Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – March 24, 2016
The work I do keeps you busy I have learned so much about nutrition and the medical field and more respect for all in the same field. The management is good, like us they are always learning something new and are wiling to share the information so we are all on the same page. The hardest part would be entering in Tube feedings correctly. It takes more than basic math skills and there is literally no room for mistake. Also that there is a lot of co-workers that like to goof off and not help others out. The people I have met , they make this place enjoyable to work at.
Good benefits.. Room for advancement..Room to learn more and grow
Patient Financial Services Representative (Current Employee) – CO – March 30, 2016
While I can say that the medical staff and all support staff provide excellent patient care, I can't say that about the company in relationship to employees.
There is no room for growth unless you know someone with clout or play the right political game within the company in order to advance. The compensation for PFS jobs that are not management is ridiculously low in comparison to what Banner expects you to give as an employee. Upper management makes five figures or more while the rest of us are suppose to be happy with 2-3% wage increase each year. Give me a break at that rate I will never get ahead.
The benefits while at one time where top notch are no longer that, we get less PTO than the majority of companies out there give.
It's Ok. It has its pros and cons like anywhere else.
Phlebotomist / Medical Laboratory Assistant (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – December 16, 2015
It's ok. Standard work place relationships. Women can be catty, poor choices by management, and an overwhelming lack of trust in management Reaching out for much needed help from HR left me feeling unsupported and discriminated against.
I feel like the organization does take advantage of the employees that are doing the work out in the field. The field workers are the ones brining in the 'product' with results in the income. The field workers are not rewarded (compensated) for the life 'blood' they feed the machine.
The best part of the job is the interaction with the patients. That is my reward. I have to assure that I reward myself because another person will not.
I need to often remind myself that I have a job, benefits, fixed hours and that I am there to help others through a less than desirable procedure. Now if only I made a liveable wage.
PFS REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – April 5, 2016
Certainly DO NOT look forward to going to work; NEVER had an employer who caused so many sleepless nights and ruined week-ends; MANY employees UNHAPPY with Banner work culture, but do not speak up because of retaliatory tactics, which, of course, are denied.
Benefits, but NOT salary
Demoralizing work environment/culture, i.e., questionable mgmt
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Loveland, CO – February 8, 2016
Working at banner health was enjoyable, and a positive experience with a positive work enviroment. The management was very freindly, and had a positive attitude. Training was always fun, and knowledgeable.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Tucson – October 8, 2015
Outpatient hospital setting clinic is ok. Every dept is different but this particular clinic did not allow any OT ever. Protocols changed after merge from UAHN to Banner. Waaay too many ridiculous steps to ensure joint commission will approve. Joint commission approved JUST fine the UAHN way. Benefits kill you. PTO accrual went down. Can't do this can't do that. The majority of employees are fed up with banner. Lots of holes right now. Maybe in the future it'll get better in Tucson, but definitely not right now. Totally feel like im just another employee. No appreciation. Leaving the corporation because benefits for a family is RIDICULOUSLY expensive. Oh and lastly, if you are seen within the corporation and cannot pay your bill asap that amount gets garnished from your check :) you sign for it in your new employee paperwork or you can't get their insurance. Not my cup of tea.
Uniforms can be purchased elsewhere without a logo.
Expensive insurance, poor management, no advancement and wages are poor.
Family oriented workplace with diverse learning opportunities
Staff Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – November 2, 2015
I work in a medical ICU on a 9 RN team and assume care of 2 critically ill patients on a typical day at work. It is a very acute unit that has high patient turnover. I enjoy being part of a team that is very supportive.
I was first contact for all patient and visitors and made amazing relationships with our patients, when I was not there for any reason they would ask for me. I learned the new computer system and was made the trainer for all new employees. My typical day was checking patients in and out, collecting copays/deductibles, verification of insurance benefits for all patients for 5 providers, answered all phone calls, data entry, scheduled surgeries and appointments. It was an extremely busy practice and at times was challenging but I always got the work done on time and accurately. Management was a huge turn around, the 4 years of working at this office we had 5 new and different managers which made it difficult at times but we got through it. I loved seeing the same patients having a lot of fun and making great friends with them.
Turn around in management
Excellent patient care and phenominal physicans to work with
Banner Health is place to gain a few years of experience then leave.
Pharmacy Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Chandler, AZ – November 26, 2015
Banner Health is place to gain a few years of experience then leave for a company with better pay and benefits. Veterans of the company are seeing a downgrade in employee satisfaction as evident in employee survey. Recommend for new grades but not the seasoned proffesional.
impossible standards, advancement based on nepotism
Patient Financial Services Representative (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – September 1, 2015
I really hate to sound negative or disgruntled but really this was the worst job I ever had. Banner has very strict attendance policies which is fine with me I don;t mind when jobs run a tight ship. However, these rules do not apply to everyone. If you are able to worm your way into the social circle you will be set and not even have to work. So be friends with the right people or know them before you come in and you'll be fine. If you think that doing good work and working hard will get you noticed it will but maybe in the wrong ways. At Banner the key is to blend in going unnoticed not shining in your work because then that will make you targets for people who don't work and want to either take credit for what you do or bring you down. I wouldn't recommend working here to anyone. Also, low pay, low pto accrual, and benefits get worse every year not worth it.
Physician Recruiter/Sr. Consultant (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 28, 2015
I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about how hospital systems operate from the inside. I was able to participate in many sub committees that promoted change, figured out solutions to common compensation problems, and even had a hand in facilitating change in hospitals by laws. Other than the obvious recruitment responsibilities, I interacted daily with C-Suite members and other key leaders. I typically worked about 60-80 hours per week. Our volumes were high and we had a tremendous amount of stakeholders that we were accountable to.
overall working here has been a good experience and given me opportunities to grow
Telemetry Observation Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 15, 2015
Provide opportunities to grow and gain additional education Staff turnover especially for managers is horrible Short staffed and some managers pass the buck on helping Great benefits and some help with additional benefits
EVS Associate (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – January 3, 2016
I worked at this hospital and it is the worst place I have ever worked. The management is inexperienced and ridiculous, they don't know what they are doing, the company does not value there employees and the pay is an insult and a joke. Banners staffing agency is one of the biggest reason they are a joke, because of the agency they don't care about the permanent employees you are just a number and you can and will be replaced. You will only be valued if you are a doctor or nurse everyone else is insignificant. NO opportunity for advancement if you value yourself STAY AWAY FROM THIS HORRIBLE EXCUSE OF A HOSPITAL AND EMPLOYMENT!!!!!!!
• Conducted patient registration and obtained financial reimbursement in the E.R and Outpatient facilities.
Patient Financial Representative (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – August 10, 2015
• Conducted patient registration and obtained financial reimbursement in the E.R and Outpatient facilities. • Collected patient demographics and patients financial responsibilities over the phone. • Reviewed account information to maximize collection efforts and expedite insurance reimbursement.
Practice Manager (Former Employee) – BMG Arizona West – July 12, 2016
As a manager there is not any work/life balance. A typical day is working all day, being in countless meetings and then working at night to keep up with emails. I learned that I can manage large groups of physicians and staff and that life is too short to give all of your time to a company who does not appreciate your efforts. Most of my co-workers were great. The hardest part of the job was not having any executive leadership support. Lack of accountability at this level and constant re-organization of the division which affected peoples careers. Always pointing fingers at the people who were working the hardest. No fairness when doing this. Certain people got better severance than others. Some of the staff and the patients was the best part of the job.
Lack of work/life balance and bad executive leadership