nursing! Seemingly impossible to handle very high acuity starting with six patients. Nurses and PTs do it all--phlebotomy, IVs, drips, high monitoring, respiratory...the fact that it is done every day makes it seem like it is possible, but most employees are hanging on by a thread with no time for real assessment. Pay and benefits not commensurate with schooling and experience. And why in the world is a fourth 12 hour day required one week per month? Mandatory overtime...

    Advice to Management

    Be humane to your workers and patients. Your turnover rate is incredibly high for workers in the first year. Why??


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start, lots of opportunities to learn from.

    Cons

    Can take a while to move up. Can receive mixed answers from supervisors.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - RN, Bsn
    Former Employee - RN, Bsn
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large network with lots of opportunities for specializing.
    Decent benefits
    Good PTO plan and sick hour accrual
    Overall, all of the "front line" staff helps each other out.
    Aides (techs) are very well trained in phlebotomy and obtaining ekgs.

    Cons

    Always remember from day one, YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER. If you are okay with this, then by all means, apply! I have seen MANY, MANY brilliant, experienced nurses chased out of this institution by many different things, including but not at all limited to: eliminating most of the 8 hour positions/changing to all 12 hours, not picking up enough time in part time or per diem status

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line!! Instead of trying to run the units with the bare-minimum, run it with the proper RN & tech staffing based on what is happening on the floor! Patients who require much more care (hourly blood sugars, maintaining high-risk medication drips, etc) should not be in a 1:6-7 nurse to patient ratio! Too often, the front line is told to treat the patients as we would our families, yet administration cannot wrap around that giving good, quality care does not come from a nurse that has critical drips, telemetry to monitor, has not had a break 10 hours into their shift and 6 or 7 patients! With an aid that has 15-30 patients! This facility truly used to be one of the best, but in the last 3 years or so has taken a hard turn for the worst.


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