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Lifespan Reviews

Updated February 13, 2018
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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)

  • Upper management should be more involved with bedside staff (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Lifespan is a great place to be!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, good working environment, friendly co-workers, free parking and luckily my manager cares and values our opinions. It's nice to know that what you do every day is helping people who make a difference in the lives of so many people in the community.

    Cons

    Every job has pros and cons, nothing is 100% perfect but I don't really have any major complaints and enjoy being here.


  2. "Slashing Any Type of Administrative Well-paid Jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administration in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Administration in Providence, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lifespan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits should be far better in Healthcare

    Cons

    Poor Morale. Fear-based Leadership Decisions. De-valued Administrative Job roles. Poor Choice in HR Multiple Attempts for Culture Shift. No Employee support

    Advice to Management

    See above limited except for Clinical

  3. Helpful (2)

    "More Corporate Climate Than Healthcare Climate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated direct practice staff. Decent salary for RI.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management are out of touch with daily concerns. Make decisions based on money, rather than taking a patient-centered approach. Employees who are not truly essential feel bullied to take personal risks when the hospital refuses to close outpatient services in severe weather conditions, when other are hospitals decide to be safe first. Lately, it appears that management is taking the view that if you are not “active” every minute, then it must mean you are slacking and need to be assigned more.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying more attention to what it takes to provide direct patient care, and doing so while avoiding burnout or secondary/vicarious trauma. Spend less time focusing solely on profits - especially as this is a non-profit enterprise.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lifepsan corporation and Hasbro Children's Hospital"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with

    Cons

    The company does not care about the staff

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research Project and Development Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lifespan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work place and benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing wrong with the company.


  6. "Registration"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifespan part-time

    Pros

    Meeting the patients was the best part of the job! Made lasting friendships with my peers, nurses & doctors. Working here is a great benefit, you learn which doctors are the best of the best for various diseases & who you’d want treating you & immediate family members... Patient care is impeccable!

    Cons

    More politics than healthcare!! Very low stock on basic patient needs like blankets, pillows, swabs, etc.. However there’s lots of money available for elaborate buffets daily so the elites can entertain investors & potential “important” new hires! The raises vary, either you dont & if you you’re lucky, Bank on 1 - 2% for non union employees! Hospital complains it’s broke however when it’s beneficial, money magically appears for the buffets & travel!! The presidents/elites are making over a million yearly & the true workers who break their backs have to pick up extra shifts just to make ends meat! Very hard to move up the food chain, opportunity lacks!

    Advice to Management

    The managers have their favorites & love their kissers! Some employees know the job better than management but don’t try & correct them because “they know it all!” And will remind you who holds the title!


  7. "Diagnostic Imaging Secretary"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lifespan full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic learning opportunities, exposed me to different departments of interest where I could explore possible future career paths, many free trainings offered after work hours= for example I received my medical terminology certificate.

    Cons

    It was a privilege to work in that hospital but the culture was a little "snooty" for that reason.

    Advice to Management

    promote and award good customer service

  8. "Great Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Training and Development Specialist in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Training and Development Specialist in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lifespan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The focus of excellence in patient care is the pride of both clinical and non-clinical employees. If you are not directly providing care for a patient, then you must provide support for those who are providing direct care.

    Cons

    The changes of upgrades in the business of health care can displace many dedicated employees -- never personal, but a business decision.

    Advice to Management

    Earnestly work with employees who are vulnerable to help them not become victims of a strategic change in operations. The impending impact on employees is apparent from the beginning. Use that knowledge to communicate the anticipated impact to their (staff) respective functions.


  9. "Challenging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Applications Analyst in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lifespan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health benefits, challenges, flexibility, culture, opportunities

    Cons

    Senior management is a dictatorship


  10. "great benefits, terrible HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Director
    Current Employee - Project Director

    I have been working at Lifespan full-time

    Pros

    great PTO, great health insurance coverage

    Cons

    HR is terrible and understaffed, salary is low for area, getting a raise is almost impossible


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