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Reading Hospital Reviews

Updated October 24, 2017
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Pros
  • great pay and benefits at all levels (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good staff to work with, opportunity for advancement (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • A ridiculous "point system" that forces workers to come to work sick or be punished, enforced by management (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay, they work you like a dog (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been employed at the hospital for almost 6 years. I recently left the hospital (and went from a full-time to a per diem position) to try a different type of nursing elsewhere since the hospital has been all I've known as an RN. I came to realize fairly quickly that the grass is not greener on the other side! I just applied for my transfer back into the hospital for another full-time position and was hired back. The hospital has a lot to offer and I have a new appreciation for it! They provide plenty of education and there's always opportunities to advance your career. Tuition reimbursement is definitely a perk. The PTO time offered is generous. But what I missed the most was the wonderful staff and support system that I didn't have at the other company. I recommend the hospital for employment and won't be leaving again!

    Cons

    I believe the cons are the same as you would have at any job. Some days are good and some not so much. But there's always a support system surrounding you to help with any needs you may have.

    Advice to Management

    It wasn't until I reached HR that I was asked to at least stay per diem with the company. It felt nice to know that I was wanted there and that the company didn't want to lose a good RN. My advice would be for nurse managers to have a discussion with staff who are considering resigning. I'm glad I took advice from HR and decided to "keep my foot in the door". It made my transition back into the hospital smooth and almost effortless. (Thanks for all your help Maureen!)

    Reading Hospital Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review on Glassdoor. We really appreciate it and it is a great testament to what you value about your employment with Reading Health System. It also... More


  2. "nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reading Hospital full-time

    Pros

    they give you lots of technology

    Cons

    its like any hospital you need to find your niche

    Advice to Management

    be present with your staff

  3. "Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Reading Hospital full-time

    Pros

    PTO, Tuition reimbursement & working with my team.

    Cons

    Health benefits force you to use RH practices, management treated staff like slaves & didn't value their opinions, point system unfair for employees commuting long distance during winter weather, management favoritism, HR picks & chooses who to give exit interviews to so your voice is never heard

    Advice to Management

    Replace them all & promote front end staff that understand the work.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in West Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in West Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Senior management cares about the patients and the staff

    Cons

    The surrounding city of Reading is not so great

    Advice to Management

    Continue to put the patients first and invest in your staff member's futures and this place will continue to have successful outcomes


  5. "RHS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Health and dental insurance benefits, employee education assistance program, great coworkers

    Cons

    Pay scale - lower paying positions shouldn't have caps, employee morale has declined over the years due to political & management changes

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, take charge to make improvements in overall employee morale - if good employees like their environment then they're more likely to stay working there, growing bigger and bigger is not always the answer


  6. "Reading Health: Excellent place to work, despite one or two "courtesy" jobs ( see cons for further explanation)"

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    Current Employee - Allied Health
    Current Employee - Allied Health
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love everything about my job ( almost) ! For the most part, I feel valued and appreciated. Others have complained about the point system, but if you come to work when you are supposed to, you won't get points ( I think I have had 1 point in the past 5 years). Also, others have complained about working shifts other than their own, but it is fair because everyone must do it. My job title pays very well for my experience and education. The hospital surveys similar job titles in the region and is competitive. Benefits are very competitive as well.

    Cons

    Only one, which would be the decision of administration to eliminate the evening shift supervisor job, but then one year later hire someone for the job that is related to another supervisor in the same department! It is not fair that some employees report to both husband and wife supervisors. Also, the job description seemed to change dramatically to accommodate the new hire. It must be nice to be given a "courtesy job": a job created as a favor or for some reason unknown, but does not have an exact purpose. My review would have been 5 stars if the issue mentioned above would not be occurring.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reading Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Local Hospital that is growing

    Cons

    Needs new mind set in upper management

    Advice to Management

    Provide autonomy

  8. "Transporter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and Great Benefits

    Cons

    System need to update so it can be better for employees


  9. "Crtified nurse midwife"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at Reading Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large inner city hospital with many departments some of which are excellent

    Cons

    Administration not always in touch with the real issues

    Reading Hospital Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for recommending RHS as an employer. We feel we have a lot to offer our employees and are committed to creating a positive employment experience for all. We are concerned about your comment... More


  10. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Reading Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working conditions, competitive benefits, excellent salary.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any at this time.

    Reading Hospital Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your 5 star rating of RHS! We are very glad to hear that you feel your working conditions are great and that your salary and benefits are very competitive. We strive to ensure that we are... More


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