contracting/underpayment (Former Employee) – San Mateo, CA – November 17, 2013
I am the ultimate team player and it was sad that the hard workers are almost punished to go over and above while the repeated slackers of the office are able to be slackers and get away with it. The Managers are the ones to blame for their staff's lack of productivity and follow through.Why are you a manager ? Incredible.I enjoyed being able to excel at having the strong ability to pay close attention to detail and to follow through thouroughly on any given account and situation.dealt.The hardest part of my job was having to deal with all the different personalities and "complaints" about their job.I've learned that i can ONLY be responsible for myself and my actions. I also learned that not all co-workers and management staff were honest. That was a tough pill to swallow.
ins ben pkg
not recognized for above and beyond work from managers
medical assistant (Current Employee) – Ventura County, CA – December 12, 2015
Overall this is company is more than decent to work for. No place is perfect but I believe and I see they really are working towards employee satisfaction. It's growing faster then they can hire back office and supporting staff. But it will get there. Just like any company it was it's politics and occasional caddiness. Benefits are pretty good. Doctors are great and staff is friendly. Management and the human resources rep need improvement. Personally my direct manager is a gem. I hope she stays forever!
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – February 1, 2016
Overall, great organization that really strives to be current and offer a competitive edge in the community. The downside is that the hospital is Unionized by the SEIU for Allied Healthcare positions (LVNs, CNAs, Medical Assistants, Surgical Techs, X-ray Techs) and the CNA union for RNs. I am a non-union employee and I really do not like how the Union & it's employee representatives, are always fighting the change that leadership is trying to make- for the good! Grant it, clinical staff is not guaranteed to work 40hrs a week- but the standby, the time and half call-back pay, continuing education hours freely given, constant incremental raises, make up for it. Most of the time, this hospital is short-staffed, but I genuinely believe it is because Bakersfield is a difficult market to sell to RNs from Los Angeles (the area and the pay is not comparable). The Union protects the worst employees who breed a culture of bullying and negativity, at least in my department.
Benefits: FREE HEALTH INSURANCE, Tuition Reimbursement, opportunity for growth among other Dignity Health facilities.
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Cons: Union Hospital. Physicians get away with bad behavior, senior admin. will let them have their way even though it affects our department budgets, staffing levels, and contrary to our own policies.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 6, 2016
HR is not supportive of addressing staff/management issues. Staff are treated with little, if any respect. Upper management use coercion, belittling and threats on line staff. They create a toxic, non-supportive environment. All employees, particularly at their Ca behavioral health program, are unhappy, un satisfied and feel threatened by upper management-their director of the program. Employees have been told that they have "developmental disabilities", are not acknowledged for their hard work and belittled in front of other staff-toxic environment. Some staff there are willing to do anything to save their job-even at the expense of their colleagues. Dignity Health has created a very unhappy and unsatisfying job environment. Employees cannot even get their health care benefits straight because DH messed up their benefits package. DO NOT WORK HERE-unless you like pain or dysfunction. HR does nothing for employees either. They hide behind the guise of their new campaign of HUMANKINDNESS. There is none here for employees who are not in upper management. Do yourself a favor and look for a healthier job-working environment that will treat you with respect and acknowledge your hard work elsewhere.
Human Resource Assistant (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – December 31, 2015
It has been a great place to accommodate and work in the department. There is a lot of team work involve and communication is always best in any place of employment; however it is our focus to give praises and help each other as much as possible.
Yet, as the new year come; we are loosing a great team member and asset to our department the first of January. We all have meet and know that we now; have to pull together a little bit harder to get things done in our department!
This is why I love working at Saint Francis Memphis.
free lunch on orientation dates
flexiability with having children able to balance work and family life
Representative (Former Employee) – Redding, CA – March 20, 2016
Dignity was the best place to work several years ago. Especially Dignity North State. I had never been worried about my job security, until this last year. It seems as though more employees are being reprimanded and some of the department heads are being contracted out to outside companies. Hoping to hang on!!
