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Swedish Medical Center Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, great benefits (in 18 reviews)

  • Good benefits and wages/salaries when compared to other companies in the same industry (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • This may explain the high turnover in our department not to mention the (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management is not as transparent as they claim to be (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Current Employee - Staff RN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly supportive coworkers
    Great continuing ed opportunities

    Cons

    Scheduling and staffing can be an issue, like at any hospital


  2. "Love it"

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

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have the best coffee in town at the cafe!

    Cons

    Some of the people working at this facility are entitled, but most are amazing.

  3. "Medical Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff and providers. Great benefits with compensation

    Cons

    High turnover. Medical Assistants work well below scope of practice. A lot of the positions work more like reception rather than Medical Assistants. Staffing is always too low. Poor organization

    Advice to Management

    Please take the time to understand the logistics of the areas you manage. Also please be more available so you can see some of the negative things going on in your department. Dont ask how you can do better unless you really plan on doing something about it.


  4. "Experienced RN"

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    Current Employee - RN Charge Nurse in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - RN Charge Nurse in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers, patients are wonderful to RNs
    And appreciative of good care
    Food in cafeteria good but extremely expensive

    Cons

    Need cheaper parking or free or a parking structure for workers. Not all buses get you even within a mile of hospital.
    Cafeteria food good but very expensive
    FH has lots of made to order, but takes your whole lunch to get it
    CH faster and good food
    Space cramped up on both campuses nurses stations very dirty; rooms are clean for patients, but they don't care about employees spaces when they work
    No lounges for employees except surgery and in the cafeteria
    Benefits are ok only if you work FT, if you are PT you pay through the nose for you and your family

    Advice to Management

    HR and Union should do something about the retaliation of managers, enforce their lack of following HR Policies, harassment, union and management is aware, nothing is done. Survey given , on line not anonymous when they send you daily emails to fill yours out we don't have your survey yet. My manager wants to get contract nurses in to replace us. Our jobs are mostly paperwork even on floors not nursing
    Overall
    New CEO trying but has a LONG way to fix good ok'
    Boys network here that comes from mother company st joseph


  5. "Operations Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Good healthcare and good coworkers

    Cons

    Management and inability to take sick leave when I was really sick

    Advice to Management

    Monitor your managers, the system is too big which allows managers to break policies without legal consequences


  6. "Arno"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great team and leadership management

    Cons

    Large institution. Not always receive medical center communication


  7. "Transfer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time

    Pros

    Great Healthcare provider in the area

    Cons

    its impossible to transfer departments even as a internal candidate, supervisors say they are supportive but they don't actually help in anyway.

    Advice to Management

    have an internal candidate mechanism for transferring departments

  8. "Horrible place to work"

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

    I have been working at Swedish Medical Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This organization claims to be the Cadillac of healthcare- they have beautifully renovated buildings and a lot of specialties focusing on patient care.great doctors

    Cons

    Untrained management teams. A lot of politics. Nepotism at the work place and rules only apply to everyone except upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting based on favoritism. You have a responsibility to serve the organization and community. Spend time training and developing for standardized learning tools for new teams members.


  9. "RN"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Medical Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay Coworkers Doctors Location Patient population

    Cons

    Schedule Parking Cliquey Not much room to advance


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    ability to move up internally

    Cons

    pay isnt fair for work being done


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