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Providence Hospitals Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "I learned a lot on handling emergencies"

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    Former Employee - ER Tech in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - ER Tech in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I met some amazing doctors and staff. I felt great helping others

    Cons

    I didn't have any challenges. We had great doctors and my EMS training helped me a lot

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  2. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff that really cares about the patients

    Cons

    No Raises and opportunity for promotion

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall!"

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    Current Employee - Pct in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Pct in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Providence Hospitals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family environment, Decent management. Flexible schedule and they work with you most of the time if you are in school. Friendly folks!

    Cons

    A little unorganized and often understaffed especially night shift. When that happens and things go wrong with patients, it's sometimes unsafe. When staff nurses are in charge, they are not communicated to well about guidelines to make assignments


  4. "Trouble Behind the Scenes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Providence Hospitals full-time

    Pros

    Can't speak for the entire hospital, but in my department (Dietary), customer service was easily our greatest strength. Whether it was patient meals, the retail cafeteria, or interdepartmental catering, we would always strive for the best meals and the friendliest service.

    Cons

    The biggest issue I faced was the office culture: At any given time, 50% of the staff would be standing around chitchatting or making personal calls, while the bulk of the work was handled by the rest of us. Management did little to crack down on this behavior and, in fact, certain lower-tier employees had some sort of tenure that made them immune to the slightest criticism. For someone like me, whom believes that a job is for working and not socializing, that sort of situation only compounded the stress of new responsibilities piling up while compensation failed to keep pace.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to separate the wheat from the chaff. Just because you like somebody doesn't mean you should tolerating their slacking off. Put more value on your employees whom are actually working their hardest.


  5. "communication and trust"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wake Forest, NC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Wake Forest, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Providence Hospitals (More than a year)

    Pros

    faith-based organization with passionate employees - there were many long term employees with a strong sense of loyalty to the hospital.

    Cons

    management had little power, system dictated irrelevant advice, financial challenges were not tackled efficiently

    Advice to Management

    listen to the experts in your organization, they will make you stronger.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people but a little unorganized and not enough potential to move up."

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    Former Employee - Patient Relations Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Patient Relations Specialist in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Providence Hospitals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with great people who really have the patients best interests at heart.

    Cons

    Not enough chances to progress career wise and constant changes and not enough communication around the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key


  7. "Physician assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Providence Hospitals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work! I loved working in Columbia

    Cons

    None! It was a great place to work

  8. "It was a very exciting and innovating time."

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    Former Employee - Clinical Educator/Simulation Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Clinical Educator/Simulation Coordinator in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Providence Hospitals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership of the Education Department was phenomenal. Craig Smith, Director, is very dedicated and innovative with his thinking.

    Cons

    My position was eliminated and I feel that because of my expertise with high fidelity manikins, this will be a down side to the education department.

    Advice to Management

    Through all my research, education is one of the more important aspects of nursing. Our staff has to have the ability to learn about the every changing healthcare system. Nurses need to become more engaged with patient care, knowledge of new medications and practices. It is difficult for our nurses to learn of this type knowledge without didactic instruction. Our department wanted to increase the didactic instruction and include simulation as much as possible. Now it will be increasingly difficult due to the hospital cutting staff. I would love to reccomend this facility to my friends but I can't. There have been too many lay offs. I can't, in good conscious, recommend this facility due to all the lay offs.


  9. "Not a bad place to work, but certainly not extremely progressive or professional"

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    Former Employee - Staff RN
    Former Employee - Staff RN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Differential, self-scheduling, co-workers generally work as a team, fairly pleasant environment

    Cons

    Poor management, cliche, senior administration unfair and detached from the majority of the staff

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair to employees, not always looking down at them, maybe actually visit the units where the majority of employees work every now and again instead of just imposing dictates from the administration floor