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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Reviews

Updated July 20, 2018
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  • "Does not help with work/life balance" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Lack of communication and absolutely poor training" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Services Representative"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Racine, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company Culture, Excellent compensation, Excellent Benefits, Friendly Management

    Cons

    A few negative co-workers who complains and want more.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be "hands on". We feel as contributors to the Organization's success.


  2. "New Grad Registered Nurse / RN - PMs/Nights St. Francis Hospital"

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    Current Employee - Staff RN in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Staff RN in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Other nurses are friendly and most are willing to teach you as a new grad, if you have the right attitude.
    Management is also friendly and willing to help you out when you call them.
    Teamwork is great on nights and PMs at this facility.
    The facility seems modern and newly renovated, and equipment is pretty up-to-date. I never have to fight over a computer or a seat.
    Pharmacy is really easy to work with.
    It seems like they prefer to hire from within for upper-level positions, so job growth appears promising.
    The ADP self-scheduling is really easy to use.
    They use Epic, which is way more user-friendly than Cerner. It was pretty easy to learn how to use it.
    You can wear whatever scrub color or print that you want, as long as it's appropriate.
    There are many opportunities for overtime.

    Cons

    Pay is not very good for new grads, but it was the same at every other job I was offered. I heard it gets better after you have 1 year of experience though.
    Many policies and protocols are pretty much nonexistent or are extremely hard to locate through their database. Sepsis protocol? Good luck finding a written policy for anything.
    You have to work every other weekend and at least 2 Fridays or 2 Mondays per month.
    PTO is not available right away. It must be accrued, and you have to wait 6mo until you can use it after being hired.
    You cannot take off a stretch of time (must be under 3 days) during the Christmas or New Years weeks, even if one of them is "not your holiday to work."
    No paid holidays. You will get time and a half for working them, but that's all.
    It's hard to get people to switch with you for shifts, since it's such a small hospital with not the most staff.
    PCAs (CNAs) can be rude and too proud to take orders from a new nurse, even if you ask nicely. Management does little to discipline CNAs with attitudes, despite multiple complaints.
    There are many rude, old doctors who treat you like a servant rather than a professionally licensed team-member. Get ready to put in orders for every computer-illiterate physician here.
    Day shift teamwork is a mess.
    The gossipy atmosphere can sometimes be exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff.
    Discipline your rude CNAs and lazy nurses.
    Fight for more benefits and for every third weekend.
    Please host a team-building exercise with day-shift so they stop attacking each other and quit gossiping.
    Do the same thing with doctors to reduce God-complexes and to encourage teamwork between professions.
    Try to keep the new grad with the same preceptor the during all of orientation. It makes it easier to know where there are gaps in learning.

  3. "Lab tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to work

    Cons

    Lots it a great place to work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "RN"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Eligible for a 4% raise when advancing on clinical ladder

    Cons

    Recent restructuring efforts have caused a great deal of staff and leadership turnover. New leaders often have no experience with the departments they are newly taking over.


  5. "Cna"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Some good coworkers. Close to home.

    Cons

    Poor management. Favoritism. Small or no raises.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the quality of your staff, as opposed to quantity. Respect and value loyal staff more.


  6. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work when owned by WFHC

    Cons

    No longer the small organization feel with new owners


  7. Helpful (1)

    "hospitalist"

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    Former Employee - Hospitalist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Hospitalist in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    not sure. Didn't see much good things there.

    Cons

    bureaucracy like usual hospital, 7 on and off schedule is tough for people with Kids especially the night shift

    Advice to Management

    Need to be nicer to your physician employee

  8. "More workers than US Military, decisions are slow."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A wide array of concurrent projects.

    Cons

    Decisions are slow, no input into outcomes.


  9. "good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    they put a big emphasis on patient dignity and respect, so that's good. they offer good healthcare to the community.

    Cons

    they need to listen to their employees more.


  10. "Information systems"

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

    I worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary and annual raises

    Cons

    Very competitive atmosphere
    Poor work/life balance


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