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Updated March 6, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people to work with, great benefits" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Continuing education, tuition reimbursement, good benefits, a lot of extra perks" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "The upper management seems to be a bit floudering" (in 15 reviews)

  • "poor pay, management did not recognize hardworking employees, little to no room for growth" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Interpreter/Translator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Interpreter/Translator in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Doctors and nurses were always so kind.

    Cons

    Hard to tell people/relatives someone was really sick and that person will likeley die


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Number one large medical system in Seattle"

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Healthcare Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance plan about $14 per month, and cover all/low cover of my medicine

    Cons

    They are on the business side than medical services. merge others, and close down departments, and reopen similar department.

  3. "Community hospital that is unable to keep up with academic centers and poor management"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and understand each programs opportunity. Good resume builder, especially when you have a solid relationship with senior leadership.

    Cons

    Mismanagement, financial downfall, clueless leaders, no from for growth, lies, deceit, severe HR problems across the board. Union controls management and low level staff manipulate their leaders by way of utilizing fear.

    Advice to Management

    Get your financial house and HR department in order! Stop paying executives multi million dollar salaries and have the every ten year layoff and restructuring. Also, the man complex need to leave it is 2019!


  4. "Lots of union busting"

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

    I worked at Swedish full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many hospital locations to work at.

    Cons

    Poorly managed departments. Nepotism and racism seem to be common in leadership and promotion opportunities. If the hospital is having several settlements related to both issues and documented issues of wage inequity by gender, there's something wrong with the way they are organized.


  5. "Politics"

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Clerical in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits here

    Cons

    Politics in the ER are pretty out there. I've been here a while and been under the radar. I have seen a lot of things happen that are way out there and as far as being fair and imparital? It depends on who you are friends with. If you ask for the same opportunities there is a clear bias and special treatment for some people. The one regret looming over my head is that I have not stood up for certain coworkers when I have seen things that are wrong. In order to stay above water you have to watch things happen otherwise you will be on the chopping block. Talking to leadership is on their time and you have to be grateful that they take the time to grace you with their presence. The ER is run by a group of popluar cliques and if you are not part of that clique you are on the outside and then you are isolated. Being isolated by a clique is not fun at all but it happens. I have seen it reported and not taken serious and laughed at by leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff equally. Don't play favorites and give opportunities to people you personally favor. Give all of us the same opportunities. Our leadership is distant and not readily available. If our leadership was forced to interact more and do more grunt work by treating us all fair. You never know the power of us disgruntled employees grouped up as one.


  6. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - Hospitalist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Hospitalist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The system attempts to optimize for efficiency

    Cons

    Far too much bureaucracy and micromanagement

    Advice to Management

    more staff, less admin


  7. "Company"

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    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Patient Services Coordinator II in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nature of the work is rewarding

    Cons

    Advancement into other departments can be more difficult. A lot of times they want internal candidates.

  8. "Good Place to Work."

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    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Current Employee - Security Officer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish full-time

    Pros

    Great health insurance, and if you're injured on the job, then you're in the perfect place. Great company values. Not a for profit hospital.

    Cons

    People are super catty on day shift. It's a hospital though so it's to be expected. Continuously short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who want to work A LOT.


  9. "Great staff, less than stellar management"

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    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse

    I have been working at Swedish full-time

    Pros

    Great team
    Good resources for providing

    Cons

    Low wages
    Cost cutting measures are misplaced


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I had to move to California and leave my job at Swedish. miss it everyday."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swedish full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work environment, team players including management. Free bus pass, Christmas dinners for staff in the cafeteria was free.

    Cons

    None to report at all

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.