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Review averages

  • 323 employees say

    Excellent (178)
    55.108359133127%
    Good (82)
    25.386996904025%
    Satisfactory (43)
    13.312693498452%
    Subpar (20)
    6.1919504643963%
    3.83
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.30

Reviews for Providence Health

Reviews - What employees say

3.83 Employees say
4.30 Applicants say
  • 12.Jun 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Catty and Untrustworthy

Teamwork

Our direct manager encourages backbiting and tattling

Freedom to work independently

Micromanagement experts

Internal Communication

Secrets abound

Gender Equality

Still pretty misogynistic unless you're a nurse

Attitude towards older colleagues

If you're gray it's past your day

Career Development

Only up the nursing ladder

Office / Work Environment

You can get an ergonomic assessment with the big cloud hung over your head that any changes are ultimately going to come out of the departments budget (i.e. you are a burden)

Work-Life Balance

When push comes to shove how dare we put ourselves or families first

Handicapped Accessibility

Only physical disabilities

Challenging Work

Not enough people for the workload

Inclusive / Diverse

Keep quite and don't make a fuss or you're just the angry black woman

Suggestions for improvement

  • Please read previous response.Stop pushing for a while.Teammates are not to be trusted let alone relied upon.Look to areas of high staff changes and address lower levels of management that are the direct cause (not the one on maternity leave while all the staff changes were made)

What I like about the company

It always gives me great pleasure to be a part of a network of caring individuals who find ways to help nurture patients' body, mind, and spirit regardless of a financial difficulty. To be able to know I can call on others and continue to work to get the patient the needed care utilizing our various resources rather than having to simply tell the patient I'm sorry there is nothing I can do. This only one of the reasons I was drawn to Providence.

What I dislike about the company

So much time, effort, energy, and money has been spent to make the patients' experiences better. Unfortunately, now the patient's experience is worse than ever. To make up for the chaos and the budget, management is pushing staff and tightening the belts and screws harder and tighter. All the staff are stressed, no one can get their work done, the individuals who are supposed to be around for support are constantly away in meetings or reporting back on how what we do isn't right or isn't enough. Staff turnover is at an all time high and satisfaction at an all time low. No one can be trusted. This is evident daily is our interactions in the atmosphere, in our tones, in our phone responses and in our interactions with our patients. Even providers are jumping ship. Enough is enough.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Providence Health & Services - Oregon
  • City
    Renton
  • 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

Company Culture

It was good. I think it was pretty positive although I didn't really enjoy my job all that much because I had to do stuff I wasn't really hired for. I did like the people and the facilities.

Support from management

It seemed to be.

Teamwork

I think we had a good work group.

Freedom to work independently

I was given tasks and allowed to do them as I felt they should be done.

Internal Communication

I found that information was freely shared.

Gender Equality

I rated a 4 only because I'm not a woman so I don't know for sure. But it seemed good.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I didn't notice anything that made me think otherwise.

Career Development

I wasn't there long enough to determine.

Overall compensation for your work

It seemed to be at the time.

Office / Work Environment

The facilities were good. And they were upgrading things all over.

Environmental Friendliness

recycling always available, separation of trash and recyclables and green buildings being put up.

Work-Life Balance

Was pretty good but it probably could have been better.

Company Image

At the time I was employed there I was.

Job Security

I no longer work there so no idea.

Handicapped Accessibility

Rated a 4 because I'm not handicapped and I think the facilities were accessible but never noticed.

Workplace Safety

I didn't notice otherwise.

Challenging Work

The work was extremely challenging. I had some pretty intense projects which made me be very creative in order to accomplish the results that were needed.

Inclusive / Diverse

Ideas seemed to be welcome.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communication up front about ALL job duties and make sure potential hires understand.

What I like about the company

I had the opportunity to create a new sale system for a cancer support center at a hospital and it was incredibly fun and rewarding. I had the task to create this system as a temporary solution for them until the new POS was going to be ready but it was fun to find out that the people using my temp solution wanted to keep it permanently.

What I dislike about the company

They weren't all that good at letting me know what I would be doing as the major part of my job. So, what I thought I would be doing wasn't really what I was hired for as a main part. So, that was one part I didn't like. However the rest was good.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
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
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
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 Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) 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
    Providence Health & Services
  • City
    Portland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 31.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

I've worked for this hospital for over a quarter of a century. It used to be a center of excellence but now it's just grind out as many patients as you can, per day. My charge nurse literally has an application that looks at overall productivity, for the

Support from management

I tend to pick up more night shifts because this doesn't happen.

Teamwork

This is more self driven than management driven. There are rampant problems with attendance, minimum shift task requirements, etc that have not been addressed either due to lack of time or lack of oversight by low to mid level management.

Freedom to work independently

I have to give them this one, they do put a lot of trust in me to work independently. The nurses have a lot more accountability and I've seen some dubious terminations.

Internal Communication

Hospital consistently refuses to listen to employee feedback and policies/procedures are implemented from the corporate level. Hospital consistently refuses to make available online forums for the improvement of the medical center.

Gender Equality

no problems here

Attitude towards older colleagues

Or here.

Career Development

educational hours have been on the chopping block even for nurses lately. My last two inquiries to expand the job position to meet state allowances for my particular license for scope of practice were denied.

Overall compensation for your work

I believe I do get compensated well for the work I do.

Office / Work Environment

I always run a little hot, that's not their fault.

Environmental Friendliness

Nope.

Work-Life Balance

Probably on par with any other employer in the country. I work supplemental hours right now so my balance is perfect, but they do pressure you to take a full time position.

Company Image

I used to feel a lot better than I do now about my employer.

Job Security

I tried retiring once and here I am, back again.

Handicapped Accessibility

Yeup.

Workplace Safety

Definitely more training needed here. I haven't taken a disaster protocol class in over 15 years.

Challenging Work

It can be challenging at times, don't get me wrong. The more challenging it is, the more I forget about management and have a better day.

Inclusive / Diverse

opinions only supported if they are lockstep with government regulations.

Suggestions for improvement

  • -Make a list of upper management and their responsibilities. Figure out who the hospital can let go, and let them go. -Evidence based research. The facility claims to embrace it until you bring them some to address any particular topic. They will then rev

What I like about the company

I've worked for this hospital for 26 years now, from the medical floors, to the CICU, to the ER. This employer paid me well enough that my house is now paid off. I work for travel and steak money. My co-workers are great, some of them I even go hiking wit

What I dislike about the company

-Upper management. They have a long, long history of budgeting for consulting companies to come and address problems that should have been addressed by management. For example, how do we increase throughput? I don't know how many millions or (or consultin

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Providence St Joseph Sacred Heart Medical Center
  • City
    Spokane
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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

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Review averages

  • 323 employees say

    Excellent (178)
    55.108359133127%
    Good (82)
    25.386996904025%
    Satisfactory (43)
    13.312693498452%
    Subpar (20)
    6.1919504643963%
    3.83
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (1)
    100%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.30

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Providence Health
3.83
324 reviews

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3.42
167,559 reviews

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3.38
3,752,000 reviews