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Employee Satisfaction

    • 3.5Overall compensation for your work
    • 3.9Job Security
    • 4.1Company Image
    • 3.8Career Development
    • 4.0Challenging Work
    • 4.0Company Culture
    • 3.6Internal Communication
    • 4.0Teamwork
    • 3.7Work-Life Balance
    • 3.7Support from management
    • 4.1Freedom to work independently
    • 4.0Office / Work Environment
    • 3.9Environmental Friendliness
    • 4.4Handicapped Accessibility
    • 4.1Workplace Safety
    • 4.1Inclusive / Diverse
    • 4.3Gender Equality
    • 4.2Attitude towards older colleagues

Companies are rated on kununu across 18 unique factors that fall into 4 categories. Since 2014, 408 employees and candidates rated this company with an average of 4.0 points.

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What employees say

Employees like

I have been able to participate in the orientation of several of my peers as they have begun their careers with the hospital. I have also been able to participate in training and learning from various aspects of the healthcare system. Their has been a lot of growth in our agency and daily changes with the current pandemic but I have felt a lot of support from the administrative level in our division.
Prisma stays up with new advancements in healthcare. Employees are well informed. They are active in the community. When the tornado recently come through and devastated our area, Prisma had teams that went out to help employees affected with clean up.
Great residency clinic. Doctors for the majority are great and educational. It was a great place to work for several years but once a change in management was made it became all about the money and not the patient or employee
I started my career there and hope to work until retirement. I feel like I grew up with the company and it is like my second home. I have learned a lot there and have had many positive experiences over the years
I have had a chance to use the education opportunities to obtain an associates and bachelors to become a better person and employee. I have opportunities to share ways to better care to family and patients.
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Employees don't like

Nurse-driven practices are a newer thing and I think the company is doing okay with changing the environment as far as this goes. There is still some tension between physicians and nurses and education and best practices are pushed on nurses, but we see a lot of push-back from doctors about some of these things even though we are told it is facility policy, etc. I think my site being newer to a larger organization has something to do with ...
I feel they are changing their COVID19 policies to fit their supply not the actual situation. They are being cheap and making us work with 6 patients daily and sometimes this is unsafe depending on the patient population/condition and I don’t always have a CNA/Support Tech. They have created policies that make the transfer es unsafe- such as transferring patients within 10 minutes of room availability whether RN has had a chance to get report or look up patient information- ...
the move to a larger conglomerate has come with the cost of the strong bearing the infermity of the weak and those that may have deserved compensation equity may have been again overlooked especially in light of the recent COronoavirus. those that are all working and being flexible in order to maintain are seeing the effects of having to cut hours when in essence they were told that they would be considered for more reasonable compensation.
I don’t like the way complaints of non supportive staff are handled. I also think every patient should be tested for COVID19. We are wearing thinnest possible masks and not allowed N95 with COVID19 patients unless doing aerosol medications. I have a friend that is negative because if this and I have been exposed twice because they only test symptomatic patients. This is our new normal- ALL patients should be tested.
Certain disciplines have been excluded from raises and rewards for years while other disciplines are rewarded. Each group are equally providing care to our patients. Pay adjustments when they do happen come in the form of “market adjustment”. Prisma health owns most of the health care facilities in the area, so the market ends up being their “market” which equals no “adjustment”.
What else do employees not like? Discover 385 reviews

Suggestions for improvement

I would give better directions to people coming in as to where to go when having procedures, and also make the medical records department answer their phones. That is the one department that gets the most calls and people complain about no one answering or calling them back. Also I wouldn't use phone tree's. You can never get anyone to answer phones at the hospital except for the switchboard. It seems everyone uses voicemail or a phone tree that says ...
We need to start caring again and making patients feel like they matter. No one answers their phones anymore. Every department it seems has voicemail or a phone tree where the patient has to choose an option for this and that and that is very discouraging. We need an operator answering the calls in the department helping the people that call in.
They should have less big wigs doing nothing and take advantage of the lower level teams they have in place and just pay them more. There’s often times many at the top with a title that actually does nothing but wear the title and collect the check while the ones under him do the work and receive far less of the compensation
The PTO policy needs to be looked at for those who are part time employees. The PTO should be based on how many hours you work per week not just a standard amount for everyone.
More employee support and connection would be great. Rounding with employees to hear their problems, on ALL shifts would be impressive. Off shifts are highly neglected.
What else do employees suggest to improve? Discover 407 reviews

Benefits & Perks

Here are the most voted perks & benefits as confirmed by 407 employees in their reviews.

