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Reading Hospital Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits, good staff to work with, opportunity for advancement" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Good benefits for the employees" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Oh and their point system for absences is unfair and unreal" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Every time you want to take off you are denied because they are always short staffed" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Personal Care Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Reading Hospital part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with students who are in college. Pay is good compared to others in area.

    Cons

    Sometimes the understaffing on certain floors can be tough.

    Reading Hospital Response

    Sep 10, 2018 – VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review of your employment experience at Reading Hospital! We appreciate your feedback and your acknowledgement of our pay and the flexibility that is offered so you can continue to... More


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers and coworkers very supportive

    Cons

    No cons at this moment

    Reading Hospital Response

    Sep 10, 2018 – VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks so much for your positive review and recommending Reading Hospital as a viable employer! We also appreciate your dedication to Reading and our patients with your 10+ years of service. - VP... More

  3. "Nice place to work average to low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reading Hospital full-time

    Pros

    being part of a large hospital

    Cons

    low to average pay scale

    Reading Hospital Response

    Sep 10, 2018 – VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking time to provide a review of Reading Hospital. We are happy to hear that you find Reading Hospital to be a nice place to work and like being part of a large Hospital. We are... More


  4. "Patient Care Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Patient Care Assistant in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My co workers and Nursing Supervisor are great, definitely I can say they hire great people!! Real team oriented people. Benefits are pretty good and there are perks.

    Cons

    As most places in the healthcare industry extremely short staffed 80% of the time. Patients safety and care is always on the back burner when it comes to staffing and patient needs. We do the best we can with the team we have but when we ask for help it's ignored by the people pulling the strings. Definitely sad!! But we have to get told about how low are patient satisfaction is or how many inpatient falls/ injuries we have gotten. Just wish they were proactive. My supervisor definitely has stuck her neck out though time and time again. Oh and their point system for absences is unfair and unreal. People are encouraged to use the employee health clinic instead of ED for acute issues. But if their own employee health clinic tells you, you are too sick to return to work you get points despite have the time you contract the illness from the job.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the acuity of the patients needs and take care of your staff so they can take care of your patients with the care the need and deserve. And offer more incentives to all staff member not just RNs we all play about in building a great reputation for you between your patients and we have the most contact with them not the doctors or the nurses.


  5. "Interventional Radiologic Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have job security here

    Cons

    Pager pay is less than stellar


  6. "Certified pharmacy technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reading Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, OT always available, training if self-initiated/motivated

    Cons

    Every other weekend and holiday schedule, little flexibility in scheduling, some tasks assigned are tedious and boring, no mgmt on second and third shifts, benefits could have been better for health field

    Advice to Management

    Flexibility in schedule and PTO requests; pay increases with completed training (advancing levels); day shift only available on seniority basis


  7. "Unit clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reading Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, but a lot of stress for little pay.

    Cons

    Asked to do stuff others do not want to do. No respect from nurses.

  8. "PCA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive wages and great staff

    Cons

    schedule flexibility, and weekend coverage

    Reading Hospital Response

    Sep 10, 2018 – VP, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your 4 star rating and recommending Reading as an Employer! We are happy to hear that you find your pay to be competitive and you like the people with whom you work. We consistently hear... More


  9. "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reading Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, good team of doctors and nurses, good benefits

    Cons

    Short staffed, too big of a facility


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits and Environment Overview"

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    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Tuition reimbursement, Badge purchases, Close to home, ok as a career starter

    Cons

    Salary for RN's with degrees is poor, Point System ridiculous, unfair promotions with career opportunities, RN's understaffed in many units, FMLA being abused, HR does not follow up, Benefits have deteriorated, Limitation to physicians, Benefits are not adapted for the new generation of living, Communications poor, Can't speak up or talk freely for fear of losing job.

    Advice to Management

    Review all high level management positions as many are walking around not being productive and interrupting units. There are positions and titles that are not necessary within the organization - waste of money. Evaluate salaries more closely because you don't have to go by the labor and industry standard. Benefits need to be updated for the new way of living for non married people and children. Look into having another benefits option other than UPMC. Better communication of announcements other than email. We need less emails because we cannot always check them. Allow staff to speak up freely without fear of retaliation. HR and management should not be promoting positions within based on who you know and like.


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