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Reading Health System Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  • A ridiculous "point system" that forces workers to come to work sick or be punished, enforced by management (in 4 reviews)

  • Does not maintain employee satisfaction-you're a number and can be replaced at any time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Registered nurse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in West Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in West Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for reading for the past three to four years. I have truly enjoyed being part of this organization. The administration and management really do help you to successes as a member of their community. They give you the resources you need. For example, they have great educational benefits, such as tuition reimbursements. I am currently going for my FNP, almost finished, I only had to pay a small amount out of pocket because of the educational reimbursement program, which is phenomenal, especially for a masters degree. In addition, everyone encourages you to participate within the organization on teams and groups to help advance the organization. Your thoughts and ideas are heard and listened too.

    Cons

    There are no major cons to working for this organization. Continue to utilize open communications, forums, and town halls to help keep staff informed of new changes and information.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage growth and progress for all of your employees.

    Reading Health System Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your employment experience at Reading Health System. We agree that our Educational Assistance benefit is very generous. Many employees comment ... More


  2. "Lpn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Chesterbrook, PA
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Chesterbrook, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Reading Health System full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good staff to work with, opportunity for advancement. Good pay

    Cons

    Long drive for me, bad communication from management.

    Reading Health System Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review of Reading Health System.as an employer. We are so glad to hear you are pleased with your benefits, pay, opportunities for advancement. and that you really value the people ... More


  3. "New hire in revenue and contracting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reading Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are comprable two other companies PTO is good at first but there should be accruel time allowed within three years of being an employee instead of 10 plus years

    Cons

    They do not tell you when they hire you that you have to park behind the VFW Outlets so they are not honest about that they do not put into consideration if you have children to pick up or places to be they should tell you that at the time that they offer you the position and you have to take a shuttle back and forth the only way you get to park in the garage or parking spots is if you are a nurse working non business hours. This adds about an extra 20 minutes both ways to your time. They also should treat employees in other areas such as revenue cycle and Managed Care differently than they do as Healthcare Providers or nurses as it is not the same it is a business not a hospital and it is not an hourly or per diem position. Very old school

    Advice to Management

    HR should be required to tell new hires when they offer them the position the situation of the parking because if I would have known I would have never accepted the position.


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  5. "Negoviate pay in advance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 Reading Health System full-time

    Pros

    Their is an executative retirement plan that people can negoviate into

    Cons

    Compensation is negoviate with hardball tactics - HR will use different regions for compensation surveys base on their interests. All MD's should enter with professional representation to ensure they get fair deal.


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications in West Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Communications in West Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We are treated well and respected. The organization has had a major positive overhaul in the past 10 years. Now you need to invest in your workforce. To continue to attract great talent!

    Cons

    Some departments are short staffed and over-worked! The hiring process takes too long. Get out of your comfort zone and think creatively when hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire the correct amount of personnel. Don't let your good employees be burned out and overworked, invest in your workforce!

    Reading Health System Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your 5 star rating of Reading Health System (RHS). We are very pleased to hear that you feel employees are treated well and respected. Our Employees are our greatest asset and we know we ... More


  7. "Radiology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, helpful coworkers, excellent management.

    Cons

    Strict point system, rotating weekend and holiday hours. Yearly schedules

    Reading Health System Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your 4 star rating of the Health System. We consistently hear positives from employees about how friendly and helpful everyone is here at RHS and how supportive their manager is ... More


  8. "Looking for new opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 Reading Health System full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close location to my home

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking, staff has no voice

    Reading Health System Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We are surprised to hear that you feel staff have no voice since there are many opportunities for employees to share their concerns, suggestions and/or thoughts with the most significant venue being ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN I in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - RN I in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Health System full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Magnet hospital, good benefits, teaching hospital, recent expansion, new technology, good hospital for entry level nurses, good patient experience scores.

    Cons

    Low pay, expensive benefits, high turnover rate, inexperienced staff, inexperienced doctors, high patient to nurse ratios, consistently under staffed, would not recommend staying there.

    Reading Health System Response

    Jan 11, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. It is great to see the many Pros you have about the organization and that you find Reading Health to be a good place for new nurses. We are sorry to see that you ... More


  10. "RHS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Physician
    Current Employee - Physician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Health System full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many new facilities and RHS is well established in the community for decades and the leading health care provider in the area

    Cons

    I do not really have a lot to say here so I am just putting in words to fill the space. It says you have to have a 20 word minimum so I am trying to meet that

    Advice to Management

    I do not really have a lot to say here. Higher salaries are available elsewhere if you are willing to travel.

    Reading Health System Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review and recognition that we are the leading healthcare provider within the area. We are also happy to see that you have a positive outlook for RHS and recommend RHS to others. In ... More


  11. "RN II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Health System part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay. Technology. Badger. Tuition reimbursement. Employee referral program. Three 12hr shifts/week. Every 3rd weekend (well for now on my unit). Call-in pay.

    I overall enjoy working for this company.

    Cons

    Parking. Food options for night shift workers. PTO for 36hr/wk workers. 36hr/week workers are considered part-time employees and are given PTO based on that (although for health benefits and tuition reimbursement they are considered full-time) . Staffing (I understand there will be nights we are short - it's just mentally and physically exhausting lately). While I feel charting is a necessary evil, I feel the amount of charting that is required has been increasing and taking away from patient care.

    Feeling "stuck" in my position - Night shift is killing me (7p-7a) and I don't have the option of going dayshift or even 3p-3a on my unit nor am I able to transfer departments yet. I don't want to leave the company because overall I enjoy it, I just don't like the hours I work because it's affecting my health and well-being. I understand that there are scheduling limitations and policies in regards to transferring and length of time required on each unit, but it is just a personal con for me.

    Reading Health System Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking time to provide your review of RHS. We are very happy to hear that you like working at RHS. However, I am particularly concerned that you are feeling stuck in your position. Our ... More



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