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SeaMar Community Health Centers Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  • Moral of staff is always low with high turnover rates (in 6 reviews)

  • Horrible upper management-totally detached from clinics and programs (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Integration Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Specialist in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Integration Specialist in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SeaMar Community Health Centers full-time

    Pros

    The work is very rewarding. There are a lot of staff members that are passionate about providing quality care to underserved populations.

    Cons

    The pay is really low for a position that requires a masters level education. High turn over due to the low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff what their worth and they may be able to afford to work for your company.


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in South Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in South Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SeaMar Community Health Centers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn to multi task and meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    Under valued employees. High turnover. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal operations, not just focused on patients and clinics. Remember internal customers as well as external.


  3. "No Teamwork, All About The Individual"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Monroe, WA
    Current Employee - Certified Medical Assistant in Monroe, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SeaMar Community Health Centers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Consistent Schedule of 8-5
    Sundays guaranteed off
    Free Medical/Dental/Vision
    Small Location
    Decent Patient Flow
    Set hours are nice
    Rotating providers

    Cons

    Zero Teamwork
    All About The Individual
    Lazy Leadership
    Terribly low base pay
    Only 1 lab tech
    Providers overbooked/double booked
    A real "me" attitude among staff

    Advice to Management

    Train your people and promote growth and advancement.


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  5. "Like some parts, disappointed with others."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SeaMar Community Health Centers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the dedication the company has to serving diverse communities and taking a strong stand with social justice and community service. Seems to be very easy to get hired because of a high turnover rate so if you're desperate for a job fast, chances seem pretty good.

    Cons

    There are a lot of employees cutting corners. Also employees who were maybe hired because they were the ones willing to work for less. Pay is super low compared to other salaries I've seen out there and it doesn't seem like they were attracting the cream of the crop with the bare bones compensation. The most responsible and dedicated people I talked to during my stay confided that they were just there to get the experience they felt they needed to get into other places. It's too bad because many great workers there struggle to make a difference among the masses who don't seem to care.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to focus the wrong stuff, micromanaging things like whether an employee can go use the rest room and where they can place a water bottle on their work station while missing massive matters related to quality of patient care. Good employees are collecting resume fluff and planning their swift exit because they don't get trust from the management while employees who don't do their work with respect to patients or standards wander around causing trouble. If management could spend more time addressing actual problem employees instead of micromanaging competent employees' every moves, they might retain some of the kind of employees they want and less of the ones they don't.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "RUN!!!!!!! Do Not Apply Here!"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SeaMar Community Health Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, The staff who are actually in tune with the patients are good people.

    Cons

    Seattle Corporate is completely out of touch with what is really going on. VP are allowed to act more like a dictator when the implications are disastrous. Constant micromanagement occurs with little room for managers to do their job. Moral of staff is always low with high turnover rates. Pay is poor, but Executive people make great money. If your good with feeling like your overwhelmed, then this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting up new clinics for the financial gain when you don't have adequate staff to fulfill the jobs. It has given the community no faith in your competence as well as your poor choice in operational sound structure. Focus on the people ands less on the forced community services.


  7. "Large organization ran like a Mom and Pop business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SeaMar Community Health Centers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supervisors get lots of paid time off and copays are very low

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't listen to front line staff, low wages for front line staff, unorganized, management style is very top-down just do it because I said so. Many plans are not thought out before implementation which always turns into last ditch efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people doing the work and trust the people that you hire.


  8. "Hard place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SeaMar Community Health Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generous benefits, especially for managers and supervisors. Vacation and sick leave combined into PTO. If you choose a Sea Mar PCP, there's no copay for visits or prescriptions.

    Cons

    Very low pay for frontline staff, super bureaucratic structure, lack of communication from management, high turnover/burnout, punitive personnel policies (managers expected to discipline staff who arrive one minute late). Very old school and top-down approaches to employees. Managers required to volunteer for organization-sponsored events in addition to 40-hour work week. No flex time.

    Advice to Management

    Stop opening new sites and focus on improving the ones you have! Make a real, meaningful investment in patient and employee satisfaction. Increase pay for frontline staff. Practice trauma-informed care.


  9. "Sea Mar Community Health Centers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SeaMar Community Health Centers part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sea Mar provides bilingual English & Spanish language health services in Washington state.
    This company has an ethic of assuring that people receive necessary health care, regardless of ability to pay.

    Cons

    Because Sea Mar offers health services at or below cost, there is some dependence on grant funding that is not a secure revenue stream.

    Advice to Management

    Apply for larger Robert Wood Johnson multi-year grants, to ensure longer-term funding of innovative programs. Put more funding into outreach and support for recent immigrants.


  10. "Community Health Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SeaMar Community Health Centers (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The organization provides amazing health care services to low income families. It's financially sound. Providers and supporting staff are very committed to serve the community.

    Cons

    There is not available budget for competitive compensation or professional development or training for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to allocate budget for professional development and more competitive compensations.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible, very poorly run organization with terrible treatment of staff and providers."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ARNP in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - ARNP in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SeaMar Community Health Centers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, PTO, CME. Noble cause in serving underinsured and uninsured. No more pros, so I'll just restate benefits, PTO and CME

    Cons

    There is absolutely no communication between admin and staff. Changes are never announced ahead of time and are simply implemented without thought or logic. Things are run in a very authoritarian way, employees are not trusted and there is no respect for the employees. The clinics are an absolute disaster, dirty and disorganized. It's an embarrassment. There's too much more to say....think carefully about working for this agency

    Advice to Management

    Please reorganize completely and focus on improving staff morale by respecting them and involving them in decision making. Please do this! The agency could be so much better with simple changes (starting with treatment of staff)


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