  • Vision and dental healthcareVision and dental healthcare
    87%87
  • Paid time offPaid time off
    87%87
  • Employee discountsEmployee discounts
    83%83
  • Life insuranceLife insurance
    83%83
  • Health and wellness programsHealth and wellness programs
    79%79
  • On-site CafeteriaOn-site Cafeteria
    77%77
  • ParkingParking
    74%74
  • 401(k)401(k)
    70%70
  • 401(k) Company Match401(k) Company Match
    63%63
  • Tuition assistanceTuition assistance
    61%61
  • Employee eventsEmployee events
    59%59
  • Flexible spending accountFlexible spending account
    57%57
  • Easy access to public transportationEasy access to public transportation
    33%33
  • Flexible working hoursFlexible working hours
    32%32
  • On-site fitness centerOn-site fitness center
    27%27
  • Desirable office locationDesirable office location
    26%26
  • Paid Parental leavePaid Parental leave
    22%22
  • On-site daycare facilityOn-site daycare facility
    19%19
  • Ability to work remotelyAbility to work remotely
    14%14
  • Stock or equity optionsStock or equity options
    12%12
  • Free snacks and drinksFree snacks and drinks
    10%10
  • Free mealsFree meals
    8%8
  • Vehicle allowanceVehicle allowance
    6%6
  • Reimbursed daycareReimbursed daycare
    3%3
  • Pet-friendlyPet-friendly
    3%3

Best and worst factors

Best rated: Handicapped Accessibility

4.4

The best rated factor of Palmetto Health is Handicapped Accessibility with 4.4 points (based on 22 reviews).


Engineers do not understand healthcare needs in a design.
2
most doors are automatic and we have lots of wheelchairs but we need more wheelchairs and the bathroom doors need to be automatic as well
3
we have elevators but i think our bathroom doors need to be more handicap accessible
3
In full compliance with all regulations regarding handicap accessibility.
5
I work in a 2 story medical building without any elevators
3
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Worst rated: Overall compensation for your work

3.5

The worst rated factor of Palmetto Health is Overall compensation for your work with 3.5 points (based on 28 reviews).


After leaving the company and coming back, my pay was reduced.
2
I am being told this will improve
3
Never have received a raise
1
I'm underpaid at the moment, but members of my staff have recently received wage increases so I am optimistic I will be included soon.
3
Nurses make more at other hospitals but I don’t like change and I like the environment
3
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Career Development

Career Development rating

3.8

Career Development is rated with an average of 3.8 points (based on 31 reviews).


Many different ways to grow educationally and professionally
5
No growth opportunities offered to me
1
No reimbursements for my discipline
4
The nicu encourages national certification and our hospital system has recently begun paying for the exam.
4
personnally in my careerpath there is little assistance in these areas other than what my management provides
3
What else do employees say about Career Development? Discover 31 reviews

Salaries

54%rate their salary as good or very good (based on 407 reviews)


How much can I earn?

Avg. annual salary - gross - full time
Nurse/Care Professional22 salaries reported
$55,600
Administrative Associate6 salaries reported
$31,400
Front Office Clerk4 salaries reported
$28,700
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Company Culture

Traditional Culture
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Palmetto Health
Industry average: Hospitals & Healthcare

Employees mostly perceive the following cultural factors at this employer: Help colleagues and Work together.


The four dimensions of company culture

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Industry average: Hospitals & Healthcare
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