Providence Health Review
Providence is a good & big company with a solid reputation. The work environment is comfortable and safe. The pay is low
What I like
I've never been treated bad here. The people are generally nice and friendly. It is kind of a big company, so you may feel some level of impersonalization, but management overall is easy going. You get employee discounts to certain stores, like Nike, Adidas, Columbia. They offer a trimet (public transit) pass annually. They have a yearly picnic, a yearly BBQ, and a yearly Christmas meal.
What I dislike
I would hope Providence catches up to other companies, when it comes to pay. When I compare what I make to others with the same type of job, it gets depressing, especially since I've worked here for so long.
Suggestions for improvement
Give employees longer lunch breaks (lunches are 30 minutes). Pay the employees more fairly. Take more holidays off (e.g., We have to work MLK Day and Veterans Day, when I know other people who has these days off). Give out more vacation/PTO time.
Fellow coworkers are friendly and respectful
The company sends out weekly reports, monthly newsletters, emails, and company updates
We are taught tools to use, like SBAR or CUS
They have a Work-Life balance program called Lifebalance
Support from management
Good support from managment
Freedom to work independently
You get to work your own assigned worklists
Inclusive / Diverse
There doesn't seem to be bigotry here.
There are quite a number of women in management positions
Attitude towards older colleagues
There is seniority
Office / Work Environment
the work environment is wonderful
There are recycling bins at every cubicle and in break rooms
Elevators and ramps are available
There are annual safety lessons you must pass. There is security guards, and nobody can get into the suites without the access code to the door
Overall compensation for your work
Horrible compensation. I feel underpaid.
Providence has a great reputation locally
It's just like most other places, in terms of growth opportunities
There is a high learning curve. There are so many rules and policies to learn.