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US Oncology Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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US Oncology President, CEO, and Director Bruce D. Broussard
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Pros
  • Progressive Cancer center which uses state of the art machinery to treat (in 5 reviews)

  • There are many great physicians, nurses, and clinical research staff within the network (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Chaotic working environment that is not conducive to safe patient care (in 3 reviews)

  • Lot of transitioning, upper management was disappointing, once an issue was addressed and wasn't handled accordingly (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Pharmacy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Oncology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are better than non-profits orgainizations. More holiday pay than non-profits. Vitality is way better than ShapeUp. Better discounts than non-profit. Low turnover rates.

    Cons

    Heavy work load. High deductible insurance rates. Workflow is confusing but works for clinical setups.


  2. "Ins. Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ins Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Ins Specialist in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strived for unity amongst all other departments.
    Enjoyed the challenge

    Cons

    Favoritism, Management @ the time, didn't quite know their jobs, yet expectations were high for the newbies. Lot of transitioning, upper management was disappointing, once an issue was addressed and wasn't handled accordingly.


  3. "Infusion Nurse"

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    Former Employee - Infusion Nurse in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Infusion Nurse in Webster, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Oncology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired on, regular business hours, no weekends or major holidays.

    Cons

    This is not an environment that is conducive to learning and it is especially not a good choice for nurses who have no prior experience in administering chemotherapy. They'll hire you even if you have zero chemo administration experience (even if you're fresh out of nursing school!)and they'll agree to train you, but that's not what will actually happen. Management is dishonest. High turn over rate for nurses due to management's failure to deliver on things agreed upon during hire (i.e. amount of training/education promised when hired on, reassignment of nurse's work location i.e. mgmt may hire nurse to work at one location then, once hired on, have them work at multiple locations to meet company's needs or reassign them to a different location all together without even consulting them first). Chaotic working environment that is not conducive to safe patient care. Management doesn't communicate well with or listen to staff when voicing serious safety concerns. Administration & management only seem to be concerned with growing/opening more,
    more, more locations as fast as possible but don't seem to care about the happiness of their employees who have to suffer to make that growth happen. Nurses don't get true lunch breaks (since they're salaried employees) so they have to eat at the
    nurse's station, exposing them to ingestion of chemo on daily basis (which, according to NCCN guidelines, is what puts healthcare workers at the greatest risk for secondary exposure through ingestion of chemo particles that inevitably end up in your food). Doctors constantly adding on last minute infusions to the schedule even late in the day, compromising safety of patients AND employees. Lack of organization with patient scheduling causing chaotic environment for patient care. Serious lack and/or absence in communication between management and staff. I could go on... But this simply is not an ideal place to work and I definitely wouldn't want to be a patient here.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and heed their concerns to
    implement or change policy that doesn't work. Just because things have been done a certain way for a long time, doesn't mean it's OK to ignore the need for change. Deliver on the promises you make when you hire staff... that's a verbal contract and it should be honored. Treat your staff how you'd want to be treated and stop putting them at risk with risky business practices (which are inching your practice closer to a law suit everyday. You're eventually going to hurt someone and get sued and it's not a matter of IF but WHEN if major changes do not occur).


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Physicist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Physicist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Medical Physicist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Oncology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Newest technology, big network that can provide advise and assistance if needed. Peer reviews very helpful and management is willing to listen if you are proposing changes.

    Cons

    Mid level management not clinical enough to understand your situation sometimes or the need for equipment and services. Mentality exists that if you have been there fro many years, you rule the department


  6. "staff"

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    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse-mccc in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - RN Staff Nurse-mccc in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great hours and holidays off- PTO adds up fast

    Cons

    upper management has no clue about clinical issues, instead of involving the clinic staff, they just make decisions without the input and it shows- no lunch breaks and nobody cares, overtime everyday and nobody cares, because you are salary and they do not have to pay you. No recognition for what you do, started adding points for things you do wrong and did not tell the employees a point system was in place until they had accrued several points warranting HR write up. Very tackie.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair, in order to help the staff you have to know what the staff goes thru everyday, and there is no way to know this unless you engage with them. The manager should know how to do every aspect of the employees job, otherwise how can you evaluate their performance or know the ups and downs and challenges of the day to day work load learn the job don't just drop by stay and work like we do to the fullest.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Its ok"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at US Oncology full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, people you work with

    Cons

    No training at all, no leadership or direction. Things not being told to you in the office you hear it from outside sources. Managers do not know any of the changes you see going on and are left in the dark


  8. Helpful (1)

    "workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best Coworker, company party, hands on experience

    Cons

    no place of growth, favoritism, salary not compensated based on experience

    Advice to Management

    manager should not only focus on error , they should acknowledge amount of work done by employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Keep the Good managment!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My Manager was phenomenal! he is the reason I stayed. WIth his resignation, i resigned as well.

    Cons

    No listening to employee to ensure satisfaction and retention.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Good ones. Listen about advice about what doesn't work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to gain experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to get good experience and learn a lot since it is Private Practice.

    Cons

    The culture needs to be worked on. There can be a lot of drama and it takes away from patient care.

    Advice to Management

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  11. "Not the worst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ok workplace , I've worked for worse

    Cons

    Snarky management on the admin side



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