Case Manager/Care Coordinator (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – April 3, 2016
Management does not lead, they do not discuss issues. They go straight to "investigatory meetings". Pah! Worst management model. They do not work with employees. Very adversarial. I speak to care coordination at MSJ. Have worked at other facilities in past where it was different. Sad to see.
Great place to work, they really take of their employees and patients.
Medical Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Cruz, CA – December 13, 2015
At dignity there is a lot of room for advancement. They work with you if you are in school or have other family obligations. I worked in a busy fast paced clinic but we always enjoyed our work. Management did a good job at making sure everybody's needs were met. They had a lower starting wage but always gave raises and offered a great benefits package!
IT Contractor (Former Employee) – Redding, CA – January 5, 2016
This was a fast paced, always changing, IT environment in a hospital setting. The management and attitude was positive and high energy. The benefits were competitive. My coworkers were personable. It was a great job to have.
Patient Experience Ambassador (Current Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – March 17, 2016
New internship program with growth potential. I was exposed to a myriad of health care management opportunities within an acute health care setting. Gained knowledge on how to be courteous and empathetic in regards to patient complaints and/or concerns.The most helpful experience that I feel like I received from interning with St. Bernardine Medical Center was learning how important conducting patient satisfaction interviews were to their organization. It is important to know how you’re doing and if you’re providing services that are of more benefit than harm to the serving community. The least helpful experience that I had at St. Bernardine was the never-ending abundance of emergency room post-discharge phone calls consuming too many hours. Although I'm very supportive of the cause and understand its importance, I didn’t expect to feel like I was a call center representative. Overall my internsip with St. Bernardine Medical Center has been instrumental in helping me become more familiar with day-to-day administrative hospital operations.
Half-off in the cafeteria for volunteers and interns
Health Information Clerk (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 1, 2016
I was hired in 2010 to work for the HIM Department. Come 2011 we were told the department was over staffed by two FTEs. Unfortunately our positions were eliminated. The question is why hire people if you are over staffed to begin with? As far as my supervisor,director and manager go, they were great people to work for. I wish them the best. I heard the director was outsourced to an outside company while leading the HIM team.
Pay and benefits
Can flex and cancel when the census and discharges are low.
This organization is well-invested in promoting Humankindess
Pharmacy Technician/Price Clinic (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – December 15, 2015
My experience with this organization was good. They are genuinely concerned with changing the culture of their employees to reflect Humankindess. The benefits package is outstanding. I give them the highest rating.
RN PIU (Former Employee) – Glendale, CA – January 6, 2016
Despite the great staff and good compensation and benefits, the culture of work is such, that administration consistently employs unprofessional and incapable managers, which makes the work place extremely stressful.
STAFF NURSE TELEMETRY (Former Employee) – Merced, CA – July 25, 2016
This hospital provides care to a diverse patient population which I enjoyed serving. There was the opportunity to work with multiple medical issues and to keep my skills well utilized especially in telemetry, wound care, infection control, pain management and with mental health patient issues. Patient conditions were always changing and my assessment skills were of great asset in treating this patient population. It was a floor where the turn over in patient population was very fast with frequent admissions and discharges. There was a need for expert coordination of care with all care providers and I felt my education was well utilized in this setting.
diverse, often unstable and challenging patient population
High Stress, Fast Paced, Rewarding Patient Outcomes
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Grass Valley, CA – November 3, 2015
Twelve hours days, three days a week, demanding, incredible co-workers, long days, but four days off per week. Great pay and benefits. Loved my patients, and educating them and their families kept me going. Upper management was creating an atmosphere of hostility on a hospital wide level.
Pay, benefits, close to home, Incredible Co-Workers, 4 days off
Long Days, High Stress, Over worked staff, Poor Upper Management
RN Staff Nurse (Former Employee) – Victorville, CA – November 8, 2015
i enjoyed the variety of procedures performed and variance of health level of clients that arrived each day for care/monitoring in this department, this diversity could encompass a client with conscious sedation who will be discharged to a client with complicated health issues awaiting higher level of care (ICU room availability)