Appalachian Regional Healthcare: What's it like to work here?

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54 reviews from employees


kununu Score: 3.9Recommendation: 77%
Breakdown

54 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.9 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

41 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 12 reviews.

I liked the challenging work related activities, but I didn't like the lack of transparency within the workplace.


3.7
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY.

What I like

I liked that my former employer accommodated me when I needed time off to help my wife care for our second child. In this respect, I felt like a valued employee.

What I dislike

I felt that the work schedule was overall inflexible and the workload overdemanding.

Suggestions for improvement

I would recommend that my former employer be more transparent, hire more qualified employees, and be less hierarchical in their management style.


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Everyday is the same but different. Our main goal is to provide excellent care to every patient.


4.6
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY at the time of review.

What I like

We are continually working to improve patient experience as well as employees work experience. Everyone coming together to be one untied team.

What I dislike

More improvements for parking

Suggestions for improvement

Parking, cafeteria and break areas


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The work is enjoyable, but compensation is too low and administration does not listen to employees


2.7
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY at the time of review.

What I like

They do a lot of small things for the employees, like holiday dinners and treats. There is great teamwork between the staff.

What I dislike

Administration is disconnected from the employees and does not listen to feedback. Compensation is too low for most positions.

Suggestions for improvement

Better pay, regular raises. Have administration listen to employees. Become more environmentally conscious.

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no recycling bins despite suggestions by employees


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For 33 years I have been employed with ARH. I have always been treated with respect by coworkers and managers alike.


4.8
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY at the time of review.

What I like

Pay for my job is more than comparable with other same companies. Fair and equal treatment. Caring employees no matter what job function one has.

What I dislike

Union backs employees that do not want to work. Allow some of the doctors to treat staff like dirt

Suggestions for improvement

Policies regarding conduct of physicians needs to be addressed


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I like working for my former employer, yet at times the workload was quite overwhelming due to staff shortages.


3.9
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY.

What I like

The former employer was grateful to allow me an extended time off when my second child was born. I was quite appreciative of that.

What I dislike

I wish that the overall work schedule was more flexible. I also wish that they maintain appropriate staffing.

Suggestions for improvement

I would recommend hiring more qualified personell.


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A Good Place to work in terms of teamwork from fellow coworkers and support from supervisors.


3.2
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EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY at the time of review.

What I like

Great team work and morale among coworkers

What I dislike

Management not listening to staff and making decisions that affect staff without staff's prior input

Suggestions for improvement

Can't think of any right off the top of my head right now


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Hostile most of the time. Cliques like high school and bad mouthing. Poor quality patient services and many lawsuits.


2.9
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked in Logistics/materials management at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY.

What I like

I met some very good, genuine people there and had a few good experiences.

What I dislike

Management would do well to listen to the needs of the nurses.

Suggestions for improvement

Better training. Better screening for potential employees. Better patient services.

Freedom to work independently

Bad idea


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My former employer offers a competitive salary and rewarding workload. I wish that my colleagues were more open though.


3.8
Recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY.

What I like

My former employer is respectful to gender and racial diversity. This is something I value personally.

What I dislike

I wish my collegues were more open and honest. I also wish that the work scheduling was more accommodating.

Suggestions for improvement

One improvement that I would recommend would include regular employee meetings to discuss work issues. Also, a more flexible work schedule would be desirable.


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Educational, informative, positives included


3.0
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EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY at the time of review.

What I like

Positive, informative, educational,

What I dislike

Union creates a division between departments

Suggestions for improvement

Better relationships between doctors and nurses


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Very positive company. Very fair to all employees and encourage growth.


4.9
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EmployeeWorked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, Inc. in Lexington, KY at the time of review.

What I like

They encourage you to achieve your dreams. Help with promotions, benefits for referral of other employees.

What I dislike

I haven’t found anything to disapprove of at this time

Suggestions for improvement

Help figure out a schedule to give nurses more time off


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