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Providence Health & Services Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 10, 2019

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Providence Health & Services CEO Rodney F. Hochman (no image)
Rodney F. Hochman
598 Ratings
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  • "Great place to work for, management is really supportive and they really value work life balance(in 93 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, no micromanagement, Epic charting(in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Supervisor in Spokane, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mission driven work; patient care most important; management encourages work-life balance

    Cons

    big companies take too long to initiate changes

    Providence Health & Services2019-06-13
  2. "It's ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nutrition Assistant in Oregon City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool people, good benefits, half decent pay

    Cons

    Bad Management, lack of teamwork from others. No authority from managers, bad work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Have shift leads for day and night shifts, Train people for things that they know they can succeed in, more consistent schedules.

    Providence Health & Services2019-11-10
  3. "Its ok"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN 

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time

    Pros

    Staff is very helpful and good. Nurses stick together.

    Cons

    Work/life balance schedule, time off

    Providence Health & Services2019-07-28
  4. Helpful (4)

    "I'll miss ya"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in Renton, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Providence has been a very supportive place to work with good work life balance and a sense of caring for the community. The hiring managers are on the whole good folks.

    Cons

    They outsourced the entire recruiting function. The bureaucracy can be tiresome.

    Advice to Management

    You can't hire a million supplemental employees in this market. Encourage folks to hire some FTE you can retain.

    Providence Health & Services2019-06-22
  5. "Work Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialty Scheduling Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work for, management is really supportive and they really value work life balance

    Cons

    No room for growth

    Providence Health & Services2019-05-29
  6. Helpful (25)

    "It's painful working at Providence"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -There are some talented peers and caregivers here. -Flex time off for senior leaders is a nice design even though none of the leaders can make use of it. -Some caregivers, mostly clinicians, practice the mission and values in their daily work. -Gym in Renton is nice. Other places not so much. -HQ is located in a semi-convenient commute location as compared with dense downtown locations with other local... corporate giants.

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    Cons

    -Careful taking a position here in 2019 or beyond. Plenty of layoffs and reduction in force are happening and planned as the system progresses through the next strategic plan. Don't quit that other organization just yet unless you're taking a critical patient facing position. -Core values for top executives are simple window-dressing values with lip service from the top down. These values have little discernible... impact on either how Providence caregivers behave or how the organization operates. Most line caregivers are unfortunately sharing this lack a resonance with the mission and values as many are smart enough to see this lip service for what it is. -Poor strategy and execution from top leaders in the system resulting in poor performance. Providence can't sustain the current margins so drastic changes will be in the future for Providence for years to come. -Company is still struggling through the merger with St. Joseph Health with little benefit seen to either. -Compensation is still very much on the low end to at most, mid-market. This is attributed of course to the non-profit status, but don't believe that for one minute. We are absolutely a for-profit organization hiding behind our tax status. -Work/life balance is more akin to say Amazon. Expect 60+ hour work weeks to stay caught up, let alone get ahead around here. -Talented workers don't stay for long. See above for a few reasons. Many of us are actively looking. -Most shared service functions are ineffective and their design contributes to a lack of accountability at all levels of the organization.

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    Advice to Management

    -Redesign your strategic shared service model. -Stop with the lip service and be honest and transparent with decisions and what the new strategies are about. -Stop pushing the mission focus until you live up to it yourself. Those of us in senior roles hear and see all that you do. No one at Providence can seem to keep anything confidential and it is truly disheartening to experience the facade in senior... leadership. -Hire and promote effective leaders from outside of your own circle and maybe some who were effective before coming to Providence.

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    Providence Health & Services2019-02-19
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Accounting Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Renton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are many volunteer opportunities. It also provides you with the satisfaction of being part of an organization that contributes to the community.

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about the staff. Several layoffs within the past couple of years. Several department restructuring. Unrealistic goals set by upper management. Overworked staff with little to no appreciation from upper management. Work/life balance does not exist. Punitive work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff with respect and listen to their concerns. Acknowledge that change does not happen overnight. Understand the root cause of high turnover in the Accounting department and change the culture and working environment.

    Providence Health & Services2018-10-31
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good location, pay is ok, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too many to list. It's all the little things that just add up.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employee's not against them.

    Providence Health & Services2018-11-07
  9. "Mobile SDET"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Providence Health & Services

    Pros

    I had a chance to work with great and talented people. Providence Health and Services Digital Innovation use relevant technologies. I had a chance to advance my technical skills. The mission. It's important to work on the product that makes a difference in people's life. The company has awesome corporate events. As a contractor, I can say that contractors are treated fairly and feel like a part of the team.... Work-life balance.

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    Cons

    Constantly changing product. The engineering team doesn't have time to catch up with the tech dept. It can be a bit stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Give a little bit of room to the engineering team to catch up with the tech dept and make the product very stable.

    Providence Health & Services2018-10-01
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sad to see the current state of Providence"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Health & Services full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Generally great people to work with who are very motivated by the organization's mission and core values. Many opportunities as the organization is massive and involved in a number of activities.

    Cons

    Frequent reductions in force (layoffs) means that positions are not especially secure. Struggling to maintain and retain an engaged workforce. Poor work-life balance with too much turnover.

    Providence Health & Services2018-09-05
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