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Lifespan Providence Reviews

Updated April 1, 2017
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Timothy J. Babineau
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  • Work/life balance is not respected, you are expected to stay late (while managers leave before you) and expectation is to work through lunch (in 4 reviews)

  • There's a real feeling that no one on top cares about you even though the phrases like "we value our employees" are all over the place (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "You take the good with the bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Research Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are inexpensive and vacation and sick time is plenty

    Cons

    Pay is very low. In the 10+ years that I've been here, I've only gone up in pay by $6 an hour.


  2. "Godawful management that is tone deaf"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Analyst in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifespan full-time

    Pros

    Pay is market rate. Benefits are adequate, relatively inexpensive. Paid time off is solid.

    Cons

    IS management (especially senior) management is completely clueless to how analysts actually do their jobs. They make sweeping technical decisions when many of them rarely if ever log into the system. Process is put in place for the sake of process rather than improvement. Projects are poorly planned, stacked on top of each other and when they fail because of poor long term planning, the "project managers" (aka the analyst..too cheap to establish a PMO) are blamed. Work/life balance is not respected, you are expected to stay late (while managers leave before you) and expectation is to work through lunch. More of an organizational issue but stop shortchanging teams and expecting analysts to make up for the shortfall - or hiring consultants on short term contracts because you are trying to obfuscate employee costs with a different cost center. Turnover costs money, analysts are not fungible assets as much as you'd like to treat them that way. Prospective candidates - buyer beware.

    Advice to Management

    Other than a purge? Listen to your front line employees when they repeatedly explain why something does not work or provide feedback on a process that can be improved. Give employees ability to provide feedback on superiors anonymously. Respect work/life balance and stop treating employees like they are replaceable retail workers.


  3. "Siloed and uncollaborative"

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    Former Employee - Professional in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Professional in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifespan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Health benefits are inexpensive. Offers a pension.

    Cons

    No career growth exists at this organization along with no collaboration. EVERYTHING is based on numbers (jobs, patient admission, etc.). The corporate environment is very rigid, which contributes to the lack of collaboration. Strange, considering it's a healthcare organization. (Don't let the warm and fuzzy commercials fool you.) Also, the health benefits though inexpensive, are very limiting as to which physicians/specialists
    you can use.

    Advice to Management

    Be more human, and find a better balance of numbers and being genuine.


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  5. "Nurse Practitioner"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Nurse Practitioner in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifespan full-time

    Pros

    Lifespan provides a great teaching environment, excellent place to learn and grow

    Cons

    There is a lack of organization. In times of change when there should be over communication, there is none

    Advice to Management

    a lattice model to replace the antiquated ladder


  6. "case manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    money money money money money

    Cons

    politics, favoritism, lack of work life balance


  7. "Management Position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lifespan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and people who truly care about our patients

    Cons

    Senior leadership is a little disconnected

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible and listen to what the employees have to say


  8. "So, so"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Director in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Project Director in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lifespan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefit package, pay is decent

    Cons

    Internal systems are not efficient. Power dynamics are strong and sometimes places unnecessary barriers to completing projects. Many staff members have a difficult time adjusting to the smallest changes. This can also make a task more difficult to complete.


  9. "laboratory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifespan full-time

    Pros

    Because of the services the hospital offers, I.e. trauma, pediatrics, exposure to many interesting cases and through that increased knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    corporation takes full advantage of non-union employees. Base salary never changes from the time of hire, benefits are not equal and more expensive. Morale is very low due, in part, to poor management and administration's lack of concern. The few promotions that do occur are not based on capability or experience.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the professionals that work for you with respect not derision. Department administration does nothing to promote respect for laboratory within the institution.
    Lifespan cooperate is out of touch.


  10. "help desk analyst"

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifespan (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big company with opportunity to move around

    Cons

    Positions are often classified from employees

    Advice to Management

    Communication could be improved between departments


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lifespan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy the work environment and the people I work with.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth for internal employees. Compensation needs to be reviewed- feels like there are changes, but people are expected to do more with less and not compensated. Stopped education assistance for a lot of different careers fields.

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation for work for employees. More options for advancement available would be great. Offer more reward and recognition.



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