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Ministry Health Care Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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Nick Desien
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Pros
  • Good work life balance if your aren't providing direct patient care (in 6 reviews)

  • Catholic faith-based organization with mission and values that are commendable (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is undergoing lots of changes, coming from many directions (in 4 reviews)

  • less than average salaries,Poor benefits (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Greenfield, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Greenfield, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ministry Health Care (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great learning environment, great work-life balance, beautiful surroundings and grounds, healthy lifestyle is encouraged, open-minded, friendly and caring people, people are passionate about what they are doing whether at clinic/hospital level or at administrative level.

    Cons

    distance from home to work


  2. "MA"

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

    I worked at Ministry Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Management. Being bought by Ascension. Many changes, patients became less important than money.

    Advice to Management

    STAND UP FOR YOUR TEAM! Letting them fail and taking the fall is not going to bring any change.


  3. "RN"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They are trying to improve.

    Cons

    There has been a huge exodus of experienced nurses. No educational opportunities reimbursed due to "cuts" and no true career paths to follow. A very high school type of atmosphere. Sad...


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Far, Far Away From Ministry Health Care and Ascension Wisconsin"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Wausau, WI
    Former Employee - Management in Wausau, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was somewhat competitive with other health care organizations. The organization has many hospitals to allow for potential movement to other cities.

    Cons

    This is a Catholic health care system with absolutely no catholic values. They try and shove it down your throats but it's clear they don't practice what they preach. Ascension has come in and ripped this organization to threads. Over 3,000 people have seen their jobs eliminated this year alone and it's not ending anytime soon. They have cut high performing leaders and employees and thrown them to the side like they're nothing. Everyone is so fearful of their jobs that morale is as low as it's ever been. Just about every department was cut in half to "futuresize" which basically means leadership has no clue how to survive in the new world of health care. They keep bringing in new people who clearly are overwhelmed with the terrible culture. They even screwed up the job elimination process as most employees had to learn through the grapevine that their position was being eliminated instead of hearing from their direct boss. No respect for their "associates." They're dead last in health care in Milwaukee, Appleton and Wausau and falling even further behind the competition daily.

    Advice to Management

    It's unbelievable to digest the fact that eliminating high performers can help a business succeed but ultimately Ministry Health Care and Ascension Health proved, and continue to prove they don't care about the individual, only the bottom line, which is terrible anyway. Thank goodness there are other health care systems in Wisconsin willing to hire and keep good employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It was a good place to work..."

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

    I have been working at Ministry Health Care full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and management is open about what is going on for the most part

    Cons

    Lack of wage increases over the last few years. It is no longer stable as they are constantly going through reduction in force. High turnover in most departments.


  7. "Spirit Transport"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Liberal protocols
    -Excellent co-workers
    -Autonomy
    -Supportive medical director

    Cons

    Management does not care about anything but capturing as many transports as possible and having ambulances and helicopters staffed by overworked crews. Suggestions for change or improvement are not taken seriously by management and rarely acted upon. They only care about appeasing the employees in the hospitals that we have bases at and not about crew satisfaction. For example, crews are expected to perform tasks in the hospital between transports rather than concentrate on work requirements such as CBTs. Safety is preached but often ground crews work well beyond their 12-hour shifts and only have 10 hours of rest in between. If they work 3 or 4 shifts in a row and this happens more than once in that rotation, the crews become pretty tired and this becomes a potential patient care issue. There is a lot of turnover probably because the crews are tired of not being appreciated, being treated like servants to the hospital staff, overwork, not having the tools to do their jobs, and uncaring management.

    Advice to Management

    Please take the advice of Sir Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin Group: Customers do not come first, employees do because if you have happy employees, you have satisfied customers.


  8. "Pre-Certification"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wausau, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Good benefits
    - Good organizational mission

    Cons

    - Plenty of changes and cuts

    Advice to Management

    - Care about employee input


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Where they are..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, gives back to community, pto accrual

    Cons

    Not enough staff to use pto. Merger with Ascension has created unease regarding job security. A lot of out sourcing, more hired at part time and not benefit eligible.

    Advice to Management

    New proposed concepts are worthy too be excited about, however, lack of transparency in how these will affect the professional vs clinical staff has left a "when the other shoe will drop" uneasiness in most departments, including providers, which is affecting the patients as well. There needs to be an overall feeling of continuity even though changes are being made. Strongly believe some quality will be lost if outsourcing increases, worst part being that Ascension is creating subsidiaries, keeping the same employees, but forcing them towards towards smaller entities with less benefits, maximizing profits by lessening appreciation. We get great people and give great service by appreciating each other's needs seems to have been pushed aside trying to be labeled the best. Still expect great things, but the transition is taking too long and creating insecurity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission; company undergoing lots of changes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many kind, talented people. Generally staff and colleagues are very dedicated. Company has a long history of serving patients in Wisconsin. The mission is very easy to get behind. Great emphasis on patient quality and safety scores.

    Cons

    Company is undergoing lots of changes, coming from many directions. policies on vacation and sick time are not generous.

    Advice to Management

    In a service industry like health care, employees are the ones who interact with your customers. Prioritize employee satisfaction and engagement (in addition to safety and quality scores), and the company, staff and patients will benefit.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Anonymous"

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

    Pros

    I was a leader for this organization and was very proud of my team for their dedication to bring us through a very trying time during the transition with Ascension. Although many may argue the difficulties the organization is experiencing is due to Ascension, much of the difficulty is within the local Ministry.

    Cons

    Executive leadership cares more about their own career advancement than the organization. There is no trust between coworkers or workgroups because people will lie or take credit for the work of others to get ahead or save their job. Staffing decisions are not decided by ability or work ethic but based on political agendas. My team worked 12-18 hours every day, 7 days a week for over two years without any recognition. There are discriminatory pay practices both by age and gender within this organization that are swept under the rug by HR.

    Advice to Management

    The only way to remain strong in the future is to objectively create a strong team of qualified individuals regardless of their golf partner.



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