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Review averages

  • 127 employees say

    Excellent (93)
    73.228346456693%
    Good (25)
    19.685039370079%
    Satisfactory (7)
    5.511811023622%
    Subpar (2)
    1.5748031496063%
    4.21
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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Reviews for Avera

Reviews - What employees say

4.21 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

I work with a great team that cares about each other not just in the office but on a personal level as well.

Teamwork

One of the biggest things that is shared in this company is communication. If we can not communicate open and honestly we do not work well as a team.

Internal Communication

Communication is one of the top priorities. The message is shared but maybe not always understood by everyone.

Attitude towards older colleagues

So far I have always seen fairness when it comes to older employees.

Career Development

There is training within your degree but without further education from a intuition there is no growth.

Office / Work Environment

Things I have asked for to make my job easier I have always been provided.

Work-Life Balance

I work a 5 day 40hr a week position. This allows me to do what I love but also have time with my family and friends.

Company Image

We work as a team and laugh as a team and we even cry as a team. I proud to be an employee to a great company.

Handicapped Accessibility

As a health care institute we strive to provide the best care and accessibility to all patients.

Workplace Safety

We review and practice osha safety at all times.

Challenging Work

Patients always come first and sometimes that can be challenging when they are frustrated and scared.

Inclusive / Diverse

The company is always looking for new ideas on how to make the work place better. Suggestion box is a big part of that.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would like to see a change in how the hiring process is done. It takes a while to get a call back and potentially we are losing valuable employees because they weren’t given a fair interview.

What I like about the company

The company that I work for is caring and compassionate. I have had a lot of set back in my personal life this past year and my company has stood by me through it all. Not only has the company stood by me but the specialty clinic I work for has been amazing. The day to day interactions that we get to have with patients is hard to put into words. Those moments are not taken for granted. When a patient tells me that they love to see someone taking their job so seriously makes me jump for joy inside. Not only am I making a positive impact on those patients it also makes them feel more positive about our company.

What I dislike about the company

As a catholic based hospital I wish they would take a step back on how they view family planning. I watch countless mothers struggle to get pregnant and other girls regret their mistakes. Birth control is the forbidden fruit. I would like to see more options for those who want kids.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Avera McKennan Hospital Medical Staff
  • City
    Sioux Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

An office full of snotty ladies of all ages. Nearly everyone would talk poorly about others behind their backs. Morning line-up every day was the only time I ever felt like I was working with a team.

Support from management

Management was terrible and not very supportive. Very slow coming with the positive praise, but when you had negative criticism you were told by more than one manager.

Teamwork

They encourage this, but it was not done.

Freedom to work independently

They did trust us to do that, but then we would be scolded for not doing something correctly even when we had never been taught that particular job duty.

Internal Communication

Management VERY POOR communicators. They would literally send out an office wide email regarding a policy violation (such as dress-code), yet they would never actually approach the one person who was violating that policy directly.

Career Development

Yes, but you have to seek them out yourself.

Overall compensation for your work

We were paid below the national median for our positions. Mine was approximately $2 per hour less than the national median.

Office / Work Environment

The building they had us in had ZERO windows, ventilation was terrible, temp was always way too cold or way too hot. Ceiling leaked. And, again, there were NO WINDOWS.

Work-Life Balance

Flex time is nice to have, but they are very strict about how much, how often, and what time of day.

Workplace Safety

There were at least 3 employees that seriously injured themselves simply walking to or from their car in the parking lot. Curbs and sidewalks needed repair very badly and it was never done.

Challenging Work

Mostly the same work day to day, but management would often rearrange the work-flow to let different people try different clinics.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Again: the management. If they shook that area of the department up I am sure they would see growth and success more rapidly.

What I like about the company

There were a few employees that were very kind-hearted and understanding and nice people. I really enjoyed getting to know them.

What I dislike about the company

The management in this office really failed their employees. They were not clear with expectations, and when month-end was close their demeanor and attitude would get very cross. When you made a mistake you were often corrected by multiple managers. Praise, on the other hand, hardly ever came unless it was a birthday or anniversary that had sent them a reminder.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Avera McKennan Hospital Medical Staff
  • City
    Sioux Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

Other than the fact that nowhere is perfect, there are very few negatives that come time mind about my job.

Support from management

Part of the monthly questionnaire is “do you feel you have all the needed resources to do your job...”

Teamwork

Seldom is there a conflict with a coworker

Freedom to work independently

After training, patient information is passed along for appointments and registration and that information is trusted to be kept classified and not leave the workplace.

Internal Communication

In the office is a tracker board which compares our daily goals with our daily performance

Gender Equality

Both my manager and supervisor are female

Attitude towards older colleagues

Nearly 1/2 the staff falls into that age group.

Career Development

Scholarships offered for students with 2+ years already undergone

Overall compensation for your work

Every 6 months until I meet the average pay, I get a 3% raise if I have not been issued a warning

Office / Work Environment

On a monthly basis, my supervisor does a quick questionnaire about how things are, what can be done, etc.

Environmental Friendliness

In each office area, there are trash cans, bins for confidential paperwork, and bins for plastic and aluminum recycling

Work-Life Balance

Very friendly coworkers who feel almost like family

Company Image

There is very little about my job that I do not like and the only thing that can change it is fate.

Handicapped Accessibility

Because it is a hospital, every area is handicap accessible

Workplace Safety

One of the first parts of training was pertaining to OSHA, and having a safe work environment

Challenging Work

Sometimes it can seem like a list 50 pages long, and other times it seems like the day is over moments after showing up.

Inclusive / Diverse

At monthly meetings new input and ideas are encouraged

Suggestions for improvement

  • Other than minor elements like a program for the ER displaying exactly what each patient needs, nothing comes to mind

What I like about the company

A warm friendly environment that I have had very few bad days in. Sometimes it seems like the stress level starts to build up for one reason or another, but it is easy to find a friend to vent with.

What I dislike about the company

The potential of making use of all available areas (both phones at switchboard being used, as well as for registration front desk, and perhaps even ER)

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Avera St Luke's
  • City
    Aberdeen
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 127 employees say

    Excellent (93)
    73.228346456693%
    Good (25)
    19.685039370079%
    Satisfactory (7)
    5.511811023622%
    Subpar (2)
    1.5748031496063%
    4.21
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Avera
4.21
127 reviews

Industry average (Hospital & Health Care)
3.42
167,033 reviews

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3.38
3,732,000 reviews