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Press Ganey Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexibility to work from home (for some positions) (in 13 reviews)

  • Work-Life Balance: Great company to work for with a good (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • slightly lower starting salary than I would have preferred but worth it for the work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Every position does require a lot of work but you do get recognized for your hard work (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Intersting"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Press Ganey as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, very friendly people from the receptionist to the c- level executives.

    Cons

    Too many competing it priorities, too many competing egos.

    Advice to Management

    Don't switch contract firms because a brand new VP wants to hire his buddies.
    Make sure the VPs are actually doing their jobs and holding their managers to actual deadlines.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Ups and Downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has been growing year after year since I was hired in 2003. Wonderful employees. PG carefully screens candidates for hire to ensure the fit the culture and fast pace of the company.

    Cons

    Worked very long weeks. I traveled quite a bit which required expensive preparation for each client visited. Press Ganey is constantly changing and it was a challenge to keep up with new products and new processes. Demanding of its employees - heavy workload to the point I felt overwhelmed much of the time.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "A mixed, messy bag."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A corner on their market.
    - Flexible hours,
    - Yearly Employee Bonuses.
    - Great HR support for employees.
    - Great Benefits
    - Employees care about each other.
    - Plenty of work to do.
    - Meaningful work.

    Cons

    - Aging data infrastructure.
    - Incredibly siloed departments.
    - Arbitrary management choices & deadlines
    - Corporate dog and pony show meetings that repeatedly rebrand existing initiatives.
    - Work is frequently thrown away
    - Work is frequently trapped in bureaucratic limbo, being both funded and not funded.
    - Employees don't have enough training, leading to crazy-quilt solutions that are not evaluated for the level of risk they present.
    - "Your desk is frequently on fire", (frequent choatic show-stopper emergencies that prevent the real work from getting done.)
    - Leadership very disconnected from employees.
    - Employee reviews follow a strange, abstract template that has very little meaning to all involved.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have your challenges like any other company, so I wish you well.. The Cons above are seen in various departments (not just one job type). There is so much potential for this company if the right choices are made. Hopefully this feedback will help you.

    My own advice:

    - Get realistic about your business processes.
    - Assimilate your disparate teams and their processes.
    - Set your process management people up for success, stop under-staffing them.
    - Listen to your employees, not just management. They are constantly telling you that the work needs to be correctly.
    - Invest in Quality Control. (outside of the survey distribution part of the business). This means pay more attention to long term.
    - Actually follow the Agile methodology the company promotes.
           - Don't set dates up in advance, get realistic estimates first.

    - Invest in training for your employees.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Scanning Clerk level Ii"

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    Former Employee - Scanning Clerk in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Scanning Clerk in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, overtime available, competitive wages

    Cons

    High turn over of management and owners, downsizing for profits

    Advice to Management

    Respect long term employees


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lacked Integrity, Middle Managers and Below were awesome, though."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very open culture of sharing best practices, teamwork, and fail/succeed together. No one was ever afraid to ask another team member for help and internal training was excellent.

    Flexibility in working from home, big budget for making things happen. Well managed at the middle and high-middle levels.

    Cons

    Senior leadership cut most good efforts off at the knees; did not protect relationship with clients when making business decisions; failed at integrating new companies and products as they were acquired. When the new CEO came on, a mass exodus of employees occurred because the company changed so much for the worse.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership should be willing to spend the dollars it takes to integrate new teams successfully and deliver on the promises they make to customers.

    Press Ganey Response

    May 19, 2015 – Director of Internal Communications

    Thanks for taking time to share your feedback. I agree that one of our organization's strengths is our culture of collaboration and education, and we need to ensure we embrace acquired companies and... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not Impressed"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in South Bend, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a great group of people working as Account Managers, and the work done to improve patient satisfaction in the health care industry is rewarding.

    If you are going to work for Press Ganey the best area to get into is Patient Experience Advising role. The position has a lot of freedom. They give you a laptop and a book of business to manage/consult. The people who work on the Advising team are very much people oriented and all have bright personalities. The position is primarily remote work, so you can work from home. Great job!

    Cons

    Management lacks the ability to recognize talent and the company is leaning toward hiring upper level positions from outside the company instead of promoting within. The seek to keep highly qualified people in the lowest possible position they can talk the person into accepting, then keep them there and use their talents at the lower pay rate. When this company started, it was a great company. Roughly 6 years ago, the founders Dr.'s Press & Ganey (former professors of the University of Notre Dame) sold the company off and the purchasers sought to make the culture very corporate, they succeeded, but to the detriment of employee satisfaction. People fill out employee satisfaction surveys each year, but are afraid to list anything negative on the surveys, because they are "confidential but not anonymous" meaning they each have a bar-code attached that is registered to the employees name. The company has a name for discharging those who lower the employee satisfaction scores.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize talent when you have it & don't micromanage folks. Add some variety into the Account Management position. Press Ganey took variety away from Consultants when they transitioned into a split model with Account Managers, Advisors, and Sales Executives. Also, the building account managers sit in is windowless (except for managers who have offices lining the outside windows). I would suggest allowing some natural light into overcrowded work areas, so the moral may improve some. Lack of natural light makes people depressed and this is an obvious problem for employees at Press Ganey in South Bend, IN.

    Press Ganey Response

    Dec 1, 2014 – Director of Internal Communications

    I’m sorry to hear that Press Ganey wasn’t the right fit for you. We appreciate your review and wish you success with your next opportunity. I’d like to clarify a few points included in your review... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Neutral about Account Manager position"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Press Ganey full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very collaborative, someone is always willing to help, casual work environment.

    Cons

    New CEO made a lot of changes, trickle down resulted in a disconnect between employees and leadership. Not many opportunities for advancement. They created a few new positions, but it was more of a lateral move.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the mission, remember the work-life balance that so many employees were so enthusiastic about for years past.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Director"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Press Ganey full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great theoretical product space and future in healthcare market

    Cons

    Poor management skill set with Nepotistic mentality, poor culture- Company has recently hired a number of previous Broadland employees into management and executive position who either never made the cut to work with MedAssets or couldn't make the cut once the got to med assets

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the people who got you here not unethical leaders from other organizations that were let go because the couldn't cut the muster.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not fair accross the board"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Account Manager in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is great! Great co-workers th a t willing to help. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    A lot of the front line staff are not recognized for their hard work. Inequality within same departments, promotions are not based on anything concrete nor hard work.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "The Iron Triangle"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allowed me to work from home often. Was completely up to date and on the "bleeding" edge of technology.

    Cons

    Agile Methodology + set scope, set team, and set timeline + no ability to negotiate or assist in the initial setting of the timeline = disastrous projects. This would be OK if it were not the norm here.

    Advice to Management

    Read Management 3.0 and learn how to be Agile Managers. Adjust the release planning to allow for continuous delivery and regular deployments.


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