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Providence Health & Services Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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Rodney F. Hochman
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Pros
  • they have good work life balance (in 63 reviews)

  • In an industry that continually strives to make ends meet with lower reimbursements, I feel that they live by their core values (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is shifting, career development options are limited (in 24 reviews)

  • Hostile upper management who inexplicably complain about short funds but keep adding layers of management i (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to grow in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant - Support Services in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant - Support Services in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits (low-cost vision and dental coverage as well, free Trimet/MAX for full duration of employment if you work in Portland, OR); many opportunities for growth; middle-of-the-road pay and PTO; great care teams that are driven toward quality patient care; free parking; little to no micro-managing.

    Cons

    Can have some staffing issues that limit use of vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that on-call employees are interesting in staying with Providence, have wide hours of availability, and live in close proximity to the facility.


  2. "My job is great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAD Drafter in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - CAD Drafter in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are affordable and the Health Equity account really keeps out of pocket costs down.

    Cons

    If your spouse or partner has access to health insurance but they are on your plan there is a surcharge of $100! NOT affordable then.

    Advice to Management

    My core leader is fantastic and everybody in my departmenttoo. Stop being so friendly already!


  3. "Good Benefits; low pay for non union/IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefits outside of the usual - discounted event tickets, trimet pass, etc.

    Cons

    If not part of a union or in IT pay tends to be low; annual merit increased do not include a cost of living increase too.

    Advice to Management

    Give an annual cost of living


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  5. "St. Pat's"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - HCA in Missoula, MT
    Current Employee - HCA in Missoula, MT

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great, hard working nursing staff

    Cons

    Administration is changing for the worse


  6. "Not a great place to work"

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

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free parking at Renton. Respectful organization. Health and PTO Benefits ok pretty standard. Cubicle life. Cafeteria on-site. Flexible work schedule. Laptops standard.

    Cons

    HR department are useless especially the assigned HR strategic partner to your department. Recruiters are pretty fair. Too top heavy and good old boys club. Really depends on which department you work in as to what conditions are good or bad.

    Advice to Management

    Too top heavy. Listen to your hourly employees. Appears management get jobs on who they know and not exactly what they're actually qualified for job.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Mehh...PB/HB"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ar Representative in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Ar Representative in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Parking isn't bad. Benefits are okay. Work family balance. Core Values. Some jobs have freedom- depends on the position and team. Flex time. Free Bus Pass for the year for all employees. Wear jeans on Fridays. 403A/B standard benefits. $$ loaded onto an HSA card 700 single/ 1400 family per year.

    Cons

    Raises -don't expect them. Every year the raises are between 0-3% of your current wage-ALWAYS. They will never pull you aside and say "you've been doing amazing here's a $1 raise" never ,ever, ever. Every year the Supervisors lie and say 'it's less then last year' Only way to move up is to find a new position. Medical insurance has a HIGH deductible (1500 self/3K family), supervisors who barely do their job. Management picking favorites(everyone sees it) Supervisors who are always gone and can't answer questions because they truly don't know the job, but it's okay because Management is okay with not knowing the job. HR is incompetent at least the OR region. People won't get fired if the don't do their job, all they have to say is they didn't get training and it's a 3 month action plan and another chance. One team operates different from another. So depending on what team you are on, you might have a flexible schedule where as another Manager requires you clock in same time everyday. No consistency between teams- NONE. Nepotism and friends hiring friends is a huge issue. If it's one person's bday, they get a party, while another person doesn't even get a card. Stop hiring Consultants to try and find ways to save money when we all would have just been happy with $1 or 2 more an hour! Will not be surprised if this place goes union soon or at least tries too.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the team how they are doing, stop only going through the Supervisors. You will never get the "real" story from the Supervisor, most of the time they are the problem. Stop hiring inneffective leadership. Treat Reps like people and they will stay. Give them incentives to stay, Providence does nothing to keep the good ones, aboslutely nothing. This is why the turnover will continue to be high. Management doesn't interact with the teams really, just through the supervisor, so there is a disconnect between leadership and their teams. Allow more people to work from home. Kaiser, OHSU, Legacy are all doing it, get on board. Managers picking favorites is out of control, we all see that one Supervisor who works from home 3 days a week ... it does not go unnoticed.


  8. "Former CNA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNA in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - CNA in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Providence Health & Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers,low paying with okay benefits.Reside in the neighborhood of SJH
    and walk to work except when raining park on the street free.

    Cons

    Okay benefits wish they offered a POS medical
    Insurance.HMO and EPO not great.

    Advice to Management

    I did not have any issues with management.


  9. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, and well-priced for employee and family. Shifts are reasonable, and usually able to pick up OT or extra shifts when needed

    Cons

    Communication breakdown between management and staff. Very strict attendance policy. Unable to clock in even 1 MINUTE late. If you clock in more than 1 minute late a handful of times, you are reprimanded. Parking can be tricky

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to communicate with staff. Allow some leniency on clock-in time. We shouldn't have to run from the parking lot (when parking can be tricky...) over 1 minute...


  10. "Chemical Dependency Counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counselor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Counselor in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time

    Pros

    Interdisciplinary approach, good salaries and benefits, strong ethics and values for patient safety and care within immediate team.

    Cons

    Poor management, untrained managers, became too focused on corporate goals and money and patient care suffered.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who work in direct service and stop counting your million dollar bonuses.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Physical therapist assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment, good flexibility, management is open to listening to concerns and working with you, nursing staff is wonderful as well

    Cons

    There have been periods of low census which made getting hours difficult at times, turnover in upper management fairly often

    Advice to Management

    Management is great


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