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Reviews for Avera

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
4.35
Support from management
4.01
Teamwork
4.23
Freedom to work independently
4.23
Internal Communication
4.03
Office / Work Environment
4.25
Environmental Friendliness
4.20
Work-Life Balance
4.04
Challenging Work
3.96
Inclusive / Diverse
4.29

Career factor

Gender Equality
4.55
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.37
Career Development
4.20
Overall compensation for your work
3.87
Company Image
4.46
Job Security
4.40
Handicapped Accessibility
4.60
Workplace Safety
4.40
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 47 of 168 reviews Parking in 102 of 168 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 23 of 168 reviews Stock or equity options in 15 of 168 reviews 401(k) in 105 of 168 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 1 of 168 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 9 of 168 reviews Ability to work remotely in 19 of 168 reviews Desirable office location in 34 of 168 reviews Tuition assistance in 61 of 168 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 42 of 168 reviews 401(k) Match in 94 of 168 reviews Flexible spending account in 71 of 168 reviews Paid time off in 136 of 168 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 133 of 168 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 108 of 168 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 107 of 168 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 11 of 168 reviews Health and wellness programs in 102 of 168 reviews Employee discounts in 97 of 168 reviews Vehicle allowance in 9 of 168 reviews Employee events in 89 of 168 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 7 of 168 reviews Fitness center on site in 19 of 168 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 24 of 168 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • The culture is positive but could be more receptive to change and would benefit from embracing a more innovative approach to healthcare.

What I like about the company

Supervisors worked with e to accomplish new tasks. They consistently show appreciation and are open to new ideas.

What I dislike about the company

I think the continuing education system could be improved.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
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
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off 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 Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • To promote improve better employee satisfaction o would suggest that management get a better understanding of the work processes of their employees. It is important to know the processes and time it takes to do.The job. There are many aspects and extra duties involved with any given position . It's important to.know the time it takes to complete each task. What kind of interruptions can happen during the course of a day. We can say that this task tAkes this long so this person can do this many things and it should take.this much time. Shadowing the employee for.two.hours can give a more realistic.view.if the position and a much better idea of what the job entails. The questions that can then be asked are how can we make this position more productive and how can we make processes better. Shadowing can also help.management understand what other duties the employees do and is there someone who else that is better suited to do.that duty. Ask the employee write down what are their favorite duties in the order of the best liked to the least. Although it is impossible to let everyone do their favorite thing, it would help to.better match those people to positions that they are better sui

What I like about the company

We can donate PTO to other employees. We also have paid holidays.The company works hard to provide affordable health insurance. Flex plans are available. We regularly raise money to help those in need. We have food drives and work at the salvation army serving lunches. The facility is kept clean the culture is very positive. Everyone is kind and very helpful. My office space is quiet. It is very secure and I feel very safe. We have regulars tornado drills and everyone knows what to do in case is bad weather. I have plenty of space and storage to do my job. FMLA and short term disability insurance is available to those who need it . Safety is a concern for employees and patients and we have mandatory education each year to make sure employees keep the facilities a safe place to work. We have drills that everyone takes part in is there is a disaster. An employee out of pocket medical assistance program is offered to help employees to pay their medical bills after insurance. This will cover up to two thousand dollars per year. I was ale to use this program when I had a surgery. Aver a also offers financial assistance for patients and employees. The Avera foundation also offers a pr

What I dislike about the company

Management and employees are asked to do more and more and more in an effort to cut costs. Management and employees are asked to cover more than one position. It could be two different positions at the same hospital or the same position at the different hospital. They are expected to travel 100 miles or more one way per week to cover their position at two facilities. This is causing fatigue and major burn out. It's taking away from family time. This is not conducive to quality production. I'm other cases management is asked to manage two or more unrelated departments. They are overworked and burn out is a !major concern. It is very understandable that we need to work as lean as possible but we are doing this at the expense of the employee. Quality is also an issue in both of these situations. The expectations are very unrealistic.Hiring qualifying people and keeping positions instead of combining them would improve quality and stave off burn out of employees. Morale is improved for management and their employees. The use of leads is a good thing offering extra leadership for employees and helps to develop leadership skills. However leads are often expected to do management duties.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
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

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) 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
  • 29.Nov 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture at Avera is very diverse and unique

Challenging Work

my day to day routine is never the same

Suggestions for improvement

  • this is a tough one. As there are so many issues with in my office, that it would take more time to talk about it than we have.

What I like about the company

I enjoy working with this company. Been with them for a few years. I have not been treated unfairly, and feel that is a bonus. The team i work with is well rounded, most of us work well with each other, some do not work well at all. Some need to have a change in their attitude about why they are there, and what they do for their jobs. But in all, i love what i do.

What I dislike about the company

Would say, maybe offering more perks for your employees. We don't get much for perks, not that we need that, but it would show that we are important asset to the company.

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
4.00
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
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare 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?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered
  • 28.Nov 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communication is key. Keep that in the forefront

What I like about the company

People are willing to help and guide you. Really friendly

What I dislike about the company

Nothing that comes to mind. Keep doing what you do

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely 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 Health
  • City
    Sioux Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would allow for remote access so that employees could complete education requirements at home.

What I like about the company

They have taken the time to insure the skills, knowledge, and experience my position requires. My employer offers benefits above and beyond other companies I've worked for. They are widespread with lots of opportunities available.

What I dislike about the company

My location and specific shift/field is very understaffed.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Tuition assistance 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 Health
  • 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 Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The one thing I wish could be improved is our health care it is expensive

What I like about the company

When I was ill everyone pitched in and picked up my hours we help each other in times of need and no one judges your needs

What I dislike about the company

I wish we had better health care

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
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 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance 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 Health
  • 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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Could've been better

Challenging Work

It was tough

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication in the workplace

What I like about the company

When I needed time off, they were understanding

What I dislike about the company

The lack of communication made it challenging

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Avera Health
  • City
    Sioux Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

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

Suggestions for improvement

  • Be more friendly and get to know your employees wants and needs

What I like about the company

Good people decent accommodations

What I dislike about the company

Personal connection with employees as they have a high turnover

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Avera Health
  • City
    Sioux Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former 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

Value and care about employees bettering themselves and others

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think hiring a co-supervisor, at least for this specific department, would be beneficial so that work can get done thoroughly and on a timely manner.

What I like about the company

My employer often checked in to see how things were going with myself and others. I got along very well with all of my coworkers and pushed each other to improve our work constantly.

What I dislike about the company

My supervisor was often absent and therefore did not know of all of the little issues going on at work and therefore could not be fixed until we let them know to handle it.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
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
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
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 Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Marshall Avera Foundation
  • City
    Marshall
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former 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 Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Company Culture

Great place to work!

Challenging Work

Very challenging in a good way

Suggestions for improvement

  • There isn’t really anything that I would change

What I like about the company

I have been here for 5 years now and I am very thankful to work for such an amazing place with an amazing group of people and providers. The work area in very nice

What I dislike about the company

Paid time off could be better and it would be nice to have sick leave that is separate from from pto

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
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
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation 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 Health
  • City
    Sioux Falls
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

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 Fitness center on site is offered